You know that in playing guitar, guitarists must have a good command of guitar brands, types of guitar, finger styles and guitar techniques. In particular, if you are beginners, you will have to search for such information. Among so many types, how can you recognize the best guitar for beginners? It is not easy as it is related to a lot of issues. This is also a worry of many people who have passion for music and guitar. To know what is good and what is bad, you have to get acquainted with this instrument and understand its sound, its material and so on. In this article, we will help you to distinguish good and bad guitars.
- Brands for guitars (the countries produce)
A good brand will bring you good products. However, do not focus too much on the brands when you go to the shop and choose to buy one guitar on the grounds that there are some fake brands which can imitate the real one and it is difficult for beginners to differentiate. So how can you know? The thing you need to care for is the origin of the guitar. That means the country producing it. A lot of professional guitarists say that a famous brand can produce not good guitar. In other words, the guitar should be produced in the famous country for it.
According to experts of guitar, the instruments produced in Japan or in the USA have better quality than those coming from Korean. However, Japan guitars are relatively expensive and there is no discount. Apart from this, England is also famous for producing good guitars but the number of guitars is small.
It is obvious that cheap guitars of any brand have poor quality, even terrible sound. Therefore, you had better choose cheap guitars except for the case that your friend wants to sell his old good instrument. However, it does not mean that you have to buy as expensive guitars as possible. Firstly, you should know why you need to buy a guitar. This will help you to understand your demand and whether you are ready to pursue this style. If you have no passion for playing guitar, an expensive one is useless.
- Choose right guitar for your music and style
When you look for a guitar, you had better choose the right one for the music you play and your role in your band. Here are some details for guitars and the suitable kinds of music.
- Classical guitar is suitable for Spain music, folk, Jazz, recital or concert
- Electric arch-top guitar is for Jazz or recital
- Electric guitar is for pop music, Jazz or Blues
- Resonator guitar for dancing, Jazz and Blues
- Acoustic guitar is for folk music.
If you do not choose the right guitar, you will never play right sound. As a result, it is difficult for you to learn anything from the music you play. Furthermore, when you play guitar, you have to be suitable for the instrument. It is the best to have someone give you consultancy and advices.
- Some advices for beginners
When choosing a guitar, you have to consider the following factors:
- The material to make the guitar
If you only play recital music, you should choose guitars mad of top cedar wood which can make the sound resonant, warmer and this material does not absorb humidity so it is suitable for players in some tropical countries.
- The sound
Beginners have to test the sound by examining the bracing system in the soundboard, tapping on the soundboard to listen to the sound released. It is necessary to test the sound in all the positions of the soundboard and fret board. You had better have your friends sitting next to you listen the sound and appraise.
Remember that do not choose to buy a guitar through the assessment about the design. The amount of money you should spend on a guitar is from 100 – 500 dollars if you are beginners. For professional guitarists, they can buy more expensive guitars, even 5000 dollars. We hope that, with such information, you will be able to choose the most suitable guitar for you.