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Hello Kitty Acoustic Guitars - a Buyer's Guide
The other day, I was googling around for more information on acoustic kitty - you know, that poor cat that got microphone and recording equipment implants courtesy of the CIA, that was run over on its first spy mission - and ended up stumbling upon Hello Kitty acoustic guitars in the process.
Acoustic kitty and Hello Kitty acoustic guitars. Who would have thought that one would lead to the other? I am very happy to report that the guitars have a much happier ending- at least most of the time.
If you're in the market for one of these Sanrio-ified instruments, there are several important factors to consider before making the purchase. I'll guide you through the basics, and after having a look at the guide, you should be ready to go ahead and get the hello kitty guitar- acoustic or otherwise- that best suits you. Then you can rock out to your cute heart's content.
Acoustic Hello Kitty Guitars
Prices for acoustic Hello Kitty guitars range from around $40 to $150 at the cheap and, and obviously sky's the limit when you start to consider high end and perhaps custom built acoustic guitars.
Though it might be tempting to buy one of the inexpensive acoustic guitars out there, consider first just what you'll be using this guitar for. Is this a Christmas gift to your daughter? Is she just getting started or expressing a simple, mild interest in learning how to play the guitar? If so, perhaps it's OK to go with something more generic.
But if you're buying this guitar for yourself, and you're pretty serious about playing, you might want to consider investing a bit more in this purchase. Acoustic guitars don't always come out sounding great. And not every acoustic guitar is going to be good for every type of musician.
Are you hoping to produce music with a nice, bright, poppy tone? Then you might want to have a guitar made with maple. Looking for something with more of a full, rich tone? Maybe you should get an acoustic guitar made with Alder.
And what about guitar bodies? Are you willing to just accept whatever comes with a Hello Kitty face painted on it, or do you have a preference for a classic body? Or perhaps a dreadnought or jumbo body style?
What I'm trying to say is that acoustic guitars for serious musicians can't just be purchased because they look pretty. They have to sound right. So consider getting a guitar that meets your needs- and then maybe jazzing it up with some custom Hello Kitty flourishes of your own design. This gets you the best of both worlds: good sound and good looks.
Not the Hello Kitty-branded one, but Squier DOES do a Hello Kitty version.
Before You Go Acoustic - Consider Electric Alternatives
Of course acoustic guitars have a certain romance to them- but what about electric guitars?
The Hello Kitty electric guitars available have some key benefits. One is that they're relatively cheap. This makes a big difference if you're looking to... oh... I dunno... scrape by with rent this month, or eat something other then Ramen noodles one day this week. Or if you're looking to just play this guitar occasionally for fun.
The other leg up that electric Hello Kitty guitars have is that the Hello Kitty-ness comes across a bit stronger. Electric guitars, in general, are much easier to decorate with bold, modern designs than acoustic guitars, which have a more traditional or rustic look to them. And let's face it- Hello Kitty design is inherently bold and modern.
Electric Hello Kitty guitars are also super well-reviewed online. I've included a couple of YouTube reviews below, and you can really see how excited all types of people are about these guitars. Obviously they're a lot of fun, and they don't sound too bad either.
These guitars range from about $60 (for cheap kids' guitars) to, well, thousands of dollars (as obviously custom guitars can be as expensive as you can imagine them to be).
So what is the ultimate electric Hello Kitty guitar? Definitely the Squier Hello Kitty Stratocaster electric guitar. It has rave reviews. It just seems to get people.
That said, there are some other options out there - most of them are pretty inexpensive; most of them are pretty; most of them sound fine. But if you do end up taking this route, I recommend getting the Squier one. Or else something entirely custom made.
Happy Shopping - And Don't Forget Acoustic Kitty
I hope this buyer's primer for Hello Kitty guitars has been somewhat helpful. I also hope that you get the Hello Kitty guitar of your dreams.
When you do, do me a favor: write and perform a song in memory of acoustic kitty. It'll be awesome and ironic. And someone needs to honor that poor feline's memory. It might as well be you and good ol' Kitty-chan.