How to choose a guitar


A lot of people find it difficult to find a perfect guitar for themselves. If you are planning to take guitar lessons then it is necessary for you to buy a good guitar. Even though a lot of music schools provide you with the instrument but its always better to have your own so that you can practice or play whenever you want. 

Here is a guide for you on how to choose a guitar which is suitable for you. 

Choose the type of guitar which you find the most interesting. 

Many people are unable to decide between an acoustic and an electric guitar. Before buying the guitar make sure that you know what you want. You can try out playing both guitars in your guitar lessons and then decide what to buy. Lot of people end up buying very expensive guitars and later realize that they wanted the other one, so its better to know before hand and then invest. Note that playing acoustic guitar doesn’t ensure that you will be able to play electrical guitar and vice-versa, so choose wisely. 

Never buy a cheap guitar

Often people are afraid that what if their interest in playing guitar fizzles out later, and end up buying a cheap guitar so that they don’t have much money invested in it. That is the biggest blunder that you can do. If you really want to enjoy playing the guitar and make the most out of your guitar lessons, it is important that you buy a quality guitar. A cheaply made guitar will most certainly make you loose interest and eventually you will quit because it is physically too difficult to play. 

Choose the right size

Different people have different body types, so there isn’t a universal size which is fit for all. Having a guitar that is too large can be difficult and uncomfortable to play. It can also be painful at times. It puts you at a great technical disadvantage, specially if you are a teenager. Make sure that you try on your guitar before buying it so that you don’t buy a wrong size. 

Buy an electronic tuner 

A tuner is as important as the pick and strings. It is very important that you keep your guitar tuned to standard pitch. If your guitar is tuned too high above standard pitch than the excessive tension can damage your guitar or even break them at times. On the other hand, if your guitar is tuned far below the standard pitch then it can lead your neck to move backward resulting in unacceptable string buzz against the frets. Therefore, buying an electronic tuner is an absolute necessity. 

Choose a guitar which make you fall in love with it

Your guitar represents you and your personality. Buying a good quality guitar is a necessary, but it is also important that your guitar is visually aesthetic and has a certain charm to it. Go for a guitar which speaks to you and motivates you to attend your guitar lessons regularly.  

Make sure you keep all the above-mentioned points in your mind before buying a guitar, and good luck with your guitar hunt!


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