ok I currently desire a hobby for playing the guitar so i choose an acoustic first… the electric when im experienced….
so…about the acoustic guitar..
what is the recommended brand for my first guitar?
what size should i buy for the guitar pick?
should i buy a guitar strap?
can you explain about the nylon or steel strings?
what about the concert pitch and the standard tuning?
is there an acoustic guitar that can have an amplifier?
anything else should i say at the store clerk?
The best advice I can give you with your multitude of questions, is find someone who has been playing guitar for a while, and beg them to help you in your purchase.
In your beginner stage, I don’t believe going the Fender/Gibson route would be a wise decision.
For example…The Gibson acoustic I have my eye on will cost me 2-3 grand.
For starter acoustics..look at Applause, Washburn, Yamaha, Takamine, Epiphone, and low entry Fender acoustics. ( Guitar Player magazine always seems to love the low end Fender acoustics)
For a great starter electric, I love the Fender Squires, but remember, you’ll need to purchase an amplifier.
If you buy an acoustic at the store…ask them if they would throw in a strap and a couple of Fender medium guitar picks, a new set of strings( I like D’Addario J-15)…maybe even a pitch pipe, which will help you develop your ear in tuning, although tuners are so cheap these days() it would be a wise investment.
Concert pitch is A=440, which is simply the frequency of the wavelength that the note A vibrates at. A long time ago, someone decided to make it this pitch. It is considered the standard for tuning.
Standard tuning is simply the tuning of each of the 6 strings of your guitar…E-A-D-G-B-E.
Nylon strings are usually associated with classical or flamenco guitars. Just different types of guitars then steel strings, which are more associated with rock, country..etc.
Best of luck to you
on: 10th September 07