While it’s hard to resist jumping straight in and buying the first acoustic guitar you see, it’s crucial to think long-term when making your choice.
As a beginner, you will want something that first and foremost feels comfortable and fun to play, sounds good and will hold its tuning reasonably well. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive guitar, although you will find significant differences between a guitar in the $100 region and one nearer $400.
Unless you aren’t sure that playing guitar is for you, don’t make a short term investment with your first purchase – take into consideration the fact that a quality beginner guitar can grow with you as you become more experienced. The majority of guitars we’ve highlighted below would please an experienced player as much as a beginner.
Lets checkout the beginner acoustic guitars :-
1. Yamaha APX500III Thinline Acoustic Guitar
Another Yamaha entry for our chart, which isn’t surprising as the Japanese brand love the beginners market. And this thinline steel-stringed electro-acoustic has plenty to offer both beginners and experienced players alike.
Coming in an array of colors, it features a slim single-cutaway body with a spruce top, while nato is used on the back, sides and neck, and rosewood for the fretboard. The APX500III offers a well-balanced tone with good low end, and is loaded with Yamaha’s System 66 pickup system with an under-saddle piezo pickup.
2. Taylor GS Mini Mahogany GS Mini Acoustic Guitar
The Taylor GS Mini has got an incredible tone for the size of the guitar. Although it’s little brother the Baby Taylor is not a bad deal either and really great for travel. The Taylor GS Mini steps up with a huge sound and warm tone. Its top is made of Tropical Mahogany. The Back and sides are Layered Sapele which make it a perfect fit for fellow beginners.
3. Fender CD-60S Acoustic Guitar
Part of Fender’s Classic Design series, the CD-60S is a good-looking, comfortable dreadnought guitar, with a tone that really impresses.
With Fender’s trademark quality and sleek playability, this model features the classic pairing of solid spruce on the top, with mahogany back and sides. The ‘Easy-to-Play’ mahogany neck is fitted with a 20-fret rosewood fretboard that is rolled for added comfort. The hardware is good for the price, and comes with several convenient accessories (depending on the marketplace you purchase from).
4. Seagull S6 Acoustic Guitar
The Seagull that began it all! The S6 is a popular steel-string acoustic that’s often touted as one of the best models for learning to play guitar – and we’re inclined to agree.
Crafted with quality body woods, it features a solid cedar top with a wild cherry back and produces a dynamic sound with a good mid-range that projects wonderfully. Sitting at the top is a distinctive, tapered headstock, which allows for greater tuning stability, while the hand-finished silver leaf maple neck – with rosewood fretboard – is slightly fatter than other acoustics, and is great for fingerstyle guitarists.
Let us know which guitar you chose via comments.