Acoustic Guitars For Beginners
Want to play Acoustic Guitar? What are the best value acoustic guitars for beginners?
This page is about finding the best buy acoustic guitars for beginners. What is the best acoustic guitar to play? Martin? Fender? Something more basic? In my time as a music teacher, I had many electric guitar pupils wanting to make the transition to acoustic guitar and classical guitar players who wanted that tinkly, jangly sound for singing to. An acoustic is perfect for that! Or perhaps you want an acoustic guitar for a beginner ?
Which acoustic guitar?
If the choice of guitar is baffling and you just want to buy a steel strung acoustic guitar, I have put this selection of basic instruments together hopefully to give you some ideas. Whether you need a pink beginner guitar for a girl or a cheap starter guitar for an adult, a cool guitar for a boy or a classical guitar, this page will hopefully get you started.
Best Value Guitars for Beginners - 1 - Beginner Acoustic Guitar for Girls
Pretty and feminine, or colorful, these guitars are chosen to be visually pleasing as well as playable.
This pale blue guitar features a cool dragon!
Luna Aurora Guitar with Dragon
Blue is not just for boys. Girls love blue as well and this Luna Aurora guitar in pale blue illustrated with a delightful Dragon will delight any little girl.
Not all girls are pink Princesses and this purple guitar makes a nice alternative! This guitar is lightweight, has a narrower neck for smaller hands and comes with some great accessories.
Daisy Rock Popsicle Purple Guitar
A short scale guitar for little girls who love purple!
Things to know when buying an acoustic guitar
What you need to remember when buying a guitar
While it is true that a better guitar will have a higher trade in price, there are other things to consider. Things you need to remember when buying a guitar include the age of the player, whether they can cope with steel strings or whether nylon would be more appropriate and what sort of music they want to play. For playing chords and songs, a steel strung acoustic is usually good, but the strings will be too difficult for younger children. Click here for guitars suitable for very young children
Some guitars for kids come with safety features
Patented covers protect little fingers from sharp surprises and show the open string names.
A guitar toy for your little Princess! The design is very suitable for little girls and it has a few safety features on board which cn be helpful.
A 3/4 guitar pretty as a picture and with a pony to make it that bit more girly!
Best Buy Beginner Guitars 2 - Beginner Acoustic Guitar For Boys and Older Teens
Some of these guitars are equally suitable for boys or girls, perhaps for older girls past the pony or fairy stage, but I have chosen those I thought might appeal. There is a range of colors, designs and prices. The cutaway feature may satisfy older boys wanting to play up the neck like rock guitar heroes. I included a high gloss neon pink guitar for boys (and older girls) who like pink but want something a bit more brash!
Good value package for begiiners, affordable guitar and attractive too.
A beautiful blue finish and a basic package to suit beginners.
Acoustic Guitars for Teens
Teenagers will be looking for larger guitars and often enjoy the dreadnought style. It looks grown up, is ideal to strum favourite songs and can come in some exciting and bold finishes these days.
Full size dreadnought style acoustic which would be more suitable for older boys and teenagers. Great flame finish! Spruce top for sparkly sound.
Fuchsia pink guitars?
Yes, you can buy guitars in bright neon colours and some boys like pink too so this guitar would be suitable for any teenager who wants to make a bold colour statement in his or her favourite neon shade of pink.
Best Buy Guitar Picks - Best plectrum deals for the guitar player
You would be amazed how cheaply you can buy guitar picks in bulk. I have done this for years as it enables me to give them away to new pupils or lend them out freely in the knowledge that damage or loss won't mater. Bulk buying is a great idea where several family menbers play guitar, or they get easily lost!
Best Buy Beginner Acoustic Guitars 3 - Best Acoustic Guitar for teens and adults
Older teens and adults might appreciate the better quality acoustic guitars, some coloured, others plain. Just because a guitar is plain does not make it less playable, many plain guitars use better wood in their construction and sound better! Some are more expensive, but all represent excellent value for money or, if you like, better bang for your buck.
Daisy Rock's has a "Slim & Narrow" neck design which makes it easier smaller hands to play the guitar. This is an attractive lightweight guitar with a slightly shorter scale length.
Comes with everything a beginner needs, and includes guitar, gig bag, tuner, strap, strings, picks, and instructional DVD. This is a quality acoustic guitar suitable for intermediate players as well as beginners.
When full size isn't full enough...
A full size acoustic steel strung guitar generally has a narrower fretboard than a classical guitar, so a man with larger hands might be better starting with a classical guitar. A classical guitar is more suitable for fingerpicking and guitar solos in Spanish, classical or jazz styles in the early stages and has more variety of tone. Better quality guitars are not normally "branded" or given a color finish, but these more colorful designs are often what teens and tweens like because image matters. Anyway my hope is that you will enjoy browsing this selection, for greater product detail or reviews, or to buy a guitar, just click on the blue link text.
The Dean AK48 is a quality dreadnought guitar with mahogany and spruce construction and rosewood fretboard. Impressive name and a great guitar for beginners.
Guitars on sale - What are the best classical guitars?
Classical guitars are just another sort of acoustic guitar. They are better suited to solo playing than as accompanying instruments for singers, and the variety of tone they produce is great. They are usually easier on young fingers too! To be honest, classical guitars warrant a page of their own. You will hear more from me later on a personalised choice of good classical guitars for adult beginners, but for now I hope you will enjoy comparing these instruments.
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