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Best Electric Guitar for a Beginner

Learn how to pick the best electric guitar for a beginner guitarist from the experts at Main Drag Music in this Howcast video.


The best electric guitar for a beginner, that's a highly debatable topic. Much of choosing a guitar is based on personal taste, and how the instrument speaks to you when you pick it up.

I don't believe in the idea that an acoustic guitar is better than an electric guitar for a beginner, or vice versa, one is better than the other to start off on.

The best way to answer that question is to simply go out and play as many different guitars as you can to figure out which guitar is most comfortable for you, for your hand size, for your body size, and which sounds best to you. You'll know it when you find it. That is your first guitar.

If you are a total beginner, you can't play a note, but you want to get into it, it's cool, everybody has to start somewhere. What you can then do is go to your local shop.

We have guys that come in, who are picking up their first guitars in their 40s and don't know how to play a note.

They usually have one of us sit down and play for them. They pick out guitars that they like, and then, we do the playing for them. If one speaks to them, that's their first guitar.

I guess that's the best answer to that question.

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