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Lookin' for a capo and a 12 string

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(@deejay88)
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Hello. I need some people to give their feedback on a good SLIDING capo and an affordable but decent quality 12 string acoustic guitar.

I found capos like the "quick draw" (quickdrawcapo.com), but wonder about their quality. I have a friend with a Yamaha 12 string, I like the sound.... Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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(@yoyo286)
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I dont know about their 12 string capos, but the shubb is my favorite: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/361504/

For 12 string guitars, what do you mean by affordable? If you were a millionare it could be like 4,000 bucks! I would reccomend checking out the Godin family of brands, Seagull especially.

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(@yoyo286)
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Forgot the Godin link: http://www.godinguitars.com/

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(@e-sherman)
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People may gripe about Ovations, but one place in which they truly excel is in the 12 string department. Simply THE best 12 string out there ( and for loads less than any Martin or somesuch).

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(@deejay88)
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Hey. the godin seagulls are awesome guitars, but that's definitely above my price range (16 year old: two jobs, pays own insurance, cell phone, gas, etc.). Ovations are a little less, but still up there. Under $200 is ideal (of course there might not be anything worthwhile out there for that little. that's why i need you guys...). are there any more choices?

Still lookin' for a SLIDING capo (i only need one for my six string now. but if there's one out there that will work well with both six and twelve, i may as well get it....).

thanks.

d.j.

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D.J.


   
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(@nicktorres)
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go to the music123 outlet and look there.

This is the second post recently looking for a decent quality guitar for under $200. Sorry to rain on your parade but it ain't happening. Save up for a while until you can get to the $400 to $500 range.

You will be so much happier with a decent quality guitar two months from now than you will be in two months with a piece of junk.

You can even get a Martin 12 for $549

http://www.music123.com/Martin-D12X1-i69394.music


   
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(@deejay88)
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so is a $200 epi or yamaha 12 string a piece of junk? i'm not much of a musician, so if it tunes correctly and has a decent sound, i'm happy.... but if you think i should wait for a better instrument, i'd be willing to.

thanks.
D.J.

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D.J.


   
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(@nicktorres)
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Perhaps piece of junk was too strong a phrase, but you get what you pay for.

A guitar sold for less than $200 is cutting corners somewhere. Laminate top, back and side, plastic for the nut and saddle, lack of QA, cheap tuners, etc.

You don't need to spend $10,000 on a guitar, but if you buy something with high action, bad intonation, that won't stay in tune, that doesn't sound good, that falls apart in a year, well that isn't helping matters any.

Is the sub $200 Epi 12 string a piece of junk? Well, having played one once, yes IMO it is.

Really, and I'm not saying this to be a pretentious know it all, save up a bit. It will be worth it in the not so long run.


   
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(@deejay88)
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ok. i'll save up.... i appreciate your advice.

what's your favorite sliding capo?

thx agn.
D.J.

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(@yoyo286)
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BTW an exellent route is going used... you can get some exellent deals on guitars when its used... :)

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