How do I chose my first electrical guitar?



Asked by: Andrea Gray

How do I know what electric guitar is right for me?

These are the 4 main factors you want to consider when buying an electric guitar for a beginner.

  1. Size and Weight. If you’re buying a guitar for a small child, under 12 years of age, you should really consider getting a small-sized guitar like a MiniS. …
  2. Pickups. …
  3. Tremolo. …
  4. Style.





What should you get for your first electric guitar?


Some other great essentials would be a set of picks. Extra set of strings a guitar strap a guitar stands. And a case to protect your guitar when you take it out and about.

How much should my first electric guitar be?

So, How Much Should I Spend on a First Guitar? If you are considering an electric guitar then you should spend at least $200 and shouldn’t spend over $400. If you are considering buying an acoustic or a classical then you should spend at least $150 and shouldn’t spend over $250.

What is the best guitar for a beginner to start with?

For us, the overall best beginner acoustic guitar has to be the Fender CD-60S. This ace beginner acoustic delivers everything you could possibly need when starting out, and all at a delicious entry-level price. This guitar offers great sound, is easy to play and sports a rugged construction.

Is it hard to learn electric guitar?





So the basics are the same, but overall, learning electric guitar is harder than learning acoustic guitar because for electric guitarists there are more variables in play at any one time. There are more ‘controls’; dials and things that influence the sound you create.

Is it easy to learn electric guitar?

Electric guitars are generally the easiest to play: the strings are usually thinner, the ‘action’ is lower and therefore the strings are easier to press down. The necks are generally narrower too which can help in the early stages.

How do I know what size guitar to buy?

Generally, adults are comfortable with full size guitars (40” Concert size and 41” Dreadnought in acoustic guitars). If you are small in stature consider a 40” Concert size guitar or smaller. If your are very tall consider a 41” Dreadnought size guitar.

Which electric guitar is easiest to play?

The best electric guitars for beginners at a glance:

  • Epiphone Inspired By Gibson ES-335.
  • Squier Bullet Mustang.
  • Epiphone Les Paul SL.
  • Cort X100.
  • Hartwood Fifty6.
  • Harley Benton SC-Junior Black.
  • Gretsch G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet.
  • Epiphone Les Paul Special.

Can I teach myself guitar?

The good news is, you can absolutely teach yourself guitar! It may have been hard to learn on your own time 20 years ago, but now great information is everywhere. The power of the internet has created an awesome database of resources for those who really want to learn.



Do you need an amp for electric guitar?

Yes, electric guitars can be played without an amp. They will not, however, project as much sound if they’re not plugged in. As any musician might tell you, an amplifier is a crucial part of a setup that involves an electric guitar. It can help to amplify the sound and add an extra ‘oomph’ to it.

Can I plug headphones directly into my electric guitar?

Can I plug my headphones into my electric guitar? No. You cannot plug headphones directly into an electric guitar. Even if you buy an adapter to fit your headphones into the guitar’s jack, it won’t work.

How long does it take to learn electric guitar?

More Arbitrary Ratings of Proficiency



Level Hours Needed Daily Practice Investment
Basic 312.5 78 days
Beginning 625 156 days
Intermediate 1250 10 months
Advanced 2500 1.8 years

Can you play electric guitar quietly?

With electric guitar, you have the advantage of being able to practice quietly, as the instruments themselves make very little noise. Plug them into an amp with a headphone socket, or into a computer via an audio interface, and you can jam without disturbing anyone.

Why do guitarists have multiple guitars?

But, even if you’re just playing on your own at home and enjoy playing using different tunings, having more than one guitar certainly helps and saves you time. Though, thanks to Gibson, now you don’t really need to own many guitars to easily change between tunings.

How can I practice guitar at night?

So what you can do is just practice right along to jam tracks or when you're learning a song play right along with it and you can actually mix.