Sue Ryder Guitar Buyers Guide
There is nothing quite like picking up a guitar and playing one of your favourite songs… either with friends, by yourself or playing lead or bass in a band. Whatever level you’re at, we have a superb range of Guitars & accessories, especially for those who want to learn to play for the first time.
Our online shop offers a complete range of student and entry level guitar products, along with a comprehensive range of guitar accessories, in a wide range of colours and sizes.
Where and how do I start to choose My 1st Guitar?
Deciding which guitar is best for you can be a little difficult, so in this guide we will try and help navigate you through the different areas to help you find your perfect guitar including...
- What Type?
- What Size?
- What Colour?
At Sue Ryder our ranges cover Classical, Acoustic, and Electric Guitars
Classical Guitars http://shop.sueryder.org/musical-instruments/guitars/classical-guitars.html
The Classical Guitar, is a nylon strung guitar with 6 strings. The Classical Guitar is unquestionably the most suitable for a starter guitar, especially for children. One of main reasons for this is the fact the nylon strings are much kinder on the fingers, and is the most comfortable for children to be playing.
The Classical Guitar is made from Linden Plywood. The strings are Nylon, and are available in a range of 2 different sizes and various colours. Besides the individual Classical Guitars, Sue Ryder also offer a Classical Guitar Pack in both Full and ¾ Size. The packs contain everything you need to get you started. (Link http://shop.sueryder.org/musical-instruments/guitars/classical-guitars.html )
The Acoustic Guitar is a steel strung guitar with 6 strings. Whilst it is very suitable for starters, it’s worth bearing in mind that it does have steel strings and therefore can be a little harder on the fingers, especially in the beginning.
The Acoustic Guitar has been around for hundreds of years, in one format or another and is a great instrument for people of all ages and abilities.
The Acoustic Guitar is made from Linden plywood. The strings are steel and are available in a range of colours and 2 different sizes. As well as the individual Acoustic Guitars, Sue Ryder also offer a Full size Acoustic Guitar pack, that includes everything you need to get you started.
The Electric Guitar has 6 steel strings, with pick ups and tone and volume controls. The Guitar is attached via a lead to an electronic amplifier, which acts as both an amplifier and a speaker to project the electronic sound coming from the Guitars pick ups.
The sound can be pretty loud, although this can be adjusted by the volume control on the amplifier and the Guitar.
The guitar is made of a solid wood body, with a rosewood finger board.
Sue Ryder offer a fantastic range of Electric Guitar accessories including Electric Guitar First Aid Kids, plectrums, replacement strings and a starter pack for beginners. http://shop.sueryder.org/musical-instruments/accessories/where/limit/all.html
There are a comprehensive range of Guitar Accessories on offer, covering strings, straps, bags, stands, capos and picks in a variety of sizes and colours.
The Acoustic Guitar range is available in 2 sizes. Full size and ¾ size. The ¾ size acoustic guitar should be suitable for most children from the age of around 7 years old, with the Full size Acoustic Guitar for anybody over the ages of around 10/11 years old, through to all Adults. The Full size Acoustic Guitar is also available in a Cutaway version.
It should be noted that the Acoustic Guitar does have steel strings and is therefore a little tougher on the fingers.
As well as the individual Acoustic Guitars there is also a complete Acoustic Guitar pack in full size available.
The Classical Guitar range is available in 2 sizes. Full size and ¾ size. The ¾ size acoustic guitar should be suitable for most children from the age of around 7 years old, with the Full size Classical Guitar for anybody over the ages of around 10/11 years old, through to all Adults.
It should be noted that the Classical Guitar does have Nylon strings and is therefore much kinder to the fingers, especially the younger ages.
As well as the individual Classical Guitars there is also a complete Classical Guitar pack in both full and ¾ size available.
Once again it should not be forgotten that there is a comprehensive range of Guitar accessories for all the ranges that include strings, straps, bags, stands, capos and picks in a variety of sizes and colours.
|4 - 6
||up to 3'9" tall
||1/4 size (30") guitar
|7 - 8
||3'10" - 4'5" tall
||1/2 size (34") guitar
||4'6" - 4'11" tall
||3/4 size (36") guitar
|12 and older
||5' and taller
||7/8 or Full Size guitar
Colour is as always a personal choice. At Sue Ryder we have identified the requirements of the current market place, and working closely with our Global Manufacturers, we have put together a range of colours that we believe meets the current market requirements, making our range attractive to male and female players of all ages.
Colours for Full Size Acoustic Guitars:
- Blue Sparkle
- Pink Sparkle
- Silver Sparkle
Colours for ¾ Size Acoustic Guitars:
- Baby Blue
- Baby Pink
Colours for Full Size Classical Guitars:
Colours for ¾ Size Classical Guitars:
Whatever guitar you choose, we are sure you will enjoy hours of fun playing your favorite tunes.
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