Yamaha F310 Acoustic Guitar: Pricey for a Beginner

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The Yamaha F310 is not a cheap guitar. Is it too costly for a beginner? That depends on how serious you are as a beginner. But more on that later.

This review will be on the short side because there’s not a lot I need to tell you here. I’ll give you all the important features and specs, tell you whether I think this guitar is for you, and then I’ll stop. Good enough? Great.

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Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar: A Beginner’s Guitar

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In general, any Jasmine guitar should be considered a guitar for beginners. They are inexpensive because they are beginner guitars, and they are guitars for beginners because they are inexpensive. The Jasmine S35 (or S-35, as I’ll call it hereafter) is just such a guitar.

This acoustic-only guitar isn’t made from top-notch materials so the manufacturer could keep costs to a minimum. That, along with the lack of accessories, is what makes this model extremely affordable – not matter which of the three styles you get.

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Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar: An OK Beginner Guitar

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Yamaha is probably more often known for its keyboards, both electronic and acoustic. However, they also make a wide range of guitars, including the Yamaha F335 acoustic that we’ll look at here.

If you’re even a moderately-experienced guitarist, you can probably skip over this model, unless you want one just for practice or to take to the campfire. The F335 guitar is meant for beginners, mainly because of its price.

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Taylor GS Mini Rosewood Acoustic Review

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The original GS Mini is no longer available from Taylor. What we have here is the Taylor GS Mini, Rosewood Edition. It’s the same instrument with a little rosewood added.

You might still find the original GS Mini guitar in the market, either new from a third party seller or used from an after-market owner.

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Waukesha: A Popular GuitarTown

Note: The article that follows was originally a five-part series I wrote on a WordPress.com site starting on August 30, 2013.

GuitarTown, Part 1

This morning (I took the day off) I went on my first self-assigned photo shoot outside the boundaries of the lot on which our house sits. I didn’t go very far – just to downtown Waukesha, aka GuitarTown.

For the uninitiated, Waukesha is one of several “GuitarTowns” across the country – the others being Los Angeles, Cleveland, Miami, Orlando, Nashville, and Austin – sponsored by Gibson guitars. Waukesha was chosen since it can claim Les Paul as a native son.

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Kona K2TBL: Choose Your Own Pickguard

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In some of the pictures you see of the Kona K2TBL, this acoustic electric guitar may look kinda green. It’s not. It’s a deep blue. That’s what the “BL” in the model name stands for.

If a blue acoustic electric sounds like your cup o’ tea, read on. (I think it looks pretty cool myself.)

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Glen Burton GA204BCO Acoustic Electric by Bridgecraft

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Wow! This guitar, the Glen Burton GA204BCO acoustic-electric is really hard to find information about, but it’s fairly popular, so I’m going to tell you what little I know about it.

It comes in a few colors, but the most popular seems to be black which is model GA204BCO-BK. I rather like the black look myself.

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Washburn C5CE: Classical Style – Easy on the Fingers

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The Washburn C5CE classical guitar is simple and easy to play. It is made of some woods that are not as common as on many other instruments. The smaller size and nylon strings that it comes with make it easier on the fingers, especially for beginners.

Let’s take a quick look at this ¾ size guitar to see if it is the best guitar for beginners or even for more experienced players who like the classical style.

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Oscar Schmidt OD312CEB 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Personally, I don’t go for 12-string guitars, but that’s just me. If you like a good 12-string, the Oscar Schmidt OD312CEB could be just what you’ve been looking for.

I don’t have a lot of information about it, but I give you what little I could find. There should be enough to give you a good idea as to whether or not you’d like one for yourself.

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The Best, Only Smaller: Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Size Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Yamaha makes the world’s “best-selling acoustic-electric guitar”, the APX500III. This APXT2 3/4 size model is its little brother (or sister, if you prefer).

You get virtually everything there is in the larger guitar only in a more compact size that makes it easier to carry around.

Let’s take a quick look at what makes up the Yamaha APXT2, so you can see if it’s the one you’ve been looking for.

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