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The banjo and fiddle were the primary dance band instruments for years, but the guitar did not appear as a thythm instrument until the 1920's. Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, of course played mandolin, but he always had a guitar in the band to provide the backup and rhythm. Lester Flatt made his trademark G-run famous and its one of the first licks any bluegrass guitar player learns. George Shuffler of the Stanley brothers was one of the first to turn the bluegrass guitar into a lead instrument. Today, the guitar functions well as both a lead and rhythm instrument in bluegrass bands.
Guitars Under $250
Beginning guitar players today are very fortunate to have such a large selection of playable guitars available for under $250.00, which can fit into just about anyones budget. Of course, these guitars do not have the tone of the legendary Martin Guitar, but all of the ones we offer here are very playable, stay in tune and have truss rods in the neck to prevent warping. We play and set up each guitar before sending it to you so you are assured it is ready to play when you receive it.
Guitars $250 - $500.
The beginning to intermediate bluegrass guitar player can find a good quality guitar in this category that will play great and sound very good. Many of these guitars even have solid tops as found on more expensive guitars. As always, you should buy as much guitar as your budget allows, but if your budget puts you in this price category, rest assured that you have some great bluegrass guitars from which to "pick!"
Guitars $500 - $1,000
Stepping into this price range of guitar buys you more solid woods and a higher level of craftsmanship. Even the imports in this price range are of very high quality. We set up each guitar very carefully so that it is ready to play when you receive it. As always, you can buy your bluegrass guitar with confidence due to our 30-day, no questions asked, money back return policy.
Guitars Over $1,000
If your guitar budget is $1,000 or more, you are in a position to buy a truly fine instrument that will last you a lifetime. Whether you are a professional, or a begiinner to intermediate player who wants to play a great instrument, you are sure to find the guitar of your dreams here. Choose an All-American- Made C.F. Martin guitar or one of our great import brands. such as Blueridge or Morgan Monro. We also offer financing programs on all guitars in this price range.