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How To Buy an Electric Guitar

Watch more Guitar for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to buy an electric guitar with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose style Choose from the four basic styles of electric guitars: solid body, hollow body, semi-hollow body, and chambered. Each has a unique sound, so match the style to the type of music you'll be playing. Step 2: Set a budget Set your budget. If you are a beginner, look for guitars in the $300 or less range. Experienced players should buy the highest-quality guitar they can afford. Step 3: Know makers Know that two of the top manufacturers of electric guitars are Fender and Gibson, used by professional musicians. Gibson's lesser-priced line is Epiphone and Fender's is Squier, which produce copies of their popular main line models. Ibanez is another affordable option. Tip Find out what type of guitar your favorite artists play to use as a jumping off point. Step 4: Compare Compare reviews by manufacturer and model online and in guitar magazines. Look for comments regarding sound, construction, and price. Step 5: Look at style Choose the look that appeals to you. There are many body designs, sizes, colors, and types of wood, which are a matter of personal preference as well as indicators of sound quality. Step 6: Head to the store Head to a reputable guitar store to test out your picks. Pay attention to the quality of the sound, the size, and the feel of the strings and neck. Have adjustments made before you take it home. Rock on! Did You Know? Radio repairman Leo Fender was the first to successfully mass-produce and market a Spanish-style solid-body electric guitar, eventually called the Telecaster, in 1951.
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