Playing the guitar is a fun and exciting thing. When learning to play the guitar, the most important thing to buy is the guitar, but the truth is having a guitar by itself won't get you anywhere. In the following paragraphs you will see a few ideas on which accessories are the most helpful to buy.
After the guitar itself, a guitar case is one of the most needed accessories. There are two different basic kinds of guitar cases: a hard-shell case and a soft-shell case. Hard-shell guitar cases are best for those who frequently move their guitar around where it could be banged against something. Guitars are very fragile and can easily be broken if not cared for properly. Hardshell guitar cases help break falls and take the scuffs that easily could have been on the guitar. One of the bad things about a hardshell case is that they are heavier than a soft-shell case. Soft-shell cases are lighter, easier to move, but not as protective. Both cases are good for different reasons. Choose whichever works best for you.
Next, you will need a guitar tuner, picks, a capo and extra guitar strings. A guitar tuner is essential for keeping your guitar in tune and making sure your guitar sounds melodious every time you play it. Guitar picks help you strum your guitar faster and more easily. A capo is helpful for finding the right key for your voice and it gives your poor fingers a break from moving your fingers all over the guitar. Extra guitar strings are advised, because when your guitar strings break, which they will, it is always helpful to have backups.
Everything above is needed, but the following make your guitar experience easier and more relaxed. A guitar strap, a guitar stand, wire snips, and a string winder. If you want to look cool and stand up while playing the guitar, then a guitar strap is the thing to get. A guitar stand is useful when you have to put the guitar down for only a few minutes. Wire snips cut off the extra string when you put on a new guitar string. Last, but definitely not least, a string winder helps you when you have to put on new guitar strings and want to put it in tune faster.
Unfortunately, guitars can be very expensive and after buying one it is sometimes hard to be able to pay for all the needed accessories. Luckily, there are places where you can get guitar accessories for reasonable and sometimes unbelievable prices. Two of the best places to buy guitar accessories are Guitar Center and Amazon. Their prices are extremely nice for their quality. They sell almost every accessory out there and have a wide variety of brands and/or styles that you could possibly want. Go ahead and look, what do you have to lose?
In conclusion, the best way to find the right guitar accessories for you is to think about each accessory and reflect on how it could help you in your guitar experiences.