When I am picking a melody on my new GS Mini the strings not being played seem to ring louder and louder the more I go on. Is this normal? It makes muting the strings I don't want to hear more of a chore than picking the ones I want to hear.....The projection on this thing is great, so good in fact it rocks the strings not played. Anyway any thoughts on this...
On my out of the box Mini the strings seemed too high off the fret board. The Guitar Center lower the strings. Sounds so much better. It is a great sounding guitar.
I don't think a GS Mini does this any more than any other guitar. If you're playing sitting down, one of the biggest changes I've made in the past decade is putting the guitar on my LEFT leg instead of my right. This puts your right hand in a great position for muting, and it's a much more natural position once you get used to it, your right arm isn't jacked up over the lower bout anymore.
I'm new to guitars but I recently bought a GS Mini Rosewood Limited edition. The guys at the guitar shop said I was strumming the guitar so hard that I was distorting the sound. I've started strumming it lightly and it still projects really well and the sound is more mellow. I've only been playing guitar for two - three months so I'm probably not too much help.
I rarely just strum but pick individual strings in a pattern sounding like finger picking but with a flat pick. I also incorporate bass runs between the chords. I recently bought a GS Mini mahogany top to go with my DDX and I was just blown away with the projection and clarity of this scaled down unit. It is better than some full size guitars! I think technique has a lot to do with what you get out of any guitar. I play fairly hard so I am quite demanding but this little guy punches through with flying colors.
Yes. I spent an eternity trying to find the right guitar for me at a reasonable price and the Taylor GS ticks all the boxes. I was going to get a Martin ooo when I can play to a decent standard but now I'm considering a grown up Taylor Grand Symphony in either mahogany or rosewood if they do such a thing?