About the Instrument:

    The Electric Guitar can easily lay claim to the “cool” factor. If you doubt that, then I have two words for you, “Guitar Hero”. You know that when you see a band live that the guitar player will always be up front. Most professional players become skilled collectors, as they amass rooms full of guitars, amps, and effects, to specialize in different styles. While the skills to master the Guitar take time, most will tell you it’s well worth it to be the rock god of your garage, neighborhood, or world.


Purchase Price: $100- $5,000

Rental Price: $25 - $75 per month, amps extra 

How Loud Is It?: It can get really loud, you can easily blow through 125 dbl. depending on your amp. The good news is you can also plug in headphones, and mute the sound completely.

Difficulty Level: 8

Pressing down multiple strings in various hand positions will take getting used to. You may have sore fingers in the beginning.

Can the Sound be Muted?: Electric guitars make very little sound when not plugged in to an amp, and the amp can be lowered in volume when the guitar is plugged in.


Additional costs, What else you’ll need:

Replace strings.

An Amp/ Amp cables, Tuner!, and a case (hard or soft). Accessories Include: Different kinds of picks, straps, slides, pedals, cases.

Scholarship Opportunities: Yes.

Performing Opportunities: Rock n’ Roll, Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, the list really does go on and on.

Related Instruments: Bass Guitar, Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Banjo, etc..

Pros: Popular, Easy to carry, Basic chords  easy to learn, Many performance opportunities. Instruments are on average less expensive.

Cons: Must frequently tune strings. Popular instrument so there is a lot of competition. Must also address issues of amplifier and effects.

Why play the Electric Guitar? Click on the movie below.