Your New First Love: How to Choose Your 1st Guitar All Over Again
More often than not, your very first guitar was bought off-the-rack when you first had it. But now that you are more dedicated to make it to the music scene, you can start over again since you know better what makes a worthy-piece of equipment.
Acoustic or electric
Once you’ve figured out whether you’re into contemporary, grunge, blues, country, pop, jazz or rock music, the right type of guitar should be the first thing to consider. Nowadays, there’s an acoustic-electric type of guitar other than just plainly for acoustic or electrifying jam sessions. Take inspirations from music icons and what types of guitar they usually own.
Strummin’ to perfection
A broken string can’t play the right music so it only makes sense to pick the best strings for your new guitar. It doesn’t matter whether it’s steel or nylon just as long as you consider the thickness (gauge) of the string. The larger the gauge, the more precise and stronger it is to use for your budding profession. A good string usually lasts a couple of years.
Make sure the tonewood defines the sound of your guitar. The best guitars are crafted with the highest quality of wood that withstands any type of climate. It should be durable enough against cracking and warping with the change of weather.
What does your wallet say?
Okay, guitars come in several price range but you don’t have to spend your entire savings for a piece of equipment. If you practiced well enough with a basic guitar, perhaps it’s high time to go pro. Besides that, the cost of the guitar largely depends on the style, version and the label. But since you are seriously preparing for some real gigs and live performances, you can opt for the mid-range this time (as long as your wallet says so).