A guide to buying an acoustic

To know how to choose the right guitar and how to identify a bad one will save you from innumerable headaches, not to mention finger pains.

Acoustic guitar bodies come basically in the same hourglass form, with some variations, but vary in size, color, wood type, style and additional features. You can even buy an acoustic guitar so small that fits in a stepback.

Guitars come in a very wide range of prices, but when it comes to tools, you usually get what you pay, especially if you buy new ones. There is a real difference between a bargain and cheap purchase.

But whether you buy new or used can be determined by many personal factors, including your budget, and each has their own pros and cons.

Buy new, give you a warranty and hopefully a return period, if for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase or something wrong.

Under normal circumstances, a used guitar can usually be purchased cheaper and has already entered its break-in period.

Commercial-building guitars are usually mass produced. Custom guitars are exactly that. They are tailor made and adapted to your specifications by a highly skilled guitarist.

Prices for a pass-based guitar vary considerably depending on the skill level of the professional who contracts the work, but generally speaking, they are generally higher than a commercial guitar of similar quality. Every personal building guitar is unique and therefore difficult to compare in the price of a commercial guitar.


To understand some of the parts of a guitar will definitely help you with the Pre-Purchase Checklist.

BODY: This is the part with the sound hole in the front. This is where the strumming is done, and it can vary in size. The actual size, shape, type of wood, coating, and general body construction also affect how the guitar sounds, whether it’s rich and warm sound, or a thin and twisting sound. The body tends to be the part that is also scratched, damaged, and most of the most are blown up.

Neck: This is the long piece that protrudes from the body and ends at the head of the guitar where the vocal heads are also known as machine heads. The strings move from the bridge on the body, across the sound hole, next to the Fret Board, which is attached to the front of the neck and eventually reach the voting heads where they are wrapped around the tails. The tuning heads are then turned by hand, which turns the posts, making the strings stricter or loser, thus affecting their voice. Nekke tends to turn and turn if not cared for, or if the guitar is left on the heat source.

USE: The bridge is usually on the front of the body, next to the sound hole, and on the side of the hole opposite the neck. The strings are usually fed by the bridge before crossing the hole and moving to the neck on the neck. The bridge is like an anchor point for the strings. Metal bridges are the best, but most acoustics are either hard plastic or wood. Bridges have a tendency to crack and spread over a long period of time.

FRET BOARD: The fretboard is glued to the front of the neck. This is the part you press on the strings to make chords or to play individual notes. Because it is glued separately, a fretboard can be made of a wood that is different from the neck.

The strings move over the fretboard and the distance they are above the fretboard makes a difference to the playability of the guitar. If the strings are too far above the fretboard, it will be difficult to print, which makes the guitar difficult to play.

When a beginner plays a guitar, his or her fingers initially are very soft and must be hardened. A guitar with the strings too far above the fretboard, also known as a high action, will cause the players’ fingers to hurt so much that they are likely to take away the guitar in discouragement and possibly stop playing completely.

STRINGS: Acoustic guitar strings come in a wide range of scents. They can be made of nylon, copper, steel, or a combination. Nylon strings are usually found only on Classic Guitars and Student Guitars, because they are easier at the fingertips. They have a rich, warm sound for them.

Stringselle comes in different weights or sizes. Strings that come from a package marked Heavy, are usually very thick and correct. Strings that are light or extra light are very thin and usually have better sound for them, but are also quieter than heavy strings.

String selection is pure personal taste. Light strings are easier to press than heavy strings, but also sounds quite different. The more often strings are played, the more dirty they get. If a cloth does not run over and below them, the sound is very boring from time to time.


– Before buying a used guitar, compare it to the price of a new one, unless the guitar is old. . You can also compare the used price with other used prices by going to an online auction and searching for the same or similar guitar.

– Check the overall condition of the wood for cracks, scratches, slits, dents, slides, etc.

– Also look at the paint finish for cracks and cracks.

– Check the neck / fretboard to turn and turn. You can do this by holding the guitar flat on its back, with the sound hole upwards. Bring the guitar up to the eye, with the neck running away from you and the edge of the body almost touches your face. Slide your face over the front of the body and over the fretboard. You must see if the neck is turned or bent.

– Vote the guitar, or do the seller suggest it to you.

– If you know how to play about five or six chords then play it. If you do not know how to play, ask the seller to play it for you. This check ensures that the neck of the guitar is not trapped, although you could not see it physically. If the neck is twisted and the guitar is properly tuned, some chords will sound good, but others will sound as if the guitar is not approved. If this happens, look again at the tuning. If it continues, do not buy the guitar.

– Check the guitar bridge. If made from wood or plastic, make sure it is not cracked or broken. The bridge must be rock-solid as there is a lot of pressure on the bridge through the strings.

– Check the voice tags. Do they move easily, or are they very tight and hard to turn around. Even with the high tension of the strings, a quality guitar will have voice heads that are quite easy to turn.

– Check the guitar’s action. Are the strings a fair distance from the fretboard? Are they easy or difficult to print on different fronts at different points?

– If you buy the guitar for yourself, and you know how to play, even if you’re a beginner, play the guitar.

– How does it feel?

– Is it easy or difficult to play?

– Can you fit your hand around the neck / feeder comfortably to play chords?

– Is the guitar a comfortable size and shape for your body? Is it easy to hold?

– If you plan to get up ask for a guitar belt.

– Do you like the sound, the color, etc.?

– If you do not play, someone else has to play it for you so you can judge how it sounds.


Buy a guitar from a physical retail music store, try the guitar and ask more questions. Buying online or from a catalog can save you more cash.

No matter where you buy your guitar, if you know what to look for and spend a little extra effort in your search for that perfect guitar, not only will you thank your fingers, but also your ears and all who will come join the campfire or even go to a concert. Who knows?

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