Great acoustic guitars have character and, if you’re lucky, the guitar you buy will become a cherished heirloom. But finding this heirloom may take patience, perseverance, and plenty of shopping around. It’s important to look for a guitar that is just the right match for you.
I decided to visit several music stores, make every mistake I could think of, and return with a list of blunders most likely to spoil your shopping experience. That way, you’ll be able to survive your first trip to a music store without making a fool out of yourself.
Let’s face it, acoustic guitar shopping for the first time can be intimidating, especially for ladies. When I first announced I wanted to buy an acoustic guitar I had a number of guitar playing friends offer to “help” me shop.
That’s why Making Music has spoken with the School of Rock to learn some of the must have products in the lesson studio.
It’s personal, very personal. My guitar is my traveling companion, my solace, and literally an extension of my personality.
For recreational pianists, keyboards are smart investments. They’re cheaper than full-size pianos, require no tuning, and are way easier to carry up staircases. Plus: Connect a pair of headphones, and you can hammer away in your apartment without Gladys from upstairs complaining.
Graham Howard’s 7 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Digital Piano is an extremely useful guide that breaks down everything from confusing terminology to simple tests you can do in a piano store before making a decision.