Electric Guitars are a fantastic instrument to learn to play. There are so many different styles and designs that you are able to find something that really fits with your guitar playing style and generally personality. However, all these choices can often be daunting for those who are looking to buy their first Electric Guitar.Read More/Less
One of the first things that you will notice when looking to buy your Electric Guitar is how much the price varies from one model to another. There are many different reasons why this can be. The first thing to consider is branding.
There are many different brands of Electric Guitars. There are also many models within that branding that may be endorsed by well known guitar players. If you are looking to buy a top brand named electric guitar with a well known guitar player endorsing the chosen model, then you can expect to pay more than that of a lesser known brand of electric guitar.
The materials used in an Electric Guitar of course makes a huge difference. Generally more expensive guitars will use higher quality components such as pickups, tuners and electronic components with emphasis on good design and paintwork. Cheap Electric Guitar will often use wood of lesser quality and the general build quality will not be as good.
So if you are looking to buy your first Electric Guitar what should you be looking for? Well, firstly you should not go out and spend hundreds of pounds on your first Electric Guitar as you may well find that playing the guitar is not for you. Unfortunately this happens time and time again. This is mainly due to how guitar players make playing the guitar look so effortless. Of course, in reality learning to play the guitar requires a lot of commitment, time, patience and regular practice. When people realise this, their new Electric Guitar gets pushed to one side, never to be played again!
So you are not looking to spend too much money on your first Electric Guitar. You want to look for something with reasonable quality as there are some manufacturers out there that seem to only care about low prices and care nothing of quality. Buying a guitar like this will demotivate you and potentially even put you off playing all together. Unless there is some focus on the quality of the guitar itself then you will find your Electric Guitar constantly goes out of tune, rattles and buzzes, connections are crackly if they work at all and the guitar tone sounds awful!
Here at Ollyís Guitar World we supply a range of Electric Guitars to suit all budgets. There are some guitars that carry a low price tag but they are still designed with quality in mind. You will get a good starter Electric Guitar at a fair price that will allow you to get started and enjoy the world of learning to play guitar. We even have Electric Guitar starter kits that include everything you need to get started including the guitar, the guitar amp, guitar straps, strings and instructional material so be sure to check out those!
If you arenít new to the Electric Guitar then often you will find it much easier to make your choice. You will already know what style of Electric Guitar you require and you most likely have had experience with the pitfalls of playing a cheap Electric Guitar. We offer a range of branded Electric Guitars from top names such as Ibanez, Gibson, PRS and much more. Again, there really is soemthing to suit every budget!