no, beginner guitars are basic models, professional ones usually are very customized and generate specific tones.
A beginner guitar is for you to practice on and may be used to perform, just once you develop an ear for what kind of sound you want you might want a different guitar
do beginner guitars sound the same the guitars that professionals use? so like do they sound the same as the guitars you would buy once you know how to play the guitar well?
- Most professional grade guitars are pretty good but cheaper ones are all over the place. If you're interested in learning, many music stores offer lessons with free loaners. It's better to get some sense of the instrument before you set out to buy one. The loaner itself should be a good indication. The won't loan you garbage because if you flop they lose a customer.10
- the main difference is the Quality of sound the guitar itself. Beginner guitars (cheap ones) are lack of quality . because they re made with cheap types of wood like laminated wood . they cant produce a good tone like guitars with solid wood (professional) guitars can . To me the best wood for a guitar top is solid spruce . but there re good beginner acoustic guitars for relatively lower prices like Yamaha FG700S which is about $200 but has a solid sitka spruce top.10
- Beginner guitars are made cheap so anyone can get one and not blow their budget.
When you're a beginner, all guitars will sound roughly the same to you, as you'd be terrible at playing. Once you get better you'll notice differences in the tone, and naturally you'll will want a better instrument.
However your beginner guitar can still be a great instrument, and perfect for camping trips, leaving on the work truck, etc. You won't worry too much if it gets the odd scratch or ding.00
- This is how electric guitar sounds like,
this is me trying a new guitar!
- Some entry level guitars do get a very nice sound and can be used passably at professional level gigs. I have played Yamaha Pacificas at University assessments, and recently used my Squier Jazz bass at a function when filling in for a band. They're not quite as good as my Fenders and Gibsons, but they do the job and, through a decent amp with decent pedals, sound nice.
At this price range you find that there are often large variations in quality from instrument to instrument. Two guitars can have the same name, price and come from the same factory, but the quality control in these places isn't quite as good. So it's more important than ever to play them and check them out and make sure they're in good nick.
I wrote a little blog post a while ago on what to look for in a first guitar. Hopefully it helps. Remember, if you can't play yet get someone who can to come along with you to try the guitar out. The guy at the shop can show you what it sounds like, but only someone impartial can give you an idea of how it feels.
- Wow, if beginner guitars sounded the same a s professional guitars, I could have saved myself a lot of money! Beginner guitars are simply no-frill guitars made with cheaper materials.
In the case of acoustic guitars, those cheaper materials include laminate (plywood veneer) instead of solid wood. Most of an acoustics' tone comes from the wood, and a plywood guitar will never sound as nice as one with a solid spruce top. The hardware on beginner guitars is also inferior...like tuners that don't stay in tune.
With beginner electric guitars, you get cheaper tuners, hardware, and electronics. Since the pickups are a large part of how an electric guitar sounds, cheap pickups will sound....well, cheap.
There are other corners that are cut with beginner guitars that don't necessarily affect the sound but make them harder to play. All the little labor intensive niceties are missing from beginner guitars....like fit and finish, or final setup of the string height.
It would be nice if the only difference between beginner and pro guitars was cosmetics, but sadly that's not the case. I think you do reach a price point where all guitars play and sound great.....but that's way past the beginner level.
When you shop for a beginner guitar, plan on spending at least $150. It's *possible* to find something less expensive that may or may not be playable, but you'll quickly outgrow it. You'll outgrow the more expensive one too, but it will last you years rather than months. I recommend that you go to a real guitar store. See and hear the differences for yourself. Have the salesman play a few for you. If he has a hard time playing a cheap one...or making it sound good, so will you.
[RANT] If I was king of the world, beginner guitars would be outlawed. [/RANT]22
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