HOW TO BUY A GOOD GUITAR
There is a lot to consider when buying a good guitar.
Here are the important issues:
What kind of music do You want to play?
What is your budget?
What about used guitars?
Only way to go in my book.
This is better left to the experts. It is VERY easy to fake a Fender guitar. Many companies make aftermarket parts. Even logo decals.
I think used guitars are the only way to go. A guitar is only worth what it is worth used. A good guitar is a GREAT investment.
The only way I can justify the purchase of an expensive guitar is to think of it as an investment.
You can see some of these guitars for sale. CLICK HERE.
DO NOT BUY SOME OFF BRAND COPY!!! It will have ZERO investment potential. It is usually AS expensive as the real deal so why not get the real deal?
DO NOT BUY A GUITAR JUST FOR THE LOOKS! The sound and playability are MUCH more important!!
Do not buy from a store that does not carry the big 3; Gibson, Fender, Martin. They are not a professional music store.
Do not buy a guitar from someone that can not play it. They have no idea of what they are talking about.
Do not buy the first guitar you see. Try expensive guitars to see what a good guitar should feel, sound, and play like.
WATCH OUT FOR COMMISSIONED SALES PEOPLE!!! They will try and sell you the guitar with the most mark up.
You will own a good guitar for the rest of your life. $1,000 is less than $1.00 per week over 20 years. If you spend more you will enjoy the many hours with the guitar much more. So rather than spending $300 cash, use it as a down payment and put the rest on a credit card.
Remember to play the expensive guitars so you can see what to look for in a less pricey guitar.
If you do want to buy new, I suggest going to Musicians Friend online. This is where I buy all my new gear. Not only is it the lowest price, but they bring it to your door! If there is a Guitar Center in your area you can try out the item there. Then save money and order it from Musicians Friend online. They are both owned by the same company.
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If you have any questions please feel free to ask! Joe@JoeTheGuitarman.com