The electric guitar has held the fascination of music lovers at least as old as Rock and Roll itself. Over the decades, the ways to get them has change from the single custom guitar and separate amp to the modern electric guitar package.
While a lot of the custom features of a specialized product may not be in the electric guitar package, there are still a lot of things to consider as to how to pick just the right electric guitar package for your needs.
At the heart of any electric guitar package, is the electric guitar itself, and while there are certain stereotypical images of this instrument, the actual variance in the products are immense. You must consider these variances well before you actually purchase your electric guitar package.
Foremost among these would be the actual type of music you want to play, because this will affect everything from the wood and body construction methods to the electronics in the amp and any accessories. As a general rule, most companies specialize in specific materials and constructions that affect the final sound of the instrument, so look around at what the pros doing your music are using.
You will notice certain factors appearing; like that, many Blues musicians will favor hollow bodied guitars that produce a more mellow sound, while the sharper, hard tones of Rock tend to be solid bodies. Much more goes into it, but you can research what affects your music more.
After the guitar itself, you should begin looking at just what else a given electric guitar package comes with. The extras can range from tuners to extra strings or cords. Here again it is important to look to your needs. For instance, the strings can be very influential over the way a particular guitar plays, so you may not want to have to keep on with the same type of string that doesn’t sound or feel just right, so you may not like the extra strings.
On the other hand, you may have tried a friend’s electric guitar package, and really liked the strings, and so getting an extra set thrown into the bargain would be a good deal for you. Therefore, you can see how it would be important to look into what you need to play the way you want.