Buying Guide:Acoustic and Electric Guitar Value Packages Buying Guide
How to Choose the Value Package That’s Right for Your Budding Guitarist
What is a Value Package?
Value packs typically include the gear you need to plug in and start playing right out of the box. Here’s an example of what a guitar pack looks like in our catalog or on our website.
A typical guitar pack includes:
It may also include headphones, a stand, instructional CD, or DVD.
Getting Started Or Buying For Someone Else?
If you are considering buying a guitar pack for yourself or someone else, you’ve probably been inspired to do so by a musician you admire. For example, you may like Sheryl Crow or Sarah McLachlan. On the other hand, your son or daughter might like Green Day, Jet, or Mastodon. It’s important to determine the preference of the person you’re buying for. The value pack description should tell you who the pack is for—what kind of music it’s best suited for.
Acoustic or Electric Guitar?
Does the artist who inspires you play an acoustic or electric guitar?
Here’s an example of an acoustic guitar. Typically used for country, folk, bluegrass, and pop music, but any type of music can be played on any guitar. Artists like Paul Simon and Mary Chapin Carpenter play an acoustic.
Here’s an example of an electric guitar. Typically used for rock, pop, heavy metal, blues, punk, etc. music, but again, any type of music can be played on any guitar. This is the kind of guitar you typically see used by rock bands like Nickelback or Metallica.
Don’t forget that to work properly, an electric guitar needs an amplifier.
- What kind of music does your gift recipient like?
- What kind of bands or guitarists do they like?
- Is there a specific brand/model of guitar these bands or guitarists use? Getting the right brand and model may be important. You want your gift recipient to be happy and inspired when they take the guitar and amp out of the box.
Brands And Styles Of Guitars
Here are a few examples of guitar packs and what they have to offer the budding guitarist.
Smaller Guitars For Players With Smaller Hands
When shopping for a child under the age of 8, consider these models which are easier for smaller people to play.
Keep in mind that if you buy a mini electric, you will need an amp to play it.