Now you can buy your first guitar. The first guitar that I fell in love was the one I still have. I remember going to the store and looking at it in the window. It was a Fender Telecaster.
My family was unable to afford a guitar back then, so it wasn’t until 10 years later that I bought my first guitar – find out more?
What should you do? Which one is best for you? Do you want to buy the same guitar as your friend? Which Gibson, Martin, or Taylor guitar should you buy? Fender, Takamine Takamine Guild or Ovation are all options. Do you want a vintage guitar, used guitar or a cheap one?
There are so many guitars on the market that it can be overwhelming to choose from.
It can be overwhelming. However, you can purchase a guitar with just a few basic skills.
The best-built guitars are made with the finest materials by the most well-known brands, but they can be quite expensive.
These guitars are also known as beginner-style guitars and have been a great value over the past few years.
There will be many opinions about what you should look for in a guitar. For example, I saw a young couple browsing guitars in a store recently.
Overheard him saying that a friend had advised him to buy a guitar with a sprucetop. He said it over and over while looking at every guitar in the store.
His wife was always looking at the guitars and saying, “This one is beautiful, don’t ya think?” Or “This one is nice.”
He kept repeating the mantra to his husband, “We need one with a Spruce Top.”
It became clear to me that he didn’t know what a “spruce top” was, and that they were both lost on how to purchase a guitar. I decided to save them.
After a brief conversation, they were smiling and happy to go.
There are four main aspects to consider when buying a guitar. These points are applicable to an acoustic instrument. This should be the first guitar that everyone owns.
1. The guitar must make you happy. You can play with several guitars, or have the salesperson demonstrate how to play them. Ask him to play the same melody or tune so you can compare apples with apples. You will be amazed at the differences in how they sound. Some sound louder than others, while some have a deeper woody quality and some ring with an almost crystal-like tone. There are many sounds to choose from, but there is no right or wrong one. It is up to you which sound you prefer. You may eventually decide to purchase a guitar for each of these sounds. Pick the one that you love the most for now. Once you’ve settled on the one you love the most, move on to the next step.
2. Comfortable guitars are essential. Place the guitar on a stool, or on a chair. If you are right-handed, place the bottom curve on your right thigh.
If you’re left-handed, place the bottom curve on your left side. You can now see the guitar and ask yourself if it feels comfortable. Is your strumming hand comfortable against the guitar’s front? Is it too large? Is it too small or too big? Is it too small? Can you comfortably strum your guitar? If you feel uncomfortable, take the guitar out and replace it with another one. Do not bother moving on to the next step. Don’t buy a guitar if you don’t feel comfortable with it. You can try other guitars until one suits you. Only then, move on to step 3.
3. Let’s now look at the neck of our guitar. You should find it easy to wrap your hands around the neck. There are many options for the guitar neck, as well as different widths. It is important that you can comfortably wrap your hands around your guitar when buying your first one. You should also check the following things when you have found a guitar that feels comfortable. The frets (the wire strips that run across the fingerboard) are what you need to be concerned about. If the ends are not finished properly, they can cause injury to your fingers and make it difficult to play the guitar. Also, check the string height. If they are too high it will make it difficult to play and press down. They will buzz or clunk as you strum the notes. The repair or set-up department may be available at some guitar shops. This will set up your guitar for free, but it can be costly. Once you’ve found the guitars you love and have the neck and size you need, the final step is done.
4. A guitar should be within your financial means. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend thousands or hundreds of dollars to get a decent guitar that will work for your purposes. I was ready to fight back and tell the clerk that she had taken $100.00 from my daughter and was ripping me off. “How could they do this …” I thought. To make a long story brief, she gave me the guitar. I was amazed at how comfortable it felt and sounded better than other guitars that cost between $250.00 and $350.00. You can afford a guitar, but still keep within your budget. When you are a better guitarist, then invest in a good guitar. Have fun learning how to play the guitar, and then you can decide when you want to purchase a better guitar.
These are my top tips for buying a guitar. Good luck with your first guitar purchase!
Name: Hilton Music Center Inc. – Music School Albany
Address: 440 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 459-9400a