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How to find the perfect guitar for you

Published at 01/26/2012 09:02:01

How to find the perfect guitar for you

Playing the guitar is a challenging task for guitar players especially the beginners. One of the frequently asked questions for many guitar players is how to find the best guitar for them. This is important since one cannot make good music unless they have the perfect guitar that they are relatively comfortable playing with. You don’t have to be a guitar expert to get the best guitar for you, all you need is to be a savvy shopper and with these tips you will be able to make the right choice.

Step 1

First of all, as a guitar player you must know the kind of music you want the guitar for. Are you into jazz, Country or rock music? You have to know the genre of music you will specialize in as there is a guitar for different type of music. For instant those guitar players who love jazz and rock music will find the electric guitar ideal, for country music the acoustics guitar will do.

Step 2

Once you have settled on the type of guitar you want to buy, you will have to do your research first. Thanks to the internet you can do that in the comfort of your home as there are very many sites showing the merits of the types of guitars to buy. There are even reviews from other guitar players who have experience and can advice you on the best guitar for you. Some even have options for where you can ask questions and find out the intimate details that you want to know before purchasing the guitar.

Step 3

If you want to find the ideal guitar for you and you have a lot of time on you hands you can make trips to the music store and try out a few guitars. Most shops allow people to try out the guitars on display at no charge. Most shop attendants are also familiar with the functions of the guitar so feel free to ask for advice. However don’t let them intimidate you into buying as purchasing a guitar is a very personal decision to make.

Step 4

Alternatively if you have a friend who plays the guitar very well you can consult him. You can also try on their guitar and see if you like how it feels. Sometimes your friends might put their guitars for sale you can buy from them as they are cheaper. If they have time they can even accompany you to the store and help you get the best guitar for you.


When looking for a perfect guitar for you it is advisable that you buy from the major brands. Brand name guitars are of high quality guitars with high resale value. Be sure to find out the seller’s return policy before purchasing the guitar, just incase you want to swap for another later. Don’t be fooled into buying cheap guitar as it may end up costing you dearly in the long run. Don’t be afraid to spend a reasonable amount for a quality guitar for yourself.