Interested in learning to play the guitar but confused about different types of guitars? This can help.

So you want to learn how to play the guitar but are a little confused and intimidated about what’s involved. A site called Take Lessons has put together a band infographic that illustrates 20 different types of guitars and the famous musicians who play them. Once you’ve decided on a type, we recommend the acoustic, then you might want to check out best acoustic guitars under 500 to get a budget friendly suggestion to start!

Click on on the image to get started and click “play” next to each guitar to hear an example of a famous player of that instrument.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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