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Celebrate International Guitar Month!


April is commemorated as International Guitar Month! Means time to extend your musical horizons. Who doesn’t love Guitar? “Guitar fever” is commanding among people from centuries till now. It has become one of the ever sizzling instruments and a style symbol for music icons. Well! It’s a day for the annual celebration of guitar and guitar products which first begun in 1857. On this day, pay attention to this dazzling instrument, go around with your guitar and play your favorite rhythm.


History of the guitar can be tracked over 4000 years, and its roots are in Spain. It is believed that it was invented by people of Malaga. Earlier it was not considered a serious instrument and gained very little respect. By the end of 19th century, it had fallen out of favor, but today it is considered as the most wonderful musical instrument ever.


Whether you are a professional player and are looking to buy a different one this time or a beginner who just dream to have a guitar; this article will resolve your purpose:

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All beginners wish to have a guitar owned by their favorite player, but that’s not the only thing to consider. Budget, comfortability, and features matter a lot. You are a novice, so you might not know how to play a professional guitar. Your might be aiming to learn how to play it strings. Don’t buy the one on which you laid your eyes at first place, at least consider reasonable workmanship. If you are looking for electric guitar then; Squier Fat Stratocaster is a most favorable choice. It has appealing looks, and it resembles much more expensive Fender Stratocaster. However, workmanship varies from instrument to instrument, but as far as price is concerned, this one will be the best choice for beginners. Epiphone G310- SG is a second best choice. It features superb alder body, 12-fret doted-inlayed rosewood fingerboard, and excellent mahogany neck. If you are looking for acoustic guitars; then Seagull s6 is the first choice. They are highly regarded for their excellent value and beautiful sound. Consider price for your first guitar as an investment and go playing. Yamaha FG700S, Takamine G-340, Fender CD-60, Fender DG- 8S are some other considerable options.


For professional guitarists, the story is another way around. Want a new guitar because your old one is now shabby or looking for some extraordinary attributes this time, there are plenty of options to choose from. Confused? There are various brands available in market – Gibson, Fender, Ibanez, Epiphone, Jackson, Yamaha, Paul Reed Smith, BC Rich, Carvin, Martin, and Suzuki, just to name a few. Make Gibson Les Paul your foremost choice for the perfect tone. The heavy wood material used to make this guitar makes tone rich. In 70’s when Gibson was struck, Fender used to be a better brand, but for now, Gibson rules the show. It has a better body and natural shades. It offers better pickups, glue on necks, better tuners and off course better workmanship. Fender Stratocaster too is the greatest guitar of all time. Many legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton have played this wonderful musical beauty. With a crisp sound, this guitar is best for both beginners and experts. Fender has better quality, durability, and versatility than Gibson. Gibson or Fender is the first love for all classic guitarists. They help to deliver a persistent performance every time. Another great deal for professionals will be Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar or Yamaha C-40 that too are packed with so many features.


Of-course, we all know it’s impossible to get custom guitars made from Fender or Gibson, but still, you can have one. There are various small scale retailers that help to create a custom guitar as per your requirements. So, what are you waiting for getting it! You can grab a wonderful guitar with savings from top stores like Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend. Have a Musical International Guitar Month!


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