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What kind of guitar to by first?
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Hey guys I am new, and have always had a interest to play acoustic guitar. I am wondering what kind of beginners guitar I should purchase. I have seen quite a few value packs that seem tempting but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Peterson Jul 18, 2012.

Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
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Well I am 32 years old, and recently separated living with my parents.  My 15 year old brother got a Fender classical acoustic guitar for Christmas, and my eyes lit up more than his.  Since opening…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Duncan Sep 18, 2012.

 

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Mike Duncan replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"Try Guitar Pro 6.  You can get it free and if you like you can buy it with all the extras.  I've been playing 34 years and I found a song on there I had been having a problem with.  It helped me get over thet part.  Try it…"
Sep 18, 2012
Matthias Young replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"If you can find a local teacher, that's the way to go. Some teachers will offer online guitar lessons via Skype. There is a wealth of information out there online, such as YouTube (where you can find anything), and my personal favorite, Free…"
Aug 17, 2012
Chris Carden replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"I completely second this about the tab online, it has completely halted my progress over the last few years. I've been stuck in a huge rut for years, because I knew enough to get by but when trying to learn with tabs online, if one little note…"
Jul 28, 2012
Sharon Peterson replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"Yet one more beginner here -- but it's my second attempt at guitar.  This time, I'm gonna keep with it. All the advice here is great! I heartily recommend used guitars with great sound, bought from reputable music shops or from…"
Jul 18, 2012
Lisa Thoms replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"Hi Mike -- I'm a beginner too and I've learned a lot about guitars from my own mistakes.  My first was letting my husband pick out my first guitar and buy it for me without even having touched it myself.  It ended up that the…"
Jul 18, 2012
Bill Wray replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"Looks like you've received a lot of good info on purchasing your first guitar.  In regard to dimensions and specs, a lot of that will be foreign to you until you've put some time into playing, then you'll realize how certain…"
Jun 18, 2012
Bluepoet replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"My advice?  Go to a store, with a friend, or someone you know, who plays...try a few, have your friend try a few, and decide on one...these days, one doesn't have to spend a lot of money to get a decent quality instrument.  I recently…"
Jun 4, 2012
tom blegen replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"It totally depends on your budget.  Sometimes you'll get lucky with a value pack guitar but they typically are not very high quality instruments.  While quality varies considerably in "affordable" guitars they improve…"
May 20, 2012
Sonsdad replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"Certainly take the advice on buying a guitar that is comfortable. I borrowed a Jumbo acoustic when I first started and found it to be to big for me. I have a cheapish Cort Cap 530 with a DiMarzio pickup that sounds fine. A guitarist friend of mine…"
May 20, 2012
FloridaGull replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"Check out a discussion called "The Search for your first guitar"... First, and IMHO most important, purchase a solid-topped guitar. The sound will improve with age, and, should you later want to upgrade, the instrument will be worth more…"
Mar 7, 2012
Nic Lubbers replied to mike lugo's discussion What kind of guitar to by first?
"The first thing you should do is find a local shop and play several of their guitars that are within your price range. Take a friend who can play and have them play several to find one you like the sound of. What kind of music do you plan to play?…"
Mar 7, 2012
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What kind of guitar to by first?

Hey guys I am new, and have always had a interest to play acoustic guitar. I am wondering what kind of beginners guitar I should purchase. I have seen quite a few value packs that seem tempting but not sure if that is the right way to go any insight?See More
Mar 7, 2012
Tony John replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"Sound like how I started...when my brother wasn't playing it, I was. One of the main questions you have to ask is How far do you want to go with your playing? If you just want to knock out a few common tunes then any book of first position…"
Jan 14, 2012
Blackback Gull replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"Get a book showing the basic chords - then work on being able to form them, and move between them. The first month or so is the hardest - once you get three chords that work as a strum for a song, you're off to the races. A good website for…"
Jan 10, 2012
sonia kelley replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"awesome ..... there is alot of info on u tube and tutorials ..   my best advice is to learn stuff you like first ... it helps when you know the song in your head .... there are alot of great three chord songs out there that will get you…"
Dec 31, 2011
Marlene Hutchinson replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"Hi Mike, Congrats on your enthusiam to learn to play guitar, it's a great instrument to play! I teach a 1 day workshop called "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!".  In the 5 hour workshop I cover all the basics.  I teach at…"
Dec 31, 2011

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