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Title: First guitar (Washburn WD10S). Peer review needed.
Post by: newcard on March 29, 2019, 10:33:23 AM
Hi, I bought my first guitar (Washburn WD10S). I know nothing about guitar playing or music theory to be honest. It's just that I like the sound and I would love to spend my time playing a guitar.  Showbox Tutuapp Vidmate

 
I found a very helpful post on how to buy an electric here but I couldn't find the same for acoustics. Please help me out by answering the following questions :-

Anybody who owns a Washburn WD10S , is it a good beginner guitar ? How is your experience with it ? แทงบอลUFABET (https://ufa826.com/)

I ordered it online via the guitar store on the advice of one of my friends). But unfortunately, he lives very far from where I live (Seattle). Could anybody help me identify if a guitar is sounding right (Open chords always sound good to me ) ? เว็บพนันบอลดีที่สุด2019 (http://site-1718651-8498-8798.strikingly.com/)

I know I'm stretching my luck here but if there's anybody in Seattle who could help me pick it up from the Guitar center, then I would love you forever.
Title: Re: First guitar (Washburn WD10S). Peer review needed.
Post by: ShanePierce3 on April 06, 2019, 12:42:51 PM
Hi, I bought my first guitar (Washburn WD10S). I know nothing about guitar playing or music theory to be honest. It's just that I like the sound and I would love to spend my time playing a guitar.  Showbox Tutuapp Vidmate

 
I found a very helpful post on how to buy an electric here but I couldn't find the same for acoustics. Please help me out by answering the following questions :-

Anybody who owns a Washburn WD10S , is it a good beginner guitar ? How is your experience with it ? แทงบอลUFABET (https://ufa826.com/)

I ordered it online via the guitar store on the advice of one of my friends). But unfortunately, he lives very far from where I live (Seattle). Could anybody help me identify if a guitar is sounding right (Open chords always sound good to me ) ? เว็บพนันบอลดีที่สุด2019 (http://site-1718651-8498-8798.strikingly.com/)

I know I'm stretching my luck here but if there's anybody in Seattle who could help me pick it up from the Guitar center, then I would love you forever.
From personal use I found it to be a great at its price.

Regards
Shane.
Title: Re: First guitar (Washburn WD10S). Peer review needed.
Post by: Tony Raven on April 06, 2019, 03:35:59 PM
Well, though you're here to sneak in a click link, & it's possible you stole the question from some previous post, I'm going t take it at face value, because someone might benefit.

FWIW: the WD-10S is the more recent version (post-2010) of the D-10S. Though I prefer the earlier Washburns, I have no reason to think the newer ones are any less worthy.

How is it that you ordered a guitar online... but didn't have it SHIPPED TO YOU? :o

Because it's a wood (not plywood) top, the 10S tends to hold its value very well over the years. However, if it were me, I'd buy a used one, because then (should I eventually sell it) I'd probably made back what I paid, maybe a bit more. They're usually $150-$200.

An acoustic guitar sounds better as you play it. Some say this is because the adhesives & finish "settle in," losing the last of their solvents & becoming more solid, so contributing to the tone rather than damping it. Other say it's because the wood is still slowly curing, and the vibrations loosen up the wood's cells. Both might sound superstitious, but I've seen lab (materials engineering) studies that seem to support both. In any case, my experience is that a much-played guitar usually does sound better, AND this is most pronounced in guitars that have a higher wood content.

Another reason to buy a used guitar: it's probably had some basic adjustment done to it already, so is more likely to be ready to play "right from the box." While a new higher-end ($1,000+) guitar is probably ready to go, most buyers (especially beginners looking for a bargain) would rather save $20 than have a playable guitar. ::) It's NOT uncommon that a new "bargain" guitar needs to have the nut slots lowered (or the nut changed completely) AND the trussrod adjusted AND the bridge height adjusted AND intonated. A real guitar shop can do that stuff for $40-$100, or you can learn to do it yourself (which often means some damage). Trust me, though: decent adjustment is the difference between a guitar that's "mostly playable, more or less) and one you WANT to play.

Nothing wrong with tuning to a chord -- ask Dave Grohl or Tony Iommi. However, open tunings generally aren't versatile, & it's much more difficult to do stuff like minors, 7ths, sus4. And while power chords are GREAT for the 2nd guitarist in a metal band, it gets old fast with an acoustic.
Title: Re: First guitar (Washburn WD10S). Peer review needed.
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