Playing an instrument like the guitar is relatively affordable. It is not necessary to spend all of your money to obtain a quality instrument that will meet your needs.
The same goes for the electric guitar. We’re looking at beginner electric guitars; you ain’t going to be going for a Fender custom, a Gibson custom, or a top-end guitar from ESP Ltd.
Online, whether it’s on Amazon or Bajaao.com, it is, rather, possible to buy an best electric guitars for about Rs. 20,000 (you may find great deals on sites like flipkart as well). This price can also include essential accessories needed to use the electric guitar, such as:
- the amp
- jack cables
- a gig bag
- other things including spare electric guitar strings and other tool to help you maintain your new musical instrument.
Websites such as Bajaao.com, are pretty convenient for guitar enthusiasts to purchase their guitars from, you can order from their websites depending on the level of your proficiency with the instrument.
Similar prices can be found in stores as well. Maybe you can list out a few brands and make a budget for yourself before deciding.
You can sometimes find an electric guitar set with accessories to go with the instrument at a low price point, but this isn’t always the case.
You will have to purchase an amp if you don’t want to play the guitar without sound. No sound won’t help you become a rockstar.
The price range of an amp varies as much as the price of electric guitars. You can find amps from $50 to $800. Again, the price will depend on what you are looking for. Some amps are more suited for the stage while others will be good enough for your personal studio. However, it’s recommended that you don’t go below $80 for this kind of accessory.
But when it comes to buying an electric guitar, you also need to think about its protection and your comfort. Do not forget the guitar case, the strap, and the support. Everything needed to become a real musician!
Buying these guitar accessories second-hand will lower the cost…
You can then find electric guitars between $50 and $150. Keep an eye out for classified ads and the brands that are selling the guitar model you want. You can read reviews online to get an idea if you are not an expert on the subject.
How to play guitar? Or, more specifically, ‘how to play acoustic guitar’?
People ask this question quite a bit and, surprisingly!, think there’s a short answer. And maybe there is: Play a lot, for a long time. : ) But, seriously, playing guitar (whether acoustic or electric or other) is a long-term process. Really talented people pursue being an excellent guitarist for a lifetime. Sure, there are basic techniques and insights that will get you up and running in a month. But the possibilities are so wide open that you’ll still be discovering new stuff decades later.
If you asked this question, but were really wondering, “How do I get started playing guitar?”, then I would recommend a) get an inexpensive guitar (don’t go expensive at first), and b) getting lessons. Lessons can be from a local teacher – this is really helpful for the psychological effect of being forced to show up and look someone in the eye every week and admit whether you practiced. Or video lessons, like the ones at JamPlay, are another great source.
What is fingerstyle guitar?
Fingerstyle guitar is a broad term for a style of playing characterized by using the flesh of the finger to pluck the strings (instead of a pick or plectrum). In the past, this term has referred to folks like Chet Atkins or Doc Watson.
This term is typically used right now to refer to a number of players like Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, or even Ed Sheeran, who mix Country Travis picking, Flamenco percussion, Jazz tonality, Folk-ish alternate tunings, and Classical melodicism to create a very “modern” sort of fingerstyle guitar.
What is an acoustic guitar??
“An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar’s body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings.”