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Classic Guitar Quality


Joined: Aug 24 2012

hey buddy how can we judge the guitar quality at the first,before we bought it? Sorry Amateur ~_~

The Price ! ... Well i guess


Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

The Price !

Well i guess you have to try it ! See if your finger moves easely on it, if you like the sound, if you feel comfortable on the neck etc


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For an in-depth explanation,

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Location: Florida

Joined: Jun 29 2010

For an in-depth explanation, I suggest you go to the Acoustic Guitar Forum and spend some time doing research with the search function. The topic of what to look for when it's your first time buying a guitar comes up all the time, and each thread is full of useful advice.

This is a link to the classical guitar section. The search function is close to the bottom of the page, although I don't believe it is very intuitive (that is, I don't think it will limit your search to only the classical guitar section).

As for my own 2 cents:

If you're buying a used guitar, there are many things you should check for. Depending on how old the guitar is, your primary concern is the neck angle. Fixing a bad neck angle can sometimes cost more than a guitar's worth. If you stick to reputable dealers like Guitar Center, Sam Ash, or even your local Mom n' Pop stores, the used guitars they have in stock should not have this issue. But you should still check, and here's how.

A good rule of thumb for shopping at pawn shops: don't do it! Unless you absolutely cannot afford a used guitar at one of the aforementioned stores, buying your first guitar at a pawn shop is very risky. In my experience, the vast majority of acoustic guitars offered in pawn shops are in horrible condition (usually the neck angle).

Tiny scratches from wear-and-tear do not suggest that anything is structurally wrong with a guitar. They are purely cosmetic and it is up to you whether you can live with them or not.

Make sure the bridge is not lifting. An easy check for this is to try and carefully slide a sheet of paper under the bridge. The paper should not be able to go under any part of the bridge.

If you are buying a new guitar, chances are you shouldn't have to worry about major imperfections. But it's still best to be vigilant. If you're interested in a floor model, it will probably have its fair share of scratches. Use these to your advantage and haggle the price down. You won't get too much of a discount, but you'll save enough to buy a capo or some strings. Hell, if you're feeling confident, ask for a discount on account of the scratches and ask for a capo to be thrown in.

Whether new or used, it's a good idea to take your new guitar in to your local guitar technician for a setup. They usually cost about $50.00, but they're well worth it.

Re: The Price !...Well i guess


Joined: Aug 24 2012

Hahaha definitely....price never lies i guess~_~

Re: For an in-depth explanation,


Joined: Aug 24 2012

Hey Thx Buddy that's should give me some reference before i bought it,tough its a bit long to read ~_~" hahaha

Classic Guitar Quality


Joined: Jun 02 2018

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