Classical Guitar vs Acoustic Guitar

At first glance, classical guitars seem just like acoustic guitars. After all, they are essentially a wooden box, shaped like a guitar body as you would see on an acoustic guitar. This is quite different from solid body electric guitars. But even hollow electric guitars aren’t as big as classical and acoustic guitars. There are

Martin MMV Guitar Review 

Martin is, perhaps, the top acoustic and classical guitar maker. Their name is part of guitar history, as they created the overly popular dreadnought acoustic guitar shape. So, today, we’re reviewing the Martin MMV, a hard-to-find custom dreadnought acoustic guitar. If you browse online, you’ll realize there’s not much information about the MMV either. The

The Best Cheap Classical Guitar

“Classical” guitars refer to acoustic guitars with nylon strings. Today, we’re looking at the top 10 cheap classical guitars you can play proudly. In other words, these are not trash guitars, the kind you’d buy in a rush to put your kids in guitar class. We’re taking this seriously, though. In order to deliver a

Martin LXM Acoustic Guitar Review

Martin is one of the best acoustic guitar makers out there, so it’s safe to say the Martin LXM holds a lot of promise. The promise, though, indeed comes with a steep price. Our job is to see if the price is worth it. In other words, we’ll check what the Martin LXM guitar offers

Best Acoustic Guitar under $1,000

Today’s article is reviewing the best acoustic guitars under 1000. Naturally, we’ve included various premium choices without breaking the triple-zero price mark. At the same time, we included budget and mid-tier options as well. The best way we found to create the list was climbing the price ladder with each item, so you see what

Yamaha APXT2 Acoustic Guitar Review

Once again, we’re reviewing a Yamaha acoustic guitar. Coming from the one brand you can blindly trust at any price level, we expect the Yamaha APXT2 to be quite special. This is a small guitar, though. Its body is ¾ the size of a regular dreadnought guitar. That means the APXT2 model is a mini

Fender FA-100 Acoustic Guitar Review

Can you see the price of this guitar? It is incredibly cheap, and also incredibly simple. Needless to say, we ought to keep our Fender FA-100 review short and sweet. If you can’t find it available on the link below, fret not. The Fender FA-100 is an incredibly popular guitar, so it becomes unavailable fairly

Takamine EF341SC Review

Takamine means business. Whenever you see a Takamine acoustic or electro-acoustic guitar, you know it’s a top-tier instrument. The Takamine EF341SC is no different. As part of the Pro Series, the guitar packs some of the best features the brand has to offer to professional performers and songwriters. The company has been making premium guitars

Washburn Rover Travel Guitar Review 

Today’s article is reviewing the Washburn Rover, a parlor travel guitar featuring an eye-catching and rather unexpected design. It’s also a budget offering that, despite its shorter body, actually has a fully-sized fingerboard for classical acoustic guitar players. Washburn is a medium-sized company and a medium-sized name in the musical instrument industry. Their offers revolve

Martin Custom D Acoustic Guitar Review

C.F. Martin & Co is the brand to beat and imitate when it comes to premium acoustic guitars with steel strings. Few brands can compete against Martin, like for example Taylor and Takamine. However, guitars like the Martin Custom D perfectly show why the Martin name is so relevant and reputed. You would be wrong

Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Guitar Review

I know what you’re thinking, we’re reviewing yet again another Epiphone guitar. This time, we’ve got the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro acoustic model, and we’re here to see if it’s worth it. As we usually say, Epiphone is Gibson’s subsidiary. Other than making affordable Les Paul alternatives and whatnot, Epiphone has a fair deal of original

Seagull Entourage Rustic Acoustic Guitar Review

Seagull, as a subsidiary of the Canadian premium Godin brand, specializes in top-value and near hand-made acoustic guitars. Their instruments often pass the quality tests, though, with many people confusing their models for a mid-level Taylor or Takamine option.  The Seagull Entourage Rustic is a mid-tier offering from the company. It hits the segment with superb

What is a Dreadnought Guitar?

If you’re in the market for a new acoustic or electro-acoustic guitar, you’ll know that there are a lot of different options out there for you – different types of wood, different types of string, different makes and models, and different price points. One of the first options you’ll have to choose between though is

Yamaha JR1 Acoustic Guitar Review 

It’s time to check Yamaha’s acoustic guitar for kids. The JR1 FG is a beginner’s guitar retaining the elements every kid and parent would like. It’s small, cheap, and easy to play. More importantly, it has some of the elements of Yamaha’s excellent FG series, so we’re not talking about a disposable instrument. Yamaha acoustic

The Best Cheap Acoustic Guitar

We at Beginner Guitar HQ have created many lists detailing top value acoustic guitars. We’ve also listed a couple of premium classical models if money is not a problem. Today’s article is putting everything in perspective with the top 6 best cheap acoustic guitars. Before we move forward to the actual list, though, we’ll need

The Different Types Of Acoustic Guitars, Explained

At BeginnerGuitarHQ, we want to keep you on top of everything available to you in the world of guitars, and music in general. You might think of acoustic guitars as a singular entity, but we want to be able to take you through all of the different types of acoustic guitars out there. Maybe you

The Best Parlor Guitar

While dreadnoughts and orchestra acoustic guitars might be more popular nowadays, parlor guitars have produced some of the most famous acoustic guitar tones ever. They’re extremely popular among 12 bar blues, country, and folk artists — and their small size makes them great picks for musicians who want a guitar for recording, songwriting, and taking

Baby Taylor Review 

Taylor is a highly-revered acoustic and acoustic-electric guitar maker. Their offerings are premium, expensive, and professional. The Baby Taylor, though, doesn’t belong on the brand’s higher-shelves. Instead, as the name suggests, this is a guitar suited for kids and home practice. Yet, the Baby Taylor is an incredibly popular guitar as it packs the kind

Taylor 114e Acoustic Guitar Review

Today, we’re reviewing the Taylor 114e electro-acoustic guitar. We’ve discussed many acoustic guitars before here on Beginner Guitar HQ, but we’ve never reviewed a Taylor model. Taylor is highly considered as the best acoustic guitar manufacturer in the world, and its reputation is as reliable as the brand’s consistent quality. The Taylor 114e is an

Cordoba C7 Acoustic Guitar

It’s a shame that Cordoba Guitars doesn’t have a bigger reputation. This is a brand that puts great passion into each of their classical guitars. So, whenever you see a Cordoba-branded model, you’re in the presence of a rarity: affordable, handmade, and quality are not often combined. We’re reviewing the Cordoba C7 classical acoustic guitar, a

Fender CD60CE Review

There are no doubts and no second guesses regarding Fender instrument quality. We’ve already reviewed some of its best bass guitars, like the Fender Precision Deluxe Special, as well as their top value electric guitars, like the Fender Player Strat or the Fender Modern Player Telecaster. We’ve also reviewed quite a lot of Squier instruments.

Yamaha FG800 Acoustic Guitar Review

The Japanese music industry has plenty of recognition thanks to names like Ibanez and Yamaha. Both brands have a similar philosophy regarding their musical gear as they consistently add advanced electronics and hardware to deliver top-value instruments that honestly compete with Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, and Squier. We’ve already reviewed the Yamaha NTX700 and found an

Epiphone Pro 1 Acoustic Guitar Review

Playing acoustic guitar is supposed to be a fun experience. That’s why it’s called “playing” guitar, not “working” guitar,  and definitely not “learning” guitar. No wonder why so many kids ditch the instrument after their first tries. For many, there’s no meaning to the word “playing” as it becomes but a grind, a hassle, a

Gretsch Jim Dandy Acoustic Guitar Review

It’s good news that reputed music instruments brand Gretsch also has some quality items on the budget side of the market. And that’s exactly what the Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar is: an ax that squeezes as much quality as possible into an entry-level budget. And when you put it through a careful test,

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar Review 

When it comes to choosing an affordable acoustic guitar, the market is flooded with a confusing array of options. Household names like Fender, Epiphone, and Yamaha compete against lesser-known brands in the same super-budget area. Jasmine sits in the category of lesser-known brands. You might think the Jasmine s35 is an odd pick for a

Seagull S6 Review – The Best Mid-Level Acoustic Guitar

Calling the Seagull S6 a beginner acoustic guitar is a disservice. What I hope to do in this article is to convince you that this Canadian guitar is so much more than an entry-level classical guitar. If you’ve gone through online forums looking for acoustic guitars, you’ve probably seen the Seagull S6 Original is a

Best Guild Acoustic Guitar

At BeginnerGuitarHQ, we aim to help you learn to become a great guitarist. When learning this valuable skill, you need the equipment to go with it, so we put together helpful reviews that’ll give you a head start in deciding what’s right for you! In this important guide, I’ll talk you through the best Guild

Best Yamaha Acoustic Guitar

At BeginnerGuitarHQ, we aim to help you learn to become a great guitarist. When learning this valuable skill, you need the equipment to go with it, so we put together helpful reviews that’ll give you a head start in deciding what’s right for you! In this important guide, I’ll talk you through the best Yamaha

Best Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic guitars are everywhere. There are so many styles, brands, and guitars with countless combinations of features and specifications. So how the heck are you supposed to know which one to get? Well, hopefully this review helps you choose the best acoustic guitar for your needs. What To Expect From This Review Of The Best

Best Travel Guitar

Let’s say you want a guitar that’s easy to whip out and practice on. Or you’re going on a road trip with your friends and want something to strum. Or maybe you just want to record with a guitar that has a unique sound. In each of these situations, the best solution is using a

How to Choose an Acoustic Guitar – 11 Factors to Consider

We are often asked what is the best guitar and however much we want to give a single answer, it unfortunately isn’t that simple. There is no such thing as the best guitar, rather the key is finding the best guitar for you. In this guide, we present 11 factors to consider when hunting down

Best Classical Guitar

The Yamaha C40 is our pick for the best classical guitar as a full sized one with a gloss finish made with melamine. It is made with Javanese rosewood for the fingerboard and nato wood for the neck, as well as a spruce top. Our step-up pick is the Cordoba C3M and it has a