You’ve decided you want to buy your first beginner acoustic guitar. It can be frustrating trying to figure out which one to buy. With this post, I’ve tried to make the process a little easier by doing a lot of research for you. All the beginner guitars reviewed for this post are from manufacturers that have a reputation for quality and have been around a long time.
I would advise against buying the cheapest guitar you can find. Even though you’re beginning to play the guitar you want a decent sound. You want a low action so it’s easier to play and learn on. Since the beginner guitar player is usually not going to go out and spend big money on a new acoustic guitar I’ve taken a look at some guitars under $400 dollars.
Below are some of the best acoustic guitar brands in the market.
1. Fender CD 60 Dreadnought
The Fender CD 60 has a relatively low action which is good for the beginner guitar player. The dreadnought shape really brings out the low sounds so your chords sound deep and really rich. The reviews around the internet are great on this guitar.
You might be skeptical that you can get a good guitar with a hard-shell case for $200 bucks. The fact that the Fender CD 60 comes with the case makes it a fantastic deal.
Squire guitars are made by the Fender Business which is famously recognized for their electric guitars from Scottsdale, Arizona. Their acoustic guitar is extremely durable and made to suit for school music program learners and newbies. With a good sound, this brand is known to make low-priced guitar models like SA100 and MA1.
3. Washburn D10S
If you compare this guitar to others in the price range the Washburn D10S acoustic guitar is in the top of the class. This absolutely is a great beginner guitar or for someone who wants a good sounding guitar but can’t afford to break the bank. I read an article about the Washburn D10S in Acoustic Guitar Magazine and they rated it the best guitar for under 500 bucks!
4. Seagull – The Original S6
This is another great beginner guitar. It’s consistently a top seller at all the online music stores and the Seagull S6 won the silver medal in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s player’s choice awards for 2008. It won the gold for “best beginner guitar” in 2006. The Seagull S6 cedar guitar is a great-looking a beginner guitar. It’s an award winner that has the perfect combination of precision and low price!.
Ibanez is considered to be one of the best-selling electric guitars and bass guitar brands. But, they also produce a quality acoustic guitar for acoustic guitar players. The V series is really popular for newbies, making it one of the best acoustic guitar brands for beginners. Their guitar uses mahogany wood on the neck, and back and sides of the guitar. It also includes a rosewood bridge and rosewood guitar fretboard.
6. Yamaha F335
This is a good guitar to start learning on and will be quite helpful for a beginner guitar player because the action is low. Action refers to the space between the strings and the fretboard and a low action is much easier to play for the beginner.
The Yamaha F335 guitar sounds pretty good, plays good for the beginner guitar player, and the F335 is the easiest on the budget of the five.