It is the same as buying a new car; whether used or brand new, it does not matter, so long as you get what you want. Whether it is merely headphones, a new speaker, drum set, keyboard, whichever the case, and quality trumps quantity any day, here are some tips you ought to follow to get the best deal possible.

1. Select the right instrument

If you have you never played an instrument your whole life, no need to worry. Well, there’s no need to do a personality test to find out which instrument is most compatible with you. All you need is interest. That which you want is what you should select. Get that Yamaha piano. Whether you decide on a Yamaha P-125 BK or Yamaha p45 will come later.

2. Research

You need to do a lot of research when looking to buy a new instrument, look into your neighborhood music store, magazines, internet for that particular instrument. Get to know the prices and if the features it has and confirm that it is what you want. It is an investment, and you may end up spending quite an amount on it so you must make sure to get something worthwhile.

3. Consider the price

Price is an essential element when we talk about music instruments. They range from cheap and affordable to high-end, super expensive pieces of art. It all depends on what you are looking for and how deep your pockets are. When it comes to things like headphones, my advice would be never to compromise on quality. Cheap is expensive, after all. Brands such as Auscultadores don’t come cheap, but you are sure that it will serve you long and well.

4. Get to feel the instrument.

For your first ever instrument, it is crucial to buy it physically and get to test it out before making the purchase. You need to form that connection with your instrument on the first go. As much as you can get that Dino Baffetti anywhere online, feeling it makes sure that the feel is right and that is what you want. You also need to test out speakers like the Mackie Thump 12A to ensure it bops as expected.

5. Start Small

Once you get your instrument, it is easy to get carried away by thoughts of playing in large auditoriums and big stages but relax. Shake it off and take it slow. You will get there, but it does take time. There are many free tutorials online that can help you build on your skill to get where you want to be.

To finish up, I cannot emphasize this enough, quality trumps quantity. Take as much time to research as possible and remember, if it is your first time trying out an instrument, make sure to get a feel of it. If you’re going for a used instrument, you may want to seek an expert’s opinion before making up your mind.