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Whilst not technically a thinline, I once has a very shallow bowled Ovation. It was pretty good tonewise but a PITA to play as it kept wanting to look at the sky when played on the knee. These days, I’ve gone the other way with jumbos.

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3 hours ago, Richie Rich said:

I'm thinking about getting a thinline acoustic, are there any thinline acoustic owners out there? 

What do you like / dislike about them?

What models do you recommend?

Steel stringed or classical?

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39 minutes ago, Richie Rich said:

Thanks for your views, I've ordered a thinline electro-acoustic from Gear4music, my budget is not what it used to be and for what I want it for, it's perfect.

There's a lot to be said for budget guitars.

 

 

Absolutely, they all seem to punch way above their price point. Things were very different back when I was a mere slip of a lad.

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@ezbass Life is too short and so the itch must be scratched.

Regarding your comment "Things were very different back when I was a mere slip of a lad", I had the same conversation today with my brother, when we started out a `budget' guitar cost a month's wages and guitar pedals cost more than a terraced house in Sheffield, now kids can work in McDonalds for a week and at the weekend they can pick up a decent guitar.  It's a different market and I'm happy as now I can go and buy without breaking the bank.

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My first week's wages, in a little brown envelope, amounted to 6£, as an apprentice, in '66. It was spent on my first guitar, a Russian-made acoustic classical guitar, strung with steel strings about 1/2" from the 12th fret. The neck joint was a simple horizontal bolt through the heel to the body. I would, of course, need a guitar method book, so I bought, at the same time (from Bell's Music, Hounslow...) the Mickey Baker Complete Course In Jazz Guitar. Here's the book ...

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... still available, very inexpensive, from Amazon and elsewhere. Here's Lesson one, on Page Two ...

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I can't say how many hours, days, months, years I've spent breaking my fingers on those chords. Things improved somewhat when I 'upgraded' to a Hofner President, but it was a hard slog. Happy daze...

 

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On 22/07/2021 at 14:54, Richie Rich said:

@ezbass Life is too short and so the itch must be scratched.

 

When are you expecting the new purchase to land? We expect a review of some description, now that we’re invested with vicarious GAS. :D 

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@ezbass It landed Friday at 11am, I took it to rehearsal that night and I played it in church on Sunday.  It's lovely and slim, light on the strap and it plays really well, I'm very, very impressed with it and I'm going to make it my main guitar in church from now on.

 

I attached a brief video but it doesn't want to play for some reason.

 

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8 hours ago, Richie Rich said:

 

IMG_7061.MOV @ezbass It landed Friday at 11am, I took it to rehearsal that night and I played it in church on Sunday.  It's lovely and slim, light on the strap and it plays really well, I'm very, very impressed with it and I'm going to make it my main guitar in church from now on.

 

I attached a brief video but it doesn't want to play for some reason.

 

Looks really nice - a hint of Yamaha in the styling. I like it a lot. Not normally a fan of a cutaway on an acoustic, but this thinner body style really makes it work. 

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