Looking for reference before you plan what best model for first electric guitar to buy. This ‘my silly personal story’ and my mistake may could help you to make a right decision.
Here I will share my story and my silly mistake along with my best advice for first electric guitar model and spec you should consider before you decide to buy. So you don’t have to be sorry later.
By the way, if you looking for references from famous guitar player maybe what you get likely an advertising about their endorsed model guitar and expensive stuff. So! the advice here is from the man who not famous or really great at play guitar. It just me sharing my personal story and and personal experience as guitar lover.
Okay! back in the day! I remember the first electric guitar that I bought from online store was a custom V guitar. Very cheap local custom crafts man for an electric guitar. And that was also my first mistake.
My first mistake for buy electric guitar
Yeah, at that time I think ‘V’ guitar is cool. Ya! it’s looks cool but it’s hard to use for room practice time. You know that you can play it like when you play guitar with general body shape. The only you find it comfortable to play is when you put the ‘V’ shape on top of your leg. Duh!
So never buy a guitar because you think it’s looks cool. It’s better to pick one that you feel comfortable to play. What makes guitar player looks cool is how they play not what kind of guitar model that they play.
My first ‘V’ model guitar end up with I sold it a few month later after I buy my second electric guitar.
My second mistake
If there is a fool man who get stumbling by the same stone twice. That’s me in this case. My second mistake. Yep! I am make mistake two times. A few month later, I buy another guitar. This time I buy guitar with general body shape.
It’s an old Ibanez GIO with 22 fret and I buy it from second hand. The playability is very good actually. But I feel that my hand always telling me that the nut width is a little bit too small. I don’t know why, since my hand is small in size compare it to my brother or some friends who also play guitar.
The neck is part of guitar where your fingers dance and place where you spit the note before it send to pickup then into your pedal to amplifier and last the speaker.
At the first time I think was people with small hand with small finger playing guitar with the small nut width, will be more easy. Oops! I am totally wrong. I found that I feel more comfortable, confident and play less sloppy when I play electric guitar with thinner neck and the wider nut.
So, make sure you already know what kind of the neck guitar type that make your finger comfortable to play on it. Before decide to buy your first electric guitar.
Finally I found what model that works best for me!
So in another years later, I buy again my third electric guitar. This time I only buy the neck and build the body by my self plus shop all the spare parts and put it all together to become my first custom build guitar.
This time I found it perfect for me to play on it. Have 24 fret t with Ibanez model and the nut width is 4,3 mm. Finally! So my next guitar that I buy must have 4,3 mm nut width with a thin neck. I found this guitar with thin neck and wider nut works best for me. For me, body shape and guitar brand is about a matter of price that me and you can afford to buy =P
So that’s my story guys. Hope it can help you make a right decision before buy your first guitar that you can afford to buy. Brand, model price is doesn’t matter as long you feel comfortable to play or shred on it. That’s my opinion. And that’s because I only can afford to buy low price electric guitar. But if you have good budget then great you also can think about the quality too.
So, I hope you find something after read my silly story about my first and second mistake for buying electric guitar. Just be wise before you buy okay!
I no longer play in a band but you can found my one man band music stuff on Soundcloud. Thanks for read my ‘silly’ story about buying my first guitar. Have a great day! 🙂