It is about spending your time and energies on the important things: practicing, playing the instrument, developing proper technique. Strings can be another form of “gear acquisition syndrome” and a detraction from what is important.Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:51 pmThat's just rather weird - is it a problem of having unstable tuning too often? If so, just get basses and leave the trebles on.
Jeffery,Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:30 pmMy tutor tells me off for changing strings to often
I do it every 3 month (100 to 120 h of play) now.
Wow. I change mine much sooner than that--but my hand oils seem to eat through strings. Nevertheless, on my spruce guitar in particular, new strings make it sound half again better--even with frequent re-stringing. So, do you notice an improvement in tone when you put on new strings? For me, it's like getting a new, better guitar every couple of weeks!
p.s. I seem to be able to keep strings on my cedarTakamine for a longer period of time without losing good tone. What's that about?
If you like, that's what matters. I have a $300 factory-made guitar and unapologetically love it and have no intentions of "upgrading" any time soon.rpavich wrote: ↑Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 pmThanks for your comments torrescaster, my experience mirrors yours. I chose to keep the C7 for now, it was perfectly adjusted right out of the box and sounds fine for me. One day ill move up to something better but for now, this is working for me. I got a humicase for it.
The classical music world seems to be extremely concerned about having just the right (ultra-expensive) instrument to conform to some standard somewhere. I'm not referring to the OP, just a general observation. I've found it applies to all instruments.
A good reason to look into the pre-loved market. New is nice (or can be ... ) but more bang for your buck when used ... and you can try it.
I disagree. I think that line of thought leads beginners to believe that if they plunk down a small fortune for an instrument, they'll sound like a virtuoso in no time. A high quality instrument has the potential to make a highly skilled player sound better. A beginner or intermediate is going to sound as such regardless of how expensive the instrument. IMO a low-skilled player using an expensive handmade guitar is like buying a Steinway to play "Chopsticks".soufiej wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:07 am
A higher quality guitar will make a lower skilled player sound better simply because the instrument is capable of more subtlety and more complexity even when the player does not yet fully comprehend how to achieve "subtle" or "complex". Yet, a more skilled and talented performer will sound quite good - basically like themself - on even a less expensive guitar because they understand the nature of "guitar". They are unlikely to select a lower grade instrument because they must work harder to achieve the same ends that come more easily on a higher grade instrument.