It’s a commonly asked question in the world of guitar music – what kind of guitar should I buy for a child or if I’m a beginner? Well, let’s look at a typical scenario. Bear in mind though, all these principles apply to all guitars – electric, acoustic or bass.
Pricing any service is tricky and depending on any client’s point of view, any one price can look expensive or cheap. Many new guitarists (or parents of guitarists) think that guitar tech work is expensive, usually because the cost of the instrument was so low. It’s the whole “How come it costs £50 to set up a £90 guitar?” scenario. You can read that blog here – So You Think I’m Expensive?
I know sometimes that guitar setup and repair work can seem expensive, usually when the instrument didn’t cost much to start with. Unfortunately, cheap instruments aren’t magically cheaper, quicker or easier to work on than more expensive guitars so a £50 setup on a £100 guitar seems unreasonable, whereas the same work on a £500 is more manageable.