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Guitar Guide For Beginners - Buying A Guitar

May 14, 2008
Through the years, guitar has risen in popularity because so many more musicians are interested in playing it. Obviously, when you start off playing the guitar, you need the instrument to work with. You should also keep in mind a few core factors before beginning your training.

Depending on your wants, the type of guitar you choose will dictate how you play. You can select a guitar from three main categories. They include acoustic, classical, and electric guitars. Each has their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Once you have purchased a guitar, you will learn the basics in no time if you keep at it.

The acoustic guitar normally has steel strings with a hollow body. The body is made of wood. You do not need an amp to play this instrument, although you could if you really wanted too. Some acoustic guitars even involve the use of a pickup.

An acoustic-electric guitar is a guitar that comes with a pickup. You can have other accessories too if you wish, but this is the norm. If your acoustic doesn't have any pickup on it, you can get an after-market one for around sixty dollars.

Classical guitars have some similarities with acoustic guitars with difference of design and having nylon strings instead of steel. Generally, classical guitars are used to play classical music although they can be used to play Spanish or finger-picking music.

An electric guitar will have a body made of plastic with thin steel strings. This is the staple guitar when it comes to rock and roll. You will need an amp to play this correctly, as well as effect pedals to produce a variance in sounds.

Each guitar is made differently and thus requires a unique person to play it. The material, length, fret, and neck size are all factors to consider when purchasing a guitar. A well made guitar will serve you for many years to come.

Make sure that any custom parts you buy for your instrument are actually compatible. Some users buy capos that do not fit, or the wrong type of pick. It is important to research this before you waste your money.

You should focus on learning the guitar once you have purchased it. You can do this either through online lessons or via a DVD set. To truly master the guitar you are going to have to give it your all, whenever you have some free time to spare.
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