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Guitar is a very popular instrument, it can play a variety of styles of music, can also be used to express their emotions and creativity. But how do you choose the right guitar for you? This can be a headache for beginners or friends who want to switch. There are so many different guitar brands, models, materials, and prices on the market that it is hard to know how to choose. In fact, it is not difficult to choose a suitable guitar, as long as from the following four aspects, you can find the most suitable for you.
Budget range is the first factor to consider when choosing a guitar, as it directly determines what kind of guitar you can buy. Generally speaking, the price of guitar and its brand, material, workmanship, sound quality and so on has a great relationship, the higher the price, the better the quality, of course, there are some cost-effective guitar can let you get more value for money. Therefore, before choosing a guitar, you should determine a reasonable budget range according to your financial ability and learning purpose, and then look for the best guitar for you within this range. Generally speaking, beginners can choose about 500-1000 yuan of entry-level guitar, advanced people can choose about 1500-3000 yuan of senior guitar, professional can choose more than 3000 yuan of high-end guitar.
Size and barrel type is the second factor to consider when choosing a guitar, as they directly affect the volume, timbre and comfort of the guitar. Generally speaking, guitar sizes and barrel types come in the following categories:
34: this is the smallest size, suitable for height in children between 1.2 meters to 1.4 meters, the volume is small, the sound is ringing.
36: this is the guitar of small size, suitable for the height of 1.4 m to 1.6 m between teenagers or women use, moderate volume, tone color is more bright.
38 inches: this is a standard guitar size, suitable for adults over the height of 1.6 m, the volume is larger, tone is full.
40 inches: this is a great guitar size, suitable for adults over the height of 1.8 m, the volume is bigger, more rich sound.
41 inch: this is the biggest guitar sizes, suitable for adults over 2 meters in height, volume the biggest, the most deep tone.
There are several types of guitar barrel:
round shoulder barrels: this is the most common guitar bucket, its characteristic is is round at both ends up and down, suitable for attacks or accompaniment, tone balance, the volume is moderate.
missing Angle barrels: this is the more common guitar bucket, its characteristic is the top is a circle, in the corner of the bottom is cut off, suitable for the tonic or thrum, timbre and bright, the volume is small.
small missing Angle barrels: this is a rare guitar bucket, its characteristic is the top round, bottom is cut off a small Angle, suitable for a variety of styles of play, warm tone, the volume is bigger.
Jumbo bucket: this is the biggest guitar bucket, it is characteristic of both ends up and down is flat, suitable for rock or country style of play, timbre is thick, the volume is the largest.
When choosing a guitar size and barrel type, you will want to choose the one that works best for you based on your height, body type, finger length, playing style, etc. Generally speaking, the larger the size and barrel type, the richer the volume and timbre, but also the more difficult it is to play; The smaller the size and barrel, the clearer the volume and tone, but the easier it is to play.
Material and workmanship are the third factor to consider when choosing a guitar, as they directly determine the quality, durability and aesthetics of the guitar. Generally speaking, guitar materials are as follows:
plywood: this is the most common guitar material, it is made of layers of different wood adhesive, advantage is cheap, good stability, not easy deformation, the disadvantage is that voice quality is poorer, lack of administrative levels feeling and empathy.
veneer: this is a more advanced guitar material, it is made of a block of wood, the advantage is that sound good, has the rich administrative levels feeling and empathy, the disadvantage is that the price is expensive, poor stability, easily affected by the temperature and humidity and deformation.
all single boards: this is the highest level of guitar material, it is made of a block of wood panel, back and sides, benefit is voice quality best, have administrative levels feeling of the strongest and empathy, the disadvantage is that the price is very expensive, stability is very bad, very easy to affected by the temperature and humidity and deformation.
When choosing a guitar material, you have to choose the one that works best for you based on your budget and timbre requirements. Generally speaking, board guitars are suitable for beginners or people who don't care much about sound, board guitars are suitable for advanced or people who care about sound, and full board guitars are suitable for professional or people who care very much about sound.
Guitar workmanship mainly includes the following aspects:
paint: paint is the appearance of the guitar protective layer, it can protect the guitar from scratches, stains and moisture damage, at the same time can also influence the tone of the guitar. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of lacquer finish and matte finish. The smooth finish is smooth and bright, but it is also easy to scratch
dumb face paint simple rough, but also more wear-resisting. When choosing a finish, you should choose the one that suits you best according to your preferences and aesthetics.
chord distance: chord distance refers to the distance between the strings and fingerboard, it directly affects the guitar playing difficulty level and intonation. Generally speaking, the lower the pitch, the easier the guitar is to play, but the more likely it is to have noise or distortion; The higher the pitch, the harder the guitar is to play, but the clearer and more accurate it is. When choosing the chord distance, you should choose the one that suits you best, depending on the strength of your fingers and your playing style. In general, beginners can choose a lower chord distance, advanced can choose a higher chord distance.
product silk: silk is pointed on the metal, it can be divided into different phonemes of guitar, at the same time can also affect the guitar tone and intonation. In general, the smoother, neater, and more tightly fitted the fretboard, the better the tone and intonation of the guitar. When choosing silk, you should carefully observe whether there are scratches, rust, concave and convex defects on the surface of the silk, but also gently slide the silk with your fingers to feel whether there is a tingling or a feeling of awkwardness.
pick-up: the pick-up is refers to the guitar on an electronic device, it can transform the guitar sound into electrical signals, then through speakers or headphones amplifier output, and thus increasing the volume of the guitar and sound effects. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of pickup. One is acoustic pickup, which can keep the original sound of the guitar and is suitable for playing and singing or accompaniment. The other is the electric box pickup, which can change the sound of the guitar, suitable for rock or country style playing. When choosing a pickup, you should choose the one that suits you best according to your playing needs and the occasion. Generally speaking, beginners can choose acoustic pickup, advanced can choose electric box pickup.
Brand and channel are the fourth factor to consider when choosing a guitar, because they directly determine the reputation, warranty and after-sales of the guitar. Generally speaking, the bigger, more well-known and more professional the brand, the more guaranteed the quality of the guitar, the better the after-sales service, and of course the higher the price. When choosing a brand, you should choose the one that suits you best based on your budget and reputation. Generally speaking, beginners can choose some middle and low end brands, such as Yamaha, Karma, Faison, etc.; Advanced people can choose some middle and high-end brands, such as Taylor, Martin, Tacomine, etc. Professionals can choose some high-end brands, such as Gibson, Feder, Cole and so on.
Channel is the way you buy a guitar, and it can be either online or offline. Online channels refer to buying guitars through Internet platforms, such as Taobao, Jingdong, Tmall, etc. The advantages are low price and many choices, but the disadvantages are that it is impossible to try the guitar in person, difficult to guarantee the quality, and troublesome after sale. Offline channels refer to the purchase of guitars through physical stores, such as music shops and musical instrument stores. The advantages are that you can try the guitar in person, the quality is guaranteed, and the after-sales is convenient. The disadvantages are high price and few choices. When choosing a channel, you should choose the one that suits you best based on your time, location, experience and other factors. Generally speaking, beginners can choose offline channels, advanced can choose online channels.