FAQ – Frequently Asked Beginner Guitarist Questions

Answers to the top questions asked by beginner guitarists.

Shopping for the best beginner electric guitar
FAQ - Frequently Asked Beginner Guitarist Questions

What Should I Look For When Buying a Beginner Electric Guitar?

In continuing this series on Frequently Asked Questions for beginner guitarists,┬átoday we’re going to discuss a great question that I’ve heard from quite a few people who have been in the market for a new beginner electric guitar – either for themselves or for their friend/child/etc.

Question: What should I look for when buying a beginner electric guitar?

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Different type of solid wood for guitars
FAQ - Frequently Asked Beginner Guitarist Questions

Does a Solid Top Make a Difference on Beginner Guitars?

One of the most often-asked questions I hear from people looking to buy their first guitar is the confusion around solid-top guitars and laminate guitars. These questions include:

  • Is a solid-top guitar really that much better than laminate?
  • Is it worth the extra $$ to purchase a solid top?
  • Do I want solid back/sides too?
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learning
FAQ - Frequently Asked Beginner Guitarist Questions

Which Type of Guitar is Best for Learning?

It’s the age-old question for most any beginner guitarist – should I be learning on an acoustic, electric or classical guitar?

Thankfully, the answer may be easier to find than you first thought.

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guitar case
FAQ - Frequently Asked Beginner Guitarist Questions

Soft or Hard Guitar Case?

I’ve traveled with my guitar all over the world. It has been in a hard guitar case thousands of miles on countless airplanes, trains, buses and taxis.

It has also traveled in a padded case just down the street to a gig or the local guitar store.

In both cases (ha! unintentional pun) my guitar made it safely to my destination.

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