How to Choose the Best Guitar

So now here is the part where I lay out some info so you can start sizing up what type of guitar would suit you best. This guide however is all about beginners, because I assume those who already know how to play should know what guitar suits them, if not then maybe you can get a few hints from here.

Size matters

The first most easiest thing to determine the type of guitar you are going to need is by taking a look at your fingers, take your first pointy finger and take a close look at the 3 creases under the joints, let’s say the distance from the first joint of your finger (the knuckle the one closest to your palm) and the last one (the one at the tip) is at least 2 inches or more, then you can play a full sized classical guitar any less then you have to settle for a full sized acoustic with a thin neck or a smaller guitar.

To cut away or not to cut away

This does not really matter, a single cutaway acoustic would sound and feel the same as a regular no cutaway one, with the only difference being that the cutaway one would give you more reach to the lower parts of the neck. For a beginner however, this lower part should be left aside for the time being, focus on the next point I’m about to show you.

Curvy curves

The body of the guitar as you know has curves, these depressions and swells are made so it fits in the embrace of the player, comfortably without having to sacrificing its acoustics and volume. But since most guitars are hand made by luthiers, you will find that some guitars are angled slightly different than others, this is what determines how good that guitar is for you. Pick it up and start playing it, if you notice anything which can hinder your playing then it’s probably not for you, don’t worry tough because this problem is very rare as almost all curves fit every player.


A branded guitar is probably a good guitar, that is true but sometimes if the builder was not consistent then you would have a bad guitar. Brands like Yamaha and Ibanez are affordable and provide you with the best quality 99% of the time.
So do your research and find which one is good for you, how it fits how it would be played and the numerous other factors up above, and if you still can’t get your mind over it why not ask your music teacher about it?

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