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!
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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:
Child & Youth Guitars
Based on size of the student/child, it is best to get a guitar that is appropriately sized. Below we have included a list of acoustic & electric guitars that we recommend!
Standard Size Acoustics or Acoustic / Electrics:
Standard Electric Guitars
Keep in mind when picking an electric guitar, most likely, you will want an amp
as well. Also, as shared, an electric guitar can be more geared towards certain genres of
music. Below is a sample list of electric guitars ranked by price point.
In addition to purchasing a guitar, every guitarist will need to purchase strings, a guitar stand, picks, amp, and a tuner.
Thank you for taking time to read our recommendations and we hope you will find the right instrument that best fits your budget and your needs. Additionally, if you are not already a part of the SC Music Lessons LLC studio, check out our instructors who all have a degree in music or have taught for 5+ years. With virtual lessons, we can teach anyone anywhere!
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