'The List' finds the best tips for buying an instrument

If you have a kid who wants to play music, you're in luck. Wednesday is "Buy a Musical Instrument Day," and we have some tips to help you pick the right one.

We visited AZ Musical Instruments near 32nd Street and Bell Road in Phoenix, where we learned how to pick the right guitar.

Todd, who you'll meet if you look for an instrument in his store, suggests a few things to keep in mind if you decide to buy your child their first instrument.

"Number one is going to be a budget," Todd said.

Musical instruments, whether they are guitars or saxophones, are made by various manufacturers who charge a wide range of prices.

Investing in a costly saxophone to simply test the musical waters with your child may not be the best idea. You can always upgrade later if your young prodigy decides to pursue music seriously.

Be sure to know how much you want to spend before you head to the store for that guitar--which brings us to the second item on our list.

"For kids, it's going to be looks," said Todd referring to the aesthetics of instruments. "Try not to get them hung up on the name of the guitar."

A Fender Stratocaster will cost much more than a Squier, but they look quite similar.

Finally, Todd says it's never too late to start playing an instrument.

Watch The List on ABC15 weekdays at 4:30 p.m.

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