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Buying Your First Guitar, Part 3: Acoustic and Classical Guitar

If acoustic is your style, here’s some valuable advice.

OK, you’ve decided that the mellow tone of an acoustic guitar is what suits you, and now you’re ready to make that life-changing purchase — a purchase that is sure to bring you pleasure for years to come.

But where to start? Here are two informative videos that provide the answers and will give you the knowledge you need to go into any music store to buy the right guitar — one that will motivate you to learn and inspire you to play.

You’ll discover which kinds of guitars are best for beginners, find out the difference between steel-string and nylon-string (classical) guitars, and get information about price points and “starter” packs. Terms like “action” and “acoustic electric” are explained and detailed information is provided about guitar sizes, body shapes, neck widths and the different types of woods that are used — and the way these factors affect the sound and playability of the instrument. There’s even advice on accessories and what kind of case to buy — in short, everything you need to know to start strumming today!

This is the third and final installment of a three-part video series called “Buying Your First Guitar.” You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.


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