View Full Version : So i bought this acoustic guitar....

08-17-2012, 12:31 PM
And when i play a chord on it, it sounds messed up. I also have an electric guitar i have had for a while and i can play the same chords/songs and they sound great on my electric but when i try them on the acoustic it sounds fucking terrible WHATS WRONG?

08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
fret buzz?

08-17-2012, 01:39 PM
What's that?

08-17-2012, 02:01 PM
Steel string or nylon? There's a good chance you just suck at playing acoustic because it's a lot less forgiving. Also what type of guitar? How do single notes sound?

08-17-2012, 02:14 PM
What's that?

when the strings vibrate against the frets making a little buzzing sound. your action could be too low, or your strings could be too loose. or do the chords just sound dull/flat?

08-17-2012, 02:49 PM
The guitars a fender FA-100 I don't know much about it, my guitar teacher recommend it. And when I play a single note it usually sounds okay with the occasional ring at the end. And treflippers when I play a chord it sounds just like strumming something random, and it just sounds like shit

08-17-2012, 04:37 PM
is it in tune?

08-17-2012, 06:25 PM
The first thing I would look for is if it's in tune or not. EADGBE.
If it is in tune, then you are probably not pressing hard enough on the strings. Electric guitar is easier in that sense because you don't have to press as hard to get a solid sound. With acoustic, you gotta build a whole set of calluses on your fingertips. Also, make sure that each of your fingers has a high arch underneath so the same finger is not accidentally muting another string. Bottom line, PRESS HARDER WITH YOUR FRETTING FINGERS!

The Legend of Dirty Joe
08-17-2012, 08:22 PM
whys are yous playings the grandpas guitar ?
stops copies mes

08-17-2012, 08:29 PM
The pressing down harder thing is actually helping some, thanks. But still with like an a chord it sounds way to deep i guess its supposed to sound higher pitched but its just not making the right sound. I tuned it yesterday and it was weird like it is..

08-17-2012, 09:05 PM
if its a new guitar, the strings may have lost their tone. since i got my les paul i havent touched my ibanez in a year and it sounds oddly deep, even when in tune

08-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Neff, here's another thing to check. I highly doubt this is happening since your fender is new, but, check to see if the strings are flaking or rusting. This happens with old guitar strings. You might have to change them. Rusting guitar strings sound really crappy. To prevent it, make sure your hands aren't wet when playing guitar. Also, wipe down the strings after each playing session.

08-17-2012, 10:17 PM

08-18-2012, 03:45 PM
whys are yous playings the grandpas guitar ?

The few instruments my grandfather has passed down to me are the best I've played out of anything else.