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Choosing beginners acoustic guitar, buy new acoustic guitar

Updated on June 25, 2014

Choosing a guitar!

Well, if you are reading this hub, you have taken a wonderful decision choosing an instrument which is diverse and versatile. The dynamic sounding instrument, when played with effort can juxtapose with the soul of the player and bleat out audacious emotions. If you are looking to buy your first guitar, this is the place for you to be. You should first know a little about the instrument and then chose the one which suits you best.

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Your first acoustic!

If you are going to select your first guitar, you are suggested to go with an acoustic guitar. Tone of the acoustic guitar is generated by the vibrations produced in the strings and the hollow body of the guitar amplifies it by resonance. There is pretty much science in everything eh? Sub categorized as steel string guitars, nylon string guitars and twelve strings. The best for the beginner is the steel string.

The body of the acoustic is very important. The body delivers the sound. You may not be aware of the wood your guitar is made up of. Hence you should always do your homework on the type model and gather as much information as you can about the guitar you are choosing. The heavier the wood, the more bright sound it is. According to guitarists, mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridge, ebony or rosewood fret-board are good features in an acoustic guitar.

When you have a list of guitars within you budget, try each and every guitar, try each and every guitar within your budget range, and find one which actually suits you. Find the one appropriate which gives you perfect feel and touch. Don’t think too much.

The most popular guitar brands are Stagg, Cort, Washburn, Walden, Takamine, Granada, Yamaha, Ibanez, Pluto, Hofner and many more. If you are a beginner with a small budget you should try models of Granada, Hofner, Pluto and Cort. If you have a proper budget and want to spend a little more for your six string, you should browse through Takamine, Ibanez, Yamaha, etc.

Beware of cheats and frauds!! Read and know first.

The salesman at your local guitar store can fool you, with a different guitar making you believe the guitar is a similar model of what you are looking for. Do not fall prey to such traps. You can be fooled by name frauds like Hobner or Hobbner or Hoffner instead of the original ‘Hofner’. ‘Gibson’ is another brand whose name is copied and sold fooling people beginners with no knowledge about the instruments. They scam by naming it Givson or Gibbson. Other scams include Yemaha instead of the brand ‘Yamaha’. Check every part of the guitar. Always pick a guitar which is branded and well-known. It has lots of advantages and the sound quality provided is of much better quality and brighter tone.

The internet is such a source where you can practically find anything you need. Get complete information of the type of guitar, body, sides, its bridge, hardware, its neck the fret-board, the quality and sharpness of frets and finally the finish.

How to check originality?

To check whether the guitar is an original, see inside the hole, the details of the brand are printed, also check for markings, carvings and finish.

Some guitars are embarked with a specific code at the neck, which is a proof of originality. All you need to do is after you buy the guitar, use the code provided in the official website of the brand and register your product.


Listed below are few guitars their specifications and price from an online website :

Pluto HG39C-201
Pluto HG39C-201

Pluto HG39C-201 Cutaway

This Pluto guitar is simply the best for guitarists with a low budget. The quality and finish have to be seen to be believed, comes equipped with low action and bright sounds of this guitar. There is a high demand because the guitar quality is amazing considering the low price.

Pluto HG39C-201 Features:

  • With Truss Rod
  • Type: Cutaway
  • Size: Medium - 39''
  • Neck: Beech
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Finger Board: Rosewood
  • String: Nylon
  • Colours : Natural & NL.


Price : Rs. 4700

Granada PRS-1 39
Granada PRS-1 39

Granada PRS-1 39"

Granada guitars are beautifully designed for beginners and are made by the Pearl River Piano company in Guangzhou, which also manufactures Pianos and guitars for Yamaha and other quality brands. They are the known to produce the best selling acoustic guitars.

Granada PRS-1 Specifications:

  • Type: Cutaway
  • Size: Medium - 39''
  • Neck: Beech
  • Bridge: Rosewood Ply
  • Finger Board: Rosewood Ply
  • String: Steel
  • Colors: Natural, Black, Blue Burst, Cherry Sunburst, Red Burst, Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst.

Price: Rs. 4600

Hofner HAS-D01
Hofner HAS-D01

Hofner HAS-D01 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

The Hofner HASDO1 Dreadnought Guitar delivers bright tone with plenty of volume thanks to its quality Spruce Top.


Hofner HAS-D01 Specifications:

  • Spruce Top
  • Catalpa Back and Sides
  • Nato Neck
  • Japanese Rosewood Fretboard
  • Sonokeling Bridge
  • 20 Frets
  • Chrome Diecast Hardware
  • Natural, finish.

Price: Rs. 9700

Cort AF510 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar
Cort AF510 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar

Cort AF510 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar

The Standard Series is a collection of acoustics that deliver great value. Cort AF510 delivers a spruce top for a resonate tone that reasonably improves with age.

Cort AF510 Specifications:

  • Construction: Dovetail neck joint
  • Body: Concert body shape, spruce top with mahogany back & sides
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Binding: Black
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 25.6" (650mm)
  • Inlay: White dot
  • Tuners: Die cast
  • Rosette: Decal
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Electronics: n/a
  • Bracing: Advanced x bracing
  • Colors: Ns-natural satin, Bks-black satin.

Price: Rs. 7400

A typical left hand designed model.
A typical left hand designed model.

Are you Left Handed?

Are you a left-handed guitarist? Yes you can play a guitar too! Stop worrying; even you can blend your emotions with the six-strings. Right-Hand models are available in decent numbers with the same features and tone quality.


After buying a quality guitar, don't forget to get yourself few picks(plectrums) and a set of new strings.

Good-luck with your six-strings. Keep Rocking!

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    • Arnax profile imageAUTHOR

      Arnab Ghosh 

      3 years ago from India

      hi there, thanks for your comment.

      Hobner is a typical copy of the brand Hofner. Be sure to do a firm research first, then buy. I would suggest you a round hole guitar because, its the best for beginners. Moreover, the sound quality is brighter and sweeter sounding.

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      naruto shippuden 

      3 years ago

      Hello,

      This was helpful but is hobner fake because people whom i know never told me such .

      And can you recommend me whether i should buy f hole or round hole guitar.

      It is going to be the first time i play and to be honest i don't want to join classes to help me.

      Thanks for the help though

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