Buying a guitar online is scary. When you are out to buy a new guitar, you want to see it in your own eyes. You want to feel it, hold it, hear its sound, and above all – play on it. You want to feel that special connection you have with your guitar when playing on it.
If you are a parent buying your kid his or her first new guitar, you would like your kid to see the guitar is the right size, right weight, that your kid feels comfortable with the new guitar.
So why buy guitar online?
There are reasons for a right-handed person to buy a guitar online, but a left-handed guitar player has many more. Unless you live in a big city with a big guitar shop right near you, you will generally not be able to find more than a handful of choices of lefty guitars to chose from nearby. Most shops will hold only a very small collections of left-handed guitars. In some places you will be able to try the right-handed guitar and than order your left-handed one for some extra money, but your choice will still be limitted.
Online, you have a much bigger choice. Just take a look at the left handed guitars page on Amazon. See what I mean? An online shop can keep a much bigger selection, as it caters to clients from all over.
So what if you feel you simply cannot buy a guitar without hearing its sound?
After browsing through the left-handed guitars page in Amazon, go to the nearby music instruments shop, and take a look at the same guitar model in its right-hand version. You probably won’t be able to play on it if you are accustomed to playing on a left-handed guitar, but at least you have a real knowledge of its hight, weight and range, and of its sound.
Once you found a good choice in the regular shop, you can go visit you online store and buy the guitar model you have chosen in its left-handed version. Now you can be pretty sure the guitar model you are purchasing fits your dreams.