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How To Choose The Right Guitar For You
There are many different types of guitars, however, there are three main types that beginner players look at
when choosing an instrument to play. These are the electric guitar, bass guitar and acoustic guitar. When
choosing which one is best suited for you, it is important to understand the difference between all of them.
Finding the right guitar to produce the sound that you are looking for is an important first step in becoming
The electric guitar is a solid bodied guitar that is designed to plug into an amplifier. The strings are thinner
than the acoustic and bass guitars and are located closer to the neck. This means that it is easier to press
down and manipulate the strings to get a wider variety of sounds from the guitar. Electric guitars are normally
associated with rock and roll or heavy metal music, but you can get all sorts of different sounds out of it.
Because it needs an amplifier in order to be played, it is harder to pack up and take with you and also needs
power in order to be played.
The bass guitar is also solid bodied but has thicker strings and a long neck. The standard bass guitar only has
four strings, although there are five and six stringed ones available. The four strings are the same as the four
lowest strings on a guitar but they are pitched an octave lower. The base is known as a rhythm instrument
which means that it keeps the beat more often than playing the melody. It also requires an amplifier in order
to be heard which means that you need power and more equipment than just the guitar itself.
There are two types of acoustic guitar including the steel stringed and the classical. Both types of acoustic
guitars are hollow to produce the acoustic sound. The steel stringed is also called a flat top guitar and, as
the name indicates, has steel strings. The classical acoustic guitar is also known as the Spanish guitar and
has a wider neck and nylon strings and produces a much different sound than the steel stringed one.
Because it only needs amplification in large spaces, this guitar is much more portable than the electric
and bass guitars. It does not require power either, making it a perfect instrument to take anywhere.
The acoustic guitar is easy to use which makes it a very suitable first guitar for anyone just starting out.
No matter which of these musical instruments that you choose, think about which sound you are looking for
and where you would like to play. If you want something to take camping and travelling, the acoustic guitar
may be the best choice. However, if you are looking for something to be in a band with, the electric or bass
guitars may be better choices. Listen to the type of music that you would like to play and test out different
kinds of guitars before you make a decision.