Now that you have officially registered for private lessons, it's time to make sure that you have the most well-equipped guitar to ensure that you get the most out of your time with your instructor! To begin, the best thing to do is visit your local guitar or music shop to work with a professional to ensure your student is matched with the appropriately sized instrument.
When looking for the best acoustic guitar for a beginner, price is obviously an important consideration. While a cheaper option may seem like a good idea, they're actually often times not worth the cost. In fact, a cheaper guitar may actually cost you more in the long run! With that being said, purchasing a quality instrument doesn't mean you need to break the bank! Below, you will find all the information you need to find the guitar that best fits your personal needs & budget!
Luke Frees, LBB&C Instructor
One way manufacturers can cut costs and make guitars less expensive is through the use of HPL; but this isn't necessarily a bad thing! HPL is short of High Pressure Laminate. Essentially, this is a very solid and durable composite wood that is a cheaper alternative to solid wood. Manufacturers use this to keep costs down without sacrificing the quality of the instrument. HPL is also resistant to weather and climate changes, meaning that the instrument is less likely to crack or go out of tune when the seasons change. It also produces a generally brighter sound and is less prone to becoming "muddy" or "dampened".
Cordoba, Epiphone, Fender, Ibanez, Martin, Taylor, or Yamaha
Guitar tuners, cases, and capos are necessary tools and equipment you will need as you begin your lessons. Continue below to learn more about the options our studio recommends!
A specialty retailer like Guitar Center or Sam Ash are great options to visit because their sales staff are often times musicians themselves, and will be able to give you personal recommendations! A local music store would also be a great option for this same reason. Avoid big box retailers like Target or Walmart who may advertise a complete box set as a "starter kit", when in reality, these instruments are often ill-equipped and simply toys.
Anthony Essenmacher, LBB&C Instructor
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