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Old 04-16-2010, 08:07 AM
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Default recommendations for nylon strummer

I strum a guitar with my fingers....just can't hold on to a pick real well. Thinking about trying out a nylon, if I can find one with:

-neck similiar size to a steel string

-sound..loudness

-price

What would you guys recommend? Again, I don't fingerpick, I strum. Durability....do nylon guitars hold up under that style? I know nothing about nylon string guitars. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:21 AM
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I would suggest a solid spruce top. Cordoba Fusion, or Cordoba GK Studio, or Yamaha NTX 700, or Yamaha NTX900.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:24 PM
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...What would you guys recommend? Again, I don't fingerpick, I strum. Durability....do nylon guitars hold up under that style? I know nothing about nylon string guitars. Thanks in advance!
Most nylon-string players strum without a pick. You might want to try a Taylor NS74ce. It is very easy to play and unlike most classical guitars, has a steel reinforced neck but just about any well-made nylon-string guitar will hold up just fine. I would venture to say that worldwide, the majority of nylon string guitars are used mostly for strumming sometimes quite vigorously.

Here is what the smaller, less loud version, the NS72ce-LTD, sounds like:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=8930202

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Most nylon-string players strum without a pick. You might want to try a Taylor NS74ce. It is very easy to play and unlike most classical guitars, has a steel reinforced neck but just about any well-made nylon-string guitar will hold up just fine. I would venture to say that worldwide, the majority of nylon string guitars are used mostly for strumming sometimes quite vigorously.

Here is what the smaller, less loud version, the NS72ce-LTD, sounds like:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=8930202
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Thank you for letting me know. I've fixed it in my previous post but here it is again

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=8930202
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Thank you for letting me know. I've fixed it in my previous post but here it is again

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=8930202
Nice playing Herb! Why do I feel like a glass of vodka and a bowl of borsch, now?
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Nice playing Herb! Why do I feel like a glass of vodka and a bowl of borsch, now?
Thank you for the kind words.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:44 PM
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Nice stuff, Herb. I hope my NS72 sounds like that when it comes.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:55 PM
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Nice, real nice.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:46 PM
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Thanks for the advice!
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:51 AM
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Take a look at a Takamine TC135SC or, if you prefer a wider neck and shorter scale, the TC132SC work nicely for strumming as well.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:11 PM
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I had a Taylor NS 42 CE which was good, but I prefer the tone (and the price) of my current Cordoba GK studio. Excellent guitar.
With the money I made selling the Taylor, I bought the Cordoba and a Seagull
steel string Performer High Gloss cutaway folk with spruce top and flamed maple body.Both brand new,. So far, I have no regrets !
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