best acoustic guitar to start off with when learning guitar?

Posted by Guitar Pro on 21st April 2011 in Acoustic Guitar Tips

i have zero experience plz help!

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4 Responses to “best acoustic guitar to start off with when learning guitar?”

  1. Andrew says:

    Yamaha makes some really nice low-end guitars, you can probably get a decent one somewhere between 100 and 200 dollars.

  2. Harry says:

    Look for the Yamaha model 335 acoustic. A good starter that you will have for years of playing.

    I had one and the older 335ll series are in demand as vintage, being made in the 70’s.

    But realize a guitar should be as a good pair of shoes and should fit the player. Try them out and see how it feels.

    There are many brands to choose from. Ibanez, Dean, Alvarez, Epiphone, Fender, Johnson, etc. All are producing beginner models that would satisfy one just starting out in the adventure.

    Don’t ignore the classical guitars as well. They offer not only nylon strings which are more forgiving to the fingers, but help develop true guitar playing experience in the formation of chords and fingering. It is part of the weight lifter approach in a way, as you have to work a little having to play on a wider fingerboard and thicker neck.

    Take your time and discover what there is to choose from. It would be wise also to have someone who is already into guitar or experienced to guide you and have a buddy to play with as you learn more. Buy the magazines and guitar shopper guides to help out and give you a better idea of what you are to expect when choosing a particular guitar.

    Welcome to the world of axes.

  3. cluin says:

    Quick answer is the most expensive one you can afford.
    Or, at least, that used to be true. A lot of people trying to learn guitar have been put off by starting out with a cheap guitar that was hard to play –even for an experienced player– or one that just sounded like crap.
    The good news is that lower-end acoustic guitars are of a lot better quality these days than when I started out 40 od years ago. My first guitar was an old Stella with a thick neck and action (the height of the strings off the fretboard) that you could drive a truck under. (It would’ve made a great bottleneck slide guitar, but I didn’t know that then.) Luckily, my Dad owned a nice little Gibson that played like a dream.
    I recently bought a nice inexpensive little Washburn as a campfire guitar that I’ve been playing a lot recently. It was $230 Canadian. Not bad for a solid top. That’s one recommendation I’d say was a must: make sure it has a solid top (not laminated). That way, the sound will improve over the years you’ll probably keep it for. And have someone who knows how to play play it for you to make sure the sound is agreeable to you, because you’ll be hearing it a lot.

  4. Alec Sandor says:

    Depending on your budget, you could get an acoustic Fender, Ibanez or Takamine.

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