Tips for buying a guitar, bass or drums - Dexter Music Lessons Orange County

Tips for buying a guitar, bass or drums - Dexter Music Lessons Orange County

Many Resources for Buying an Instrument

There are countless resources online and at a local music store for buying these instruments. When it comes to brands, styles, etc., there are almost no wrong or right answers. We are here to help select a good instrument for you or your child. Feel free to talk with your Dexter Music instructor at your next lesson, or call our office and we can help you through the process.

Know What You Want Before Stepping into a Music Store

One thing to consider, is a novice walking into a Guitar Center can be like a 16 year old walking into a car dealership with a bag of money. Most music stores sell on commission, and even those that don’t are still very much trained to promote the “house” brand, or a brand that they get special financial considerations on. It is best to know what you want before you walk in, to prevent being steered into something better for the store, than for you or your child. We can discuss this with you and let you know what you should be looking for.

We will be further updating this page with a list of actual instruments that work well in different price ranges for different styles of play. 

Paul Dexter

Paul is a lover of purposeful design in every form. He was raised in Huntington Beach, yet picked up surfing only a few years back. A product of the seventies, he seems endlessly drawn to blazers and skateboards. Original aspiration: Rock Star. While he did tour the world with his music in the 80's and 90's, he eventually settled down and now lives with his beautiful wife and two kids in Costa Mesa, CA. While Paul loves creating art for art, let's just get this out of the way: Paul is a multiple Grammy and Dove award nominee through music. He has designed award winning websites, and published his songs, photographs and designs around the world over the last 25 years.