How to Choose the Right Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitars are not as expensive as, say, pianos or entire drum sets but those of good quality may still stretch your budget more than a bit. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for something with inferior quality though. If you’re serious about this craft then you should know that QUALITY matters.

It has a tremendous effect on how your music sounds. Consider it this way: A painter with great skills still won’t be able to paint a picture that can say a thousand words if he’s working with sub-grade quality paint materials or brushes that are extremely old and missing half their bristles.

It’s the same with acoustic guitars. Your skills won’t do you much good if they can’t be interpreted correctly by the guitar.

Should Beginners Purchase Basic Acoustic Guitars?

Absoutely not! What happens when you graduate from beginner level? You’ll have to buy another one and re-learn the entire process because you’ve got a new guitar to acquaint yourself with. If you want to save yourself time, money, and yes effort in learning how to play a guitar then invest in something that can serve as your life partner – something that can go with you all the way to the top!

What Other Factors Should You Consider?

Naturally, there are several other factors to think about when you’re out to buy your first ever acoustic guitar.

How to Choose the Right Acoustic Guitars

Is It Worth Buying an Acoustic Guitar Online?

Nowadays, most people find online shopping the ideal way to buy everything they need because it’s convenient and it allows them to multitask. If you’re stuck in traffic, you can use your mobile phone or any other electronic device that’s capable of logging to the Internet and start shopping until the lights turn green.

But there are still drawbacks of course. You want to make sure that the item you’re about to purchase matches the description and provided with the ad. If you buy from an unknown or unreliable website, it’s very likely that you could get scammed.

Look in particular for websites that are recommended by the BBB and have not received any warnings from the FTC.

With these tips, you’re guaranteed to take home the best acoustic guitar for your needs!

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Keven February 25, 2011 at 10:20 am

Hi! I am new to this site but I do enjoy the advise and the other articles that you have on here and I do love bluegrass! I just wanted to mention, about this particular article, that I have a “Cort” acoustic guitar that was my Fathers day present years ago. I got to pick it out, and not having much money at the time, I was told by a few other players that these had a very good tone. I am a stickler about buying “American made” products but my choices were very limited at that time. I bought it for $300 new.
I have to say though, this guitar has a beautiful sound to it and everyone that has picked it up likes it as well. I’m no guitar player by no means and I am learning as fast as I can, not only the guitar but the 5 string banjo as well. Cheap is not the way to go, however, once in awhile a person might find something like this.
My biggest problem is trying to find someone to play with (especially bluegrass). Books and videos only go so far, then you need to get with someone to learn real time rhythm. I try to play with my collection of music on my jukebox (laptop) and WOW, can that ever be a challenge!
Any tips or advise would be more than welcome so I can try to overcome some of these walls that I am hitting. I do plan, in the future, to purchase a nice guitar but in the meantime, this is all that I have.
Thank you, Keven

kevin March 4, 2011 at 9:07 am

not being picky but isn’t that a pic of a banjo. now me being a banjo player i don’t mind just an saying lol

Flatpicker March 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Not sure what happened. Thanks for letting me know. I will have it changed 🙂

RG November 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

Taylor 110 E or CE… Affordable, incredible ringing tone, extraordinary quality. New is only a little over $700. Used must be less. Great, great guitar.

Wyatt January 4, 2013 at 1:42 am

I’ve gotten this guitar and I’ve done some research on it but can’t find my particular guitar… It’s blackish brown, more black than brown by far and a pearl pic guard and a cut away and such anyone got any clues about it?

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