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Guitar scale question :

Postby keithdjango » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:04 am

I have real small hand and was wondering if the *D* hole would be better v/s the oval hole in the Gitane. thanks
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Postby Brett » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:38 am

If you drop your pick into the guitar it's always easier to get it out if it's a D hole.
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Postby keithdjango » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:02 pm

Brett wrote:If you drop your pick into the guitar it's always easier to get it out if it's a D hole.


Funny, true, but that still doesn't answer my question. :roll:
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Postby Thrip » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:57 pm

i don't think you'd notice that much difference.
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Postby andmer » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:49 pm

I believe the D-500 is the only short scale 640 length that Saga makes. The rest are 670. It might be more comfortable for you, however you should be aware that it joins the body at the 12th fret and has a wider nut.
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Postby keithdjango » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:23 am

Thrip wrote:i don't think you'd notice that much difference.


What about tone etc. What would you suggest for a beg Gypsy guitar? BTW, I checked out your ' myspace page' and was impressed, loved your playing and the clarinet added so much to the mix.

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Postby Thrip » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:06 am

keithdjango wrote:What about tone etc. What would you suggest for a beg Gypsy guitar?


Well I think you can't go wrong with a Gitane or a Cigano. But rather than worrying about scale length and tone, at this stage you should just find a guitar with a nice feel to it for you personally. Try a few and buy the one you like the most!

keithdjango wrote:BTW, I checked out your ' myspace page' and was impressed, loved your playing and the clarinet added so much to the mix.


Thank you very much!
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Postby keithdjango » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:24 pm

The bad thing is, I called all over the cities and couldn't find one Selma type guitar to demo.

I have two more questions: 1) are the Cigano( Dhole) and Gitano 500 guitars both twelve frets to the body. 2) I was told that the 12 fret Selma type guitars don't cut through very well, IOW aren'te very good for playing lead. I did see that great German player on youtube doing fine with his D hole Cigano. thanks
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Postby justjack » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:54 am

Hi Keith,

Just thought I'd mention that you should be looking for "Selmer" style guitars, and not "Selma" style. Not trying to be a jerk?it just might make a difference if you're looking online.

Where are you located? I bet we can find you a guitar or two to try?

best,
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Postby keithdjango » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:26 pm

I'm in Minnesota - there's a store called the Podium that used to carry them but they don't have any at this time. I called every store I could think of and came up *0* Yea Selmer :oops: I knew that, just had a brain blip. :idea:
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