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Options in Choosing the Right Guitar

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Many people have a desire to play musical instruments and most of them have, at least once in their lives, imagined themselves being rock-stars and playing electric guitars in front of thousands of screaming fans. However, choosing the best instrument to fulfill such a fantasy can be an art. Many guitarists go through five or six guitars within a couple of years as they keep trading up for newer and better models. Every professional player recommends people to buy the best quality they can afford the first time.

In the competitive electric guitars market today, the only way to make a less expensive is by using cheaper materials and cheaper parts, which will result in “cheaper” guitars in every sense of the word. No matter if you are playing on stage or in a studio, you don’t want to be disappointed just because you compromised on quality. You can rest assured that you will never regret the fact that you paid more for higher-quality musical instruments.

It is said that every begins with a piece of wood, and if you don’t know what you’re doing with it, you are finished before even starting. It may seem that the sound of electric guitars comes entirely from the pick-up, but the type of wood also has an important influence on tone and sustain. The best choice is the so-called “Tone wood“ that is actually a wood that has high strength and stability.

As far as the bodies are concerned the mahogany and maple woods are the most common, although ash, alder, korina and various exotic woods are also popular. It is important to note that different types of electric guitars require special woods and construction methods.Continue reading Options in Choosing the Right Guitar