Finding the perfect guitar for our acoustic endeavors has been quite an arduous process and it took more time than we thought it would. We have been shopping for guitars for years and with so many to choose from, we have been through more than our fair share of them as country and folk singers. With so many available out there on the market, there are so many to consider.
Furthermore, there are many factors that should be researched before buying one. What we love about the following guitars is that they are perfect for our type of music, are versatile enough to allow us to play our particular style, and have the durability to sustain years of play across many tours.
The reason why we prefer acoustic guitars over electric guitars is simple – we want a richer, more earthy sound that limit mobility while we play. With such an expansive sound, an acoustic guitar is the perfect complement to folk or country music and it actually elevates the stylings that we choose.
Of course, before we got to the current level that we are at now as established players, we took it upon ourselves to check out some music school selection tips before narrowing down selections. We believe that anyone that takes their playing seriously should view this and then use their best decision-making process to get the best results. There is always room to gain a bit of insight and improve, and you can always learn from here or utilize other avenues to get the best option possible. There are a lot of guitars that are well known in the industry, but these are the ones that we prefer over all others.
As one of the most respected brands in the industry, Gibson guitars are known for producing a an incredibly full sound. The reasons why are many, but they definitely have been created to produce a top-notch sound that many other brands are angling to imitate. They require a bit more of a challenge to navigate than Martin guitars but are definitely worth the extra effort involved. With famous country stars like Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams, Keb Mo, and others using Gibson guitars, we believe that we are in good company and the company continues to be one of our favorites.
This is not much of a stretch for our family as Epiphone is related to the Gibson brand, but we love them because they are very affordable, sound perfect, are easy to tune, and are extremely durable. As far as being practical, they are probably the best of the bunch. We have taken Epiphone guitars on the road with us for years and they can always be trusted to go the distance and come highly recommended. Famous Epiphone guitar players include Patti Griffin, Steve Earle, John Lennon, and many others. We couldn’t ask for more in a guitar and they continue to be at the top of the game for all guitar players, and us.
Of all the guitar brands out there, this is one that we truly can get behind for any type of show that we play. Not only are they versatile, but they look amazing as well. For more intimate settings, these are the perfect complement. With superstar singer-songwriters like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Suzanne Vega, and Bonnie Raitt known for preferring them, we think we are in good company. They last for years and they never lose their value. Plus, they are very affordable and are great for beginner as well as the more experienced guitar player.
For those that are looking for the best options and have a certain list of criteria to consider, the most important component to remember above all others is how well the instrument will work for the style of play that you veer towards. What we love about the brands we mentioned is that they have a long history of producing a richer sound than other companies and they can be trusted to complement your style of play dependably.
We know that money is always a consideration, but it is also just as important to understand that not all guitars are made equally. Once you have made a list and have narrowed it down, visit a guitar store and then find out which one works best for you.