Useful Tips When Buying Your First Guitar

Useful Tips When Buying Your First Guitar
May 23, 2017 Comments Off on Useful Tips When Buying Your First Guitar Music Jill Laney

When you know how to play the guitar, it is easy to jam with family and friends even without the need of power or electricity. All you’ll need is a lyric and chord book in case you didn’t know chords of the song. Once you have decided to learn playing the guitar, you will have to buy your first guitar. Below are some useful tips when buying your first guitar.

Useful Tips When Buying Your First Guitar

Many students of guitar lessons are making a mistake when buying their first guitar. Avoid the same mistakes these students made by looking into a simple buying guides.  This guide is to give you some tips to help you get the right guitar for your use.

  • How much do you want to spend? Budget is important when buying your first Acoustic guitar. Some guitars are offered at a very cheap price. But later on you will realize that these guitars doesn’t really sound good. Buy the best for the money that you have. Do not go cheap intentionally. You can get quality guitars at a few dollars up.
  • Guitar shape and size. If you are still learning to play a guitar, do not pay much attention on the guitar’s body shape. Nonetheless, there are various shapes and sizes available for acoustic guitar. These are the dreadnought style, the cutaway, the parlour, the auditorium, the classical guitars, and the small body. The most common is the dreadnought style. If you are small and starting to play the guitar, get a small body guitar to allow you reach on the strings. Buy guitar shape and size according to your comfort zone.
  • What brand should you buy? When in a local guitar store, you will be surprised by the number of guitar brands there. There’s Fender, Gibson, and the list goes on and on. Decide on the brand by asking people who are already owners of guitars. Most of them will perhaps recommend Gibson. But really before deciding what’s best, you actually have to try everything before you can tell which one is best for you.
  • Acoustic Electric Guitar. If you are a started, go for the acoustic guitar. Through time if you are getting better, you can decide on an electric guitar. If your intention in buying a guitar is to join a band, then go for an electric guitar. However, if you choose an acoustic electric guitar this can allow you to play in front of a crowd without the hassles of sticking a mic into the guitar.
  • Which string gauges should be used? For beginners, start on light gauges. When you are getting better, you can test out various string gauges as you prefer.   
  • Strap Button. Some people really don’t mind if the guitar has no strap button. But these small features can be beneficial for you in the future. Choose a guitar that has a strap button at the bottom of the neck and at the bottom of the guitar.
  • Buy a hard case for your guitar. Hard cases are a good investment. It protects your guitar from scratches and help you keep some extra strings and paper works inside.
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