Watch the Shopping for Your First Guitar online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

The first thing we need to do to get you ready to play is make sure that you have a good basic instrument to start learning on. I’m going to help you through the process and tell you what to look for when buying your first guitar. We’ll talk about the types of guitars, choosing between acoustic and electric, the different models, and the extras that make one guitar better than another. I’ll also talk about the benefits of buy a new vs. used instrument and renting vs. buying. Stick with me and we’ll find you the perfect guitar!