FAQ: What Should I Look for When Buying an Acoustic Guitar?

Buying an Acoustic Guitar

And we’re back with another installment of the popular Guitar Adventures series, Questions Beginner Guitarists Ask! While last week I shared some interesting tips on how to buy an electric guitar, this week we’ll focus our attention on my personal favorite: the acoustic guitar.

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

Shopping for the best beginner electric guitar

In continuing this series on Frequently Asked Questions for beginner guitarists, today 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.

Does a Solid Top Make a Difference on Beginner Guitars?

Different type of solid wood for 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?

Washburn HB35 Review | An Alternative to Gibson’s ES-335

Washburn HB35 Headstock

It’s pretty safe to say that the Gibson ES-335 is the most iconic thinline, semi-hollow electric guitar ever made. Problem is, with a price tag of over US$2,500+ it’s well out of reach of the average guitar player.