[thechat] Guitars

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon Feb 22 14:52:59 CST 2010

On 22 Feb 2010, at 18:09, Joel D Canfield wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Jack Timmons wrote:
>> Thinking of picking one up. Nothing fancy, I'm going to start teaching
>> myself as a method of down time.
> electric is easier than acoustic

ooh now them's fightin' words.

> Cheaper guitars often don't stay in tune as well. My stepson has a $99 Strat
> copy and a $99 Les Paul copy. Neither one will stay tuned for two songs in a
> row.

Also cheaper guitars may not have the best placing of frets/bridge (ie the intonation is way out). But meh, if you're a beginner, you may not notice[1]


[1] I get annoyed with guitars because of the compromises required for equal temperament -v- just; the wolf fifths just kill me - I don't notice it on pianos, but guitars...

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