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  1. "Jay" acoustic rocker
    September 26th, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Read article on acoustic or electric all points very true. I have been playing over 5yrs. now came back after age 22. I’m 59 now. I was given my first acoustic at 12, it is your training tool for your first electric guitar and you will enjoy it two fold that much better, but like Laura says in the article there is NO comparison to have your own guitar an( acoustic)” sing back” at you. I know I have that happens every time I learn a new song and play it,(yes I still play my electric the other world is nice to visit also but that world “sings back” a lot different) that’s how you will play guitar for life. don,t ever stop the strings, Jay ” acoustic rocker”

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    • Laura Lasley
      September 30th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      Jay,
      Thanks for your kind comments. Lately I’ve been spending my time learning more about my electric and how to do different things with it. I have a great Squier Jaguar with the shorter scale (a gift to the small handed) and it’s been a lot of fun to progress with it. I always go back to my acoustic though. It’s my first love and ‘sings’ like no other.
      I’m glad you’re enjoying yours.
      Keep up the music!
      Best regards,
      Laura

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  2. Michael Haller
    January 21st, 2015 @ 10:36 pm

    I love the deep resonance from a solid front, not laminated. Acoustic guitar with 6 metal strings and the thinner neck really helps me out as I have a small hand and the tend to need to have a thinner neck. MH

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  3. GLaDOS
    June 27th, 2015 @ 12:51 am

    As a player of both, I prefer electric because of the wide variety of sounds, designs, and the fun of being a jerk and overdriving at maximum at 2:00 A.M.. There IS sound if you play an electric without an amp, though it’s obviously not as loud as an acoustic, but it sounds nearly the same, minus the usual discrepencies.

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    • Brian
      September 28th, 2016 @ 8:01 pm

      I started off a lead guitarist playing a double humucker guitar and Peavey Bandit when I was 14 years old. I’ve been playing guitar for 25+ years. I double track my guitars sometimes 4* track my guitar parts in songs lately. I was playing my cleans on a very nice Fender Stratocaster Standard with two humbuckers one one track. Lead through a Peavey Valve King high gain for solos. Third track lead tones for rhythm. Tough it ended up sounding very pleasing to the ear, modern and radio friendly hard rock. Something was begging me get an accoustic guitar. So listening to that little voice, I headed over to a couple of guitar shops.

      Low and behold. I discovered the missing ingredient.

      The accoustic guitar attack is much faster for clean tones. The warmth is unbeatable. It’s perfect to back lead vocals.

      I’ve found that even with chorus and delay, I hate the lag and delay cleans on my electric.

      But the same notes, tracked, note for note, same style the accoustic guitar is like a dream come true.

      From now on, I’m tracking my cleans accoustic with no compression, no effects.

      The Fender Strat HH is now being used for what its intende for. High gain riffs and lead guitar.

      I’m about to buy a Guild D-120 CE Mahogany.

      Thanks for the articles ideas on accoustic vs electric.

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