a good place to get a beginner guitar?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:59 PM
so do any of you guys know a good acoustic guitar for a low price, or a good place to get a guitar either on the internet or near Hackney, London? i'd be happy to use a second-hand one but i can't tell if they're good before i buy.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:04 AM
£40 will not buy you a great guitar. At best it will buy you a beginners' model that will not really hold up well for a great deal of time. However you might find that it will last long enough for you to learn a bit with and decide if you want to continue playing. Generally speaking, the higher quality the instrument, the easier it is to work with. And that of course includes beginners who have a hard enough time just learning without having to struggle with a guitar that is a little tougher to work with.
While I wouldn't recommend a beginner to go out and buy an expensive guitar for a starter, I usually advise to get the best one that can comfortably be afforded.
You might find a "gently used" lower-priced beginner's guitar in a local shop. As far as online, there are many rip-offs waiting out there so it's best to choose a more reputable dealer. Musicians Friend has been around for a long time, is fairly reputable and will usually also allow returns or exchanges.
Good luck. I've been playing almost fifty years now and I couldn't even begin to explain how much enjoyment I've had with it over those years.
John Jackson -My Teacher and My Old Friend
When the roll is called up yonder he'll be there...
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:56 AM
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