I have been debating buying a new acoustic lately.

Why not, eh?


One thing I advise students to do when looking for a new guitar is this…

Try out multiple pieces of music on each guitar.

For instance, if you walk into a guitar shop, I recommend you try out at least five guitars.

Ideally ten.

That way, you will massively increase the chances of finding a guitar that suits you and inspires you.

…And it’s super important, if you can, to try out multiple pieces when playing them.


For instance, you might like to do some strumming, blues, fingerstyle, jangly open chords, “Boom-Chick” Travis picking, Paul Simon-style Travis picking, etc.

That will really highlight how the guitar feels to you.

…And it will help you hear how the guitar responds to different styles and techniques.

(Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy members can use the “8 years, 8 tricks” lesson released last week when doing their own test or trying out new guitars.)


Thinking of all this, today I decided to do a “tone test” on three of my acoustic guitars.

…And I’ve recorded a new episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast to show it.

In this episode, you can hear how three of my guitars sound.

The guitars are my Fender, Aria, and Yamaha acoustics (I do have another acoustic, but it is at my uncle’s).

Anyway, you can have a listen to the episode below on Apple devices…

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum

…Or you can listen in a variety of other ways HERE.


Keep enjoying the journey!

Dan Thorpe
Guitar Domination


P.S. If you want more help with fixing the “7 stumbling blocks” most guitarists tend to struggle with in the early days… including technique, strumming, barre chords, chord changes, and not having enough fun, then check out my eBook Bundle.
P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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