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Buying a Beginner Guitar

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Acoustic, electric, bass?there are so many different types of guitars to choose from.? So, how do you know which guitar is right for you?

Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic guitars are the most hassle free guitars to learn on because they don?t require any additional equipment.? This also makes them cheaper than electric guitars.? Acoustic guitars are very portable so you can practice just about anywhere.? The drawback with these guitars is that they?re harder to play.? This is because the strings are thicker and take more force to make a solid connection with the fret board.? The upside of this is that it increases your finger strength so you can play longer.

Electric Guitar
Electric guitars are usually easier for people to learn because the strings are thinner which makes it easier to get a solid connection with the fretboard.? This makes a difference because you only need half the force to push down the string and make a solid connection with the fret board, which is a struggle for many beginning guitarists.? Electric guitars require more equipment than acoustic guitars, which can get expensive.

**It is important to remember, when buying either type of guitar, not to just buy the cheapest one.? Cheap guitars may seem like a good idea if you’re not sure you want to invest in a guitar, but odds are if you buy a cheap guitar you’ll hate the instrument.? Cheap guitars hinder learning and practice and often give the player a bad taste for the instrument.? You don’t have to spend thousands on a beginner guitar, about $150 should get you a decent acoustic guitar, but don’t skimp.? A decent guitar could mean the difference between sticking with guitar lessons and quitting.

In the end, the most important thing to consider is which guitar you enjoy playing the most.? The sales associate in a music store may give you a really great pitch about why you should start with an acoustic guitar, but if you?re more interested in the sound of an electric, then go with the electric guitar.? Always test the guitars in the music store before investing in one to see which guitar feels the best for you.

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