Guitar Guide

Your student can learn to play on any guitar you have access to, as long as it is not a toy. If you are in doubt about a guitar, please feel free to bring it to me and I will let you know if it will work. If you have one or can get one, I recommend starting on an electric guitar as explained below.

If you need to purchase a guitar, here is one that I recommend. A number of my students have bought this guitar and have been satisfied with it. It is a decent guitar at an unusually low price.

Rogue Rocketeer RR-50    (for students under 5' tall)

Rogue Rocketeer RR-100  (for students 5' and over)

Note: Guitars must be ordered online; not sold in Guitar Center stores

Why electric guitars are better:  While it may seem surprising, electrics are much easier to play than acoustic guitars are. This is because the strings are easier to push down and the smaller size of an electric guitar fits students' hands and bodies better. I find that my students who use electric guitars progress much faster, enjoy their experience more and stick with playing guitar longer. No amplifier or other items are needed at this point.

Contact me if you have any questions. mike@guitaroliver.com