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Beginners Guide To Select The Best Guitar

May 14, 2008
When you plan to learn how to play the guitar, it is very important that you have your own. Finding the best guitar the first time can be a little nerve racking. When you go to the music store, you will see lots of guitars; different sizes, different types and different styles and since it is your first time to buy it, you get lost on what you should do and what you should pick. To help you with the trouble of choosing which one is the best for you as a beginner, below are some tips that might help you narrow down your choices:

1. Decide on the type of guitar. This is the first thing you should have in your mind before going to the music store. Decide on the type of guitar you would like to learn and master. There are many types of guitar. You can choose from classical guitar, flamenco guitar, acoustic guitar, base and electric guitar. This will shorten your decision time when you are already in the music store. Most people prefer to learn and buy an acoustic guitar simply because it is suited to a variety of music styles. Electrical guitar is best for beginners. It looks more complicated than the acoustic one. However, it is more recommended for first time guitar players as it will be easier to play. The strings of an electric guitar are closer and it doesn't require much pressure to reach the different strings especially when your fingers are not yet familiar with transferring and moving on the fret board.

2. Test the sound. It is very important to test the quality of guitar by checking its sounds. Do this by plucking the strings. A good quality guitar has a clear and crisp sound otherwise you are holding the wrong one.

3. Have the strings changed. If the guitar you have chosen has already strings on it, do not forget to ask the seller to change it. This way, you are sure that the strings are new and that you can use them for a long time.

You may also choose to buy a beginner's guitar. This type of guitar is cheaper than the others however you will need to buy a new one as you progress in your learning. Remember the basic, the guitar you should buy must look good and sound good. You might encounter good salesman that would make you fall for his tactics. Do not give in. Be smart as the guitar that you will be buying shall be with you for as long as you want it to.
About the Author
Zack R is the founder of 50 Blues Studios. If you are a blues musician, listen to samples of blues guitar backing tracks at 50 Blues. If you are a harp player, get access to 50 blues harp backing tracks at 50 Blues website.
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