Before you even think about starting to play the guitar you need to put your hands on the actual instrument. Although you are surely tempted to believe that this is not necessary since you can always rent one or play the one of the instructor’s, having a guitar of your own will help you out so much more than what you initially think.
Many beginners make the mistake of thinking they need the very best possible instrument, like a Collings guitar or similar. In reality, what is important is to get a guitar that will actually make it easier for you to learn. As a beginner, you are mainly interested in price, style, age, size, condition and where you buy the guitar from.
Where Should You Buy Your Guitar From?
The beginner guitar player should always avoid the pawn shops, yard sales or flea markets, unless he/she is buying with the help of someone that does have the proper experience. If you never bought a guitar till now you surely do not actually know what the best option is. The best option you have as a beginner is to visit the local music retail shop. At the same time, online shopping is an opportunity if you are using the services of a company that is reputable. In this case it is very important that you look at the return policy though, just to be safe.