Buying your first guitar to learn with is an exciting task. Be sure you get what you pay for, and the guitar you actually want. Read our tips and advice on how to buy your first guitar. Search online to find high quality electric or acoustic guitars at affordable prices.

Many people have a hard time choosing their first guitar, once they’ve decided they will learn the instrument. Here are the basic guidelines on how to buy your first guitar:

Type of Guitar: There are several different types, each one more suited to play a given style of music. The 3 main types of guitars are:

  • Classical guitar – smaller body, wider neck and nylon strings
  • Acoustic – narrower neck, larger body, steel strings (can be electro-acoustic as well)
  • Electric – used with an amplifier for all types of music

Determine Your Budget – You won’t need a $2,000 instrument right in the beginning (but if you can afford it, then why not?), but you’ll want to stay clear of very cheap guitars, as they will sound, well, cheap.  So how much should you spend? You can purchase beginner acoustic guitars in the $200-$300 range, the same for electric guitars. You need to know that if you buy an electric guitar, you will also need an amplifier and cables.

Go Shopping – Visit your local music shops, and have a look at the guitars they offer. 99% of music shops let you sit down and try out the instrument before you buy it, so don’t be shy just because you can’t play yet. Ask for a couple of guitars in your genre and price range, than just sit down and put them on your lap on-by-one and see how they feel. If they feel uncomfortable or unnatural, you will know they are not right for you.

Guitar Tip # 1: You won’t recognize tonal differences yet, so if you have friends who play the guitar, ask them to come along. You can also ask the store clerk for help and advice. Also, verify that the instrument comes ready to play, and is in tune.

Guitar Tip # 2: Once you narrow your choices to 2-3 guitars, ask the store clerk to play something on them. If there is a huge difference in sound, you’ll hear it even as a beginner.

Guitar Tip #3: Appearance and looks are important. You will be much more motivated to pick up your new instrument and practice, if you find it “beautiful”.

Purchase – Buy the guitar you like most and has the best sound. Don’t forget to ask for the letter of warranty as well. You might also ask for it to be restrung right away, since the factory strings on beginner guitars are usually not of the best quality, and good strings can make a huge difference in sound. Also consider buying a gig bag, to make transporting the guitar easy and safe, and an electric tuner as well, which makes tuning your new instrument very easy.

After you buy your first guitar, make sure it’s always out in the open in your home (on a stand preferably). Having it where you can see it is motivating, and will encourage you to pick it up and practice more often. You can buy cheap guitars online that will be ideal for beginners.


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