Hello from New Orleans, Louisiana


jwdomfs
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jwdomfs
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02/05/2023 4:16 am

Just joined Guitar Tricks & only been playing about a year. I am 53 so a little late to the hobby but it is alot of fun & very challenging. Look forward to getting to interact with people on here. Play both electric & acoustic guitar. I guess a good question would be what are some recommendations for a good quality acoustic guitar? I have tried the D28 & the Gibson J45 playing them at the guitar shop. Right now I just have a Martin 000 Jr because it was a little smaller. Looking for something that has both acoustic & can plug in. No cutaway.


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mjgodin
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02/05/2023 12:39 pm

Welcome


Started  at 58 myself and still at it at 61, but played in my early twenties for a bit.  Many other late learners  here so you'll do fine. 


As for recommendations on an acoustic both of those models should serve you well. I have a Gibson l-00 which is smaller than the j45 and I love it so partial to them, but would never discount a Martin or a Taylor. Whatever feels more comfortable to you. Good luck. 


Moe


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Rumble Walrus
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Rumble Walrus
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02/05/2023 11:09 pm

Hey JW,


You described some awesome, investment quality guitars.  If you've got the pockets, great!  There are a number of excellent options for considerably less. You're local shop guy can help you out. Remember - if you can't hear/feel a difference in tone or playability, then a higher price is feeding some other need. I tend to lust after the big names myself.


 


Rumble


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LisaMcC
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LisaMcC
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04/18/2023 7:43 pm

Absolutley no such thing as it being too late to learn! 


The awesome thing is this: you are putting time and energy into something you love - and it is never too late for that!


Congrats - Lisa


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