BEGINNERS GUIDES: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST GUITAR?

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BEGINNERS GUIDES: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST GUITAR?

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. Whether you are a child or an adult, if you want to learn to play the guitar, you must first choose the right one. However, with so many different guitar brands, styles, and shapes to choose from in music stores or online, it’s easy to get lost. This guide will help you choose the best guitar for beginners. There are many factors to consider before deciding, let’s take a look.

Budget
The first factor to think about when picking out your very first guitar is obviously your budget, I think you’re gonna want to spend about $200 to get a really nice guitar that you can learn on, you don’t have to worry about the $1200 guitar the $2000 guitar you can get that later after you’ve been jamming for a while.

Accessories
The other thing is as far as accessories, I would suggest a clip-on tuner and a simple gig bag you know it’s a soft bag that the guitar can be held in there.

Strings
And you’ll be good to go so once you got your budget figured out you got to figure out what kind of guitar to get, the guitar has steel strings on it, the other kind of strings that you would find are called nylon strings which are those exact plastic-looking strings, the nylon strings are more typical with classical guitar or Spanish guitar. You know the contemporary styles, the styles that most of you will like, so let’s go with steel strings as they are more common with pop-funk blues.

Shapes and Sizes
There are also different shapes and sizes of guitars. For a little kid, you might not want what’s considered a jumbo guitar. The most common shape of acoustic guitar that you’re gonna find is the classic dreadnought shape there are also jumbo guitars which are obviously bigger boomy or louder, but they’re also gonna probably be a little bit more uncomfortable to start with, but then you also have what is called 3/4 size guitars which tend to be more like student models. But if you’re a kid or you feel like your hands are really small or you’re just not sure you might want to go for a 3/4 size guitar, however, once you get good on it you’re gonna kind of want a bigger louder sounding guitar so I’m going to leave that up to you.

Action
Another aspect of learning guitar that’s gonna be really important is the action, what the action means besides you know something that’s exciting it’s not as exciting as it sounds, but it’s actually the distance of the strings of the fretboard if this is the fretboard and these are the strings to higher up the harder it’s gonna be and the more strength that’s gonna take to get a clean tone out of it so you’re gonna want a guitar with low action it’ll be less frustrating to get those clean tones out and to get going playing songs.

Cutaway
If you play often in the upper frets of the guitar then it’s a good idea to get a guitar with a cutaway to make those frets easier to access. If you don’t tend to use those frets, maybe you are more of a rhythm guitarist, or if you want a certain guitar that you use for playing solely rhythm guitar, then you won’t need a cutaway.

Woods
On a more affordable model, you’re gonna see different woods like cedar and mahogany and if you’re not sure which one sounds better to your own ear you may want to have a friend try out different guitars and have you stand you know maybe 10 feet back and listen to the ones that sound good to you so also you’re gonna have different choices on the finishes and gloss that goes on the guitar now I find with the more affordable entry-level guitars you’re gonna get what’s called a satin finish which isn’t as shiny no the layer is less thick you can kind of feel the wood through it but you’re gonna save a ton of money with a satin finish.
After considering the selling points of each guitar, you will need to decide what you want to learn and what kind of music you want to play. Once you actually pick up a guitar and feel it, you will know if it is right for you.

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