There a number of guitars under the £500 mark that have a real high quality; but which one is the best guitar in terms of playability and value for money? I have been looking and testing our acoustic guitar range to see which I think are the best value for under £500.
Normans has a great reputation for providing Student level instruments to educational institutions across the country and even internationally. What may surprise you is that Normans also keep stock of high spec professional level instruments for more advanced players. So go on, treat yourself this Christmas...
Obviously the size of the guitar would depend on the size of the person that wishes to play, but as a guideline I would say a ¼ size guitar for a 4-7 year old, half size 7-10 and then the ¾ for 10-13. We also sell the Acoustic Guitar in ¾ size and full size and would recommend the same ages as a guide as the classical guitar.
Sometimes it’s hard to buy for the musician who has everything. Luckily most of our instruments have parts with limited lifespan, which mean that there’s always something to buy. Here’s some ideas below..
In the run up to Christmas people are always looking for bargain buys and when it comes to purchasing a guitar things are no different. I have been spending time running the rule over our cheaper guitar range to see which ones I feel would be the best value buys.
If you’ve just started playing an electric instrument, you’ll be conscious of making too much noise while you try and perfect that chord shape or solo passage. Likewise even if you’ve been playing for years, the urge sometimes comes on us to practise at unsociable hours.
A smart finish on the Rocket guitars (Blue, White, Black and Natural) give a greater variety of choice than the natural-only finished Valencia, and new Rocket Models feature cool and quirky chameleon and monkey motifs - they definitely grab the younger audience’s attention!