Buying a guitar can be an intimidating process, especially if you've never purchased one before. There are so many factors to consider, and so many guitars available, novices will certainly feel overwhelmed. Fear not – help is available. The following five lower priced acoustic guitars all offer great value for their relative price tags.
1. Seagull S6
These Canadian-made instruments are terrific guitars – very highly regarded, both for their beautiful sound, and their excellent value. The S6 features a solid cedar top, and mahogany back and sides. Although the price may be slightly above what some might be willing to pay for a first guitar, it should be considered an investment.
2. Yamaha F310
Perhaps not in the same league as the Seagull, the F310 is still a solid beginner instrument, and for the price (significantly cheaper than the S6), it's a good value. Guitar features a spruce top, with mahogany back and sides.
3. Takamine G-240
This beginner model Takamine guitar features a laminated spruce top, with nato back and sides. Although it clearly is not on par with some of the higher end Takamine guitars, the general consensus is the G-240 offers a pretty good bang for the buck.
4. Fender DG-7
This lower cost Fender acoustic features a spruce top, meranti back and sides, and a nato neck. Cheaper Fender products tend to be often guilty of lackluster workmanship, but for the price, this guitar could have been attractive to newbies.
5. Epiphone DR-100
The DR-100 features a spruce top, with mahogany back and sides. This guitar can usually be found at a rather cheap price, which makes it attractive to beginners. Most consider this a strictly beginner instrument, however, so it may not be long before you'll want to trade up.
6. Washburn D10S
This low-priced acoustic guitar is one of the best selling guitars in the world. Acoustic Guitar magazine even went so far as to name this their top guitar under $ 500. I can not fully agree, but the D10S certainly is a bargain!
7. Blueridge BR-40
This is a low-priced acoustic guitar with a focus on fine craftsmanship. The top of the guitar is solid spruce, with mahogany back and sides. The BR-40 even includes mother-of-pearl inlay. A particularly impressively constructed guitar for an instrument in this price range.
8. Ibanez AC100NT
The Ibanez AC100NT is another well-constructed instrument with solid spruce top, and walnut back and sides. This combination creates a warm, bottom-end tone with bright highs.
9. Taylor Baby Taylor
This is a 3/4 size dreadnought guitar, making it a good choice for younger guitarists with smaller hands. Taylor has a reputation for being one of America's greatest guitar makers, and although they've cut a few corners here to meet a low-price point, this is still a solid instrument.
10. Martin LXI
One of the most highly esteemed guitar makers has provided this 3/4 size guitar, designed for guitarists with small hands and small pocketbooks. The LXI features a solid maple top, back and sides.
Source by Jeff Tomlin
Without a doubt the electric guitar is one of the most interesting instruments to date and does contain some very interesting electric guitar facts and knowledge that people are not aware of especially considering those that play the instrument. This lovely instrument has been around for decades and has improved along the way. The first large guitar brands that came in were Gibson Les Paul and also Fender. The guitars provided by these two different brands sounded quite different. The Gibson guitars sounds are quite heavy due to its heavier picks compared to the Fender guitars sounding bluesy with a rounded tone. But both brands have created a history of legendary guitar players along the way hence making their signature tone. There are now numerous different guitar brands with different prices.One can easily be easily picked up from a local music store. This instrument takes a lot of time to be able master.
So here are the top 10 electric guitar facts.
1. The first electrically amplified guitar was invented by George Beauchamp in 1931.
2. Gibson Les Paul is names after early guitar experimenter and musician Les Paul.
3. No electric crosses or interferes with the instrument itself.
4. An electric guitar utilizes electromagnetic to convert vibrations of its metal strings into electric signals.
5. No other musical instrument has encountered as much impact on how music has evolved since the beginning of the twentieth century than the electric guitar.
6. This instrument is capable of producing numerous styles of music such as jazz, rock, blues, Funk, soul, metal all from just 6 six strings.
7. The main material is solid wood.
8. There are many versions of the electric guitar, such as 7, 8 and 9 and 12 stringed guitars, double necked guitars, and even a five-necked guitar.
9. These instruments also use tremolo arms which can be fixed and removed easily which is used to change the pitch of the strings.
10. Jimi Hendrix is the most famous guitarist as he experimented with its sound in many different ways. He made it talk through its sound and methods of played it to its potential. Jimi Hendrix played a Fender Stratocaster.
11. They capture their sound through three main pickups called single coil and humbucker pickups.
12. Left-handed guitars are made differently to right-handed guitars although a right-handed instrument can be played by left-handed players but stringed differently.
Source by Ameen Jabbar