Just starting to take guitar
lessons? Students (or their parents) sometimes think that beginners can get by with garage-sale guitars, and if
they "stick with it" they can step up to something nicer.
But hand-me-down guitars are often quite difficult to play, causing unnecessary pain to soft finger tips. Some are difficult to tune
and are way too big for small hands. Under these circumstances, beginners rarely "stick with it" long enough to succeed.
At Garten's we have a great selection of 1/2, 3/4, and full-size student-friendly guitars (both acoustic and electric)
that will help make learning easier and FUN! (Check out Oscar Schmidt
and Yamaha guitars.)
Not all of our guitars are student guitars, though. We are Wichita's only dealer for
Alvarez Guitars. Past and present Alvarez players include Joe Bonamassa, Bono, Johnny Cash, Crosby Stills & Nash, Ani DiFranco, Jerry Garcia, Sir Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Bob Weir, and many more.
You should also check out our ukuleles. Ukes are cool, they're cheap, they're easy, and they're fun. Younger beginners in
particular are better served by the small necks, four nylon strings, and ease of play. But ukes are a happy, peppy instrument for players
of all ages. We're pleased to offer you ukuleles from Amahi,
Mahalo and Kala.
We hope you'll stop by our store and see and hear these fine instruments for yourself. We're sure you'll find something you like.
Store Hours 9:30-5:30 Tues.-Fri. 10:00-4:00 Sat.