Hello from Warsash Hampshire U K.

Ashton
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:23 am

Hello from Warsash Hampshire U K.

Postby Ashton » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:55 am

Hello everyone
I have just subscribed to be a member,on Delcamp.com I want to comunicate and hopefully contribute
some information IF i can, I say if I can because I am a novice really, especially to Classical
Guitar, I am a elderly person retired, in fact, very retired
I want to ask a question. I have a very low cost Classical Guitar, and feel I ought to purchase
a better quality Classical Guitar, all opinions would be very welcomed, I paid about £200 for it
a few years back, but have never really managed to find lessons to learn correctly, so it has hardly
been used, recently i began to learn Malaguena which has inspired me to improve playing Classical
guitar. If you think a better quality Guitar will help my journey pleas can you recommend some manufacturers
so I may visit shops and try out these recommended guitars. I dont want to pay thousands of £'s for a guitar either.
I look forward to holding conversations with other members here on Delcamp.com and gradually learning the art
of playing Classical guitar.
Thank you for reading my introduction
Kind regards to everyone
:merci:

User avatar
Erik Zurcher
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 14529
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:38 pm
Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Re: Hello from Warsash Hampshire U K.

Postby Erik Zurcher » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:27 am

Hello Ashton and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

To learn more about this forum and its rules, please have a look at our welcome page

You already have access to all the mp3 files and videos in our recording sections, and to all members' scores. Once you have had 2 messages approved by the moderators, you will get access to levels 1 - 3 of the Delcamp score collection, and also be able to post your own scores and recordings.

After you have posted 20 messages, you will be able to subscribe to the 020 group, which will allow you to download the remaining levels of the Delcamp scores. Bear in mind that the quality of your messages is taken into account by the Moderators when approving an application. Messages which are too similar, or without interest will not be counted.

To subscribe to the 020 group, select the relevant group on the User Groups page and then click on Submit. It may take a day or two to be approved.

- We advise members to add their location in their profile. To add your location, click on your Username (top right of the page, select User Control Panel, then on the "Profile" tab, and then type your town and state or country, or even just your country, into the field next to "Location:"
Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos 2004; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona 2001
"While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave's life: the guitar will forever be your master and you its slave".

Gary Macleod
Posts: 835
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:13 am
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Hello from Warsash Hampshire U K.

Postby Gary Macleod » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:40 am

Ashton wrote:Hello everyone
I have just subscribed to be a member,on Delcamp.com I want to comunicate and hopefully contribute
some information IF i can, I say if I can because I am a novice really, especially to Classical
Guitar, I am a elderly person retired, in fact, very retired
I want to ask a question. I have a very low cost Classical Guitar, and feel I ought to purchase
a better quality Classical Guitar, all opinions would be very welcomed, I paid about £200 for it
a few years back, but have never really managed to find lessons to learn correctly, so it has hardly
been used, recently i began to learn Malaguena which has inspired me to improve playing Classical
guitar. If you think a better quality Guitar will help my journey pleas can you recommend some manufacturers
so I may visit shops and try out these recommended guitars. I dont want to pay thousands of £'s for a guitar either.
I look forward to holding conversations with other members here on Delcamp.com and gradually learning the art
of playing Classical guitar.
Thank you for reading my introduction
Kind regards to everyone
:merci:


All depends on your budget, better value for money second hand so take a look at the guitars for sale here on the site. Brand new for under £1000 id look at Paco Castillo, Adalid ,Camps and Juan Hernandez. For over £1000 look at higher models of same makes, over £2000 luthier guitars.

User avatar
Stephen Kenyon
Teacher
Posts: 1516
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:26 am
Location: Dorchester, Dorset, England

Re: Hello from Warsash Hampshire U K.

Postby Stephen Kenyon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:52 am

Ashton wrote:...
I want to ask a question. I have a very low cost Classical Guitar, and feel I ought to purchase
a better quality Classical Guitar, all opinions would be very welcomed, I paid about £200 for it
a few years back, but have never really managed to find lessons to learn correctly, so it has hardly
been used,....


Welcome from along the coast in Dorset!

First thing I would suggest is to make sure that the guitar has not suffered in the time since purchase (what make is it...?), specifically that the action, the height of the strings from the fingerboard has not changed for the worse. And the best way to do that in fact is to have some lessons! - failing which, if you can take it to a music shop for a quick look and quite possibly a new set of strings.
Reason I say that is its quite possibly perfectly OK for you for the time being, and rather than trade up one would suggest investing in a few local lessons. That would then give you the confidence and experience to trade up if that's appropriate.

Funnily enough I'm going to Titchfield for a gig this Saturday! (not a classical guitar gig). If you wanted to bring it along I could give it a quick check over then and there. PM (private message) if that might be helpful.
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)


Return to “Introduce yourself”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 6 guests