So, you’re interested in choosing a new guitar to play but don’t know where to start. You’re not alone! Most beginners deal with this and with the right guidance you’ll be able to choose the perfect guitar for your playing. In this article, we’ll talk about the main components you should keep in mind while choosing your new guitar.
Check Out Used Guitars
The first thing we recommend for beginners when choosing a guitar is to look at used guitars. This is because you can find a ton of great quality, used guitars that won’t break the bank and will sound awesome. As a beginner, you might not want to spend a ton of money on a brand new instrument and instead buy a used one to test the waters with. A good place to start looking for used guitars is the Melodica Music Store, where we have quality, used guitars at an affordable price for many different playing styles. We offer new and used guitars for sale and guitar repairs, as well as an expansive guitar store.
Acoustic Or Electric
Guitars come in two types: acoustic and electric. Acoustic guitars don’t use an amplifier, which is a device that produces the sound and tone of an electric guitar. This makes acoustic guitars less equipment-heavy as you can play them right out of the box. However, an acoustic guitar usually uses thicker strings and has a larger body, which can make it difficult to play. There are also classical guitars, which are a type of acoustic guitar that are a bit smaller in body size and use nylon strings. Nylon strings are softer than steel strings which makes them easier on the fingers for a beginner. However, the neck is usually a bit wider on a classical guitar which can pose a bit of a challenge when learning and practicing.
Electric guitars have a smaller body and are a bit easier on the fingers, which is why most beginners opt for an electric guitar. It can also be more fun to plug an electric guitar into an amplifier and get creative with different sounds, volumes, and tones. Electric guitars are also extremely versatile and can play almost any style and genre. You can usually find an electric guitar package, which includes an amplifier, cables, guitar, and everything else you need to get started. We have a range of new and used electric guitars in thesMelodica Music Store that you can get started with.
Figure Out Your Playing Style
Figuring out your playing style is difficult as a beginner because you’re just starting out. We recommend making a list of your favorite bands, songs, and guitar players and researching the guitars they’ve used. This will give you an idea of how the guitar will sound and whether it will be the right guitar for the type of music you want to play. From there, you can search further for guitars that match up to the playing style you want to have.
Choosing a guitar doesn’t have to be difficult and these tips should help you find the perfect guitar. You can always check out the Melodica Music Store for a great selection of new and used guitars for any playing style. At Melodica, we offer musicians in Dubai guitar lessons, well priced electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, and name brand guitars from Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, Ibanez, and more.