Our Guide to Buying a Guitar
Any student wanting to learn an instrument will need to invest in having their own instrument for practice during the week. Without applying the information learned at the lesson during the week, progress will be stunted. Students who practice progress more quickly!
When searching for guitars, we know the options can become overwhelming! We also recognize that the quality of the instrument needed may change as a student progresses; therefore, we have shared multiple options at a variety of price points.
In this post our guitar instructor, Seth, has shared his expertise in order to help you make the right decision for your needs!
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Types of Guitars
There are three basic types of guitars:
1. Acoustic Guitars are often the most popular choices for students beginning guitar lessons! Acoustic guitarists can share music as a soloist or as part of a band. Acoustic guitars can be played without external amplification, however, many acoustic guitars have a featured to allow them to be amplified, if desired.
2. Classical Guitars are similar to acoustic guitars but more often used for Flamenco and Spanish music. The body can be slightly larger and typically uses nylon strings vs. steel strings.
3. Electric Guitars require external amplification in order to be heard. They are most often used as part of a band in a variety of genres including Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Pop, Rock, Country and Metal.
Our recommendations focus on acoustic and electric options for both children and adults!
If you need a left-hand guitar recommendation, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are the Prices Different?
When buying a guitar, appearance is only part of the price increase on a guitar. The main reasons for price increases are: