Swap my yamaha C30M

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Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:58 am

Hello,
I´m taking guitar lessons for 3 months. In November I bought a Yamaha c 30 Mate, but last week I enter in a shop and tryed the Yamaha C 40 and a Paco Castillo 201. The PC was the better guitar, but for my personal taste I like the C40. So I would get some advice. What to do, sell my C30 and buy the C40 or wait and buy a better guitar ?

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by bear » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:06 pm

Keep the 30 and buy a better one. You could spend a fortune buying one that's "a little better" than the one you have and then another and then another, etc.. Save your money and buy something really good.
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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:02 pm

But I really liked the sweet yamaha C 40 sound. I think is an upgrade from my C30, and I don´t need to spend a lot of money. I´m learning, so I just want a beginner guitar.

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by Lovemyguitar » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:03 pm

If you really love the sound of the C40 and believe that it is better than what you have, and if you can afford to make the swap, then go for it! Having a guitar you really like will inspire you to keep playing and learning, rather than spending your time wishing that you had a different guitar!

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:04 pm

Any time you find a better guitar and can afford it, get it by all means necessary. Even if you have to trade in another guitar at a loss.

You will kick yourself if it's a good deal and a good guitar and you pass it up. I missed out on a very nice Spruce C7 and I'm never gonna live it down. haha.

However, if you can't afford it don't sweat it.. There is a good chance the guitar you have is good enough to study on for many years. As is my case.. I really shouldn't lose sleep over missing the C7, as I couldn't truly afford it and another one will come up eventually when I can.

To be quite honest, I think your gear goal should really be to save up and eventually get a lightly built, not overly-finished, solid-top, and you will notice another big leap forward in sound from the sound of laminate guitars. From there forward.. guitars mostly all sound pretty phenomenal.. Even a cheaper used solid top can really shock with some good sound. So keep your eyes peeled. I managed to get an entry level solid top cordoba for 30 bucks.

Always keep one laminate guitar though.. It's good to have one as a beater! I still play one all the time.
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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:33 pm

I tryed today the C 70, is better than the C40 and is only 40 dolars more. I guess is a better deal!Anyone knows the C40 and C 70 and can help me?

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by Lovemyguitar » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:54 pm

There is almost always going to be a "better" guitar, particularly when starting at the lower end of things. You just have to decide how much money you are willing/able to spend, and get the best guitar you can in that price range. By "best", I mean, that which you like the most and which inspires you. If you think that the C70 is the better deal (and within your budget), then the small difference in price is worth it.

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Lovemyguitar wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:54 pm
If you think that the C70 is the better deal (and within your budget), then the small difference in price is worth it.
For a beginner, the C40 should be the ideal. Don´t know if makes sense to buy an expensive guitar when you have 3 months of lessons. I guess that´s me who has to make a decision, spend a little more and buy a better instrument, or stay in a budget and buy the C40 :casque:

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by Christopher Langley » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:19 pm

If you can hear a difference you are good enough to deserve the better guitar. And it's worth buying.
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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by Nick Trapani » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:09 pm

I had a similar choice to make and took the PC 201 and have never regretted it, a wonderful made in Spain instrument. I have had it a year now and it seems to just keep sounding better, also very easy to play.

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:21 pm

Nick Trapani wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:09 pm
I had a similar choice to make and took the PC 201 and have never regretted it, a wonderful made in Spain instrument.
I know the Paco Castillo 201, it has a lot of bass...The Yamaha C40 and 70 are a bit brighter!Choosing a guitar or a piano is a bit of personal choice, you choose the instrument you most like according with the kind of sound you most like.

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:46 pm

I had the chance to compare today side by side the Yamaha C40 and C30M. Both are very similar, so the upgrade to the C40 doesn´t justify.

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by Lovemyguitar » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 pm

Well, then, keep enjoying that C30M, save your money, and eventually, when your playing improves to the point that you want more from a guitar, you can make an upgrade to something significantly better. All the best!

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:03 pm

Lovemyguitar wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 pm
when your playing improves to the point that you want more from a guitar, you can make an upgrade to something significantly better. All the best!
Thank you for your advice. Yes, for now I just need to practice, and the C30 is good enought.

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Re: Swap my yamaha C30M

Post by nbaptista » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:14 pm

I come back to the shop, to buy some cd´s but after a while I tryed back the guitars. There is a slight difference, but the C40 is the better guitar, it has a better tone. If you try boths guitars,, and you not listen attentive, both are similars. But listen carefully and there is a difference. I prefer the C40 tone. And the build is much better...so I think I´m buying the C40 or the C70!What´s the best choice, I´m in a budget and i´m still learning?

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