AWESOME BEGINNER GUITARS

beginner guitars

First, I give you three options for acoustic guitars with great value and quality beginners.

1. Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar

“Quality materials including a solid Sitka spruce top make the Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar an excellent choice for the new acoustic guitarist.”

Built on years of making quality instruments, especially guitars, the reputation of Yamaha is what other brands have been dreaming of. Featuring a very comfortable body with a solid Sitka Spruce top, this acoustic guitar are made to produce such amazing sound but keep itself a reasonable, almost modest price of 199.99 USD. The satin finished on the back of the neck helps the guitar to make the playability smoother. This instrument is also long-live if you wonder, it even sounds better and better in decades.

2. Martin LX Little Martin ¾ Scale Acoustic Guitar

“The Martin LX Little Martin is a great choice for kids and beginners with smaller hands and bodies.”

Seen as one of the best guitars that have ever been made, Martin Guitar is now 180 years old. The Little Martin mentioned is a ¾ scale guitar, designed perfectly for beginners and kids with a smaller stature. The guitar produces big and loud sound in small package thanks to the feature of professional building, both construction and hardware part. Another advantage to talk about is its size suits your travel package just right.

3. Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar

“The Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a wonderfully retro look with its decorative pick guard and includes a pickup system for easy amplification.”

The Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar produces very rich sound owing to its features of solid soprucetop and comfortable neck. Since 1962, the guitar has been installed with a Fishman Sonicore system that seems to “repeat” the acoustic sound even when you have connected them to an amplifier (or PA system). The monitors will sound just as what you make from the guitar. Such a good feature, right?

Now, three other options for electric guitars:

 1. Squier Standard Telecaster

“Based on the iconic Fender guitar, the Squier Standard Telecaster ranks first in beginners’ list whose interests are traditional, country rock and and surf sounds.”

Squier Standard Telecaster is your fantastic first electric guitar thanks to its classic Fender design, simple controls, and smooth playability. Say goodbye to the poor turning ability that you meet when using low quality guitar, this one has very fixed bridge, quality tuning machines that speak of reliability, simple tuning stability, along with one single volume and tone controls and two bright-sounding single-coil pickups. For decades, the Telecaster has been a legend in country, surf, rock and pop music.

2. Epiphone Les Paul 100

“Starter who is in live with the sound of hard classic rock will definitely love this versatile rock guitar.”

This one actually give thicker and deeper beefy tones than the Telecaster above since it features two hum bucker pickups. The Epiphone Les Paul 100 is a wise choice for starters. With quality hardware but simple controls, it also feels very comfortable with your hands. Another foundation of brilliant music for decades. The guitar is extremely popular with hard rock and blues guitar players because of its warm tones that suit many music genres.

3. ESP LTD LMH100QMNT

“This ESP LTD LMH100QMNT makes a great choice for your budding shredder who loves hard rock and metal styles.”

Seeming to be affordable to some guitarists, the LMH100QMNT is a the sleekest, most stylish to me. With a slim body and a comfy neck, it’s specially designed for people who want fast and, responsive feel. Modest price, hum bucker pickups and beautiful quilted maple top, this design is known for its comfortable fastnecks and contours that hug your body perfectly.


HOW TO USE YOUR ACOUSTIC GUITAR?

You must be a beginner, because you are reading my article. In this topic I will show you how to use your guitar basically. Warning, this is very, extremely basic, so you may find it bored to skim. Try to read as much as you can, since I’m giving you all my experiences, of acoustic guitar only. Feel free to share~

Use Acoustic Guitar

  1. Name the parts of a guitar.

You think this is funny? Yeah, it is but you will need it to discuss with other guitarist about your instrument. Normally, it is comprised of:

Headstock: head of the guitar, where all strings end. Here, you would find the machine heads which are used to tune your guitar. Lower, at which the head stock ends you would see a slotted piece of wood, called the ‘nut’, used to connect headstock with the ‘neck’.

Neck: This long thin wooden piece is a major components of your guitar, with one flat side right under the strings named ‘fretchboard’, are marked so that you can find out where you are on the board. On this area, you will also see ‘frets’, running over the width of fingerboard, raising bits of strings to give exact half notes.

Sound hole: At the end of the neck, you meet the sound whole where sounds resonate.

  1. Hold it right:

Many beginners who take online class are not taught how to hold a guitar correctly. You’re lucky I decide to share it with you .

Casual style: If you’re right-handed, set your guitar on your right leg. You can use a footstools (about 15-20$ at the music store), no matter style you are following. The footstool raise your leg, which makes the guitar fit into a better position, especially for long periods of playing or practicing. One common mistake of newbie guitar players is to slouch the guitar in towards them so as to see their fingers, but they don’t know it makes bad posture and practice routine since it tires player. Instead, make sure you place the guitar upright and straight. Or, you can tighten your strumming arm around the guitar to keep it close. This prevents the guitar from slipping away and make good position.

Classical style: Move the footstool to your left foot, if you’re right-handed, then rest your guitar on your left leg. This brings up the neck further to the left and raises it more, which makes it easier for you to reach all the notes on the fingerboard. This style of holding a guitar can be harder for longer sessions, but I have a tips here, use a strap to help hold the guitar up, but easy for you to reach the notes.

  1. Tune it:

You need to have a guitar with correct tune or else it is extremely hard for you to play.

First off, you need to learn the strings name. From thickest to thinnest strings, also lowest to high pitch, are E, A, D, G, B and E. In music store, they sell an equipment called electric tuner that helps you do this easier. It has a micro to tell you if the sound created is too high or too low. Tighten the string to make the pitch higher, and vice versa. If you cannot finr a tuner, you can compare your pitch to one of another well tuned guitar, or to the piano notes.