What are the Most Famous Guitar Brands?

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You want to play guitar and you wonder which brand to buy? Of course, depending on the era, the top brands can vary a bit. If you are a beginner, there is no need to invest in an expensive guitar right away. Because at the beginning, it is already important to see if you feel comfortable with this instrument. However, you can still choose a good brand and it's even recommended because this way you start in the best conditions. Discover this article, a selection of the best brands of the moment.

How to Choose the Right Brand

It is true that it is often difficult at first to choose among all the brands available on the market. That's why, don't hesitate to ask guitarist friends and professionals of the sector. They will already be able to give you an idea and allow you to make a rough choice. You can also search the net for musicians' opinions. Then try to make up your own mind. You can also go to a music store and try guitars and see which one you feel most comfortable with. Some of the brands you can easily find are, Lag, Suzuki, Yamaha, Fender, Cort, Alhambra, Almansa, Martin, Taylor, Cordoba among many others.

Before embarking on this search, do you already know what type of guitar you want to play? A classical or flamenco guitar? An acoustic or folk guitar? An electro-acoustic guitar? An electric guitar?

Once you have answered this question, you can search for which brand you want.

The Brands

Gibson

Often intended for purists, Gibson is an American brand of acoustic and electric guitars. True reference: it is represented by the greatest artists of their time such as BB King, Bob Marley, Mark Knopfler etc. If you are a beginner, you should know that the brand has a subsidiary called Epiphone with guitars at much more accessible prices.

Ibanez

Of Japanese origin, this brand started in the 50s by distributing Spanish guitars. Their collaboration was made with musicians such as John Petrucci or Joe Satriani...

Paul Reed Smith

American brand Paul Reed Smith is famous for its guitar models with a clear and warm sound. Handcrafted, their guitars appeal to beginners as well as to more experienced players.

Fender

Another American brand of reference for many guitarists, Fender with its Stratocaster model of electric guitar, has turned many heads. Great guitarists like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix were great admirers.

Intended for a rather rock, fusion and hard rock repertoire, this brand proposes today many packs which answer various needs.

Washburn

Another American brand with an international reputation, Washburn has been making guitars since 1883, as well as banjos, mandolins, etc. Based in Chicago, Washburn is the worthy heir of blues and rock.

Yamaha

Japanese brand, Yamaha offers models in different categories of guitars and moreover adapted to all budgets. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced guitarist, Yamaha is one of the most present brands in the music market for many different instruments (piano, drums, violin...).

Lâg

Discover a 100% French brand with models for different categories of guitars, ukuleles and mini guitars at various prices. Thanks to quality materials, this brand attracts more and more guitarists whatever their level. You can thus support the French guitar industry without breaking the bank.

Written by patrox
on 2022-03-27 08:28:16

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