Buying a Half Size Guitar
Do you know what the difference between an electric and acoustic half size guitar is? Do you know if you should buy an acoustic or an electric one? In this article we are going to tell you some basic things about each one so you'll know which one to buy. We hope that will help you with your half size guitar shopping.
AC/DC guitars are the classic rock 'n rollers of the eighties. Many fans still consider them to be the best. However, many other fans have moved on to acoustic guitars because they sound better and produce a better tonal balance. It is generally agreed that both varieties have their pros and cons. Let's look at the pros and cons of both types:
Acoustic half size guitars have a total length of about seven and a half inches (also known as ten-inch scale length). They fit in the regular slot in the regular guitar slots. On the other hand, an electric guitar is generally longer, closer in scale to the fret board, and therefore produces a brighter tone. The total length of an electric guitar is not the same as the total length of a half size acoustic. There is a lot more to it!
Dreadnought guitars are another classic guitar model. They are similar in size and sound quality to acoustic guitars. The main advantage of a Dreadnought guitar is the depth and richness of its sound. They are also rather light compared to the other two sizes.
Some people believe that the double cutaway body of a Dreadnought makes them less efficient than most other solid-body instruments. This is not true at all. The double cutaway body merely gives you more finger options and allows for better maneuverability. Also, there is quite a bit of room between the soundboards on a Dreadnought.
One more thing about Dreadnought size acoustic guitars is their pricing. Like all full size guitars, they are more expensive than the standard one. But the price range varies greatly. Some Dreadnought Auditorium guitars can be found at hundreds of dollars.
Some guitars with the Dreadnought styling are also available as the "action" or "dreadnought" style. Action guitars are smaller and lighter than the Dreadnought style. An action guitar is great if you want a guitar that's easy to handle. Most electric guitars can be quite heavy, but an action guitar is usually lighter and easier to handle.
Overall, the most expensive full size electric guitar sizes are the ones with Dreadnought styling. They are very aesthetically pleasing and perform well. However, if you are just starting out, the least expensive choice might be the one with the steel neck. It gives the same amount of power and brilliance for less money.
For those who prefer playing acoustic music, the half-sized guitar is the ideal guitar kit. You can get the neck set at your local music store or pick up a preamp at an electronics superstore. Then you can find an inexpensive electric guitar and a strap to go with it. Most half-sized guitars will suit a beginner guitar player just fine. Many will even have a whammy bar to give you that vintage-type sound.
A half-sized guitar looks like a regular one, but the difference is in the tonewood used. A Dreadnought uses hollow oak soundboards, while a half-sized guitar uses rosewood or another light tonewood. Whichever tonewood you use, your half-sized guitar will have a distinct sound. The tone of a half-sized guitar will be closer to that of an acoustic guitar than a Dreadnought.
The first thing you need to do when looking for a guitar is determine how much money you have to spend. The more money you have to spend, the better chance you have of finding a solid-body electric guitars within your budget. You can also look for good deals online. There are several web stores that specialize in selling used guitars. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to score a half-size guitar from them.
Acoustic guitars are quite similar to electric guitars in many ways. The biggest difference is in the tonewood. You will want a light tonewood such as rosewood for your half-size acoustic guitars. These are not always very expensive. Half-size electric guitars are ideal instruments for beginners and they are also a great way to begin learning to play classical guitar.