The essential kinds are:

• Electric (counting empty bodied or 'semi-acoustics')

• Acoustic (steel strings - incorporating those with electrics fitted, supposed 'electro-acoustics')

• Classical (nylon strings).

Note that 'semi-acoustics' are not so much acoustic, they are electric guitars with a semi-empty body, as are once in a while confusingly alluded to as semi-acoustics. Nonetheless, they play like electrics with the bit of leeway that they're a little stronger when not connected.

Likewise, note that electro-acoustics are not electric guitars. They are acoustic instruments with gadgets fitted so they can be enhanced, yet you would not regularly need to connect them to get a decent stable out of them.

Numerous individuals believe that electric guitars will be noisy when they are connected... well they can be, however they do have a volume control, so you can control the volume. Additionally, know that you don't need to connect them! I do presumably 50% of my training on an electric guitar without an amp by any means. It's acceptable to get the notes ringing for all to hear and clear without an amp, so as a novice you should place all your cash into getting a cool guitar and leave getting an amp until some other time (nowadays there are some magnificent programming items and even cell phone applications that sound incredible!).

In the event that you have just purchased a guitar with a high activity - you should look at my arrangement on How To Set Up Your Electric Guitar (an acoustic one is expected soon)

So we should take a gander at the advantages and disadvantages of each sort of guitar and the variables to think about when picking between them.



The greatest deciding component for how simple a guitar is to play is the 'activity' - good ways from the strings to the neck. At the point when it is low it is anything but difficult to press the strings down to contact the fuss; when it is too low the strings will buzz when you play. On the off chance that a guitar's activity is too high it will be difficult to play, and for a tenderfoot, this can be entirely crippling.

I suggest that you get a guitar with a low activity so it tends to be played effectively. The little tonal advantages of having a higher activity can be managed in a couple of years when it gets significant. Toward the beginning, the most significant thing is that you appreciate playing and don't think that its troublesome or agonizing.

Getting your guitar activity set up by a decent luthier can have an enormous effect to any guitar's playability (you'll normally discover somebody at your nearby store who can do it). I have various private understudies that found an AMAZING distinction when they had set their guitar up appropriately, and obviously, complete all mine as well. On the off chance that you are battling to play barre harmonies (especially the feared F harmony) on an acoustic guitar, at that point a too-high activity could unquestionably be a piece of the issue.

We'll be covering how to modify your own activity in a future Guitar Maintainence exercise, yet I'd suggest that you complete it expertly on the off chance that you can bear the cost of it.

Generally speaking PLAYABILITY

Electric guitars are commonly the most straightforward to play: the strings are generally more slender, the 'activity' is lower and along these lines the strings are simpler to push down. The necks are for the most part smaller too which can help in the beginning times.

Spending acoustics ordinarily have a high activity (which might be feasible for a decent luthier to fix!), barre harmonies on acoustic guitar can be requesting and require great finger quality on a very much set up guitar, on a spending thing with a high activity it will be alongside unimaginable! Less expensive acoustic guitars can be difficult to play higher up the fretboard in light of the fact that the strings are excessively a long way from the fretboard - in the event that you discover this, the support bar (a thing inside the neck that controls how 'level' the neck is) can be balanced by somebody who realizes what they're doing! On the off chance that you can stretch to a mid-estimated acoustic you ought to have the option to get something reasonable for an apprentice.

Traditional guitars have nylon strings, which are milder than steel strings, and simpler to push down. In any case, the neck is a lot more extensive on a traditional guitar, which can be a battle for novices. The activity is probably going to be higher, also. All in all, they are gentler conditioned and don't extend just as a steel string acoustic, which makes for calmer rehearsing, which could be a thought.