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What's The Best Guitar For a Beginner?

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

Getting into guitar for the very first time is so exciting, but can also be so overwhelming. Guitar players want to know what is the best guitar to get in the beginning, and there are a ton of different fantastical options to consider, and not just the color. The feel, the shape, the number of strings, on and on.

When you're first considering putting fingers to fretboard, I recommend starting with an electric over an acoustic. Don't get me wrong, I love the acoustic guitar and have played it for many years. The instruments are very similar in many ways, but it's a little harder to have fun with an acoustic guitar in the beginning without guidance while you are building up your calluses. It requires much more elbow grease and hand strength. Think about it...the acoustic is basically wire strings across a wooden fretboard, and you are making all the sound come out manually.

The electric guitar is easier on the fingers, and the notes sustain longer with less pressure. They are also great for kids because they have the option of Headphones. Trust me on this one, as a guitar player who fell in love with practicing at all hours of the day...being able to practice into headphones become a really nice option. Not to mention all the other gear that can expand the electric guitar such as amps and effects pedals.

For electric guitars and acoustic guitars alike, there is a huge price range to choose from. Don't break the bank in the beginning unless you know for sure you are really going to stick with it. You can get a really nice guitar for around $300 that will last for years and get you through the beginning phase.