Here at My Guitar Shop Online, whenever possible we recommend choosing an all solid wood instrument over a laminate design first and foremost because solid wood can resonate/vibrate sound far better;second because over time a wonderful process take place, the sound/tone of your instrument actually improves as the instrument is played and the wood ages over time! Third because over time we become more attached to our instruments (they are in effect an extension of who we are and who we become) Like a favorite tool that we have counted on to get the job done many times before, the all wood instrument is also worth holding onto , as a result we are much more apt be satisfied and keep the instrument (rather than try and replace/sell it often for a loss, only then to reinvest in something else). Therefore, we highly recommend purchasing all solid wood instrument's; in order to make an overall sound investment worthwhile.
The good news is you really don't have to spend a lot of for a new all solid wood constructed instrument; especially when you consider that it's something that is well worth keeping (as it improves) over time!
On the other hand, if you just can't afford to invest and or your beginning to play and not sure weather you will continue with the instrument; then high pressure laminates have come a long way and are certainly affordable and can definitely serve the purpose! They do sound good, are great for learning, and generally speaking require less care/maintenance! As a rule, the top of any instrument should always be solid wood; the back and or sides can be laminated to help keep the cost factor down.
Our main goal at my guitar shop is to help provide people with quality made instruments and accessories at affordable prices. We will make every effort to meet your needs by offering you the kind of service and sound advice that you require; We look forward to building positive relationships with our customers that will last a lifetime and we are confident that your experience with us will be a good one; so give us a call today, and see how we can help you continue in your journey; by making music together!