Welcome to the first in a weekly series of mental_floss guitar lessons. We're starting at the very beginning and presume that an air guitar is the only guitar you've ever strummed.
Tune in every Monday and we'll see how far we can take these.
In Lesson No. 1, you'll get a taste of what to look for when picking out your first guitar. Special thanks to Dave, the manager at West L.A. Music, for taking time out of his day to drop a pantload of 6-string knowledge. You can watch the video on our site below, or if you want to see it in better quality, go over to our YouTube page and click the link under the video screen that says watch in high quality.
Incidentally, the title of this new feature was suggested by one of our loyal readers, Johnny Cat, who sent us the following comment when we asked who'd be interested in watching weekly guitar lessons (thanks Johnny!):
"¦just wanted to suggest the series be called "Anyone Can Play Guitar" in honor of flossy band, Radiohead.