Guitarists know that their guitars are the heart and soul of their music, but they also know how to care for them. There are a variety of accessories available for any instrument, and the same holds true for your guitar. If you’re shopping for a new guitar, keep in mind the accessories you need. Whether it’s a new guitar, an acoustic, an electric or a Japanese style guitar, there’s a wide range of accessories available.
Guitar Strings: The most basic accessory for a guitar is its string, and the price varies greatly by brand. The Takamine Eb539C is a slimline guitar, meaning the height of the body is thinner than your average acoustic guitar. This makes it easier to play on a regular basis and enables for easy transport. Many of today’s top-selling guitars have these two qualities, and the price will vary greatly by brand as well.
Neck: Most guitars have a standard set of neck screws, but it’s important to be aware of your guitar’s neck design and construction. A nylon neck material, like the Jatoba or Koa, is known for its durability and resistance to dirt and damage. Neck joints are often made with metal materials, like brass, which is more common on guitars that are more expensive. It’s important to look at the hardware and the finish that cover the frets before you make your purchase. While you might think that cheap hardware is better than no hardware at all, it can actually cause the strings to resonate when played. Most musicians recommend that you choose a guitar that has a solid or rounded headstock. This provides the best balance for the body of the guitar.
Pickups: In addition to guitar accessories, other instruments require a guitar amplifier, like a guitar amp. There are many different types of guitar amplifiers, including humbuckers and preamp/overdrive units. When purchasing a guitar amplifier, make sure it has enough power for your needs and that you get a suitable amp head. If your guitar is a beginner, don’t get an overdriven amp because this can make the sound of your notes harder to hear. Instead, use a guitar amp designed for intermediate players, like the Fender Mustang, or Telecaster, or if you want an amplified sound, the Ampeg Flying V or Blackface.
Pedals: In addition to guitars, there are other musical instruments that require pedals, like the accordion, the steel string guitar, the cello or even the mandolin. Pedal guitar and many other types of instruments can be played using footpedals, but your fingers will be required to perform all the skills that you’d perform on your guitar if you were to play without pedals. You’ll need a pedal board, or footswitch, if you use these instruments. Make sure you consider the number of foot pedals you’ll need before you buy your pedalboard, since the different types of footpads have varying amounts of frets and effects that can be added to a song.
The internet can be a great resource for information, but it’s also a good idea to take a trip to a music store so you can see for yourself what each item in the store is all about. Before buying anything, check the description of the item carefully, so that you can determine whether or not it’ll fit your needs. and if it’s something you want. You may also find that your local music store is very knowledgeable and helpful, or you may end up finding that a particular accessory you like is sold in many other places online and offline.