The Electronic vs. Acoustic Battle
You're going to have to pick one - but how can you know which is right for you?
It ain't the biggest question you gotta ask, but it's up there. It's one of those decisions everyone's gonna have to make sooner than later.
Which to buy... Acoustic or Electric?
It's a question that's been plaguing guitar buyers for years. It's so troubling because no wants the decision to make or break their future.
Well, alright. Maybe not make or break. There's plenty to love about both. But it could sway your guitar future in a large way.
So what's it gonna be - soft powerful hushes or shrieks of wail? Fans singing along or screaming to rock on?
Both are cool. Both can be bad ass. Both can get you groupies.
So how do you make the decision?
Playing What You Love and Loving What You Play
Here's the skinny on the debate - go with what you love.
If you've grown up with Jack White or the Black Keys, an acoustic may seem too chunky and too slow for you. Something like training wheels.
If you love the idea of playing in some coffee shop while girls swoon over their latté, an electric may seem too aggressive. Like a tattoo that says "I only love myself".
Ya know? Everyone's got a different take on it.
So, do what you love. Do what makes sense.
Guitar is very much a same-page affair. A don't-turn-your-back-on-me relationship. Stick with your love. Be on the same page as your guitar, so to speak. Be a brother to it (or a sister!)
You'll want to remember this when you're choosing - this same page, sticking with you, brotherhood kind of thing. You can thank me later.
Of course, there's always the player that loves both. Wants to play across genres. Doesn't want to be "pinned down" to one type.
No fear, mon friar, we got you.
Don't Toss A Coin; Here's How To Decide
So you're still on the fence. That's fine. Both acoustic and electric guitars rock.
Don't worry, many have been in this position before you.
Luckily, there are some major differences in electric and acoustic guitars that may influence your decision more than the type of music you wanna play.
You watched the video right? First question: did either one pop out at you? That may be your decision maker right there. If not, just take mental note of what each type offers you.
Try this on for size: electric guitars are easier to play. It's a smaller instrument and the strings are going to be easier to play.
Problem solved, right?
Well, almost. Think of this way: since acoustics are a bit tougher, one you can play chords or songs on those, you'll be able to throw it down on an electric.
So it's about your learning curve. Go difficult to make the next step easy? Or start small and learn your way up? Both are valid. Both have worked for guitarists before and will continue to do the same.
Our program, StringNinja, allows you this freedom too, but we make sure you're moving at a good pace. So if you can't decide which learning curve is more "you", try out StringNinja.
For now, remember: It's all about you. Extension of yourself. Remember these things in deciding.
For Those About To Rock, We Inform You!
The best thing you can do is try both. If you're undecided, don't force yourself into a corner.
Literally, I mean that. No corners. Most stores will set-up acoustics and electrics in their own corner. Don't just go to one. Seek both out.
But okay, okay. Still a tough decision. You're not sold on one or the other.
Go through our eBook and read up on more pros and cons. It's the only way to get all you need to know to pick one over the other.
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