buying acoustic guitar in Kolkata?

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by rocknam, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. rocknam

    rocknam New Member

    Hi i'm in kolkata . ...still learning to play the guitar . . . . I want to buy a good acoustic guitar. Budget is Rs 3000-3500. I don't want a Jumbo or a F-cut , should be good at chords as well as lead.... As I understand I can get a good Hobner cutway for about 3500. Are hobners any good. Or should I try getting a Yamaha or Gb&A. I can go up to Rs.4000. I need a capo as well. How much does that cost?

    And which store is the best ? Braganza's or the Signature showroom in Kalighat. Also I don't have a Pro guitarist going with me to buy one. Will that be a problem? Please help me guys cause I'm very confused..........
  2. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    get the yamaha or the Gb&a dont buy hobner
  3. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    if you can increase your budget a little more(about 6k) you can get a very nice yamaha f210, pretty amazing for the price...semi-acoustic
  4. rocknam

    rocknam New Member

    hey what do u mean by semi acoustic? would it be an electric acoustic . . . .and whats the difference between the Hobner and the Yamaha sound ? is it worth spending 2500 more
  5. Saptashaw

    Saptashaw PRO Tabber

    Get a Signature or a Pluto.
  6. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    yes, yamaha is much better..a semi-acoustic is one which has a pickup in it, the f210 also has a tone and volume control..very useful.

    and NO, a acoustic guitar plugged in will NOT sound like an electric guitar, just an amplified acoustic guitar.
  7. rocknam

    rocknam New Member

    Raj I do not plan to buy an amplifier with the acoustic guitar. I will surely try to buy the Yamaha. Where can I get it for a good price .....anyone stayin in Kolkata would know. Also since I don't have an amplifier, will the pick-up be of any use huh
  8. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    Try Signature
  9. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    even if you don't have an amplifier, it can be of use in gigs that you play in future...and these guitars are made to last pretty well, my friend has one which is atleast 2 years old and it still plays as good as new, if not better, since the wood wears in nicely on these guitars. Thats what the higher price tag is for. New, they're all similar, negligible difference, but in the long run all your Pluto, Givson etc get screwed.
  10. rocknam

    rocknam New Member

    hey thanks for the information. i will go to Braganza or the Signature showroon and find out what they have.....hopefully it fits my budget....
  11. souvik.maitra

    souvik.maitra New Member

    Guiter Selection

    Hi, Everyone I am Souvik. I am a beginner. I will join my Guitar class from next month. Can u please tell me which Guitar will be proper for me.

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