I’m often asked what a good guitar for beginners is. It’s a tough question to answer, but I’ll give it a shot.

The first thing you need to understand is that a cheap guitar is almost never a good guitar. Cheap guitars warp, don’t hold a tune, and are generally terrible instruments for a beginner to learn on.

That doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on a guitar either. You may be able to find a good deal on Ebay, but unless the seller has stellar feedback, I generally shy away from buying a guitar unseen.

The best place to go is probably your local music store. You can talk to the sales person about a good, mid priced guitar that is in good condition but doesn’t cost a fortune.

You’ll want to strum the guitar and play a few chords. Listen for any buzzes or vibrations that don’t sound right.

You’ll also want to look at the neck to make sure that it’s strait. A warped neck makes for a useless guitar.

With a little bit of digging around you should be able to find a great guitar for beginners in the $200-$600 price range, maybe less if you get lucky.

If you’re sick of traditional guitar lessons, why not give online lessons a try? They’re inexpensive, you can learn on your own time at your own pace, and to be honest, they can be a lot of fun. We recommend JamPlay because of their low price and extremely high quality lessons.

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