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.
So you just bought a new guitar and it’s hard to imagine spending any more money at this point, right? I mean, you’ve already stretched your budget just a little to get that next best guitar. It’s especially hard if you have a salesman trying to upsell you on every little knickknack he has on the rack. The truth is, you don’t need every little toy or even the most expensive ones, but there are some accessories every beginner guitarist needs.
Among beginner acoustic guitars, the stands out as a consistent favorite among guitarists.
Perhaps much of this has to do with the price tag, which at around $250 is an excellent deal, but I believe most of its popularity is due to the loud, clear sound that it produces.
If you’ve ever studied scales before on a guitar more than likely your fingers have stayed within the same 4-5 frets. It’s a comfortable spot for most guitarists but if you really want to speed up your learning, there is one simple key to unlocking the rest of the fretboard: CAGED.