When buying anything, we always want to do some more research on the product. Nowadays, more and more scams exist in real life and online, therefore, it is more possible to get fooled by someone. If you are here, you are in the right place to find more about acoustic guitars, famous and high quality brands, and how to purchase a good deal. Your answers lie below:
An acoustic guitar will probably be your first guitar so you might have zero experience buying a guitar or a musical instrument in general. You may also not have been in a music store before, online or in real life. No worries! Here, I will show you how to get a great guitar depending on your needs and at a reasonable price.
I have been a music enthusiast for many years and I am a self – taught guitarist. I have seen and played several guitars and other musical instruments. I can tell which brand is good and which isn’t. I have been in many music stores and I have purchased guitars online so I know how you feel right now. But let’s get right into it! Are you readyyyy?
Top 10 Brands:
I will give you my top 10 brands first and afterwards I will explain more (you can check the YuTube videos I provide so that you get a clearer picture on the guitars and the brands):
- Gibson: Expensive vs Cheap Gibson Acoustic Guitars
- Martin: Expensive vs Cheap Martin Acoustic Guitars
- Taylor: Expensive vs Cheap Taylor Acoustic Guitars
- Fender: Are Fender Acoustic Guitars Good
- Seagull: Seagull Original Acoustic Demo
- Guild: Guild Guitar Review
- Yamaha: Expensive vs Cheap Yamaha Acoustic Guitars
- Epiphone: Epihone Blindfold Challenge
- Harley Benton: Harley Benton Top 5 Acoustics 2020
- Ibanez: Ibanez 2021 AAD Acoustic
Now, I am going to give you some advice. Above, I mentioned my top favorite guitar brands, which have helped me learn a lot and enjoy my journey to music playing. Now that you know about several brands, it is time to learn how to actually purchase a guitar.
Keep in mind that this is just my personal opinion based on my experience.
Store vs Online
When I wanted to purchase my first guitar, this was my first question. I had no idea who to trust and where the best deal for me was. There was so much information online, the only thing that happened was that I got so overwhelmed that I thought of giving up.
Please, don’t ever obsess over the idea of buying the best guitar that exists in the cheapest price. I know, music makes us enthusiastic and happy and we want to best for ourselves. It is just a guitar though. You will get the guitar of your dreams in the end!
Going to the store of my neighborhood for the first time was an okay experience, I should say. They let me try playing a bunch of guitars, even though they were a little hesitant because I was a beginner (to this day, I still can’t figure out if this is normal behavior in music stores). I got the chance to see and try different acoustic guitars and I got help the moment I asked for it!
But, to be honest, music stores were not the best. After discussing about the features of a particular acoustic guitar with the shop assistant, I finally asked about the price and I was shocked. Maybe the music store in my neighborhood is a little expensive, but still, their guitars were way off my budget. I decided I needed an alternative solution to get a guitar!
That’s when the online stores come in handy. After getting the experience from trying many acoustic guitars in my neighborhood’s store, I visited many websites to find the guitar of my dreams. On the Internet world, you will find a variety of acoustic guitar models and prices, therefore you won’t risk being scammed.
I suggest you follow my lead. Visit a music store first and then go online and check acoustic guitars that are cheaper and cooler. Especially if you live in a small town, it will be extremely difficult to find an acoustic guitar that suits your needs (provided that you don’t have a big music store there!).
Improvise if you need to! See for yourself which guitar is best and go ahead and buy it. You need to practice this skill if you are going to continue your guitar learning, since you will need to buy more guitars in the future!
Remember this: Don’t spend too much money on your first guitar. Get a model that suits your needs and once your progress gets better and you want more features, you can consider a more expensive model!
Also, do not buy the cheapest model you find. It may have disadvantages you don’t see yet! Just stick to a reasonable budget and buy smart. Follow my instructions (first go to the shop near you, then check online, in the end make your decision).Goo
Here, I provide more advice on acoustic guitars, so that you can take a lot: Learn more about acoustic guitars NOW!
I have been in your place too, I wondered and wondered what the best deal would be and I dreaded the moment I would find an unsuitable guitar and buy it.
At the end of the day though, I realized that that was just a waste of time. All kinds of guitars exist online, but this doesn’t mean that all of them are scams. I have bought many guitars online and I still feel nervous during the time I wait for them. But in the end, are the promised features are included and I am always satisfied!
If you agree, disagree or simply want to add something on what I previously mentioned, please leave a comment down below and I will get back at you, first chance that I get.
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