The best way to purchase local guitars is at a local guitars store. Guitars and other musical instruments should really be purchased from a music specialty shop. A number of music specialty chain stores exist, but for local guitars the consumer should consider finding a local location for Guitar Center or another musical instrument department store. When shopping for local guitars, one should also consider the pros of purchasing from a small locally owned store. Musical instruments, and especially local guitars, are most often sold at locally owned shops. Forming a relationship with your local guitars salesman, the owner of the shop, and the community that frequents the shop is an excellent way to network. Many small local guitar shops also teach lessons and offer discounts to returning customers. When purchasing local guitars, consumers should ask a few key questions about what they are looking for. Is this guitar for me or for a friend, child, or spouse? Be certain that you know the size of the guitar you are looking for. Full sized local guitars may not be perfect for everyone. People with smaller hands will much prefer a 3/4 sized guitar or a 1/2 sized guitar. Do I want an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar? When shopping for local guitars, one should consider which kind of guitar one wants before looking for where to purchase it. Each style has its own specialties and specifications which one store may prefer.