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A GUIDE TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Written by Dennis Bailey

One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain. After all, music is the moonlight of everyone’s life. Most people feel connected to music and musical instruments. Are you one those who are looking for a new instrument? Buying one is a task but an instrument when bought is an investment. Musical instruments are expensive especially those which costs hundreds of dollars. People often get confused about which company to look for and which instrument to buy. With so many brands in the market, it becomes difficult to understand which brand is worth all the money. Buying a musical instrument, be it, a Yamaha guitar, Roland drum pad, or a Filbert violin, is the most exciting time for any music lover. After thorough research, there are finally some tips that hit the nail on the head for what to consider before handing over your cash to welcome your new musical instrument.

MAKE SURE IT IS THE RIGHT INSTRUMENT FOR YOU

Buying the right instrument is always a task. Buy those instruments that you can handle. If your arms are weak don’t play trombone, if you often have backaches then don’t play the Sousaphone. Always make sure that you buy those instruments that are handy and you can play it smoothly. As it is also a medium of recreation, you don’t want to spend your moments of creation falling or stumbling with your musical instrument. You can asses it on various questions such as does it sound the way you want it sound? Or Are the keys placed in such a way that you can perform rapid passages comfortably? It is crucial to ask yourself these questions so as to put money on the right instrument. Never force yourself to buy an instrument just because it looks good and will make you look cool.

SIZE

No one wants an instrument big than themselves. If the violin is big then you, you cannot play it well. So make sure to buy an instrument of sizes that you can handle. Furthermore, you should also have an idea of the room in which you will place and play it in. So if the room is small or there is space crunch, you might not be able to play an instrument that is too big. Octobass is a massive instrument, you cannot accommodate it in a room. So keep in mind the size and then buy it.

AFFORDABILITY

Musical instruments are expensive. You must do thorough research while buying one. Compare the prices of different brands for the same instrument. You must have a sound knowledge of the features of an instrument. The long gold-plated piano belonged to Elvis Presley, but you can’t buy it. So purchase an instrument that fits your pocket pinch and not burns a hole in your pocket.

GOOD QUALITY

Quality is one of the most important points that should be looked upon while buying any instrument. You should always buy those instruments that are of high quality and have no structural weakness. So try your hands on the instrument before buying it. See if you can blow well, or the strings are attached properly. When you are spending money, you might as well buy the best then.

BUY OR RENT

Renting is dead money when you look at the current market trends. However, whether to buy or rent is an individual decision. If you can’t afford it, then you can try the option of renting. However, you must look at other things as well such as the resale value of the instrument etc. Furthermore, if you plan to buy a second-hand instrument to try cutting financial corners then you must hold a proper inspection of the instrument because nobody wants to taste germs and other things.

Music is the best medicine of mind so you may as well buy the best medicine available. There’s a lot of brands and instruments in the market but buy only that instrument that fits your soul, hand, and pocket.

 

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Dennis Bailey