Sep 032014

Purchasing the right acoustic guitars is a process for every discerning musician. Everyone has a preference in their instrument, and these instruments come in a variety of styles. There are many luthiers who can build new guitars, sell existing guitars and help to modify guitars. The person who is trying to choose the right guitar must follow the steps below to make sure they are getting exactly what they need for their musical tastes.

The Size Matters

Every guitar is a different size. There are standard sizes for guitars, but each guitar is a slightly different size and shape. People must try each guitar until they find one that works best for them. The feel of the guitar is often more important than how it sounds. People can make changes to strings and performance technique to alter the sound, but a guitar that does not feel good is going to be very hard to play.

The Sound

Most guitars make a slightly different sound. The sounds that these guitars make are going to push people in the direction of one or the other. Someone may fall in love with the sound of their guitar, and they may find that they would prefer to play that guitar even if it is not traditionally what they need.

The Price

Every guitar is priced differently by the builder or manufacturer. However, guitars can vary in price greatly depending on where they are sold. The condition of the guitar also plays into the price of the guitar. People must be willing to look at a variety of guitars to see which one works best for their budget. The price of the guitar may make a guitar too good to pass up, and some guitars that seem out of reach may be discounted for a number of reasons.

Every guitarist who wants a new guitar must make sure they shop wisely for their guitar. The shopping experience includes the size, feel and sound of the instrument. Shopping for discounts is also wise because people can get something that matches them perfectly without overpaying for the instrument.

So you see, it’s important that you do your homework when it comes to purchasing the right acoustic guitar.  It will save you time and money in the long run.

  8 Responses to “Purchasing the Right Acoustic Guitar – How to”

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  1. I loved this review. I play the guitar and I learned a lot from this review. It was very interesting and informative.

  2. I am glad you pointed out all the aspects to consider when purchasing a guitar, I think I needed to know this several years back! We had bought two guitars at once ( from Target) that were very mediocre quality and we regretted it later. We have already thrown one out and the other is not in great shape either.

    • If we only knew then, what we know now – we would have made much better purchase decisions. It’s okay though – there’s always a next time. Personally, I would hate to spend a lot of money on something and then have it just sit there collecting dust.

  3. I had a very cheap acoustic guitar when I was a kid. Probably best for my parents sake that I didn’t stick with it.

    • Your comment made me laugh. My daughter has one – cheap one. She just got it back from being tuned – it’s been gone a couple years now (friend took it). Well – one of these days I imagine she will get the whim to play it and I can’t help but wonder what I am in for!

  4. This is great information, especially for me. My youngest sister wants a guitar and she is a beginner, so have this quick tips are super helpful. I’ve been looking around and reading through reviews on what is better suited as just for her to learn on and your info helps with what I’ve been reading through already. Thank you.

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