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There are lots of important factors to think of when you are buying a guitar. Just to get straight to the point, these are:

1. Are you a beginner or have you been playing for a while?

If you are just starting out, there is no point in wasting money on a £4000 USA Gibson. It’s best to get something really cheap (not a toy though!) that will get you strumming. We have seen brand new acoustic guitars on Amazon for £39! This is a bargain, and having tried one of the guitars, they are actually not bad, considering. Look online and check what size you are looking for, if it is for a young child, a 3/4 or 1/2 size will do, however if the guitar is for an adult player, it is best to get a full size or 4/4 guitar.

If you have been playing for awhile, the best bet is to go into a reputable guitar store and let the staff there take care of you. They know all the latest guitars, what is within your budget, they will be able to explain every part of every guitar inside out! It’s worth popping into your local guitar shop and trying a few different guitars out.

2. What type of music do you prefer?

If you prefer acoustic music, then an acoustic steel string is probably the best type of guitar to invest in. Alternatively, if you like fast metal then an electric guitar is maybe best for you. Again, your local guitar shop will be able to assist you.

3. What is your budget?

Guitars come in at all prices. The thing to consider if you would like to buy an electric guitar is that you should also purchase an amplifier. This can knock the price up considerably. Usually the cheapest type of guitar you can get are small nylon string guitars from the internet, followed close-behind by a steel string acoustic. From there you get into mid-range acoustics and electrics.