Acoustic Guitars

Top acoustic guitars, beginner guitar kits review and discounts.

Descendant of Classical guitar, acoustic guitars share many of the same qualities. These qualities contribute the sound of the guitar and ease of playing.

And, of course, the price of the guitar.

Top acoustic guitars retain these qualities that often can only be done through handcrafting.  Modern manufacturing techniques and streamlining attempt, sometimes successfully, to keep these qualities but reduce the production cost.

As a beginner, you should focus on the sound and the feel of the guitar within your budget. As your expertise and your budget size increases, you may purchase another guitar.

Regardless of your budget or expertise, knowing about the qualities of top guitars help you choose what is best for you.

What are the main qualities of a top acoustic guitar?

Type of strings –  Nylon strings of Classical guitars are softer and quieter. Steel strings of many acoustic guitars are louder and brighter that to some ears may sound harsher. The brighter sound may be appealing in playing folk and blues songs.

Body size –  Acoustic guitars come in different sizes.  The size of the guitar changes the way the guitar is constructed. Larter sizes need more support to retain strength.  When you tune the guitar, especially the heavier strings, you could feel the tension as the guitar groans in your hand.

Larger body size also impacts the acoustic qualities.

Body type – The sound of the acoustic guitar comes from how the sound travels, bounces and mixes within the acoustic chamber. The type of wood used to build the acoustic chamber as well as how that wood was prepared and shaped determines the absorption rate and how the sound bounces within the acoustic chamber.

Solid spruce top wood, for example, could create a richer sound.