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(@johnnycobra)
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for long hours of practicing, definitely prefer the electric because it's easier on the hands with lower action and lighter strings.

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(@causnorign)
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Acoustic or Electric

I have been teaching myself to play since the beginning of this year through books and the internet. My buddy lent me an acoustic and an electric for which I bought a small amp. I started with the acoustic, but really wanted to play electric (its sexier) 8) . I have come to find that I like the sound of the acoustic over the electric and find the acoustic easier hit chords on. What is your experience with this subject? Which do you prefer when playing at home.

Thanks, Ray

I started with an acoustic and after awhile decided that I wanted to go electric, well I bought an electric and for the the past few years it only gets used about once a month. I think for an old fart like me acoustic is just way more laid back, and sounds better for my kind of music.

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(@voodoo-child)
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I guess I have turned into an old fart too. :) I prefer the natural sound of an acoustic(today). I find my tastes vary from day to day. :lol:


   
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(@kalle_in_sweden)
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I started with acoustic in my teenage years, then restarted on an electric some 30 years later and know playing both types of guitars. Mainly lead guitar solo on the electric and finger picking chord playing the acoustic.
I like to play both types of guitar and do it equally.
Lead playing on electric with lots of bends gives hard finger tips and Barre chord playing on a steel string acoustic gives strong finger/hands.

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(@henrik)
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Well I prefer a acoustic but it's probably that I'm used to it not that I dislike electric guitars.


   
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(@chuckster)
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If pushed for an answer I would have to say electric but it would be a close thing. I play electric far more than my acoustic but I do like to break out the acoustic from time to time and love it. I really should play it a lot more.

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(@kevin72790)
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I guess I have turned into an old fart too. :) I prefer the natural sound of an acoustic(today). I find my tastes vary from day to day. :lol:
I find that ironic because your username is "Voodoo Child". That's not even Jimi's best song lol

Yea, I only have an electric, so I only play it. My friend had an acoustic and I played it, and it was actually pretty fun. I'll get an acoustic for sure someday, just not anytime soon.


   
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(@alangreen)
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I've just spent some cash on some clip-mics so I'm going to try my accoustic through my amp and see what sort of results I can get hee hee

I love electric, and don't forget I'm a classical player too.

Best,

A :-)

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(@voodoo-child)
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I guess I have turned into an old fart too. :) I prefer the natural sound of an acoustic(today). I find my tastes vary from day to day. :lol:
I find that ironic because your username is "Voodoo Child". That's not even Jimi's best song lol

Yea, I only have an electric, so I only play it. My friend had an acoustic and I played it, and it was actually pretty fun. I'll get an acoustic for sure someday, just not anytime soon.

My username has nothing to do with Jimi Hendrix or his song. :twisted: :wink:


   
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(@rahul)
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I play anything that's got strings and is left handed.


   
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(@itziks)
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I got an acoustic multi-effect pedal - zoom a2 -
I can fine tune the sound of my acoustic.
and if I attach it to my electric guitar - it turns to be an acoustic guitar.

very cool. this pedal is awsome. had the former 504II pedal which was bad sounding with a lot of hiss.
the new one - a2 - really rocks and is way better.


   
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That's like asking me to chose between my two daughters.

As Neztok said:
Both of them can be a pain in the arse.

But I love them anyways

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(@u2bono269)
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the acoustic is the best. natural and warm, you don't need anything to play it, just your fingers. it's less forgiving, so it makes your technique cleaner.

they do strengthen your hand, but the BEST way, at least for me, was when i put .13 strgins on my strat. that'll strengthen you hand.

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