The best acoustic guitar for beginners is different than that played by experienced players. We don’t recommend that beginning acoustic guitar players spend a great deal of money on their first guitar. As a beginning player, you are still identifying your style and training yourself on how to play the guitar.
Many factors can influence how your guitar sounds and feels. The size and style of the guitar, the guitar materials, the type of guitar, etc. all impact the guitars’ sound and feel. Until you have been playing for a while, is difficult to really know the type of guitar that will feel comfortable to you and match your style. That is why our recommendation is not to spend a great deal of money on your first guitar.
So what is the best acoustic guitar is for beginners? There are actually quite a few high-quality brands and acoustic guitar models available to beginners at very reasonable prices. Two brands we really like for beginner guitars are Fender and Yamaha. Both of these brands offer exceptional value at very reasonable prices. We list some specific models in our Fender and Yamaha articles that we like for beginners.
Some of the best advice we can give guitar buyers is how to buy a new acoustic guitar.
1. Research online brands models and all of the features you want in your guitar based on your skill level and budget.
2. Handle and play a guitar before making your buying decision. Even if you plan on buying the guitar online, you can visit a local retailer that sells the guitars you are interested in handle each one. Try playing each acoustic guitar and see which one feels the most comfortable. You can also ask the retailer which guitar size and style is most suited to your particular frame.
3. Once you have found the acoustic guitar model you want to buy, go back to the Internet and research the best price. Remember to take into account shipping cost, sales-tax, return policy and warranty in comparing prices. What appears to be a phenomenal deal online may be deceiving if the online retailer does not offer any type of warranty or does not allow you to return the guitar.
If the lowest price is online, consider contacting an independent retailer and ask them if they will match the price Internet you have found. This way you can get an online price with the benefits of buying from a local retailer.
Follow this formula and you will find the perfect acoustic guitar at a great price!