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Before buying your first guitar,you need to notice

Before buying your first guitar,you need to notice


If you are in the process of deciding, to learn to play the guitar. You may have already started looking for your first beginner electric guitar and are a bit overwhelmed by the wide variety of guitars available. To help make the process of choosing a guitar that little bit easier we have put together a short guide.

1. What is Your Budget?

The price of guitars can vary somewhat and there are great guitars available right across the price scale, so it is worth deciding on your budget and seeing what is available to you.

2. What Size Guitar Should You Want?

Your age and height may determine what size guitar you should get. For example, players that are on the younger or smaller size will quite often need a 3/4 size guitar to play as it is more comfortable than a full size guitar. Take a look at our Guitar Size Guide to find out the size you will need.

3 How Loud Can You Be?

As much as you want to plug in a rock out you may want to consider how loud you can be. If you have a lot of neighbours who might be disturbed by loud music you might need to consider the quieter options of classical and wholesale acoustic guitars over electro-acoustic and electric guitars.

4. Will You Be Taking Music Exams?

This is worth keeping in mind when buying your first childrens electric guitar as music exam boards often have requirements as to the type of guitar that can used in the exam. Take a look at exam boards for more information.

5 Will You Be Self Teaching or Taking Lessons?

Learning to play with a teacher is a great idea if you are looking to progress at a good rate or are considering taking music exams. If you are looking to learn with a music teacher there are many great websites you can use to locate a teacher including MusicTeachers.co.uk and First Tutors. You can also reach out on social media or ask for recommendations through schools and music hubs.

Teaching yourself to play the guitar will be much harder but the end result will be worth it. If it is your plan to teach yourself to play the guitar there are a lot of great aids and learning material available. Check YouTube and blogs for free tutorials and research books, apps, and magazines that you can buy.

Be patient, whatever way you decide to learn to play the guitar it will not happen overnight, it is a gradual process. Take your time, practise regularly, and enjoy yourself.

Still Unsure?

If you're still unsure of what electric guitar brands to choose, the size you should go for, or anything else, contact Xuqiu and we can help.

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