what is a good guitar?
20 May 07
Over the past 42 years, I have owned several guitars. For me the best guitars are: 1)tonally accurate up and down the fretboard. 2)the neck feels comfortable for my grip and fingers. 3)the guitar body fits comfortably with my body. Being physically on the smaller size, I am more comfortable with an auditorium guitar like the Samick OM7 or the Martin 000-16GT,rather than the larger dreadnaught or jumbo styles. 4)the sound produced is clear and clean. Today,you can buy a "good" guitar for $300.00 but if you want a "great" guitar you can easily spend five times that amount! If you have the "ear" to hear the difference,it is definitely worth the investment. The two guitars I mentioned earlier are prime examples of guitars that I both find acceptable,but the Martin is tonally exceptional! For electric guitars: the neck; quality of the pick-ups and controls are important. I have been very happy with the Fender Stratocaster and Charvel by Jackson. In summary,the guitar you choose should match up with your personal needs and playing preferences. If at all possible buy the best guitar you can afford....in the long run it's worth it!
8 May 07
You don't say if you play acoustic or electric hun. However, my partner has a wonderful 6 string Ovation acoustic guitar and also a 12 string Martin acoustic, both of which are excellent quality guitars. For electric, my partner has a Fender Telecaster, a Fender Stratocaster and a Gibson Less Paul, all top class instruments