Quiet Guitar Playing Solution?

HappyDude20

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Hi all,

Currently living in the middle floor of an apartment complex that doesn't fare too well with strumming an acoustic guitar at odd hours of the night and was hoping for a solution to practice the guitar. Perhaps via an iOS solution in which I can connect headphones to an iOS based guitar peripheral. Surely one must exist that honors a recommendation from the forum. Any guidance is truly appreciated.
 

daflake

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Don't know of anything on a iPhone, but you could mute your strings at these odd hours using a towel or covering the sound hole so that you can still practice. It doesn't sound great, but it is a solution I have used in a hotel from time to time.
 

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He has an acoustic
I red that, but it is cheaper than buying the Yamaha they suggested him, and still a good way to practice...buy an iRig and a Cheap elecric guitar......

BTW they have an acoustic version as well... http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigacoustic/ of course that does not remove the sound, for that, you need to stuff the hole...or use something like https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-Screeching-Acoustic-Soundhole/dp/B0010SHU18 result might vary though....
 
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daflake

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I red that, but it is cheaper than buying the Yamaha they suggested him, and still a good way to practice...buy an iRig and a Cheap elecric guitar......

BTW they have an coustic version as well... http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigacoustic/ of course that does not remove the sound, for that, you need to stuff the hole...
It is a good idea, but it won't play the same as the acoustic. I have also struggled with finding a good solution for the acoustic side and found it was easiest to use a dishrag and mute it. That being said, some people like to hear the tone and the other solution above is a nice idea and probably has the same action or similar as an acoustic. Short of going with electric, it is hard to find something quiet.