I know. It’s terrifying. The Rockstar guitar player is going to make me feel like an idiot when I go in and ask him about the $129 guitar I’ve seen online that I think I should buy to get started. Rockstar guitar salesperson is gonna shred something on the guitar and then hand it to me and stare at me while waiting to see me play. It’s going to be embarrassing and I’ll run from the store feeling judged and inadequate.
Believe it or not, not all music store employees look like this guy!
Seriously? I don’t believe that actually happens in any guitar stores… well maybe not since the 1990’s. Firstly we don’t all have long hair and leather jackets. We don’t take notes about how bad people play (yes we are impressed when someone plays amazing). We aren’t all virtuosos and I can tell you even those who are still want to welcome you to the fraternity. Don’t believe what you’ve seen on “Wayne’s World”, we actually love “Stairway to Heaven”.
We sometimes wished more people would play Stairway To Heaven!
So now thats all cleared up let’s get to my first point. ADVICE! We are here to help you make the right decision. Getting the right advice at the start means that you can concentrate on playing and learning. That means getting a guitar in your hands that is going to make you want to play. That means making sure we help you get an instrument that works properly. A guitar that stays in tune, that is easy to play and isn’t going to fall apart on you after two weeks.
Most guitar sales people are guitar players at some level, so they have been where you are. Your guitar playing friend is good to get some advice from and great company when visiting a store, but if you don’t have one of these friends (and even if you do), you should know that your local guitar store is genuinely going to try and help you. Bricks and Mortar stores need you to come back in the future, so we want to set you up to succeed! We are also here everyday and able to help with advice on playing, servicing, accessories, lessons and more. So don’t be afraid to chat!
Choosing the right guitar can be overwhelming!