Choosing a First Guitar.
Purchasing a first guitar for yourself or the new guitarist in your family can be a lot like purchasing a car or a pair of shoes: they come in many different styles to serve different functions, and some different sizes are available, but beyond that, most of the differences are a matter of taste.
There are simply too many options to create a definitive list of which instruments you should buy, especially as the availability of brands and prices will depend on where and when you are shopping. Sometimes you can hit a really good deal and get twice the guitar for the same price. The goal here is to present you with the questions you need to ask yourself to make an informed decision.
Sarah Nation has taught guitar to all levels and ages of students for nearly two decades. She holds a BA in Music and a professional certificate in Jazz Guitar.