Your choice is personal -- which guitar sounds
and looks best to you, which is comfortable to play, which meets your
performance needs and your budget.
Check out the "action"
Low action means
the strings are close to the fingerboard and easier to
press down. High action means the strings are high off
the fingerboard and more difficult to press down. It's a
personal preference. Some players prefer the lowest
action possible, while others prefer the increased
tension and richer sound of higher action. Very high
action is NOT desirable for
beginners -- you'll end up with sore fingers and
Unless you are a musician, you are probably not familiar with
guitar brands. So you must be able to
trust the people who help you buy a guitar. We select our guitar
brands based on quality, durability, value, and reliability.
Lefty? You have something in common with some of the planet's greatest guitarists: Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Iggy Pop, Albert King, and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) are lefties!
The pic shows Jimi Hendrix in action playing his left-handed
If you have never played guitar before:
We suggest that you try to learn to play the way a
right-handed person would. Why? Many students adapt because it's your left hand that is
doing the intricate chording on the fingerboard. Also,
most music books are
written for right-handed players.
If you have started playing left-handed:
No worries. You can buy a left-handed guitar. However, your model and
colour options will be limited, and you can expect to pay more.