Shopping for the perfect acoustic guitar can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to the guitar world. Before walking into any old music store and picking out a guitar, there are many things to consider in order to find the right instrumental soulmate for you. At Blue Mountain Guitar, we offer a large selection of acoustic guitars and our staff of experienced musicians can help you find the best axe for your skill level and musical goals. In part one of this series, we’ll discuss a few things to keep in mind when shopping for an acoustic guitar

Skill Level

If you’re brand new to the acoustic guitar and plan on taking lessons, you may not want to spend too much money on a high-end acoustic guitar just yet. For your first acoustic guitar, try choosing a low to mid-range model to start with. Thanks to innovative modern manufacturing techniques, there is a wide selection of great and affordable beginner acoustic guitars available.

Styles & Sounds

While many acoustic guitars share the same basic construction and design elements, there are specific differences within each model that affect their overall sound and playability. Some variables that differ from guitar to guitar include the body style.

Body Styles

Acoustic guitars come in a variety of body styles that can directly affect the guitar's tonal resonance and comfortability. A larger bodied guitar will have a much fuller sound but can be more difficult to play because of it’s large size, while a smaller bodied guitar will have a softer and a smaller body. It’s always a smart idea to play the guitar standing up with a strap as well. You’ll want to make sure you can comfortably stand and strum at the same time.

While these are just a few things to keep in mind when shopping for an acoustic guitar, we’ll discuss more in part two of this series. If you need help choosing the best acoustic guitar for you, our musical instrument aficionados can help! We offer a large selection of acoustic guitars to choose from, so you can rest assured you’ll find the perfect guitar in our online store. Contact our experts today for your next acoustic guitar!

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