Guitars for Beginners: The Raptor Plus from Peavey
Choosing a guitar for beginners can be a tricky prospect. Many beginners to any new endeavor or hobby, be it music, sports, theater or any of myriad others will be concerned about spending money on what may not be a long-term diversion or vocation. While there are certainly a great many fine guitars and other musical instruments on the market at a huge range of prices and values, beginners tend to think carefully about how much they will spend on their first instrument, and often only upgrade after they have developed considerable skill and versatility with their starter instrument.
Quality and comfortable play are important considerations when buying a guitar for beginners. Many instruments constructed in and shipped from foreign instrument manufacturing facilities fail to use the same high-quality materials as those constructed in American factories, and often do not perform as rigorous quality testing methods on instruments before they are sold. A great beginner guitar should be constructed from high quality woods and electronics, feature good tuners and hardware, be strung, tuned and ready to be played right off the shelf.
Quality and pricing are the primary considerations for beginner guitar purchases, and American manufacturers create some of the best value in low-priced, high-value starter instruments.