By: Charlie Cory
Electric guitar packages are typically an all in one answer to
the problem of getting someone started with an electric guitar.
Is it the best way to go for a beginner though?
In my opinion, probably not. Playing a new musical instrument is
not only a labour of love, it is a war against embarrassment.
Playing any instrument for the first time could be a painful
experience for any unwilling audience and an affront on your ego!
So as far as a guitar is concerned, a good acoustic guitar would
be my personal preference to learn an instrument.
Having said that, there is no denying that an electric guitar is
a sexy instrument, and some people will not be denied. Perhaps
you have already tried an acoustic guitar, and the call of rock
and roll fame and fortune is too much for you?
Well if that is the case, then there are electric guitar
packages that can fit the bill that won't break the bank.
Remember that you will not be buying a classic Fender or Gibson
guitar (unless you are completely loaded), but you can still buy
a high quality instrument which will stand you in good stead for
many years to come.
A standard package will comprise a guitar itself, a case, and
amplifier and the appropriate leads to connect the guitar to the
amplifier. I think it unlikely that you will be able to play any
stadiums with this rig, but hey, you have got to start somewhere?
All you really need from your electric guitar package is an
instrument with a decent, playable action (the height of the
strings above the fret board), and an amplifier that will give
you a good tone at low volume. At it the guitar looks really
cool as well, then that is just a bonus!
The kit may or may not come with a tuner. You will need one
whatever happens. I have always used pitch pipes, and great
though automatic tuners are, you cannot beat the training given
by tuning the guitar with just a pipe and your ears. Learn how
to do it properly; you will appreciate it in the end.
About the author:
Charlie Cory is an Internet entrepreneur, who happens to love
guitars too! Writing is a business, writing about guitars is
just plain fun.
Have some idea of what to look for in a guitar is one thing, but
honing down the choice is another. Take a look at these Electric Guitar Packages to see if one of
them fits the bill?