Whether you are buying a guitar for the first or tenth time, shopping time always tends to be exciting. Some people are excited that they get out of their initial plan and end up buying the wrong guitar. That should not happen because the power of choosing the right things lie in us. When buying a new guitar, one should carry out research about the best fit for him or her. Definitely, that should be before going into the market. Even more, personal preference should prevail. Below are some fundamental factors that one should consider before getting a new guitar.
Price of the Guitar
Even if your bank account if full to the brim, which is not always the case for many, the price of an item should be considered before purchasing. In fact, the very first thing a guitar buyer should have to ask himself or herself is how much they want to spend. Figuring this out by having a budget limit saves a lot of time when searching for the right guitar. Generally, the average price of a guitar in most music shops is between $50 and $50. The price may vary depending on the brand, material, quality, accessories, and other factors.
Avoid big brands; as a beginner
There is no justification that a beginner can give wanting to purchase an expensive Fender, Taylor or Gibson brand. You have not even learned how to play the guitar! Our recommendation for the beginners who want to buy a guitar is that they should avoid big brands. It would be best to ignore everything except for how it feels when you play it, how it sounds, and if you like it. Do not get us wrong. Top brands are obviously expensive. Nevertheless, do you need an expensive guitar when you are a beginner? You will be upgrading to a bigger and better guitar in no time.
The kind of music you are into
When buying a guitar, it is prudent to stop for a second and think about the kind of music you are into. Are you metal head or a country boy? Maybe you love jazz, or you want to play like Slash. Perhaps, you may just want to strum along to your favorite song. You may need a nylon string classical guitar if you want to play like Slash. On the other hand, you may want to pick an acoustic or an electric guitar. Making the choice of the guitar to buy comes with preference and most importantly, the kind of music you want to play.
Age of the guitarist
The age of the person who will be playing the guitar plays a big role in what guitar on should buy. Notably, most young guitarist dream of sounding like the 1980s era rock music. That reflects on the kinds of guitars they are interested in buying. After a few years, most young people change their taste in music. In other words, there is a category of guitar that you will avoid if you are young. The same applies to older people who will also avoid guitars deemed to be in the category of young guitarists.
When buying a guitar, always pick the best fit for you. Choose a versatile instrument and play music with a smile on your face. You do not want to play your guitar with regrets of making a wrong purchase decision, do you?