Guitar shopping

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Dave Stott
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Guitar shopping

Post by Dave Stott » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:26 pm

How do you shop for classical guitars?

By that I mean; Do you walk into a store and ask "Can I slap this contraption with suction cups onto your guitars to check them out?" :D

Do you have a cushion that you bring with you?

The majority of classical guitars don't have strap buttons, so trying one with a guitar strap is really not an option.

Since making the transition to nylon string guitars, I've become accustomed to using my De Oro guitar support. I feel very uncomfortable playing without it.
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Re: Guitar shopping

Post by astro64 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 pm

They should provide a footstool in the store. It is not a big problem to use it for the short periods trying out guitars. If you don't want that, bring the support that is least likely to damage a guitar, the Dynarette cushion.

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Re: Guitar shopping

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:30 pm

If its a lacquered finish there should be not issue with suckers, but I would not try out a french polished guitar with suckers, even with the owners express permission.
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Re: Guitar shopping

Post by dta721 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:49 pm

When I looked for a foot stool to try out a guitar, the shop owner gave me a guitar case to use in lieu.

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Re: Guitar shopping

Post by Aaron Green » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:15 pm

I have a foot stool and if people want to use a suction cup set up, that is fine as long as I put it on. Come on up and visit!
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Re: Guitar shopping

Post by Dave Stott » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:23 pm

Thanks for the suggestions... I just purchased a yoga block 9" X 6" X 4"... My thought process is that it's pretty durable & light. Depending on the chair or seating; I can alternate the height needed by using the side.

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Re: Guitar shopping

Post by chinese » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm

I just bought a guitar my partner played. That guitar projects very well.
Projection should be a very important factor to weight the quality of the classical guitar.
Good guitars always have better projections. That's an easy criterion for us to choose a guitar.

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