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Ibanez Classical Series Thinline Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Adorama has Ibanez Classical Series Thinline Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar (GA35TCE, Dark Violin Sunburst) on sale for $229. Shipping is free.

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Item details:
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 14th fret neck/body joint Thinline Cutaway Classical body
  • 46mm width nut
  • Ibanez original pickup and Ibanez AEQ210T Preamp w/Onboard tuner
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs

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secretlyrobotic asked this question on 06-27-2022 at 12:25 PM
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IMHO, the nylon strings are softer on the fingers, but tend to “roll” without really precise fingering. I’d rather use steel strings (traditional acoustic) and just work on building up callouses.

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I second this. Unless the student is adamant about learning classical guitar music, a steel string guitar is more practical in the long run. Especially considering most popular acoustic guitar music is played with steel string.

For kids (or short adults) get a 3/4 size. I recommend the Yamaha Jr1 or Jr2

For teens and older, get a full size. Epiphone, Fender, Takamine, Yamaha are some brands that make great entry-level guitars.

Avoid the generic brands on Amazon even if the reviews are supposedly good. Lots of fake reviews out there. Quality control is very hit or miss and the money is better spent on a proper instrument.
IMHO, the nylon strings are softer on the fingers, but tend to "roll" without really precise fingering. I'd rather use steel strings (traditional acoustic) and just work on building up callouses.
For those asking, I've bought 2 or 3 guitars from adorama.com no issues or problems, good company to deal with.

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Just okay. Got it for $200 I believe on a prior deal
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For those asking, I've bought 2 or 3 guitars from adorama.com no issues or problems, good company to deal with.
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I've bought quite a few pieces of musical equipment from Adorama with zero issues.

As for this guitar, it's been around for a while. The one I've had for 5-6 years is nearly identical to this one and is great. It could be exactly the same, as far as I can tell.
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Does it have classical guitar fretboard width
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Quote from kevincyriacclement :
Does it have classical guitar fretboard width
From the overview: "Narrower 46mm width nut"
From the specs: Scale: 650mm / 25.59", Neck Width at Nut: 46mm, Neck Width at 14th Fret: 58mm, Neck Thickness at 1st: 21mm, Neck Thickness at 7th: 23mm, Neck Radius: Flat
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would this be a good beginner guitar?
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Quote from secretlyrobotic :
would this be a good beginner guitar?
IMHO, the nylon strings are softer on the fingers, but tend to "roll" without really precise fingering. I'd rather use steel strings (traditional acoustic) and just work on building up callouses.
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Quote from ash78 :
IMHO, the nylon strings are softer on the fingers, but tend to "roll" without really precise fingering. I'd rather use steel strings (traditional acoustic) and just work on building up callouses.
I second this. Unless the student is adamant about learning classical guitar music, a steel string guitar is more practical in the long run. Especially considering most popular acoustic guitar music is played with steel string.

For kids (or short adults) get a 3/4 size. I recommend the Yamaha Jr1 or Jr2

For teens and older, get a full size. Epiphone, Fender, Takamine, Yamaha are some brands that make great entry-level guitars.

Avoid the generic brands on Amazon even if the reviews are supposedly good. Lots of fake reviews out there. Quality control is very hit or miss and the money is better spent on a proper instrument.
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This guitar has nylon strings. Most contemporary pop/rock musicians use steel string guitars. If that's what you want to play then this may not be for you. Nylon strings are typically used in classical, jazz, flamenco, etc. However rules can be broken. Just wanted to throw this info in.
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Yeah, I had always heard that starting with nylon strings was best for beginners, but I think many have stopped suggesting that universally. The new wisdom is to play the instrument that sounds the most like what you want to play. Sure, steel string acoustic can be more difficult to fret, but the neck is also thinner, and using a pick has its own differences (pros/cons) which might make the instrument that much more enjoyable for the student. Besides, in the grand scheme of things, the time needed to develop usable calluses is a drop in the bucket, so just getting it over with early isn't that big of a deal if the end result is closer to what you want. Then there's the fact that a half-decent electric (properly setup to have nice action) is actually more forgiving than just about any other guitar for a beginner. Even with that being the case, sounding the way you want is key to maintaining interest, practicing more, improving, etc. So again, just pick the instrument that sounds like most of what you want to play.
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Been wanting a Classical guitar one that's $2500+ for $200 please post if you find it thanks!
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Shows $329 for me
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Quote from pm11088 :
I second this. Unless the student is adamant about learning classical guitar music, a steel string guitar is more practical in the long run. Especially considering most popular acoustic guitar music is played with steel string.

For kids (or short adults) get a 3/4 size. I recommend the Yamaha Jr1 or Jr2

For teens and older, get a full size. Epiphone, Fender, Takamine, Yamaha are some brands that make great entry-level guitars.

Avoid the generic brands on Amazon even if the reviews are supposedly good. Lots of fake reviews out there. Quality control is very hit or miss and the money is better spent on a proper instrument.
Pls don't judge but I'm in the market for a guitar to learn to play just one song...do you think this deal can sound like the video? Chrono Cross Arni Village? Thanks in advance. I've got no skills but want to try because I've loved this song for over 10 years...
https://youtu.be/rGJqeXlg-yE
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