Before buying a guitar you need to decide on what you want to play the strings of metal or nylon. Nylon strings have a softer sound, the dominant rich tone, while a sharper and sonorous sound from metal strings.
For those who are only going to learn to play guitar, nylon strings are more suitable, as are pinched strings much easier (at the expense of weaker tension) and addictive fingertips to the strings will be painless. If you already have the experience of playing the guitar or you are willing to endure the pain until your fingers are not used, it is possible to choose a guitar with metal strings. After some time of regular exercise on the fingers will be corn, and clamping the string will not be hurt.
It should be noted that on the guitar, which is designed for nylon strings can not install metal, since metal strings greater tension and they are just permanently spoil the guitar. And if you set the nylon strings on a guitar, which is designed for metal, most likely, they simply will not be able to "shake" the guitar. The sound is dull and lifeless.
In no case do not succumb to the stereotype that first need that worse. Learn to play the guitar should be at normal, not the "wood" - will be easier and more enjoyable, and will be better prepared.
Although the appearance of the guitar is also an important factor, but it is not necessary to order a guitar from the online store. The main guitar - it sounds and how easy removing it. Be sure to visit the music store and try to play on different models in the price range that you're comfortable with, and you'll notice how much different can the sound of different instruments. Do not hesitate, even if you really do not know how to play, just pinch each string at each fret. The sound is clean, the string should not rattle. Please note that the guitar should be comfortable for you, and the sound should please you and only you.
Prefer guitars with solid top deck, not plywood. These guitar sound and reliable they appreciably better.
When your choice on a specific model, ask the seller to give you a few instances. Surely their sound is also different from each other. Select the most suitable of them.
Inspect the neck and deck for scratches, cracks and chips, if any are found - this guitar is better not to buy. Pay particular attention to the bar - it should be smooth. To test, hold a first or sixth string on the first and twentieth odds and check that the distance between the strings on the frets clamped. At the smooth neck is the distance will be the same. The distance between the strings and the stamp with the open strings should be 3-4 mm. It will provide clear sound without strings rattle and it will be easier to clamp barre chords reception. In place of fastening the bar to the deck should not be a backlash and cracks. The bar should firmly and evenly adjacent to the deck.
Inspect all metal parts of the tool - they are in any case should not be corrosion.
If you chose the guitar from the top deck made from solid wood, then pay attention to how the fibers are arranged. It is better if the fibers are straight and parallel, and the distance between them will be 1-2 mm. This deck will have better properties resonator.
Well, if the hand would Tuner: You can check the bore (strings of length from the top to the bottom of the nut). String, sandwiched on the twelfth fret should sound an octave higher than the open. If you do not have perfect pitch, which can be determined only by the tuner. If there are significant deviations, and bore size is not adjustable, so it is better not to buy a guitar.
All of the above - this is not all of the factors that need to be guided in choosing a guitar. What kind of guitar to buy the best intuition and experience tell. If you do not have experience, then ask someone of your friends or a teacher to help you in choosing a guitar.