If you are a beginner, you have a lot more work to do choosing an acoustic guitar. But, if you are a pro, you may have some knowledge about some kind of acoustic guitar. So, as a pro, you might go for a better acoustic guitar than your experienced one. This session will be helpful for the beginners.
As a beginner, you might have already gone through enough struggling to choose a suitable acoustic guitar for you. The first thing is to keep in mind that as a beginner you don’t have to go for a high price guitar. Rather, you can buy a low budget guitar for your learning. When you will be at the intermediate level, you can go for the high price acoustic guitar. Low price guitars are sometimes sound awesome.
If you are clever enough to choose the right one. You can also buy a high price used-guitar. But, in that case, you need to bring an expert with you while buying. Otherwise, you may be fooled by the seller. Besides price range, there are many varieties of acoustic guitar too. So, here we are to help you in this session choosing a perfect acoustic guitar for you. Hope you will enjoy and get help from the entire session.
The first thing, you need to do is searching an expert in acoustic guitar around your friend circle. If you find someone, it will be too much helpful for you choosing a perfect acoustic guitar. If you don’t find anyone then go find some acoustic guitar community in social media. This will help you a lot. But, you might don’t need either of this after completing this session.
Now, we are going to start our session with the step by step tutorial.
The best choice is choosing an acoustic guitar as a beginner. Almost every guitarist started their journey with an acoustic guitar. Now, the first thing is fixing your budget. It’s the first step of buying a guitar. I highly recommend you not to go for a high price guitar as a beginner. Obviously, high price guitars are better than the low price guitar. But, low price acoustic guitars are also very good for the beginner. Many brands offer different price acoustic guitar. You can choose among them. There are three ranges low price range, medium price range and high price range. You can also see them in the store.
You can also go for the used guitar as I told before. You may have a great acoustic guitar within your budget.
Choosing the shape and type is also a very important thing to consider. The top of the acoustic guitar may help you to choose an acoustic guitar. A laminate top acoustic guitar and a solid wood top acoustic guitar are available in the stores. A solid wood top acoustic guitar has higher price range than a laminate acoustic guitar. Laminate acoustic guitar is also not vibrating. So, the sound of the guitar is not so loud or rich. However, you can buy this type acoustic guitar if your budget is too tight.
You can recognize a laminate top acoustic guitar with the glossy look. You can also recognize them by touching the top of the guitar which is smoother than the solid wood top acoustic guitar.
If you have experience in acoustic guitar, then you can go for the next price level. But, as a beginner, it will be a foolish decision to select an advanced acoustic guitar. If you are skilled, you can upgrade your guitar.
Many famous brands like Fender, Epiphone, Yamaha, Taylor, Martin etc. are offering different types of acoustic guitar. Which are in a different price level. You can also grave the best one in your budget.
1. Fender and Yamaha offer some best acoustic guitar at a low price, especially for the beginner.
2. Takamine, Epiphone and Washburn brands offer some medium price ranged acoustic guitar for intermediate guitarists.
3. Martin and Taylor brands make the acoustic guitar for professionals. These guitars are expensive too.
The difference between them will help you to choose the right one among them. An acoustic-electric guitar has some electronics components inside them. You can plug them into an amplifier or the speaker to sound them loud. The advantage is you can also play them without the amplifier or speaker. They sound like normal acoustic guitar then. For this advantage, you can play this guitar around your friends and you can also play them in a concert. So, it’s your choice to buy either the regular acoustic guitar or the acoustic-electric guitar. But, as a beginner, you can choose an acoustic-electric guitar to get both flavor at a time.
Choosing a body style is up to you. You can choose a body style according to your test of choice. There are three types of body styles are available to choose. Classical, Dreadnaught and Jumbo. Classic style guitars are good for fingerpicking style. Dreadnaught style guitars are mainly played by folk artists and rock artists. Jumbo style guitars are the combination of the two types. Their quality is like classic style guitar and the sound and the size are like dreadnaught style guitar.
1. When you go to the store for buying an acoustic guitar, the first thing is to knock the body of the guitar. Check the echoing sound. It will help you to check the bass of the guitar. Less echoing sound means it will sound bright.
2. Check the tuning of the guitar before buying them. Play the open D chord on the 14th fret. It will help you to check if the tuning is right.
Before buying the guitar, play the guitar in the shop if there is any defect. The other thing is when you go for buying a used acoustic guitar, check the body of the guitar carefully. A used guitar might have a damage in the body. Play all the notes on the fret-board. Then check the neck of the guitar. If the neck is straight, then the guitar is okay otherwise not.
This tutorial is mostly provides the basics ideas for choosing an acoustic guitar as a beginner. If you have a friend who is experienced enough in acoustic guitar will help you a lot. If you don’t have one, then you may ask help from the store owner. They may help you to choose the perfect guitar for you as they have enough experience selling them. So, it’s better to investigate different shop and it will help you a lot to choose a perfect acoustic guitar for you.
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