A guide to Guitars and Amplifiers

Guitar primer provides information to help make informed choices when selecting and purchasing a guitar. The site is essentially targeted at the novice, though perhaps players with a more intermediate knowledge of guitars may also find something of interest in it.

When buying a guitar, whether from a shop or online, it is useful to have sufficient detail about the choice of instrument you seek. Guitar Primer aims to assimilate much of this information and thereby form a useful resource for the buyer.

For the beginner, there is quite a lot of information available from a variety of sources to help learn to play the guitar. Many tutors and tuition manuals concentrate upon learning music theory – notes, scales, chords and their relationship, followed by steps to help practice and develop technique and ability. Far less information is available to help choose a guitar, particularly when it may be your first purchase. This is where Guitar Primer comes in handy. It provides an overview of the most popular guitar types and their features with detail that is neither extensive nor conclusive yet sufficient to make a confident start.

Playing an instrument that feels right and which has an appealing sound, can have a very influential impact upon the player’s progression, their enjoyment and their rate of success, particularly during those early stages.. For most people, beginning to play the guitar can seem an arduous task; positioning fingers and changing chords can seem very difficult and slow at first, but with effort and practice, playing improves. If your guitar has been chosen well, the chances are you’ll be happier playing it and make greater progress.

Using your ears is obviously key when choosing any guitar. How it feels to play, and perhaps how it looks too, will form significant factors in your judgement. The aim of Guitar Primer is to help you become more technically informed about guitars and guitar choices, to assist in the selection process when choosing a guitar that is right for you.