Best acoustic guitars for beginners.[2019 buyer’s review]

Best acoustic guitars for beginners: Without any doubt , guitars are probably the most popular musical instrument among people of all ages. 

Weather you are an adult in your late 30’s or a teen studying in the school, guitar must have caught your attention at some point of time in your life.Why guitar is so popular?  Simply, because it looks cool when you hold the instrument in your hand and strum one or two chords. Someone told me quite rightfully that a guitar in a man’s hand completely transforms his personality.Playing a guitar is however not everyone’s cup of tea. Like all other skills, it also needs quite a lot of patience, hard-work and practice, even though these are also sometimes not enough. Your zeal and passion for playing this wonderful instrument should be coupled with the presence of the right guitar in your hand. But if you are a beginner, choosing the right guitar is also quite difficult at times. 

But worry not. To make things easier for you, I have compiled a list of best acoustic guitars for beginners.These guitars are handpicked by me after doing a thorough research and also with suggestions and recommendations from some professional  guitarists. But before moving on to the list, lets us have a look at the things that you need to keep in mind while selecting an acoustic guitar.

Here is the list.

 

BEST ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS:

1.GUITAR FOR DUMMIES ACOUSTIC GUITAR


 If you are an absolute beginner, then trust me there could not be any better beginner’s guitar than this guitar from Kona.  Everything a beginner needs to know about playing an acoustic guitar is bundled with this package. This deluxe acoustic guitar is well built and offers rich sound due to the spruce top that it puts on. A 120-page instructional book and an audio CD that come with the pack, give you a happy and easy learning experience. Not only the CD and the book, but this guitar is also bundled with important accessories like   pick guard, digital guitar tuner, guitar picks and nylon gig bag. 
 

This wonderful guitar can be termed as the perfect starter kit for any beginner. The lessons from the book and the videos of the CD are very informative and in dept for a beginner of anyone in general.  

Specifications:

Model Number : K394D

Weight of the Guitar: 10.9 pounds

Dimensions: 42.5x18x6 inches

Design and Make: 

The guitar comes with steel strings that provides rich sound. Also as mentioned earlier, it features a spruce top and linen back and sides. The fret board is made of rosewood. The guitar also has a pin-style bridge, enclosed machine heads and a pickguard that makes it a complete package for any aspiring newbie guitarists. The tuner that comes with the guitar has a digital LCD readout for easy tuning of the strings. Moreover, it is also accompanied by a small allen wrench that help you in adjusting the neck of the guitar.

 

Now that you have known enough of the guitar, lets look at the Pros and Cons of the guitar.  

 

PROs

  • Complate package for a beginner
  • Comes with great accessories and learning aids
  • Tuner helps in tuning the strings with ease
  • Great value for money
  • cons

  • It doesn't come with a strap
  • The strings are not up to the mark of this great guitar. It is recommended to purchase an extra set of strings
  • A bit heavy for kids.
  • FAQs of the product:

    It is a full size guitar. It should not be a problem for kids for playing, but the dimensions of the guitar should be kept in mind before purchasing. 

    Not exactly. You will have to re-string the guitar to play it left hand. However, in such a case, the black scratch plate will end up above the strings.

    No, the guitar strap is not included with this guitar. You have to purchase a strap.

    Yes, base peg is there to attach the strap.

    Yes, 3 picks are included with the guitar.

    This one in the list is one of another perfect guitars that a beginner can choose from. A great value for money, this guitar also comes with a bundle of accessories which includes a guitar pick, shoulder strap, pitch pipe, digital tuner, and an extra set of 6 strings. This guitar is an ultimate starter kit for beginners who will also love the quality of sound. Needn’t to mention that the package also includes a nylon case that enables easy storage and portability. The case makes it feasible to carry the guitar for shows and performances.

    The manufacturer of the guitar has taken proper care to give the best guitar playing experience for both beginners and experienced guitarists in general. The sound quality is simply awesome and the design of the guitar makes it one of the top notched guitars for beginners. 

     Specifications:

    Model Number: SKY119

    Weight: 2.2 pounds

    Dimensions: 40 x 17 x 4.5 inches

    Design & make:

    This instrument has an all wood body that renders rich and top quality sound. The fretboard is made of rosewood which provides a classic look to the guitar. Also it has a sapele wood neck which is rigid enough with respect to the body of the guitar and can hold the strings properly. the body of the guitar has a smooth finishing and comes in different colors such as brown, pink, black, blue and beige

     

    Lets look at the pros and cons of the guitar

    Pros

  • Good quality for money.
  • Comes with an extra set of strings.
  • Easy to use for beginners.
  • Full-bodied sound
  • Guitar is scaled down a little bit
    so it should be easier for younger people to fully grasp it
  • Cons

  • the tuner is not very accurate
  • Strins are very light/thin and may break easilly.
  • The neck of the guitar does NOT have the standard dot inlays
  • The fret dividers are rough.
  • FAQs of the product:

    It comes right handed but you can just revert the strings for a left handed player 

    No, it is purely an acoustic guitar.

    No, inbuilt tuner is not required. But it comes with a tuner as mentioned.

    3)  Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

     

     

     

    The Jasmine S-35 is another perfect guitar for a beginner. Jasmine S-35 has a great distinction for its good looks and fabulous sound. It also comes with exceptional features that provides great value for the money it costs. This acoustic guitar is perfect for any newbie guitarist who craves for an awesomely experience in his pursuit of becoming a rock-star.

    Not necessary to mention that this guitar gives you the best deal you can expect in a great guitar. The manufacturer of the guitar is committed and focused on making great quality instruments for the musician in you.

    Specifications:

    Model Number: PE-JVG4-ZR39

    Weight: 5.8 pounds

    Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 48 inches

    Design & make:

    Jasmine S35 is a dreadnought guitar that flaunts bold, big sound. The full size dreadnought body shape offers a full and vibrant tone that is suited for all styles of music.  the guitar is designed for comfortable hold and play. The satin finish of the instrument maximizes resonance for optimal sound quality. It also has strap buttons which helps in positioning and holding the guitar comfortably while playing the instrument. Adding more to it, the guitar has quality spruce top and agathis back and sides that provides outstanding sound and tone. 

    Here are the pros and cons of the guitar.

    Pros

  • Good quality for money.
  • Smooth and Beautiful finish that allows maximum comfort.
  • Beginners friendly.
  • Full sized dreadnought guitar.
  • Perfect sound with good connotations.
  • Cons

  • No extra set of strings.
  • The tuner is not very accurate.
  • FAQs of the product:

    Yes. It is fully assembled when it arrives. You just need to tune it

    No it does not purely acoustic.

    Its a full size guitar.


    The guitar comes in 3 different styles:

    1. Single Guitar.
    2. Guitar Kit: That includes the guitar along with some other accessories like a Matrix clip-on chromatic tuner, black guitar strap, Dunlop picks, an MBT guitar bag, and a set of Martin strings.

    3. Guitar with Learn to play guitar DVD.
      So if you choose the Guitar Kit bundle, you will get the strap along with other accessories. 

    Watch the below video to know about the quality of the guitar.

    4) Fender FA-115 Acoustic Guitar

    This guitar is priced slightly higher than the others in the list. But I have included the guitar as this one is specially recommended by one of my guitarist friend whom I know to be doing quite good in his profession. And also the fact that Fender has quite a good name in stringed instrument industry compelled me to think of including this model of Fender guitars in the list.

    best acoustic guitar for beginner

    Like the other guitars in this list, this product is also bundled with different accessories to make the beginning of your journey smooth and enjoyable. It lets you save your time and also money, as it comes with everything you to star playing guitar on-the-go.  Not to mention, you also get a instructional DVD covers how to set up your guitar, play chords and more .

     

    Specifications:

    Model Number: 0950816021-COMBO-DLX

    Weight: 7.05 pounds

    Dimensions: 45.8 x 6 x 17.8 inches

     

    Design and Make:

    The guitar features a laminated spruce top that has a gloss natural finish. The fret board is made of rosewood and has 20 frets. Even the bridge is made of rosewood with compensated synthetic bone saddle. There are dot inlays in the fingerboard. The full sized dreadnought body provides a vibrant sound that is suitable for any kind of music.

    Besides the above mentioned features, the guitar also comes with digital chromatic clip-on tuner, extra set of strings, strap and a gig bag for carrying the guitar conveniently

     

    Why not have a look at the pros and cons of the instrument?

    Pros

  • Comes with an extra set of strings and tuner.
  • Fingers will not hurt from the strings..
  • Cons

  • The gig bag that comes with the guitar doesnot match the quality of the instrument itself.
  • FAQs of the product:

    Yes, you just need to restring the guitar in reverse order.

    Its a full size guitar.

    Yes, strap is included with the bundle. Also there are pegs to attach the strap.

    Watch this video to know about the quality of the instrument

    5) Donner DAG-1 Beginner Acoustic Guitar

     

    There is no doubt that this guitar is one of the best of its kind. It is somewhat a surprise pack for any beginner, if the quality of sound is taken into consideration. It comes with the most convenient and practical features that leaves the newbie guitarist strumming in no time.

    best acoustic guitar for beginner

    It is full-sized, 41 inch dreadnought guitar that offers vibrant sound suitable for all types of music. Any newbie guitarist who wants to join the fanfare of guitar would love to own this instrument as it not only renders amazing sound but also adds colors to life of the one playing it.

    Specifications:

    Model Number : FBA_EC983-DR-IT

    Weight of the Guitar: 7.45 pounds

     Dimensions: 42.5 x 20.3 x 6.9 inches
     
    Design and make:
     
    This guitar comes in a right hand design. The  top material type is spruce, whereas the type of the back material is mahogany. The neck is also made of mahogany and the bridge is made of ebony. The fret-board has dot inlays which helps the guitarist in finding the chords and notes perfectly. The bridge is designed uniquely so that it is convenient in changing the strings. the tuning pegs are made of steel for easy tuning and keeping the strings in tune.
     
    Just like the other products listed here, this guitar also comes in a package that includes:
    1) One Big Bag
    2) A Guitar Strap
    3) An extra set of Guitar Strings
    4) Donner DT-2 Tuner
    5) Polishing Cloth
    6) 4 Guitar Picks
    Lastly the guitar comes with bronze strings that gives excellent and vibrant sound
    So, overall the guitar has all that you need to learn and start playing the instrument.

    Now,  below mentioned are the pros and cons of the guitar.

    Pros

  • Suitable for beginners.
  • Comfortable to play.
  • Gives great resonance which provides crisp sound and clear notes
  • Cons

  • The guitar is perfect for beginners. But it may not be suitable for advanced guitarists, as it lacks in range.
  • FAQs of the product:

    Yes, you just need to restring the guitar in reverse order.

    Its a full size guitar.

    No this is purely an acoustic guitar.

    Check the below video to understand the quality of the guitar

    HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS?

    Before you select a guitar for yourself, the following things are required to be kept in mind.

      1. YOUR BUDGET:

        As the guitar bug had already hit you, and you have finally made your mind to buy the instrument, it is now necessary to understand that guitars come in different price ranges. If you are just a beginner and want to try the instrument for the first time, you may not think of spending too much. I can suggest you to buy a guitar with whatever low budget you have and practice on it. Once you master the basics of the instrument, you can think of buying a high end guitar. Please remember that, the guitars that I have listed here don’t come in one particular price range. While some of them may be below $50, some others may be slightly above $100. I have only kept the beginner’s perspective on mind before listing the guitars. 

      2. PURPOSE OF THE GUITAR:

        While looking out to buy a guitar, you should usually keep in mind the purpose of the guitar.If it’s just for practicing, then any normal guitar will work. But if you are planning to perform in any event or occasion, you ought to consider the kind of guitar that you might take with you for the performance.  No matter whether you are performing or just practicing, it is important to know and understand what kind of sound you want from your guitar. And based on the sound or music you would like to play, the guitar will also vary.

      3. DESIGN AND MAKE:

        Acoustic guitars come in different varieties, models and designs. The design may vary based on the age of the guitarist or even on weather the guitarist is left handed or right handed. Guitars that adults play may not be suitable for kids due to the size. But that by no means stops a little kid practice the instrument. Guitar manufacturers comes with smaller versions of acoustic guitars that are suitable and easy for kids to play. 

     

    CONCLUSION:

    Now that you have come to know about some of the best acoustic guitars for beginners, I believe this information would be enough for you in making a correct decision while choosing your instrument. No matter which ever guitar you choose, if you sufficiently practice the instrument and hold the passion, I assure you the journey gonna be really enjoyable. 
     
     
     
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