Baking, cooking, board games, puzzles — quarantined and locked-down folks have dealt with the coronavirus in a variety of ways, reviving old pastimes and exploring new ones.
Being stuck at home isn’t necessarily fun, but it does present a classic scenario for learning to play a musical instrument. And perhaps the most popular, historically, is the acoustic guitar. You can do it all by yourself, there are superb online resources — Fender Play is one of the best — and the acoustic guitar can be played quietly enough to avoid annoying family members and roommates.
Of course, if you’re gonna learn, you need a guitar. And when it comes to starting out, few manufacturers have a better reputation for “starter” acoustics than Yamaha. The company’s FG300, at $200, has long been considered the best beginner