If you don't know what to look for in a guitar, you may buy one that will not serve you well. On the other hand, you may spend too much more buying something you really do not need or something that you could get for a lot lower price. I'll give you guitar buying tips that will ensure that you'll get guitars that will serve you well at a great price.
First, you have to determine what this guitar is to be used for. I know it will be played but that's not what I mean. I mean the type of music you'll play with the guitar you intend to buy, the kind of audience you intend to play before, the level of your playing and such issues.
If, for example, you want to buy a guitar that you'll use for performing classical guitar music, then without question, we all know you should go for an acoustic guitar.
And if in addition, you'll be performing before a pretty large crowd and might have to play in places where you can't get all the microphones that you will need to mic your acoustic guitar well, then your search has been narrowed down to an acoustic electric guitar.
If you are an amateur who just wants to play for fun before a large crowd, you should be okay with any electric acoustic guitar. However, if you have a paying audience who are coming to watch a command performance of a great selection from the masters, then only top electric acoustic guitars will do.
Yes, an amateur can buy guitars for the masters. However, that won't be a very wise decision. The time will definitely come for that.
It is also good to take out time to examine the guitar you want to use properly. Taking out time to understand how different materials used in building a guitar affects its sound wouldn't be a bad investment.
The more you know about guitars in general, the better your purchase will be. If you are shopping for your first guitar, the online guides in most online guitar shops will show you what to look for in a guitar.
If you have a friend who has been playing for some years or you can afford to get a professional guitar instructor choose one for you, you'll certainly be sure of getting a guitar that will cover most of what you need in a guitar for the time.
I hope this guitar buying tips help you choose a great guitar that will help you achieve all your guitar playing goals.
Bill McRea is the publisher of Guitar Warehouse the best place to buy a guitar We specialize in electric guitars . Best Price Guarantee and free guitar lessons too.