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Published on September 20th, 2016 | by Gerry Galipault

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Get in Tune: The Guitar Store

It’s used as the primary instrument in nearly every genre, from the blues to pop. The guitar is here to stay.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to upgrade your favorite instrument, here’s a look at some of the best of the best:

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Acoustic / Electric Guitars

Musician’s Friend Acoustic Guitars – This is a reasonably priced entry-level acoustic guitar, with a solid Sitka spruce top, nato back and sides and rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

Yamaha CGS104A Full-Size Classical Guitar – This one’s great for newcomers. It has a spruce top, Mercanti back and sides, a nato neck and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard.

Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar – Les Paul was in a class by himself. You can’t sound like him, but you can at least play a genuine Les Paul Special-II LTD guitar featuring two classic hum bucker pickups and a 10-watt Electra guitar amp with a 10-foot guitar cable. This package comes with a clip-on headstock chromatic tuner, a guitar strap, medium picks and a gig bag. It also has free downloadable guitar lessons.

Squier by Fender “Mini” Strat Beginner Electric Guitar – The perfect starter electric guitar (or for the seasoned player), the Squier Mini has 20 frets and a 22.75-inch string scale length, three single-coil Stratocaster pickups, master volume and tone controls, rosewood fretboard, etc.

Bass Guitars

Warwick Corvette – This four-string electric bass guitar features a bolt-on neck, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 34-inch scale length, 24 frets, active MEC J/J pickups, active two-way electronics, Warwick machine heads, Warwick one-piece bridge, Warwick security locks, Chrome hardware, Just-A-Nut III, and a high polish finish.

Crescent Electric Bass Guitar – This starter kit includes the 46-inch bass guitar, amp cable, gig bag, extra strings, pick, shoulder strap and a digital e-tuner.

Davison Electric Bass Guitar – Looking to add a bass to your collection? This full-size bass features chrome hardware, maple neck, solid body, diecast tuners and a high-gloss finish.

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