Tips On Buying Guitars.
By Mantius Cazaubon, Fri Dec 9th
There are so many guitar models on the market today. So manytypes including electric, acoustic, acoustic electric, nylonstring, and steel string guitars. How does one make a selection?Here are a few tips to help you choose one that meets your needs.
1. It depends on how much you can afford.
With such a wealth of guitars available, a working personshouldn't have a problem finding one that fits their budget. Butthis doesn't mean that you should settle for anything. As theold adage goes, you usually get what you pay for. Usually themore money you invest, the greater the returns. You're going tobe spending a lot of time practicing so choose an instrumentthat you can enjoy. An instrument that you can look forward toplaying.
2. What style of music will you be playing?
The style of music to be played should influence your choice ofguitar. For instance if you plan on playing rock you should buyan electric guitar, since Rock music is better suited to beplayed on that type of guitar. If Jazz and blues is your thingyou may prefer a semi-acoustic guitar from the start. Anacoustic nylon string guitar may be better suited to classicalmusic and smooth Jazz.
3. Child or adult.
Are you a parent looking to buy a guitar for your child?Consider buying a 1/2 size or 3/4 size guitar. Your childdoesn't have the reach that an adult has, so these smallerguitars are better suited. Regular size guitars will be moredifficult to play and can cause a lack of interest.
You may also want to look into buying an electric guitar foryour child if you can afford it. They have a small neck and verylight thin strings and are therefore easier to play. If money isan issue a second hand electric guitar may be the answer.
4. Wood type and its relation to tone.
Although there are no rules for choosing guitar woods, there isa guide that you can follow. Generally, darker woods produce abrighter tone while