Before Shopping

Sunday, November 26, 2006

As with all major purchases, it is important to do as much research as possible beforehand.Sources of information will be other players, teachers (local colleges may have a guitarprogram), and for those with access to the Internet a host of manufacturers’ advertisements.

There are also guitar newsgroups on the Internet, which offer the opportunity to read theexperiences of others and to ask for opinions.

Remember from Chapter 2 that there are several types of guitars made to play different stylesof music. Before shopping, listen to different players and determine what kind of instrumentyou would like to play. While you may be able to learn on any instrument, it is better toselect one that closely approximates the style you want to learn.