I’ve written a fair amount of advice on how to choose an electric guitar. Here’s a summary of the most important points. I’m assuming you’re looking for a guitar to play rock, blues, or heavy metal.
If you’re looking for a classical guitar, the advice in this article won’t do you much good.
If you have no idea what kind of music you want to play, start with an acoustic guitar, which is easier to play than an electric. But if you know for sure that you want to play electric rock, blues, or metal, skip the acoustic and get an electric right away.
This article is about solid body electrics. There are plenty of good reasons for playing a hollow bodied instrument like a Les Paul but we’ll leave that for another time.
Knowing what to look for when buying a guitar, whether it be new or used, can be a daunting task. I’ve been doing this for years and I’m still learning about the intricacies of this wonderful instrument.
Here are some tips on the basics:
– Body: A solid body or a hollow body?
– Solid body is best if you’re playing rock music.
– Hollow body is better if you’re playing jazz.
– Strings: Steel strings or nylon strings?
– Steel is better for rock music.
– Nylon is better for jazz.
– Pickups: Single coil pickups or humbuckers?
– Single coil will give you that high pitched sound (think of Stevie Ray Vaughn).
– Humbucker will give you a warm tone (think of B.B. King).
What should you look for in an electric guitar? The truth is, there are many things. A good electric guitar can be pricey, which means that you need to be willing to make a long-term investment. If you plan on having this instrument for years, then you need to choose wisely.
There are many options available out there and it’s important to take your time selecting the best one. Here are some of the things that you want to consider when looking for a new electric guitar:
You don’t need $1000 to buy a really good guitar. Well, let me rephrase. You don’t need to spend $1000 if you are buying your first electric guitar. Here’s how I came to that conclusion:
I’ve been playing guitar now for nearly 20 years, and in those two decades I’ve owned a lot of different guitars. Some of those guitars were expensive, some were cheap. Some were great, some were total crap. But there was one thing all of them had in common: they all got the job done when I needed them to. They all did their job as “guitars.”
Of course, sometimes one guitar did its job better than another, but never once did any of my cheap guitars make me think “Man, if only this piece of crap had cost more.”
The guitar has become one of the most popular instruments in the world. More people are learning to play the electric guitar than ever before, and there is no shortage of companies ready to sell them guitars. As a result, there are a lot of choices and a lot of different varieties of guitars out there.
The first thing you will have to do if you want to own an electric guitar is decide what kind of guitar you want to buy. The options are almost endless, but the choices can be narrowed down if you know what style of music you want to play.
For example, if you want to play rock music, then you need an electric guitar that can produce loud sounds that are distorted. If you’re looking for an electric guitar for country music, then you should look for one with a clean sound that can produce twangy effects. A jazz guitarist might want an electric guitar with one or two single coil pickups for an authentic jazz sound. A blues guitarist would probably look for an electric guitar with humbuckers for a fat distortion sound. This is just a very brief overview of what each style of music requires from the type of electric guitar that is used.
The first thing to know as a beginner guitarist is that there are two basic types of guitar: acoustic and electric. You would not be wrong to think of an electric guitar as being like an acoustic guitar with modifications. Electric guitars have pickups (devices that turn the vibrations of the strings into an electrical signal), electronics, and usually one or two volume and tone controls.
Some of the most popular brands in electric guitars include Fender, Gibson, Paul Reed Smith, Ibanez, Washburn, Gretsch, Epiphone and Ernie Ball Music Man. Modern artists who play electric guitars include Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) and Jimi Hendrix.
If you are just getting started in the world of electric guitar, this article is for you. I will cover some of the basics to help you better understand what goes into a guitar and how you can use it.
You need to know that there are three primary types of electric guitars: solid body, semi-hollow body, and hollow body. Solid body guitars are generally heavier and more durable but they do not have the acoustic resonance that other types of guitars have. Semi-hollow body guitars are lighter than solid bodies but they are still quite weighty. They are also quite loud and have a very distinctive sound. Hollow body guitars are lighter than either solid or semi-hollow body guitars but they produce a sound that is a bit darker and warmer.
Body styles: Solid Body Guitars
Solid body guitars are the most common type of guitar used by all types of musicians. These guitars produce more sustain than other types of guitars because their bodies vibrate more freely with the strings’ vibrations, giving them greater resonance. The most common type of solid body guitar is the Stratocaster from Fender, which has been around for decades and has been used by musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Jimmy