Acoustic Guitar Help

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by heretic, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. I just picked up a Dean acoustic at a local pawn shop and I have a few questions. I know, it's a g***** but there has to be a few peeps here that play something other than bass.

    1) The strings on it are beat to hell. What are some good strings? What is the difference in phosphor bronze and bronze?

    2) What is the sound difference in brass/ivory/plastic bridge pins?

    3) What is a decent strap? It has to have a tie on one end and I'm not looking to spend too much.

    4) Is there any way I can tell how old it is? It looks brand new.

    :bassist: Thanks :bassist:
  2. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx
    1.) My favorite strings are Elixers. They are pricey, but they sound great for a very long time.

    2.) Dunno, but I would imagine it's not too much different with any of those options.

    3.) dunno

    4.) sometimes the date the guitar was made is in the serial number. Maybe get the ser. no. and call up Dean cust. service.