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  • Kona Acoustic Guitar
  • Digital Tuner with LED Readout
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Gig Bag with Strap Handle
  • 3x Picks
  • 20-page Acoustic Guitar for Dummies Instructional Book & Audio CD

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If you are a beginner you need to be familiar with the 'action' of guitars. It's how high the strings are over the fret board, and especiallly how high the strings are above the fret board at the nut. The nut is by the first fret. If the strings are too high, especially by the nut, it's reallly hard to press the strings. It greatly impedes your ability to play and learn. Many low cost guitars have too high action by the nut. Get a guitar low action so it's playable. Not tooo low or it will play like butter but sound like butter too.

also search for 'intonation' on youtube. if the intonation is off the guitar can never be in tune.


IMO a 'travel sized' accoustic is a better choice for a first guitar. It's easier, and it's easy to adjust to a full sized guitar.
Are you talking Marty Schwartz? He's super helpful, for sure. Best way to learn is just like anything else. Nothing but practice. As for learning fast, there's really no such thing as a way to learn fast. It completely comes down to how quickly you end up learning it. 100 people could do the exact same lesson plan, and some will learn it in 10 minutes, while others learn it in 10 days.

One piece of advice I can give you that has always helped me, and many people I know, is to actually "give up" temporarily. It sounds counterintuitive, but what I mean is, if you're just not getting something, bail on it for a little while.

I've been playing for over 20 years, but there are plenty of things that are still hard to play, and if I'm just not getting it, I quit for the day, or for several days. Then I'll pick it up again, and all of a sudden, I start getting it.

I think the biggest problem for people learning is they get burnt out and discouraged, and then they decide to just completely quit and say they were never able to get the hang of it. Guitar is something I truly believe anyone could play, if they actually stuck with it. Just don't let yourself get burned out. If you're feeling discouraged, just quit for the day. Or for a few days, but make yourself pick it back up and try again. That discouragement will go away as soon as you get something down. Then you'll get discouraged, all over again, from the next thing you can't play. Haha. It's a cycle, but it's worth it.

Sorry for writing a novel.
Upside: If you win the guitar lottery and it's problem free, it's a good deal.

Downsides:

1) Quality control is non-existant. Some are good, some are bad.
2) Sound is tinny
3) Tuners are lousy, and you'll have to retune frequently
4) Even if you get a good one, action tends to be on the high side--not good for a beginner

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Its a basic guitar, but reviews seem to be overall positive even from some more experienced musicians. I bought one to use as a travel/camp fire guitar, at this price its no problem if it gets banged up a bit.
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Also https://www.walmart.com/ip/Beginn.../798486265 for 68.93
4.8 stars with 300 reviews
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No love for the lefties
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I think I will give it a try
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If you are a beginner you need to be familiar with the 'action' of guitars. It's how high the strings are over the fret board, and especiallly how high the strings are above the fret board at the nut. The nut is by the first fret. If the strings are too high, especially by the nut, it's reallly hard to press the strings. It greatly impedes your ability to play and learn. Many low cost guitars have too high action by the nut. Get a guitar low action so it's playable. Not tooo low or it will play like butter but sound like butter too.

also search for 'intonation' on youtube. if the intonation is off the guitar can never be in tune.


IMO a 'travel sized' accoustic is a better choice for a first guitar. It's easier, and it's easy to adjust to a full sized guitar.
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Can a lefty use this guitar?
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Upside: If you win the guitar lottery and it's problem free, it's a good deal.

Downsides:

1) Quality control is non-existant. Some are good, some are bad.
2) Sound is tinny
3) Tuners are lousy, and you'll have to retune frequently
4) Even if you get a good one, action tends to be on the high side--not good for a beginner
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Quote from leoskee :
Can a lefty use this guitar?
Ask Paul McCartney if a leftie can play a right-handed guitar.
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Any thoughts on this guitar for a kid. My son is 8 and a half. He has a Ukele which is nice and small but he's been wanting a guitar as well.
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Any thoughts on this guitar for a kid. My son is 8 and a half. He has a Ukele which is nice and small but he's been wanting a guitar as well.
Again, it depends on whether you get lucky. The main problem with these guitars is that there's almost no quality control. So some are OK, some are crap.

The most important part of a beginner's guitar is that the neck be straight and that the action (distance from the strings to the neck) be low. The sound quality and the rest are secondary. But if those aren't met (and for some of these they aren't) you're toast.

And if you need to bring it to a luthier to get it fixed, then you just wasted your money, since that will at least double the cost, and then you might as well get a starter Yamaha.
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Ask Paul McCartney if a leftie can play a right-handed guitar.
Or Jimi Hendrix. Oh wait, maybe too late to ask him.
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For newbies, use Justin Guitar lessons to get started. Best beginner course on the net
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Quote from Epwna :
For newbies, use Justin Guitar lessons to get started. Best beginner course on the net
For most, the Justin Passing level is OK. Some will want to spend more on the Justin Case course. And if you need to learn quickly, you may want to upgrade again to Justin Time.
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