Yes we can! You may be wondering how you should choose your first guitar to buy… Well have a look at following our guide. It isn’t as overwhelming as you may think!
Firstly, if you are an absolute beginner it may be best to buy a not-to-expensive acoustic guitar, just so you get the feel for it. You don’t want to spend a fortune on an electric only to find out the guitar isn’t for you (which is very unlikely!). If you’ve learnt the basics and want to pursue learning the guitar, then it depends on the style of music you want to play. For example if you want to be able to play your favourite folk music, or strum along to songs on the radio, then an acoustic guitar would be suitable. However, if you want to jam to rock and metal, then obviously you should go for an electric. Budget is also very important to take into consideration – you normally get what you pay for when buying guitars, so a £100 guitar will not sound as good or play an nicely as a £1000 guitar. It’s that simple. However going too cheap can be risky as these guitars can be poorly made (going out of tune easily for example), or may not last a long time. If money is short, you can always buy used guitars, however do your research first and make sure the guitar is in working order. Buying a guitar is an investment – if you spend that bit extra, you’ll get that extra quality, and can sometime resell the guitar for a profit. Finally, bear in mind that with an acoustic guitar you’re good-to-go, but you need to buy amps, leads, and sometimes effects if you want an electric. Acoustics are also more portable, you can play them anytime with amps, and usually any style can work on an acoustic. The same can’t be said for electrics, but you can do so much more with an electric guitar – the possibilities really are endless! Once you’ve decided between electric or acoustic, go try out as many guitars in person as you can, and see what feels right for you. It helps to have someone with some guitar experience with you too.