Beginner Guitarist – What Guitar Must I Buy?

by | Dec, 2019 | Blog

There are three main types of 6 string guitar that you will encounter. These are the Classical or Nylon Stringed instruments, Steel Stringed instruments, and the Electric Guitar

Chances are that if you have asked someone if you can use their guitar for a while, it would probably be an old classical or nylon guitar or maybe a steel-string guitar.

Acoustic Guitar Kid Beginner Guitar Classical Guitar 1/2 Half Size 30 inch Steel...
  • Easy Tuning Heads: It is easy to adjust with the chrome geared tuning head to keep the guitar in tune. Smooth tuning pegs help a lot for people who are in hopes of training and learning acoustic guitar on their own.
  • Guitar Material: Features a dreadnought body with smooth curves, promoting comfort during playing. The solid basswood top, back and side produce a smooth, rich, full and vibrant sound ideal.
  • Guitar Size: 30 inch small size acoustic guitar is very suitable for child and adults who like small guitar.
  • Guitar Strings: Steel Strings are traditionally used for acoustic music, folk or any other style of music.
  • Guitar Gift Choice: It would be a wonderful gift for a guitar beginner. Usable by musicians of ALL levels. It really provides so much for such a small instrument.

Nylon guitars are excellent to learn on because they are easy on the fingers. Steel stringed guitar is very tough on the fingers initially and not good for beginners. Electric guitars require things like leads, amps, speakers, and power and also have a very narrow neck and the fretboard is much narrower.

With nylon or acoustic (guitars that produce their own sound via an internal soundbox) you only need your fingers to play the instrument, or at most, a pick.

When you are learning it is better to play on a nylon guitar that isn’t going to be too loud (unlike an electric guitar); only loud enough so your ears can hear yourself play and also your initial errors. Due to this, you don’t disturb your family or the neighbors when you practice.

I therefore highly recommend that you stick with a simple nylon guitar or at least until you are more accomplished in the basic technique for the instrument i.e. chords, strumming, and fingerpicking.

Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar with Bag
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Tonewood Back and Sides
  • Unique Contour Neck Shape
  • Features 24-Inch Scale Length
  • Features 15 Frets

After you get your skills up to a reasonable level you can make other decisions about different guitars you want to play or other styles of playing you want to investigate or follow. By then you will have built a good ear and have the experience and confidence (competence) to make the best decision.
Source by Mark J Corrigan