The guitar originated in Europe, most likely in what is now Spain. It is a direct descendent of the lute, which was used frequently in the Renaissance period. There are two general types of guitars in use today: electric and acoustic. Acoustic guitars have a hollow body, while most electric guitars have a solid body. Both are have a fretted fingerboard (also know as a fretboard), and are tuned to the same notes. When you learn how to play the guitar, all styles of music will be open to you, including rock, blues, jazz, and classical.
When to Start on the Guitar
You can start guitar lessons as young as age 6, depending on a student’s dexterity and fine motor skills.
Getting a Guitar
Please call us for a recommendation of a store from which you can purchase or rent a guitar. For very young students, it is recommended to rent instruments for two reasons: 1) they will most likely grow out of instruments quickly and 2) they may lose interest (although we hope they don’t!). Most stores will provide repair services for instruments that they rent out.
Purchasing Books and Supplies for Your Guitar
Most books and many supplies are available online. Give us a call for a local store recommendation. Your instructor can tell you which books and supplies are appropriate or needed.
**Feel free to call us at 631-476-8946 with any questions you may have. We can help you find the best stores or dealers in your area and provide you with additional resources.