Unlike most people, I began my “guitar career” on a classical guitar…and I don’t regret it. In fact, I now highly recommend beginner guitarists at least give it a try before they settle on an acoustic or electric guitar.
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.
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.