Want to be the next Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton or Slash or James Hetfield? If you can visualize, it is possible. Remember, all the greatest guitarists were exactly here in your position once; students, learners, beginners. They go after their dream with intense passion and become legends. Many of the legends couldn’t afford the best Guitar when they started. But they made magic with what they had. If they can, you can, too. But the dilemma is on our mind. Many of us think cheap guitars can’t produce meaningful music. That’s the biggest myth constructed by contemporary capitalism for money-making.
I have a big problem with the word ‘cheap.’ When we include the word ‘cheap’ before things, it reduces the valuation of the thing.
While in reality,
‘Cheap’ means inexpensive. It is a complete delusion that a cheap product is awful and a costly product is worthy.
If you ask me, are cheap electric guitars good? My answer will be like this:
Every Guitar is beneficial regardless of the cost. It is your fingers and their action that makes the illusion.
So Guitar never matters?
Yes, they do, but not as extreme as you expect. You can indeed make pictures on the canvas of silence with the best electric Guitar under 300$. I am not joking; it’s true. There was a time when you had to spend a lot to get a guitar that sounds good. But now, you can even get something better at a reasonable price.
For the beginners, it is recommended to pick a low-priced guitar. Wondering why?
Here is the answer to your why:
- The main reason to pick a cheap guitar as a novice guitarist is their budget. Not everyone can afford the best Guitar when they start. Even I couldn’t manage one when I have started. Don’t worry about starting your journey; pick the one you can afford. Increase your skill, and later your expertise will help you to get the best one.
- As you novice player, you might not care a guitar properly. So, picking an expensive guitar even if you can afford it, will not be a wise decision. You should start learning Guitar and also learn how to maintain it with something cheaper. This way, you will be benefited.
Always remember lots of musicians started their career with the lowest priced Guitar, many couldn’t even afford. Just because someone else stated that cheaply priced guitars couldn’t produce quality tone, doesn’t mean it is entirely accurate. He or she said such a thing maybe because they couldn’t manage to sound good with their low priced Guitar. Just because they have failed doesn’t mean you will. Everyone’s journey is different, right? Pick one that you feel good and can afford.
Here is what you need to Consider While Buying Your First Electric Guitar:
Learning chords and scales in a guitar is one of the biggest challenges as a beginner. If the Guitar is not good enough, this task can be hectic. Therefore, it can discourage one to learn Guitar within a week.
Often poor quality guitar comes with faulty design. Therefore, you will notice a huge gap between strings and fingerboard. This is a nightmare to deal with both pros and for newbies. While buying an electric guitar for the first time, you should check this issue very seriously.
Remember, not all higher quality guitars are expensive. You can get lots of quality guitars in the market that are reasonably priced, and with a little bit, modification sounds awesome. I always tell people to purchase a well-constructed guitar for their fantastic playability. Considering the construction quality is just the same thing as you have judge other pieces of equipment. Here are the key points you should look when it comes to judging construction quality:
- Connections between the pieces must be ideally put together
- The knobs and tuners must move perfectly
- There must not be any serious bowing or warping of the neck
- The strings must be smooth and comfortable to press down
- Fretboard must be well polished
Are you left-handed or Right Handed?
Often people overlook this issue and get disappointed. If you are left-handed, you should pick a guitar that is designed for left-handed people. If you are right-handed, go for a guitar made for right-handed people. I know you already know this, but it’s a reminder as people often forget this while buying a guitar. Whether pick a guitar that is ideal for both left and right-handed people or go for one based on your preference.
Bonus Tips for the Beginners:
- Don’t push yourself so hard, and it will discourage you
- Play a little bit every day on a specific time
- Make it a habit
- Try both lead and rhythm
- Play against a metronome or backing track to develop your sense of rhythm
- Listen a lot. The more you listen, the better you will become
- Try to feel while playing
- Try to get in touch with an excellent teacher and follow him exactly
- Don’t rush for speed; focus on your accuracy. Your speed will boost with time.
- Concentrate on your posture and technique
- Don’t believe and practice everything you see online
- Make a daily and weekly target to keep you motivated.
My point is if you wish to insert words on the canvas of silence, you don’t have to have the PRS Private Stock McCarty 594! A Guitar under 300 dollars is fair enough to start your musical journey. Just grab a guitar within your budget and start practicing. The initial few months will be challenging. If you can pass those challenges, growing into the next Jimi Hendrix won’t be a trouble. In this blog, we will continue sharing tips related to musical instruments, keep visiting our blog, and share. If you have anything to know, feel free to comment. Let’s close with a few words from great Bob Marley:
“One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.”