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Beginners Guide to Buying Your First Guitar in 2022


Ready to crush that new years resolution to learn how to play the guitar? You might have roamed around your local guitar shop to look at guitars of different shapes, sizes, and models and wonder which one to choose.  If you ever choose the wrong guitar or any musical instrument, you might fall out of love with a chance to explore the instrument and dive deep into it.


We don't want you to make the same mistake as thousands of individuals made while buying their first guitar. We have shared some amazing guides on buying your first guitar in 2022.  


1. Electric vs Acoustic: Choose Your Type


If you're not great with instruments and it's your first time buying one, we would recommend you get an acoustic guitar. You don't need much experience and you can start playing it right away. Acoustic guitars are great if you plan to invest your time in folk, indie, country, and pop genres.


Electric guitars on the other hand require more time, amplification, cables, paddles, and more which might cost more. However, electric guitars are quite experimental and open and have a whole different musical world when you connect them with an amplifier. Electric guitars are quite popular in metal, rock, R&B, and jazz genres.

2. Find the Perfect Size and Style

Sometimes the style and architecture of guitar can be a huge attraction for music lovers. If you're starting your musical career at an early age, you can easily get a small guitar at an affordable cost.


Improper guitar sizes can impair your potential to play, and young individuals may struggle with full-size guitars owing to the breadth of the neck, greater weight, and larger fret space, and may be unable to play all sounds.


The big and full-sized may seem tempting for young kids but, the kids will be frustrated if the guitar does not fit well in their hands and body.


3. Figure Our Your Budget


Decide on a budget. Do this early since you could be enticed to pay a little more for a certain form or color that catches your eye. Guitars are available from $100 to thousands of dollars and spending a lot of money does not guarantee 100% satisfaction.


There are tons of amazing guitars available at a reasonable price. You can start from an affordable one and choose the high end once you master your technique and knowledge.


 4. Test Before Your Buy 

In the affordable price range, all guitars will have comparable characteristics. So there's no need to be concerned about the fingerboard fabric, the number of knobs, or the hardware. Guitars have a lot of variables, so it's crucial not to get overwhelmed.


So, before you purchase a guitar, you can go to the local music shop and try one for yourself. If you like the way the guitar looks and sounds, you'll be more likely to pick it up and play with it.


5. Don't Forget About Accessories


To make your guitar shine, you'll need more than just the guitar. Extra elements are required for protection, modification, education, personalization, and other purposes. Consider guitar covers, straps, tuners, metronomes, tiny amps, connection cables, effects pedals, capos, and decals. Each of these things is available in a variety of designs and choices that will truly make your guitar one-of-a-kind.


Knowing things to think about before buying your first guitar will help you make the best decision for your musical career or hobby. Our team is delighted to assist you in your search for a guitar. Contact Music Arts Enterprises right away. Get in touch with us via our online form or simply call us at 954-581-2203