When it’s time to buy a new electric guitar, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the vast array of options on the market. In this video, we hope to help you narrow down the search and hone in on your perfect electric guitar.
The main guitar camps covered in this lesson: Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, & Ibanez.
The first question you need to ask yourself is “how much do I want to spend?”. You can get a great guitar at almost any price point these days, so even if you don’t have much money to spend, you can still get yourself a quality instrument. It is important to note that it’s typically best to go no lower than about $300 USD.
The first thing you want to consider is whether you want humbuckers or single coil pickups. After that, you’ll need to decide on a set neck guitar or a bolt-on neck guitar. Next, you’ll need to choose whether you want a solid body, semi-hollow body, or fully-hollow body. Finally, you should ask yourself if you need a tremolo or not.
Once you’ve made your choices, you can start shopping for your new electric guitar. In the end, it’s important that you like the way it feels and that you like the way it looks. This is YOUR guitar after all.
Lastly, remember to check out used guitars on websites like Craigslist. You can usually find a great deal on a higher-quality guitar. If you don’t know a lot about guitars, make sure you bring a knowledgeable friend so you don’t get ripped off!