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Buying Your First Guitar, Part 1: Getting Started

The “mojo” of guitar, explained in one cool video.

You’ve made up your mind: This is the year you finally get yourself a guitar and learn how to play. Or perhaps you know someone who’d really like to take up the instrument — and you’re ready to help them fulfill that dream.

Where to start, though? It all seems so confusing…

We’ve got the solution. Here’s a video that provides the basics on what to look for when choosing your first guitar or bass, whether you’re going for an acoustic or an electric. It covers common terminology and some of the technical details you need to know, such as the types of wood and other materials you’ll come across as you’re shopping — even how to choose the instrument that best matches your height and body shape. Guitars also come in many different shapes and sizes, and this video describes them all, along with the kinds of things you can do to maintain your new axe and make it easier to play.

Check it out and get ready to start a new chapter in your life!

This is the first installment of a three-part video series called “Buying Your First Guitar.” You can find Part 2 here and Part 3 here

 

Click here to find out more about Yamaha guitars and basses.

 



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