As a 65 year old leftie I started learning just over 2 months ago by buying an electric and a cheapish acoustic thinking I would be a rock god on my electric guitar but it transpires that realistic expectations and musical taste are taking me down the acoustic route.
Living absolutely nowhere neare a decent outlet I have had to watch many many youtube videos (and Justins community of course) to base my opinion on and buy online. Here`s hoping.
I got myself the same guitar (the non E version though) in early September last year when I decided to have another go at learning and I’m really happy with my choice. The main reason for me choosing the non E version was I knew even that would just be another distraction to me. I know how my mind works, people will say you don’t have to use it etc, do what is right for you.
Even though I listen to a lot of high-gain rock and metal, and my Taylor sits right next to my electric guitar, It’s my Taylor that I reach for most of the time. I know exactly what you mean about realistic expectations and that’s been why I’ve quit in the past. Have fun with your new guitar
Glad it’s hit the mark in looks and tone! It’ll always take a little bedding in for a new guitar for you on terms of feel so give it a little time. Once you’ve got the understanding you can always take it to a shop with a decent tech for some setup work.
Actually and unbelievably I have returned it. Must be the only person to return a Taylor. Great sounding and lovely guitar but I just couldn`t get on with it. My cheap Eastcoast ( the one that Justin used in his video) is easier for me.
Must be something to do with string spacing and my chubby fingers. Going to wait until I am a better player before trying an upgrade again.
That’s a shame @tommion but yes it’s got to feel right. Have you got a guitar store in proximity to you? Nothing beats going to a store and trying a few out and getting one that feels right. Every store will be super helpful (ime) and won’t push you to something just to make a sale, they’re musicians too so understand.
You’ll find one that’s right, and now you get to go shopping again!!