You don’t want to just buy any old guitar to learn on. The craftsmanship could be so terrible that you might end up making learning the guitar more challenging than it needs to be.
So fear not! We’ve put together a list of the best guitars for beginners that all low cost and will play just as good as the more expensive versions
Top 6 Best Guitars for Beginners
The following three beginner acoustic guitars will offer you some of the best sounds you’ll ever hear for such a low price.
1) Seagull S6 Original
Seagull S6 Original is probably at the upper end of most budgets, it sounds just as good as a guitar that costs twice as much!
The Seagull S6 has a dark cedar top, Canadian Wild Cherry sides, a rosewood fingerboard, and nut width of 1.8”. Cheap guitars usually look plastic outside – you won’t find that here!
It has a beautiful semi-gloss lacquer that makes it look very natural. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a pick or playing with your fingers, the sound is amazing! You’ll be able to play songs from all genres with this beauty.
2) Yamaha FG700S
The Yamaha FG700S is lower priced than Seagull S6 costing only around $200. But she is still a very good choice as one of the best guitars for beginners. As you know the Yamaha brand is pretty popular in the guitar world and they know how deliver quality instruments to their customers.
The FG700S has a twenty fret rosewood fingerboard, natural acrylic finish, and the sides and back are made of mahogany. You’ll find plenty of popular reviews of this instrument all over the web.
3) Fender DG-8S
If you’re going to buy a guitar for beginners, why not get everything else with it when you do!
Not only is the Fender DG-8S a great sounding guitar, but it also comes as a bundle package containing just about everything you’re going to need, including a gig bag, chromatic electronic tuner, instructional DVD, strings, strap, and picks.
The guitar itself has a nice classic dreadnought look to it. It has a solid spruce top, mahogany body, and a rosewood neck, with 20 frets. The DG-8S also has a very nice and clear tone. This one is great for playing classic rock!
4) Cordoba C5
The Cordoba C5 has one of the richest sounds you’ll ever hear on a guitar that only costs around $250. Many people hail the sound of this sweet and inexpensive instrument.
Like every classical guitar, the neck is wider but it helps in learning correct finger and hand placement. The Cordoba C5 uses nylon strings which are great for beginner guitarists because they are much easier on the fingers than steel strings. It has a solid Canadian cedar top, rosewood fingerboard and mahogany back and sides.
5) La Patrie Motif Classical Guitar Natural
This guitar is great for anyone who feels more comfortable playing a smaller instrument. It’s smaller size still delivers a high quality sound with perfect intonation up the neck. It also produces bright harmonies, great bass tones and good mid-range sound.
The La Patrie has a cedar top, rosewood fingerboard and bridges, mahogany neck, wild cherry back, and sides.
6) Valencia VG–50
Most other guitars cannot beat this one in playability and sound quality – even if they are more expensive!
Yet at around $300, the Valencia VG-50 has a nice bright, yet soft/mellow sound. It is the top of the line (custom) for Valencia
The VG–50 has a solid spruce top in a high-gloss natural finish, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and bridge, rosewood back and sides and Rosewood peghead overlay and heal cap.
Why Are All of These Are Best for Beginners
I have a theory that one of the best things you can do for yourself when you’re just starting out learning the guitar is to first play on an acoustic guitar.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with an electric guitar. In fact – I love them!
But when you play an acoustic guitar, it’s just you and the music. There’s no amp or crazy effects to cover up your mistakes or tone. You hear every imperfection – and that’s exactly what you need if you want to really develop your guitar skills and take things to the next level.