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How to Buy a New Guitar

Learn everything you need to know about buying a new guitar in this Howcast video.

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Let's talk about playing a new guitar. You know when I was a kid, there were two types of guitars. Very very good guitars and very very bad guitars and of course the very good guitars are very expensive ans very bad guitars are very cheap and there were no, there was no sort of middle or if there are there would be more choices. Today you have music stores that are super markets. They have new guitars, used guitars. They have very expensive, very non expensive and they have all this in the middle of the road stuffs that you could buy.

Electric Vs Acoustic

So I am here holding an electric guitar this has no acoustic valves or whatsoever right so what does that mean. That means that unless I plug it into an amplifier it makes no sound. So if are going to buy an electric guitar you are going to need to buy an amplifier right You need to buy a cable lot of accessories you got to have lot of accessories. But in acoustic guitar with the size about that is it just plays. You don't need anything. When I was a kid, the adage was you have to learn on a horrible acoustic guitar that is hard to play and it strengthens your muscles. You don't need any of that. If your electric guitar keeps you practicing you should get an electric guitar. If its an acoustic guitar, you want to sing, play and strum, that is the guitar you should get

What makes a guitar more expensive?

The quality of the parts, the woods that they use, all these little parts of the guitar are made up of high quality and that is going to make it expensive. On a cheaper guitar they are going to use plastic instead of other materials. They are going to use cheaper woods. A very expensive electric guitar like this might be of $1000 and then in the nylon strings that the guitar that i really like to use they are hand made instruments and it takes several months to be made and they can cost 5 to 6000 dollars. But I think you should may be spend fine to use the guitars for 100 dollars 200 dollar brand new guitar, they can all work.

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