My yamaha classic

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Paul Barker
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My yamaha classic

Post by Paul Barker » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:52 pm

It has good tone believe it or not. For a cheap guitar the sound board does a good job.

I think the bridge wants filing down.

I found out the fret buzz problem is me as expected. My friend showed me that it is the adjacent string resonating. I have to in some situations damp adjacent strings with my fingers.

there is so much to learn.

I am considering sanding the sound board down to bare wood and French polishing it. For sound purposes, not looks.

You might well say"why bother"

well I daren't spend any more money on guitars, this was a hand me down it is the classical guitar I shall have to make do with.

But I recon I can improve it. I doubt Shellack against varnish will make anything about it worse.

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Re: My yamaha classic

Post by ed » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:08 pm

Paul Barker wrote:
But I recon I can improve it.
When you've finished, be sure and let Yamaha know. They will doubtless pay you handsomely for the effort.

sorry Paul, couldn't resist it.
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Post by Paul Barker » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:21 pm

That is funny.

Quote my friend the pro:

"Yes in those days you could pay £150 for a good guitar and Yamaha came along with something like this for £60 and it was better."

He isn't a gadget freak at all anything cheap that will earn you a living in the pro world.

But he does have a Flamenco guitar to die for, as light as a feather, sounds glorious and he plays flamenco very well, even though he is a drummer.

Forget what he said it cost him but it was many thousands of pounds. No idea what make.

But he can make my Yamaha sound flamenco pretty well too.

But I am never going to be able to play flamenco.

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