Buying a Guitar (Confused)

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by MaTiN92, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. MaTiN92

    MaTiN92 New Member

    hey guys,
    i wanne learn playing an E-Guitar, but someone told i gotta learn playing a Classic Guitar first..
    do i really need to do that?!


    if Yes,:
    I'm located in Germany, 15 yrs old, and i have no clue bout the brands, what size of Guitar and all that stuff, wud be nice if u cud give me every Information.


    if No,:
    does it mean i can start learnin E-Guitar now?! IF yes to that,
    I'm located in Germany, 15 yrs old, and i have no clue bout the brands, what size of Guitar and all that stuff, wud be nice if u cud give me every Information.
    if NOT, what then??


    PS: that person who told me to buy a Classic Guitar first, is located in Poland and he has no idea bout the Guitar shops in Germany..
     
  2. beowulf

    beowulf New Member

    I like the way you have framed your message. Are you a software programmer by any chance? :)
    I am a newbie myself and looking for feedback on what to buy...

    tc and happy strumming...
    Beo
     
  3. MaTiN92

    MaTiN92 New Member

    nah man lol I'm 15 still in school :D
     
  4. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    hey guys,
    i wanne learn playing an E-Guitar, but someone told i gotta learn playing a Classic Guitar first..
    do i really need to do that?!

    ans: well you don't exactly need to learn classical guitar first,learning the steel string guitar will be fine, and the most appropiate.
    if u direclty start on elec. u will face problems, so start on a acoustic guitar
    then after approx 2 years u can graduate to an electric guitar.
    and trust me ur gonna love acoustic guitar.

    well reputed brands in acoustic
    martin, taylor. yamaha, ebanez, takamine,gibson, washburn, seagull,ephiphone

    of these yamaha ebanez and ephiphone provide economical and gud guitars for begginners ,
    first plz see
    to know abt the parts of guitars
    http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/lessons/images/l1_f1.jpg
    http://www.guitar-guide.biz/page-8.html

    guitar size. guitars are avalible in various sizes, dreadnought,jumbo, mini jumbo, grand auditorium(parlour)

    the most common is dreadnougt, a large body guitar. with more of bass sound, considered ideal for rythm playing.
    jumbo, almost same size. but the upper bout is similar to the lower bout.

    grand auditorium- smallest sized guitar, ideal for fingerpicking
    ps:-when u luk at a guitar, u see a depression in the middle, the portion above the deppression is called upper bout , and below is called the lower bout.
    see here
    http://www.blues4kids.com/musical_instruments/html/acoustic_types.htm

    and a cutaway guitar has a deppression near the neck to allow ur fingers to access the higher frets

    now while buying a guitar, u shud luk for a one which has solid top,
    top is that portion of the guitar which has the sound hole, ans is responsible for the quality of the sound,
    tops come in various woods, cedar maple etc

    info abt types of wood tops
    http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Guitar/ToneWoods/tonewoods1.html
    http://www.goodallguitars.com/woods.htm

    then finally the price range, u shud be between $200-$300(us dollars)
    and make sure u buy some picks with the guitar, a hard case to keep the guitar in,
    and a tuner to help u tune the guitar,
    and finally get urself a teacher or a book to get u started
     
  5. MaTiN92

    MaTiN92 New Member

    thanx yaar! ure my hero!, but i still got some questions left :



    Steel String Guitar?? whats that? a classical Guitar? lol


    what is the most common size for me? hey I'm 15 yrs old and around 1,8 m tall lol.. ( slim :p)


    u mean Body, rite?!
     
  6. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Classical is the one in which 3 of the Strings r made of Nylon. It gives a classical warm tone as compared to the steel string guitar(all strings are metal).

    Go for a steel string Guitar since it will help u build ur finger strength. There is no compulsion as such on which guitar u shud b starting......Better to choose Steel String

    Size really doesnt matter...... One of my friend who is just 9 years old plays on a Jumbo Acoustic Guitar. And trust me he plays really well.....Its all about practice...............

    yeah there are many sites for E-learning.
    Start with Scales, Then chords related to those scales.... Then learn the ladders on the scales that u hav learnt. Get use to the FretBoard. Learn the FretBoard Byheart.....remember each and everynote on it.........

    www.google.com is the best site for searching all Guitar Learning related Docs...There are thousands of it.....
     
  7. MaTiN92

    MaTiN92 New Member

    So i got this all in short form now ! :

    -At Start buy a Classic Guitar with Steel Strings (Brands :martin, taylor. yamaha, ebanez, takamine,gibson, washburn, seagull,ephiphone )

    -of these yamaha ebanez and ephiphone provide economical and gud guitars for begginners ,
    first see to know abt the parts of guitars
    http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/les...ages/l1_f1.jpg
    http://www.guitar-guide.biz/page-8.html

    -the most common is dreadnougt, a large body guitar. with more of bass sound, considered ideal for rythm playing.
    jumbo, almost same size. but the upper bout is similar to the lower bout.

    grand auditorium- smallest sized guitar, ideal for fingerpicking
    ps:-when u luk at a guitar, u see a depression in the middle, the portion above the deppression is called upper bout , and below is called the lower bout.
    see here
    http://www.blues4kids.com/musical_in...stic_types.htm

    and a cutaway guitar has a deppression near the neck to allow ur fingers to access the higher frets
    IN SHORT !!!! = Any Guitar wud be fine, but its cool if it wud be a Cutaway Guitar ;)

    -luk for a one which has solid top,
    top is that portion of the guitar which has the sound hole, ans is responsible for the quality of the sound,tops come in various woods, cedar maple etc

    info abt types of wood tops
    http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musi...onewoods1.html
    http://www.goodallguitars.com/woods.htm

    -the price range, u shud be between $200-$300(us dollars)
    and make sure u buy some picks with the guitar, a hard case to keep the guitar in,

    -a tuner to help u tune the guitar,

    -finally get urself a teacher or a book to get u started

    -After around 2 Years, buy a E-Guitar
     

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