Rumble of a bass guitar instils the soul in the rhythm of any band

Over the years the instrument has evolved from being a classical double bass guitar to a variety of styles and options. Usually, the variants and the quality of materials used determines the pricing of a guitar. But the question here you might ask would be, how much does a bass guitar cost? On an average, a basic bass guitar would cost around $500 to $700. But again, the pricing varies from the type of guitars you prefer buying. For an example, you might be looking for a guitar that offers a soft and a traditional sound. In this case, it would be wise getting an acoustic bass guitar instead of the amplified electric bass. On the other hand, if you go for any guitar besides the traditional 4-string electric variants, the prices would generally be high. Generally speaking, the cost of a guitar would go up with an increase in the number of strings that are attached to the instrument. Types of Bass Guitars Three basic kinds of bass guitars are available in the market, they are: Electric Bass It is the most popular option that majority of bands purchase due to the solid foundation of music they offer. On an average, these would cost anywhere around $600. Acoustic Bass A slightly expensive variant, these are usually priced around $800. However, it may go up depending on the quality of materials used. Hybrid Electric Acoustic Bass This combines the features of both the above variants. The acoustic bodies along with on-board electronics enable amplification of the basses and these guitars can be attached with equalizers and tuners. The cost of these guitars is fully dependent on the number of accessories included. How does the number of strings determine the cost of bass guitars? Going back in history you will observe that bass guitars always came with 4 strings. However, in the last decade or so, most instruments have undergone innovation. Initially coming with 4 strings, these are available with options of up to 12 strings. A higher number of strings enable playing the music in spaced intervals i.e. usual or full octaves. Adding extra strings usually requires modification to the standard designs and hence results in the rise in prices. How to buy an inexpensive guitar? Looking for inexpensive options? Well, the best thing to do would be buying any of the used guitars. The market has a number of used instruments that can be bought from both the conventional stores as well as several online platforms. Though this is a feasible option, you should ensure that you get your instrument inspected by a professional before purchasing. Usually, a used beginner guitar might cost you around $300 and it is a better idea to purchase a used guitar if you have just started the journey of a musician. On the flip side, if you are opting for a new guitar, make sure you purchase the old-fashioned […] #BassGuitarAdvice