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Buying an Electric Guitar – Part II

Buying an electric guitar is not an easy decision. There are many factors to be considered, some of which shall be discussed in this article. But apart from these, the budget and other practical considerations are also sufficiently important and need to be taken into account. With so many things to look out for, it can be very intimidating to set out to purchase an electric guitar. This is why it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the elements you need to look out for. The article: contains some things to check out when purchasing a guitar. Now we will discuss further details here.

Decide on tonewood

The wood used in making the instrument plays an important role in the tone of the guitar. Some woods provide a deeper sound, while others have a high pitch. Hence, the tonewood of the guitar needs to be chosen with care, depending on the type of music you want to play, the kind of tone that you personally like, as well as the weather and climate conditions of your location. Guitars can be made of many different kinds of woods, each one providing slightly different features to the instrument.

Some common woods used to make electric guitars are maple, mahogany, rosewood, ash, ebony, poplar, etc. The main criterion for choosing these woods is that they are easily available in areas where guitar manufacturers can access them. Another reason is that these woods are sturdy and dense, and hence the instruments shaped from them are also sturdy. There are also a large number of other tonewood guitars available in the market. It is recommended that you go for any sturdy wood after educating yourself on the choices available to you, keeping in mind that different parts of the guitar might be made of different woods.

One thing to look out for is that sometimes manufacturers of cheaper guitars tend to stick plywood together to construct a guitar. This kind of guitar does not sound good or look good, and it doesn’t hold out much hope for longevity either. It is also hard for the player to actually be able to learn guitar lessons on such instruments. So always keep in mind that the best guitars are made of solid hard woods.

Test the guitar

All said and done, you might have the best features in your guitar, but their just saying so would in no way make it a sure thing. You have to test the guitar properly to ensure that it suits every need of yours. The feel of the guitar is as important as anything else we have discussed so far. If you are comfortable with holding the guitar, then it is a good one for you. Make it a point to actually go and test out the guitars before making the purchase. Even if you choose to purchase online, do go and try out the guitar you want to buy in a shop or from a friend who owns one before placing the order.

For the best electric guitar lessons, you need a good instrument. So take care to buy the best possible instrument within your budget. To get more information on the factors affecting the purchase of an electric guitar, check out this vast resource:

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