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Step 3: Set your budget
Decide your budget. Do this now because you may be tempted to pay that little bit extra for a certain shape or colour that really takes your fancy. There’s a wide array of excellent beginner guitars with fantastic build quality and comfort under £250. This is a great budget for a first guitar because if you find out it’s not the instrument for you, or you get bored, you don’t want to waste more money than needed. Start off on a lower budget and you’ll eventually want to work your way up in price with your progress and dedication.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a handful of choices, If you get the chance, go to a guitar shop such as Andertons *wink wink*! Ask the staff to help you out. See what takes your interest in person, feel what it’s like to sit down with a guitar and hold it as if you were to play.
Step 4: Consider trying it in person before you buy
A lot of guitars in the lower price bracket bear similar specifications, so there’s no need to focus too much on the fretboard material, or how many knobs it has, or what hardware it has. There are lots of variables in guitars so it’s important not to feel overwhelmed.
Even how the instrument sounds is not as vital as how the shape makes you feel. If it excites you to look at, you’ll be more inclined to pick it up and play.
Step 5: buy your accessories
Consider buying a starter pack. The Epiphone Les Paul pack contains a strap so you can play standing up, as well as an amplifier and cables to project the sound and plectrums to pick the strings. There are plenty of these out there for acoustics too such as the Fender CC-60s pack. Alternatively, you could buy the guitar separately and add these accessories later on. For the best bang for your buck, check out our huge range of EastCoast Starter Packs
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