Buying a Guitar for the First Time

There are many people who like listening to guitars, and it could get to that time when they decide to buy one of their own. We are going to look at some of the factors to take into account when purchasing a guitar for the first time. We will also look at some of the popular brands that are available, such as the ESP Eclipse II. With the right guitar in your hands, it is possible to achieve anything that you wish, including learning and performing well to the point where you feature in the Nacusp Music Fest.

Buying a Guitar for the First Time

Determine Your Budget

It is important for you to determine just how much you’re willing to spend on the guitar. They come with varying prices depending on the type, make and specifications. The best ones are obviously pricey but most of them are worth it because of the quality of the music that they produce. If you’re not in the shoes to purchase the premium brands, you can opt for a cheaper option.


Do thorough research on the product that you’re about. You can ask people that have used particular brands to find out their experiences. You can also check out online reviews from sites like Amazon, and this will probably be the most useful resource in this regard.

Do You Want an Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

You have to decide on the type of guitar that you would like. Acoustic guitars tend to have more limitations than electric guitars, which on the other hand can mimic other guitars and are more versatile.


Before you purchase a guitar, make sure that you try it out first. If you don’t know how to play the guitar, bring along someone that knows how. This could possibly save you the biggest mistake of your life, and especially in those cases where some of the stores do not accept goods back once purchased. Ensure that everything about the guitar is working fine before putting your buck down.

Find a Guitar that Fits Your Style

Choose the guitar depending on the sort of music that you’ll be playing. You could want to play rock, blues, country, there are guitars that come suited for those particular purposes. In the case of electric guitars, tweak the knobs and settings to find out, and you can also ask the sales people. The internet is yet another useful tool to get the information.

Try Out Several Guitars

You could easily find a guitar that is better than the one that you had set out to buy if you try out several guitars.

Look for any Imperfections

Make sure that you check out the physical condition of the guitar, and especially if you’re purchasing a used one. Even new ones could have imperfections caused during manufacturing or shipping.

Like the Guitar

Like the guitar that you’re buying, something that you’ll actually enjoy playing.

Go for Lessons

In order to enjoy using your new guitar, you would have to know how to play it. Enroll for lessons so that you can fulfil your dream.

We are now going to look at a number of guitars that you could opt for. They are of the highest quality and they perform very well.


  • Set-Thru Construction
  • 75″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Top
  • 3Pc Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 305mm Fingerboard Radius
  • Black Satin Finish
  • 42mm Nut Width
  • Bone Nut Type
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets/Type
  • Black Hardware Color
  • Schaller Straplock Strap Button
  • Gotoh Locking Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece Bridge
  • EMG 60 Brushed Black Chrome Neck PU
  • EMG 81 Brushed Black Chrome Bridge PU
  • Active Electronics


  • Set Neck Construction
  • 75″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body w/Quilted Maple Top & White Binding
  • Mahogany Neck w/White Binding
  • Rosewood Fingerboard w/Binding
  • Flag Inlays
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
  • Gotoh Tune-Matic Bridge
  • Pickups: EMG 60n EMG 81b
  • Neck Volume *Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone
  • 3-way toggle
  • Finish STBCSB (See Thru Black Cherry Sunburst)


  • Neck-Thru Construction
  • 5″ Scale
  • Alder Body
  • 3Pc Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 305mm Fingerboard Radius
  • Black Finish
  • 42mm Nut Width
  • Locking Nut Type
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets/Type
  • Black Hardware Color
  • Schaller Straplock Strap Button Gotoh Locking Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 Neck PU
  • EMG 81 Bridge PU
  • Active Electronics
  • Vol/Toggle Switch Electronics Layout


  • Neck-through construction and fixed string-through-body bridge deliver serious sustain
  • EMG 81-7 bridge and neck pickups serve up a universe of tone
  • Thin, fast U Neck profile maple neck; bound rosewood fingerboard; 24 XJ Frets
  • Built in Japan
  • Master volume; master tone; 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Black nickel hardware; Gotoh locking tuners


  • Single cutaway for easier upper fret access
  • Resonate and dark sounding mahogany body
  • Mahogany set-neck in thin U contour
  • Smooth ebony fingerboard
  • Scale length of 24.75″
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Sleek gold hardware
  • Two tone controls
  • One volume control
  • Three-way pickup selector switch
  • DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary bridge and neck pickups
  • LTD locking tuners for greater intonation
  • Tonpros locking Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece


There are many ESP products, and not only guitars, but their cases too. You can check them out and find out the one that will work best for you. They all come at varying prices so that nobody is left out.