Almost 6 months into this 3rd attempt to play guitar. I impulse bought Ziggy, my Tanglewood Winterleaf (instead of a bottle of milk for work!) in March. I discovered Justin and am so happy to be progressing this time albeit slowly. It’s thanks to Justin and this time buying a half decent guitar and one that fits my tiny frame and hands better. I absolutely love Ziggy but now I have a Taylor Baby too. Bought for my 64th birthday from my very encouraging and supportive other half. The new one is even easier to play, I rarely duff up that D chord on this one! The sound is fuller and (beware neighbours!!) I can plug in!
I love them both and now I’ve retired I shall be playing and playing and playing!
No, you don’t NEED another guitar for sure. But there might be a lot of reasons to buy another one. Same with skis, you always need another one for different conditions. You simply can’t own enough skis
He might! But what does down tune mean? Which strings are heavier?
The Taylor is easier to fret without buzz or mutes and my chord changes are slightly less tortoise like. I’m also looking forward to getting an amp for him. But as I improve I’m sure I’ll be able to play Ziggy better and it’s great to have options! So exciting! Hmm maybe you need another option… How many guitars do you have?
Happy NGD, very nice! TBH I think that they are one of the best acoustic guitars for a beginner, they are definitely easier to play than most and sound bigger than they look.
Ziggy could always be used for alternate tuning, maybe DADGAD, there’s lots of nice songs in that tuning including Ed Sheeran and LED Zep (notably Kashmir).
I might well do that to Ziggy, thanks. As I say I shall definitely keep him. The Baby is undoubtedly easier, but when I was contemplating trying to learn again, I very nearly bought a cheap (and probably nasty) acoustic online from China. The idea being if I couldn’t do it yet again I hadn’t spent much. But that’s partly where I went wrong in those first couple of attempts, I bought terrible guitars! Anyway, thankfully I went to buy that milk and Ziggy and me were meant to be. And then Justin came to join us