The Guitar for Beginners

The guitar is a popular choice of instrument for beginners and with good reason! It is available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the player and the basic technique of playing the guitar can be easy for beginners to pick up. If you are looking to play the guitar we have a few tips to help you get started.

Tips for Buying a Guitar:  

When choosing a guitar it is important to get the correct size for the player. Having the correct size guitar will ensure that the player is comfortable whilst playing and develops the correct posture and technique. To find your size check out our Guitar Size Guide.


Depending on the level you are as a player will influence the guitar you will get. As a beginner player you are best to get a guitar that has been specifically designed for beginners and then upgrade your instrument as your playing develops.


Price is an important factor for most when choosing an instrument. However, there will be range of options available to you across every price range that suit your needs and budget. It is worth bearing in mind when choosing a guitar that younger players are likely to upgrade their instrument as they grow and all players will probably want to upgrade their instrument as their playing develops. At Duet Shop all of our guitars are available on our rent to buy plans making it easy to get the guitar you need for an affordable price and upgrade it when the time comes. To find out more click here

If you want some more tips for buying a guitar check out our post 6 Tips for Buying Your First Guitar.

Tips for Once you Have a Guitar: 
Practise Makes Perfect 

One of the great things with the guitar is even a beginner can pick up the the basic technique and produce a good sound quite quickly. However, like all instruments, it takes a lot of patience and practise to truly master the guitar. As you improve the techniques learned to play the guitar can also be transferred to other guitar style instruments such as the ukulele and the bass. There is so much great music that you can play with the guitar so persistence will pay off.

If you are struggling to stay focused on your guitar practise have a read of our 6 Ways to Avoid Procrastinating When You Should be Practising.

Make Use of Everything Available

There are a lot of helpful free guides, videos, blogs, forums, apps etc available out there to help aid learning and practising the guitar, make sure to make use of them!  

Join the Community

There is a whole community of guitarists that you can be a part of. Once you start playing look into joining bands, music groups, online forums, and social media discussions. You will pick up some great playing tips and may even make some new friends!

Look After Your Instrument

Your instrument will sound better if it is properly cared for, be sure to look after it.

Recommended Guitars

Whatever style of guitar you choose to play we will have a great beginner instrument to suit the player. Take a look at some of the beginner guitars we have available:

Admira Clasico Classical Guitar in 7/8 Size

The Admira Clasico Classical Guitar in Size 7/8 offers an authentic Spanish guitar for beginners and young students. The Admira Clasico is a fantastic guitar for beginner players as it features a full size neck and fingerboard attached to a 7/8 size body. This allows the player to develop a good technique that will transfer to a larger guitar.

It is available from as little as £4.14* per month. Click here to find out more.

Yamaha APXT2 Electric Acoustic Guitar in Size 3/4

The Yamaha APXT2 Electric Acoustic Guitar in size 3/4 offers a smaller version of the worlds best selling electro acoustic guitar the Yamaha APX500. This guitar comes supplied with a padded gig bag, a hex wrench, and is strung ready to play with six strings.

It is available in Natural and Black Gloss from £5.68* per month. Click here to find out more.

Chord Electric Guitar Starter Pack

The Chord Electric Guitar Starter Pack offers a stratocaster style guitar supplied with everything a player would need to get started with the electric guitar. It comes with a small amplifier, strap, lead, tuner, gig bag, and three plectrums.  

It is available in Sunburst and Black Gloss from £3.65* per month. Click here to find out more.

Encore E4 P-style Electric Bass Outfit

The Encore E4 P-Style Electric Bass Guitar offers a bass guitar that comes supplied with everything a beginner would need to get started with the bass guitar. It comes with the stand, amp, strap, DVD, tuner, gig bag, lead, and a pick. 

It is available from £4.67* per month. Click here to find out more.

Check out the Duet Shop to see our whole collection of guitars and don't forget that if you can't find what you are looking for just drop us a message with the details and we can look into getting it for you!

*Prices correct at time of publish. 
Please note: there is a minimum monthly payment of £7.50 – if your choice doesn’t reach this threshold, check to see if choosing a shorter rental period will - or you'll need to add more items to your basket!

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