Guide to buying musical instruments

The Music Industries Association (MIA) has launched a useful guide to buying quality musical instruments. Budding instrumentalists or parents buying instruments for their children can get advice on all the most common acoustic instruments, plus the electric guitar and keyboard.

The free guide covers all the basic questions you might want to ask, with lots of information about the specifics of particular instruments and the benefits of music-making in general.

The booklet is available from www.mia.org.uk/docs/quality_instruments.pdf