6 Reasons Why Second Hand Acoustic Guitar are Better


6 Reasons Why Second Hand Acoustic Guitar are Better

Second hand guitars are more than not a great choice when it comes to buying your first acoustic guitar. Here are 6 reasons why:

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1. The wood ages and the sound matures, bringing out overtones you never knew existed.

When you buy a new acoustic guitar you need to be very careful the first several years that they don’t dry out or get too much humidity. Why? The wood hasn’t settled into its cured state yet. Curing of wood is so very important that done right the wood goes for a pretty penny. Some believe that Stradivarius aged his wood under water so that the cells would lose moisture slower and also be affected by anaerobic bacteria.

2. Used guitars are generally a lot cheaper, 50% less than what they retail for isn’t uncommon.

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3. Most guitars don’t get used that much in the first place.

More people give up rather than stick to playing. There is probabl more guitars in basements, under beds, in attics that aren’t being played than there are guitars being played.

4. The design of the guitar hasn’t changed much, if at all, in the past 30 years.

Aside from pickups, not much else has changed.

5. Used guitars are not like used cars.

Used guitars are like vintage wine or cigars, they get better with age.

6. There are woods available in older guitars that are no longer available.

Brazilian Rosewood for example, is only available now in three piece backs. Why? Because all that can be logged now are Brazilian Rosewood stumps.

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