What type of guitar should i look into?

I am 18 and I really wanna pick up guitar, Idk why but it looks cool and fun, I was just wondering if anyone could help me on what type of guitar should I get that’s not too expensive but isn’t horrible. Idk what a good price range is but I want a decent guitar that I can learn on and jam. Any suggestions?

Chosen Answer:

People always say start w/ an acoustic, but learning with an electric is just fine. Try to find a jumpstart value pack. My first electric was a fender squire stratocaster. I recommend it as a first guitar, but if you stick to it I recommend getting a more expensive guitar. When getting a guitar don’t buy it because it looks cool, but be sure it plays nice. Most music stores will let you try guitars out.
by: Justin C
on: 6th July 11

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4 Responses to What type of guitar should i look into?

  1. Obama Carny says:

    Well you have to decide if you want to play acoustic or electric. http://www.musiciansfriend.com is a great place to find a guitar from cheap to way too expensive.

  2. Justin C says:

    People always say start w/ an acoustic, but learning with an electric is just fine. Try to find a jumpstart value pack. My first electric was a fender squire stratocaster. I recommend it as a first guitar, but if you stick to it I recommend getting a more expensive guitar. When getting a guitar don’t buy it because it looks cool, but be sure it plays nice. Most music stores will let you try guitars out.

  3. Tunde says:

    I am not sure if you’re still going to school or not so I’d suggest to look at your school and see if they have a band program that will lend you equipment.

    If they don’t – you can check with a local store for lessons. Some offer rental guitars as well while you’re trying things out.

    It is possible that you might get stiffed by a local store on a new guitar purchase, especially if not knowledgeable so I’d suggest doing a bit of price research and taking someone knowledgeable (friend, family member) with you for the transaction.

    The biggest decision would be whether you want to study classical acoustic guitar (Paco DeLucia, flamenco style, etc.), steel string acoustic (country, bluegrass, folk, pop rock) or electric guitar. Depending on that you should be able to zero in on an instrument.

    If you get an electric guitar you’d also need an amp so it becomes more of an investment.

    Used gear usually could be negotiated down further so I’d suggest picking up a second hand instrument to start with.

  4. Dustin Neace says:

    a epiphone les paul special II is a great guitar for beginners. it the guitar i started out on. you can buy 1 at guitar center for 160 dollars. another 1 is a squier bullet stratocaster, those ones are only 120 dollars. theyre both cool looking guitars.

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