4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Guitar


A person playing a classical guitar

With so many people quarantining at home, it’s a great time to pick up a hobby. Guitars are portable and popular, and with the internet being flush with guides, this is an ideal time to learn to play.

However, choosing the wrong guitar can quickly stifle your progress and curb your interest. Whether you’re a seasoned guitar veteran or just starting out, make sure you keep these things in mind before buying a guitar.


This is the most important consideration for people who are just picking up the guitar. You won’t become Keith Richards or Eddie Van Halen (rest in peace) overnight. Playing the guitar requires dedication, discipline, and a lot of practice. And if you intend to excel at it, you’re going to have to commit. If you aren’t ready for the commitment, you’ll be wasting money that’s better spent elsewhere.


If you’re committed, then assess your budget. You don’t want to break the bank nor be stingy when going to buy a guitar. Depending on the brand and features, a guitar can be very expensive.

Of course, if you’re just starting, you don’t need a top-of-the-line guitar. Start with the bare minimum you need and the money you’ll need for accessories. If you still have money left over, then you can think about buying a guitar that goes beyond your minimum requirements.

Keith Richards playing the guitar during one of the Rolling Stones’ concerts

New or Used

If you’re a new guitarist and don’t have any experience, always buy new. Used guitars are more affordable than their new counterparts, but they’re only viable if you know what to look for.

If you don’t have the relevant experience with or knowledge of guitars, you may find yourself with regular surprise repairs. If you do choose to buy a used guitar, bring along an experienced guitarist to test it out and make sure everything works.


Strings, metronomes (especially for new guitarists), and amps (for electric guitars) are some of the accessories you’ll need when you pick up a new guitar. Of all the accessories, however, a guitar case is a necessity on the day of purchase. Make sure you’ve put enough money aside to purchase some accessories or, at the very least, a guitar case.

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