Now Playing: Tips For Buying an Acoustic Guitar with a $3,000-$4,000 Budget!




Date: 1509638528

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With commentary and guidance from Taylor factory pros, the Where Do I Start series will help you find the right guitar according to price, sound, and playing style.

I am in guitar shops all the time talking to beginner guitar players all the way to season veterans and one thing that I hear from them and I also ask myself is, “Why does that guitar cost so much money? “What do I get for that much money?”

So right now we are going to talk about, what do you get and where do you start for around $3,000.00 - $4,000.00.

In the $3,000.00 - $4,000.00 range when you walk into a guitar shop, you have a ton of options. Now in the Taylor line, you have a wide range of Solid Wood choices and a variety of premium aesthetic appointments like pickguard choices, binding options, different inlays and so on.

Now, I am going to show you a few guitars in the Taylor line between $3,000.00 and $4,000.00.

So, the guitar I am holding here is a Taylor 612ce 12-Fret. This guitar has Solid Maple back and sides with a Hand Rubbed Brown Sugar Stain finish. The top is a Torrified Sitka Spruce top and with its 12-Fret design, it is a really comfortable-playing guitar that you can have fun for hours on end.

Now let us talk about aesthetic options. This guitar is a prime example. This is a 716ce, notice the beautiful Florentine cutaway it has got a weathered brown pickguard and a beautiful herringbone purfling. This guitar has Solid Rosewood back and sides and a Spruce top. It makes for great volume for those big bold strummers, the GS 716ce.

For those of you who love the flagship 814ce, the one right here is going to have you stoked. This is the 814ce Deluxe. This has Adirondack bracing, it has a Solid Spruce top. It has got Solid Rosewood back and sides, gotoh 510 tuners and look at this beauty right here, the radius armrest, perfect contour for you to get your arm around, have a nice intimate feel with your guitar.

So whether you are playing with a bunch of buddies, in the studio or out live, the 814ce Deluxe is going to take you to distance and look great.

So let’s recap, when looking for a guitar between $3,000.00 or $4,000.00, you really have a ton of choices. So our recommendation, go to a guitar shop, pull them down off the wall, play a bunch of them, put them in your lap, strum them, pick them, do whatever you need to do to find the right guitar that fits you and sounds best for you.

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Where do I start if I’m buying a guitar?

People often ask us, how to properly buy a guitar, our answer; Whether you’re looking to purchase your first guitar or you’re an experienced player searching for your new favorite, Taylor has you covered. We build a wide range of guitars suited for players of all ability levels, so even if you’re just starting on your musical journey, you’re sure to get a good fit with Taylor. Of course, getting started can be the hardest part. Before you choose a guitar, it’s important to understand how a guitar fits with the person playing it. Guitars come in many shapes and sizes, and acoustic guitars can be particularly challenging for beginners due to their size and the high tension of the strings. However, if you’re looking to buy a new guitar and you love that warm acoustic sound, there are many guitars available that will help ease you into the instrument and make the learning process easier. The first step in the guitar buying experience should be to try several options so that you get a sense of how each guitar feels in your hands. A smaller guitar, like those built with our Grand Auditorium or Grand Concert body shapes, might be easier to handle as a first guitar. Other options available through Taylor include the GS Mini, which is a scaled-down, travel-ready guitar with a big sound, and the Baby Taylor, a ¾ size guitar perfect for children. It is also important to consider the longevity of your first guitar before you buy. In this context, “longevity” simply means how long the guitar will work for you before you find yourself needing to upgrade. Low-quality guitars sold for cheaper prices will not sound or feel as good as a higher-quality guitar: they tend to suffer from fret buzz and other maintenance problems in addition to just not sounding very good. However, a quality guitar like a Taylor performs well right out of the box, and will keep performing as long as you enjoy the way it sounds. As a beginner who is buying a guitar for the first time, you may not notice the sound difference. But as you learn to play guitar and you develop your musical ear, you will certainly notice the difference. You’ll be glad you went with the high-quality guitar.