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Joolz H

Joolz Hasked

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Which guitar would you recommend for someone with diddy-sized hands? This has always caused problems for me, especially when playing barre chords. My index finger = 6.4cm, middle finger = 7.2cm, hand fully stretched (little finger to thumb) is = 20cm though with an almost 180 degree reach (years of playing bass!).

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iamstu001
iamstu001

Maybe a 3/4 size?

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

Hi Joolz, Are you playing an acoustic or an electric? What do you currently use? Ian

Joolz H
Joolz H

Hi. I'm looking at getting an electric guitar. I used to play a Les Paul copy about 30 years ago, but haven't actually played now for years. Even with that I had a bit of a problem with barre chords though not with open chords.

Vic

Vicasked

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I bought A cherry semi-hollow artist guitar like A 335...it has an "A " on the truss rod cover, I noticed that your current models don't have that. When did that get discontinued?

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

I’m sorry we don’t have exact date on this. We do have new models coming out soon that might include this. If you would like to know if those new models have it or not let me know.

Pete F.

Pete F.asked

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G’day, I have got myself an Artist LSP 12st NT and I can not find any information on it. I was wondering if it originally came out with a plastic or bone nut and saddle ?
Cheers

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

Hi Pete, that model has a Plastic nut & Saddle, Ian

Allan T.

Allan T.asked

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Good evening my name is Allan a Thomas and I am a music therapist and perform in age care homes. I was wondering if you would consider donating me one of your factory second electric guitar and or your 20 watt tweed tone valve amp? I have already purchased one of your TC59s and love it I try and put on a good show and try to recreate a fantasy sound for the residents I perform for. I am wiling to put up a banner at various places I perform at to advertise your in real products. Thanks Allan Thomas attntservice@gmail.com

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joshjoyce86
joshjoyce86

Yes can i have lots of free stuff too? I preform for dolphins and turtles and I'll even wear a t-shirt that says artist guitars.

Art R.

Art R.asked

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Are your guitars acoustic or classical guitars?

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

We do a wide range of Guitars, Electric, Acoustic, Classical, 12 string, almost every option you can think of, Ian

Alan Smith
Alan Smith

I own electric, acoustic, and classical guitars from Artist - all good quality and excellent value.

Catherine M.

Catherine M.asked

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Is an Artist Portrait a good guitar?

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

Hi Catherine, did you mean the Parlour Guitar the OS60EQ?

Alan Smith
Alan Smith

Catherine, to my knowledge, Artist Guitars don’t sell a “Portrait" model. I"m guessing that you may be referring to the "Artist Portrait" guitar made by a Canadian company called Seagull (which is a sub-brand of another company called Godin Guitars). They have no relationship to Artist Guitars in Australia. ..... But to answer your question, yes, Seagull generally have a good reputation as a guitar maker, so, while I don’t have specific experience with the Portrait model, I’d imagine it would also be a good instrument, provided you have the budget to match! (In Australia, I doubt you’d pick one up for less than $1,500-$2,000.)

Ian J.

Ian J.asked

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Where are the Artist guitar outlets around Melbourne

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

Hi Ian, sorry we dont have any outlets, we ship everything direct. We do offer 100 day free returns in case you dont like an item and 3 year warranty,

Nigel S.

Nigel S.asked

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If I purchased the Artist LSPCEQBK Beginner Electro-Acoustic Guitar Pack, would I have to set it up or is the action already low.

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

We set the action to be at a good height for beginners - low enough to be easy to play, but not so low that you'll get buzzing strings.

Vicki C

Vicki Casked

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I have a classical accoustic guitar that I have had for 48 years. It is made in Japan out of spruce and mahogany with the serial number 19674 can you advise me how I can find out the brand please.

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Artist G.Artist Guitars

If you look inside the soundhole you should see a label with the maker details. If there's no information here, it's very difficult to tell, best to take it to a local guitar luthier.

Peter S.

Peter S.asked

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I have seen nothing but great reviews about the actual guitars from Artist Guitars, but at the moment I am more interested in their accessories. What is the quality like for their cables especially?

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Dave
Dave

Great noise reduction cables

Mark

Markasked

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Had anybody got the Artist TXC10 classical guitar? If so what do you think of it,thanks.

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Prim

Primasked

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I was wanting to buy the ARTIST STHPK BLACK ELECTRIC GUITAR PLUS AMP AND ACCESSORIES from Artist Guitar as a 15 year old girl who is learning for the first time. I am looking for something not to pricey but still not sounding crappy or cheap when I play it. I was also wondering about the amp that came was this and if it was any good. I understand thats it's small but will it be okay for practising in my room and little jam sessions with my friends? This all sounds too good to be true and I really don't want to get ripped off. Just wanting to hear peoples experiences with the guitar :)

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The Y-man
The Y-man

Sorry but can't help with either electric or the amp, but I bought an acoustic/electric from Artist and it has been really good for the price.
The amp at 10w would be fine for a bedroom but if you have mates who a loud drummers, you'll probably struggle to be heard.

You'll probably need to get effects pedals etc, so it may be worth considering an amp with effects like reverbr/delay, distortion etc built in.

And while I throw my acoustic around in a soft case, electrics are a lot heavier, so I think you would really want to look at a hard case if you are going gigging with it

Clint

Clintasked

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Just wondering how the electric acoustic guitars match up in term of sound quality compared to the rest of the market, the prices are amazing. I need a guitar that will provide a good sound plugged in or not plugged in ?

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Paul
Paul

Hi. While I have several Artist Guitars, I don't have a semi acoustic to give a clear response. I can say that their 12 string acoustic sounds and feels great - straight out of the box. Also their range of electrics have always played well, and as their business and range of products have grown over the years, so has their access to high end components. Sorry I cant give a specific answer, but I do highly recommend the team at Artist Guitars to help you make the right choice.

Clint
Clint

Thanks mate, all reviews are very positive it's helping me make my decision!

L M
L M

I had one of their 335 style, and found the pickups were very "hot", in stark contrast to a Gibson or Epiphone... which is not good given the guitar is a semi-acoustic/archtop. The feedback was terrible. I can't vouch for other models but if I were to buy another Artist, I would definitely change the pickups.

Jim

Jimasked

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IS the 3/4 little artist any good and does it have a good action?
Is it comparable it to guitars like the mini maton or little martin?

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Sally
Sally

Its a fantastic gutair for children 6-12 .they are better to able to manage it and learn quicker. The sound, feel ,and look is quality. Great action, couldn't say if it was comparable to a mini marton. Would defiantly recommend. *****

Drew

Drewasked

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Hi

Has anyone bought the ARTIST STHPKBK ELECTRIC GUITAR PLUS AMP AND ACCESSORIES beginners guitar package from Artist online. ($219)?
I am thinking of getting it for my 13 year old son as a first guitar and have no idea what a good setup is and this one looks to good to be true.
All the forums I have read about Artist Guitars have been excellent all 5 star also seems to good to be true.

Thanks

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Jan Smith
Jan Smith

I haven't purchased that specific package (the STHPKBK - which is the "Stratocaster" model), but I HAVE bought the "Telecaster" variant thereof from Artist Guitars. (Very similar product.) I got it on behalf of a young (11-year-old) godson who was wanting his first instrument. I did some preliminary set-up before he got his hands on it, but there was very little to do — action was nice and low, and intonation was surprisingly good for a budget guitar. It looked good, and played quite well. Do understand, of course, that the supplied amplifier is rather small — fine for jamming in your bedroom, but you're unlikely to be using it for big-hall performance. Overall, excellent value. Bear in mind, too, that Artist allow you to return a product even if you just change your mind — I did that on one occasion, and it was hassle-free (they even paid the return postage). Plus, they have a three-year warranty on their gear, which is better than you'll get most other places.

I agree that the reviews for Artist Guitars sound almost too good to be true but, in the case of this particular seller, I'd have to agree with them. It's certainly refreshing to find an Aussie vendor that has actually gotten the "service" model right! I first came across them in August 2013, and have purchased from AG a total of 56 times since then — everything from leads and picks and strings through to electric guitars, basses, 12-string acoustic-electrics, effects pedals, switches, amplifiers, etc. (Yeah, I'm one of those guitar tragics! :-) Their service is first-class, they're quick to respond to e-mails, and their products are consistently excellent. Of course, it's mostly "made-in-south-east-Asia" stuff, but then a lot of much more expensive gear is built there too these days, and AG seem to have the knack of finding "quality" suppliers. Put it this way ..... two of my three basses come from Artist Guitars, and two of my four guitars, and about half my pedalboard boxes. I'm not a professional muso, and I'm not wealthy, but I do appreciate good value and good service, and I've consistently gotten both from Artist Guitars. And no, I have no affiliation whatsoever with AG — I live a long way away in provincial Queensland (Toowoomba), and play a range of instruments (6-string/12-string/bass/mando/uke) in contemporary church bands. Hope that helps!

Drew
Drew

Thanks Jan I am going to give them a go. Appreciate your detailed answer.

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