Guides For Choosing Your New Guitar

Looking to buy a new guitar? Don’t just rush out and get the coolest looking one you can find! Instead, do your research by reading through our expert guides to ensure you don’t get a guitar that’s not suited to you.

We’ve broken down our guides into various sections to allow you to find a guitar that’s best suited to you. Simply click on one of the links below to be scrolled down to the relevant area for you.

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Guitars For Funk

Guitars For Funk

To play funk correctly you need the guitar to be spot on. With other types of music the sound is made up of an overall combination of sound created by many different instruments. Funk is different, in fact funk is unique, it relies on the guitar chugging out that funky sound.

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Guitars For Metal

Guitars For Metal

There are a great deal of heavy metal guitarists out there who make it look easy to create those killer riffs and earth shattering solos. To get anywhere near to that you are going to have to get the right guitar to start with. We will show you exactly what you need to consider before laying out any of your hard earned cash.

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Guitars For Country

Guitars For Country

Country music has been around for a long while, and that traditional country sound is hard to beat. Of course it mostly comes down to the way you play, but everyone plays better with the right guitar. And that’s what this post is all about, choosing the right guitar for playing in a country set up.

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Guitars For Jazz

Guitars For Jazz

When the whole jazz scene was in its infancy, all guitars were acoustic, this led to many arguments and bad feelings among musicians. Because the acoustic guitar just wasn’t loud enough to compete with the rest of the band. That all changed in 1923 when the Gibson L5 erupted onto the jazz industry.

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Guitars For Rock

Guitars For Rock

Are you looking to find the best rock guitar for your budget, but aren’t exactly sure what you’re looking out for? Our experts break down precisely what you should be looking for and how much money you can expect them to cost.

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Guitars For Blues

Guitars For Blues

Trying to find the best guitar for blues, but you aren’t sure what to look for? Our guitarists will teach you what you should be looking for and how much you should expect them to cost.

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Guitars For Punk

Guitars For Punk

Trying to buy the best punk guitar for your money, but aren’t exactly sure what to look for? Our crew explain exactly what you should be checking for and how much money you should expect to pay.

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Guitars For Thrash Metal

Guitars For Thrash Metal

Trying to find the best thrash metal guitar for your budget, but you aren’t exactly sure what to look for? Our pros will teach you precisely what you should be checking for and how much you should expect them to cost.

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Guitar For Indie Rock

Guitar For Indie Rock

Are you looking to find the best guitar for Indie for your money, but aren’t exactly sure what you’re looking for? Our pros explain what you should be looking for and how much you can expect to pay.

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Electric Guitars

Electric Guitars

What does it take to become the “Best” Electric Guitar? If we ask 100 guitarists that question, the chances are we’ll probably get 100 different answers. That’s because we are all individuals and we all like different things, you only need to look at the shelves in supermarkets to realise that we all have different preferences.

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Classical Guitars

Classical Guitars

Don’t purchase a Classical guitar until you’ve read this. We are here to guide you on how to find the best classical guitar. We will show you what to look for in a classical guitar, what’s an important feature? And what’s just a gimmick to make you spend more cash than is necessary.

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Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic Guitars

When it comes to buying an acoustic guitar the choice is phenomenal. Most of the electric guitar makers also make an acoustic guitar too. This can sometimes be a help, but in some cases it can be a hindrance too.

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12 String Guitars

12 String Guitars

If you’re looking for a 12-string guitar, you’ll probably have as much choice as buying a 6-string. Most guitar manufacturers make a 12-string option, ranging from all of the top makes and even down to budget makes. So what is a 12-string guitar? Let’s have a look at the basics.

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Hollow Body Guitars

Hollow Body Guitars

We have all heard the history of the hollow-bodied guitars, so we’re not going to go there except to say thank goodness Gibson’s experiment went well for us all. They all have that iconic look but at a price, and that price is feedback. Then along came the semi-hollow guitar to keep the look and to some extent the sound but without the feedback (well to a lesser degree at least).

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Midi Guitars

Midi Guitars

If you’ve heard of guitarists talking about midi guitars and don’t have a clue what they’re talking about, read on for all you need to know about the midi system and how it works with guitars. Alternatively if you know all about midi guitars and are looking to update your kit keep reading. As we have all the latest on midi guitars.

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Parlour Guitars

Parlour Guitars

A Parlour guitar is a small waisted, compact guitar more suited to the mid 1800s parlours than the International Space Station. Yet in 2013 the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield made intergalactic history by playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” 248 miles (400 Kilometers) above the earth (as mentioned in the song).

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Resonator Guitars

Resonator Guitars

My first ever introduction to a resonator guitar was from the Dire Straits track, “Money For Nothing” from that first hearing, I was hooked. I could not understand how that amazing sound could be produced from an instrument that looked like it does. It is basically a 6-stringed instrument, (many of which look like) stainless steel acoustic guitars with little to no sound holes.

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Semi Acoustic Guitars

Semi Acoustic Guitars

You want to play the guitar, but you’re not sure what type of guitar you’d like to play, it seems everyone you know either has an acoustic or an electric guitar. You’ve seen these semi-acoustic guitars, they look kind of nice, but you know nothing about them. That’s where we come in, we’ll give you all the knowledge you need to make an informed choice on what type of guitar suits you best.

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Travel Guitar

Travel Guitar

Are you looking to buy the best travel guitar for your budget, but aren’t certain what you’re looking for? Our guitarists will teach you what you should be checking for and how much you can expect to pay.

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Guitars For Beginners

Guitars For Beginners

Are you looking to find the best beginners guitar for your budget, but you aren’t sure what to look for? Our pros break down exactly what you should be checking for and how much money you can expect to pay.

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Guitars For Fingerstyle

Guitars For Fingerstyle

Are you looking to buy the best guitar for fingerstyle playing for your money, but you aren’t exactly sure what to look for? Our team will teach you what you should be checking for and how much you can expect to pay.

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Guitars For Flatpicking

Guitars For Flatpicking

There are a few criteria that need to be met to be the best guitar for flatpicking. Flatpicking is most commonly found in the genre of bluegrass, so that’s where we’ll start. There is no one perfect guitar for flatpicking but it needs to follow the following criteria

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Guitars For Kids

Guitars For Kids

Are you looking to find the best guitar for your kids for your budget, but aren’t certain what you’re looking out for? Our team explains exactly what you should be looking for and how much you can expect to pay.

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Guitars For Short Fingers

Guitars For Short Fingers

Trying to buy the best guitar for short fingers, but aren’t sure what you’re looking out for? Our team break down precisely what you should be looking for and how much money you should expect them to cost.

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Guitars For Slide

Guitars For Slide

Are you looking to buy the best slide guitar, but you aren’t sure what to look for? Our experts explain what you should be checking for and how much you should expect to pay.

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Guitars For Small Hands

Guitars For Small Hands

Are you looking to find the best guitar for small hands for your money, but aren’t exactly sure what to look for? Our experts break down what you should be looking for and how much you can expect them to cost.

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Guitars For Strumming

Guitars For Strumming

Looking to buy the perfect guitar for strumming, but you aren’t exactly sure what you’re looking for? Our guitarists break down precisely what you should be checking for and how much money you can expect them to cost.

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Fender Guitars

Fender Guitars

When it comes to quality guitars, there’s one name that you will probably have heard of, and that’s Fender. Fender has been making guitars since 1946 and they have made many improvements to their guitars over the years.

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