Few things are more versatile in terms of the enjoyment they bring and the manner in which they bring it than musical instruments. Music is one of those glorious phenomena that’s enjoyed the world over. No matter who you are or where in the world you come from, you hail from a musical culture. For all of the great musical traditions and instruments out there, however, few can rival the versatility and popularity of the guitar. The past century has in large part been marked musically by those whose mastery of the guitar is legendary. Whether you’re looking to become the next Jimi Hendrix, start a band worthy of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Queen, or Nirvana, are looking to emulate the folk rock style of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, or are just interested in bringing classical guitar music to life with an electric twist, you’ll need a great guitar.
Here, then, are a few things to look for while shopping for great electric guitars in Australia.
Brand Name Recognition
One of the first things most of us tend to think about when considering what type of guitar we want to get is, of course, what brand we want. Classic, heavy, and folk rock all have their fair share of guitar heroes, figures who loom large as the virtuosos of their craft. They, in turn, have helped make the guitars they used and popularised that much more sought-after as a result.
That said, brand name recognition is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there are many benefits to buying a brand you recognise, not the least of which being a greater assurance of quality than if you were to purchase just any old guitar. At the same time, however, brands know that they can charge a good deal more due to their illustrious name. As such, if you are looking to keep costs down, you may want to look at guitars that aren’t made by the industry leaders. That doesn’t mean you should sacrifice in the way of quality, but rather give a few a try as permitted by the music store. If a lesser-known, more affordable guitar performs comparably to a Fender or Gibson, you may want to consider starting off with that instead.
Guitar Size and Construction
You’ll also want to give some thought as to the size and construction of the guitar in question. You don’t want to have to struggle with a guitar that’s too big or too small for your hands. Speaking of your hands, if you’re a lefty, you’ll want to be sure to look into guitars which are specially-strung with left-handers in mind. In addition, you’ll want to make sure that the guitar you go with feels sturdy enough to last without being so heavy as to be cumbersome.
In addition, you’ll want to be sure to grab some extra strings, guitar picks, and cleaning agents before you leave.
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