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A Basic Intro Guide To Guitars

A Basic Intro Guide To Guitars


    

A Basic Intro Guide To Guitars

by Wendy Racklave

There are a huge number of choices to make when deciding to purchase a guitar, besides style, there is brand, and also model. Do you want an acoustic-electric by Gibson or an electric by Fender or even an acoustic by Yamaha. These are just a few of the examples that you will have to decide between. Don't worry, even with all these guitars, there are smaller choices you can make that will narrow down the field for you.

The style of music you're going to want to play as well as the places you'll be playing in will definitely have an impact on the choices you make. Let's face it, if you're going to be playing dances, or other such gatherings with lots of people, you will most likely need a guitar that can be amplified. That pretty much eliminates acoustic.

There are varied opinions of which style of guitar is best suited for which type of music, as well as which name brand is the better type of guitar. Like most things if you look long enough you'll find what you want to hear. Ultimately though, it comes down to personal preference.

If you're interested in playing steel guitar or a bass, then you have already narrowed the field down a lot. Now you simply need to choose between brand name and model. It has been said that learning to play a bass guitar or a steel guitar will take considerably more time and effort than learning to play either acoustic or electric.

The acoustic-electric is a unique guitar. It is unique in the sense that it allows you to play both electric or acoustic on the same guitar. The switch is as simple as plugging in or unplugging the patch chord. An acoustic-electric, just as the name sounds, is an acoustic guitar with a built-in electric pick-up. There are also a wide range of manufacturers, models and price range in acoustic-electric guitars.

How much do you know about the artists you listen to? Do you know what style and brand of guitar they play? If you want to reproduce sounds similar to theirs, you may do best to have the same type of guitar as they do. It's hard to get the same sound from two entirely different types of guitars.

As to making the choice between manufacturers and models, that is entirely up to the individual person buying the guitar. A guitar that may be excellent for you, and produce a sound you love, may not be exactly the one for me. A good way to have an idea what you're looking for is to talk to people, or do some research and see what your favourite artist uses.

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