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Asked by Jennifer on 1999-12-17
I have a twenty year old acoustic guitar and a semi new Fender Electric guitar. Do guitars ever go bad? And witch one will be easier to start with? jen
Answers
Answer posted by Colin Ashford on 2000-07-06
Start with the acoustic guitar, it will be far easier for you. Guitars never go bad, unless damaged, although the strings do and should be replaced every 3-4 months.

Answer posted by justin on 2000-09-16
electric guitars are easier to learn on because you do not have to put so much pressure on the strings to make chords or notes and you dont have to strum so hard to make it loud

Answer posted by sidewinder on 2000-10-22
Start with the one that is the most comfortable for you. Guitars only get better with age,unless damaged.

Answer posted by Toby Williams on 2000-12-23
look at Willie Nelsons guitar if you ever see him playing. (its ancient) lol

Answer posted by VICTORIA on 2001-03-29
old guitars are better....even though i haven had much experience with them but i know that older ones sound better....and for me it was eaier to learn on electric guitar....

Answer posted by Tiffany Cass on 2001-08-10
You should learn on a acoustic first because the neck is bigger and when you have learned how to play it will be easier to pick up on the electric guitar.

Answer posted by Erv on 2001-10-20
Jennifer You should come over to my house and I can teach you how to play.

Answer posted by Genakles on 2001-10-22
Yeh i reckon that an acoustic would be ideal to learn on. It has a larger neck and u do have to press the strings harder to get a good sound, u really develop good control after practice. then when u play electric its way easier. so go acoustic

Answer posted by RIFF C on 2002-06-06
OK HERE IT IS THE REAL ANSWER.....IT IS ELECTRIC SIMPLY BECASUE OF THE FACT THAT THE STRINGS ARE SOFTER, AND EVEN IF U SUCK U CAN SOUND GOOD BY PUTTIN GON THE HIGH OVERDRIVE....BUT ELECTRIC IS THE EASIEST TO LEARN ON...THATS THAT

Answer posted by Bill on 2002-07-29
Yes guitars do go "bad". Necks can warp, and without care to maintain humidity soundboards can crack, even without misuse. Obviously strings need to be changed regularly depending on time and the amount of use. Guitars can go out of intonation, meaning that a note played in tune at one spot on the fretboard can be out of tune on another location. If the guitar is very old, minimally change the strings. Do not use an overly heavy string for the constuction of your guitar as this can put too much strain on the bridge and neck if it is not properly braced for a medium gauge string. You may wish to have a guitar technician at your local music shop do an evaluation and "set-up" of the guitar, roughly the musical equivalent of a tune-up on a car. The electric guitar will be easier to fret. Especially when you start doing barr chords. If you have an amplifier the electric is a good choice. The acoustic will yield a stronger sound unamplified and can have a very rich and satisfying tone.

Answer posted by Ivan on 2002-11-07
Electric Guitars are better to start on because ACOUSTIC GUITARS ARE GAY!

Answer posted by Whitney on 2002-11-09
Electrics are easier for beginners because the strings are smaller. thats what the answer is if you ask any guitar teacher or look in any book.

Answer posted by other whitney on 2003-02-03
ya, it is ELECTRIC, im learning on an accoustic right now but when i play on my friends electric at her house, its alot easier to hold espicially if you have a strap and you dont have to push as hard on the strings so the strings are easier on your fingers

Answer posted by FenderBender on 2004-01-28
I play a Fender American Strat (Electric, obviously), and I have an acoustic. I find that it is much easier to fret the Strat because the strings are thinner. I also find that by merely touching the strings, it will create sound, unlike an acoustic. For most electrics, the body is built contoured to the body, whereas an acoustic is a bit more awkward because it has a more closely set shape. The only acoustic that I find almost as easy to play as an electric is the Fender Stratacoustic. It all depends on preference.

Answer posted by sumiko on 2004-03-06
i think guitars can go bad

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