What to Look for in Your First Acoustic Guitar

What to Look for in Your First Acoustic Guitar

You have decided to pursue your passion for music. You visit an instrument shop and feel overwhelmed. Acoustic guitars come in various shapes, sizes, and features. 

First, you need to know that there is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing an acoustic guitar. It is all about your personal preference. What might be a great acoustic guitar choice for someone else may not be so good for you. 

To help you out, here are some points you can use as guidance in your acoustic guitar shopping journey.


Acoustic guitars come in a wide price range. However, when it comes to guitars in general, you usually get what you pay for. So, you need to know that the cheaper the acoustic guitar is, the lower the quality. 

You shouldn't skimp on quality because the acoustic guitar you want is out of your financial range. Instead, spend less on unnecessary extras and prioritise the necessities. Instead, get the best acoustic guitar money can buy. 

Laminated wood is the standard for beginner-level acoustic guitars. This is the cheapest kind. You'll find laminated backs and sides on acoustic guitars with solid wood tops in the next price bracket. 

The best acoustic guitars are made of solid wood. That is why they produce a richer, fuller sound. 


Bigger does not always mean better on acoustic guitars. You need to choose the guitar size that feels right for you. A popular size or shape of acoustic guitar might not suit you. 

You must hold the guitar and try to play a few notes. Then, even if you cannot afford the acoustic guitar you are holding, you will get an idea of what you need. 


By now, you must have noticed that comfort is the ultimate aspect on which you should base your decision. The acoustic guitar you choose should be comfortable to play. 

You should not feel the strings are too hard or too far for your fingers. Beginners generally find acoustic guitars with light strings and low action more suitable. 


There are no solid guidelines for what an excellent acoustic guitar should sound like. It is subjective to each player’s musical taste. 

However, the best way to judge the sound of an acoustic guitar is to have someone else play it. Hearing the guitar from a distance will give you a better idea of its sound.

Studio 1 Vintage Guitars offers a carefully selected collection of acoustic guitars to suit all levels and budgets. Our knowledgeable team will gladly help you find the acoustic guitar that meets your preferences. 

Explore our collection of acoustic guitars yourself. Visit our showroom today!