Frequently Asked Questions
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Cost, size, ease of play, string type, style of music; all of these things enter into the equation. That being said, the short answer to the question is still – “Anything you want.”
Some guitars lend themselves better to certain styles of music, but ultimately, a student can learn on any type of guitar. They all have their pros and cons..
Generally, electric guitars are fairly easy on the fingers, have smaller necks, and are an excellent choice for a first guitar. The downside is, an electric guitar will require an amplifier in order to hear it satisfactorily, thus increasing the initial cost.
Steel string acoustic guitars are for the most part less expensive, but due to larger neck size, thicker strings, and large bodies – are probably more difficult to play than electrics or nylon strung acoustics (Classicals).
Classical guitars, or ‘folk’ guitars, can also be fairly inexpensive, and due to the nylon strings, are easier on the fingers than the steel strings of electric guitars and steel strung acoustics. The main drawback of classical guitars is the much wider neck, demanding larger stretches to form chords.
Essentially, there are so many things to consider when deciding on a guitar, that it’s really best to have the student try several types, and see what they would like to learn on best!Once a comfortable guitar is in their hands, the sky is the limit!
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