Empowered, that’s what the right kind of guitar can make you feel.
So, how can one find the right kind of guitar?
Here are some tips for you:
Know what kind of guitar you’d really love to have.
While most people think choosing a shiny guitar from the rack is enough, it’s not always the case. Every musician and aspiring musician should know what kind of instrument they’d really love to have. In the case of finding the right kind of guitar, you should know if you’re going for an acoustic-type or an electric-type. This will not just motivate you to learn more about using it, but also inspire you to harness your chosen specialty – and ultimately, help you become a great musician.
Choose one that fits you.
And by fit, it means choosing one that fits you enough for your arms and legs to use it properly. This especially goes for children aspiring to be guitarists. Having a large guitar will make it hard for them to play, not being able to reach over the guitar’s front all that well. The right kind of guitar is one that fits you and how your arms and legs adapt when playing it. Typically, it must be on shoulder level and has a well-curved side.
Examine its structure.
The right kind of guitar is one that you’ll be best friends with for a very long time. Hence, it should be made from the right kind of wood, as well as the right kind of structure. Ideally, its wood should come from flame maple (for acoustic guitars), mahogany (for guitars like a Les Paul), or basswood (for guitars like an RG8). Its structure must also be robust enough to bear any kind of conditions such as playing hard for a long time or getting wet from a sudden rainfall.
Finding the right kind of guitar is not that hard. All you need to do is know what kind of guitar you’d really love to have, choose one that fits you, and examine its structure.
And if you still can’t find the right kind of guitar, here’s a bonus tip:
Make the right kind of guitar for yourself, just like how this East Peoria musician makes his own instruments.
All you need is the right kind of wood and materials and Healthy Handyman tools and equipment.
Do you know any other tips when finding the right kind of guitar? Let us know in the comments section below!