There is actually a SLG200NW being released.Francisco wrote: Does anyone know of a comparable silent guitar with a standard 52 mm width and similar price?
Thank you for letting me know! We'll see what the price for this one will be. If it's not too outrageus I will put my 200N for sale right away and get the NW. I believe my 200N should sell pretty easily as a lot of people don't mind the 2mm difference at all.chelson wrote:There is actually a SLG200NW being released.Francisco wrote: Does anyone know of a comparable silent guitar with a standard 52 mm width and similar price?
http://m.usa.yamaha.com/products/guitar ... nw_nt.html
Nevertheless, I cannot understand why YAMAHA want to produce SLG200N in the 1st place, and not straight with "NW". Note that "NW" usually comes with "better" material.
I hope you're right. Here they talk about $1,100 MSRP, which is quite high I think.MrSteve wrote:I believe MSRP price will be $699 on the 200NW
I use a small cushion on the left thigh, something call a Dynarette. The guitar is pretty unstable on it because of its narrow frame, but I solve this by always using a strap as a kind of safety measure to prevent the guitar from accidentally dropping out of my lap. This also allows you to walk around the appartment while practicing at 4 in the morning. I suppose one could design some kind of cushion-lifting item to be securely attached ot the frame and rested on the leg. I also wrapped some cushiony tissue on the upper frame to serve as an armrest, otherwise the frame cuts too much into the flesh. The sound coming out of the 200N with a good pair of headphones and the right settings is not unpleasant to my ear, even if it obviously can't reproduce a real acoustic sound. It is great for practice in the middle of the night. I recently read a autobiography by Segovia. There is a chapter where he recounts his first arrival in Madrid (around 1915 or so) still pretty much unknown except for some guitar circles in Andalusia, and his first visit to the Ramirez shop, his talk to Ramirez, trying out the guitar Ramirez brought him to try, being blown away by the sound, and then, after playing almost his entire repertoire right there in the shop, the whole thing ends with Ramirez giving him the guitar for free and saying "you'll pay me not with money but in other ways". Well Segovia goes back to his dingy boardinghouse and for a whole week he can't sleep at all at night, with the excitement of having been given that guitar (which there was no way he could afford then). He gets up in the middle of the night just to look at it, take it out of its case, touch it... When he practices it at those hours (workaholic that he is) he puts a cloth on the strings to muffle the sound, so as not the disturb the other lodgers. The Yamanha silent guitars would have helped him for practicing purposeszupfgeiger wrote:I have sold my SLG130NW last weekend as I didn't play it very often. Mainly used it as my office guitar for shorter practicing sessions during lunch time. But I never liked the playing feeling and the amplified sound. The posture of the frame on the knees was somehow awkward. It's not a real classical, but for those who want to play amplified fusion or jazz on stage - why not.
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