Reviews of the best beginner acoustic guitars
If you are on the hunt for a great acoustic guitar it is a good idea to do some research before hand so you know exactly what you want. There is a huge variety out there so we narrowed it down to the 5 best acoustic guitars under $500. All of these guitars would be excellent for any skill level from beginners to experts, making them awesome gifts as well.
In the 1950s a young teenage boy from Canada became enamored by the smooth licks of American guitarist Duane Eddy. He went to his local music shop and bought a cheap $18 guitar in an effort to learn Eddy’s style. Nobody knew at the time that this teenager, whose name was Jean Larrivee, would go on to become one of the most influential Canadian guitar makers, whose guitars would be valued at over 150x’s that of his first guitar.
In 2013, a Canadian astronaut named Chris Hadfield floated through the International Space Station strumming the song Space Oddity on his parlor guitar. 25 million views later, the rest of the world was introduced to a guitar that Canada already knew to be great: Larrivée guitars.
In a 2009 article titled A Buyer’s Guide to Carbon-Fiber Instruments featured in the music magazine “All Things Strings”, a prediction was made that carbon fiber would begin replacing wood in string instruments in the low price range.
But why carbon fiber? What is all the hype about this material?