5 shocking blues guitars under $230…need I say more? These guitars were all chosen because 1) they are under $230, 2) they have the right tone for blues guitar playing, and 3) they have style and attitude and scream the blues.
After looking at guitars from dozens of brands, I settled on these 5 guitars because they sound great for the price, in fact, they sound so good I was shocked at their price!
Additionally, these guitars were picked to show that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to have a great guitar to start playing on. Starting guitar doesn’t need to be an expensive investment, and these guitars prove you can find quality for a good price.
Also on this episode of Acoustic Tuesday, I’ll talk about 5 upgrades you can make to your acoustic guitar to level up the sound. I also want to share with you an incredible blues guitarist by the name of Charlie Hicks. All that and more is coming up on Acoustic Tuesday!
As always, you can catch Acoustic Tuesday at 10 am every Tuesday in these four places:
- Acoustic Life YouTube channel
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Gretsch Jim Dandy ($169) – https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/build/acoustic/g9500-jim-dandy-24-flat-top-guitar/2704000503
https://youtu.be/V0YHUcLe4mc – Hear the Gretsch Jim Dandy in action
Recording King Series 7 ($169) – https://www.recordingking.com/rps7
https://youtu.be/dtR-x3KXpWs – Hear the Recording King Series 7 Parlor in action
https://youtu.be/jie4shtEaXM – Hear the Yamaha FS800
Fender CP-60S ($199) – https://shop.fender.com/en-US/acoustic-guitars/parlor/cp-60s-parlor/0970120032.html
https://youtu.be/Gkd5aJtRn44 – Hear the Fender CP-60S
Recording King Dirty 30s Series 9 000 ($229) – https://www.recordingking.com/ros9ts
https://youtu.be/2VaaontpHv4 – Hear the 000 Recording King Series 9 in action
https://youtu.be/8zAmkQsnzJE – Hear the original version that inspired the remake
https://www.instagram.com/davidandthedevil/ – Follow David and the Devil (Charley Hicks) on Instagram
https://youtu.be/hiGfrs3uNn0 – When Death Comes For Me
https://youtu.be/7XfdE_Y-PIY – Beehive Blues
https://youtu.be/tYW8TKCpab0 – Up Jumped the Devil (David and the Devil)
https://youtu.be/03mGRiQYS1c – Down In The Swamp (David and the Devil)
5 Easy Upgrades to Level Up Your Guitar
5 – Experiment with a new pick material or style
4 – Check out some different strings. Between different alloys, gauges, and brands the tonal options are endless
3 – Swap the plastic nut and saddle for bone to increase the volume, tone and articulation of your guitar
2 – Swap out your bridge pins for wood or bone to better your tone and also the health of your guitar’s bridgeplate
1 – Add a soundhole pickup so you can open up the door to experimenting with effects and other tonal options.