How to Buy a Guitar and Other Musical Instruments

Buying a guitar, or any musical instrument for that matter, can be an emotional ordeal. Prepare yourself with the right knowledge before heading to the store and you'll likely enjoy the time spent there a lot more.

Many common questions have been answered already in the Buying a Guitar FAQ.

Dec13
Willie Nelson's Guitar Trigger

Here’s a list of the things you should look for and consider when buying a used acoustic guitar. Besides saving money you’ll discover all sorts of benefits.

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May31
Which Guitar First

Most beginners will want to know what kind of guitar to buy first – an acoustic or an electric? Each has its own benefits which this article explains.

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May14
Ukuleles

If you’re going to take up the ukulele, be sure to get an instrument and not a toy! Here are some tips on finding your first uke.

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Nov13
Guitar Strings with Red Ribbon - The Gift of Music.

Buying a gift for a guitarist doesn’t have to break your budget! Here are a lot of gift ideas for the musician in your life – all under $30!

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May31

Guitar Noise contributor and Forum Moderator Vic Lewis lists his reasons for not playing guitar with a pick, or “plectrum,” if you prefer.

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Aug15

Some beginners give up on guitar after a short time. David explains why the physical shape of your first guitar may be why your first efforts at playing are more frustrating than they should be.

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Feb19

Here’s a very useful article from Mark detailing how easy it is to keep all your gear under control, especially if you play gigs. Wish I’d read this thirty years ago!

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Jun24
Acoustic and Electric guitar

Buying a guitar can be an emotional ordeal. We’d like to share some helpful advice on what to think about before shopping for a new instrument.

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Jun15

Having made himself a terrific fretless neck, Mitch sets himself the task of finishing his budget bass guitar with the classic coral pink finish. It’s truly astounding to see the results of his project. What a beautiful bass guitar!

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