Best Beginner Electric Guitar: Our Top 5 Choices
These starter electric guitars are ideal for the aspiring guitarist in your life
With so many beginners electric guitars on the market, picking one as a gift for someone who aspires to be a guitarist is can be a real task. To help, here’s a mini guide to our best beginner electric guitar choices, each ideal for getting started on the path to rock superstardom…
1. Redwood RS2
The Redwood RS2 is currently the most affordable electric guitar we sell and ideal for young players. The ergonomically designed body is lightweight and durable with a cutaway profile offering comfort and play ability. Based on a classic configuration of 3 single coil pickups (pickups being the bit that ‘listens’ to the strings, so that they can be amplified), it also offers a wide variety of tones. A 5-way selector switch allows these to be selected in different combinations resulting in different sounds, and a tone control allows the ‘brightness’ to be adjusted further.
The solid wood construction features a basswood body and a maple neck, shaped to play comfortably, and a whammy bar allows the pitch of all to be changed with one movement. The Redwood RS2 is available in a range of colours.
2. Redwood RS2 G10 Beginners Electric Guitar and Amp Package
Our second recommendation is the RS2 Beginner Electric Guitar and Amp Pack. Not only does this include the superb RS2 electric guitar and 10 watt Redwood Amp, it comes with a guitar bag, guitar strap, instrument cable, a chromatic tuner, and plectrums. Everything you need to get started and all for under £100!
This pack is available in a range of colours and is the perfect gift for any budding guitarist.
3. Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II Outfit
Perhaps the most legendary Les Paul player ever, Slash, has put his name towards this great pack, featuring everything you need to start playing electric guitar alongside some of the signature flair that the man-with-the-hat has offered us for years. You get an Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar, Epiphone Slash Snakepit 15 Amplifier plus a bunch of accessories including custom guitar bag, plectrums (picks), cables and a guitar strap. On top of those accessories, you get access to an award winning set of online lessons from eMedia, helping you to take your first steps in electric guitar playing.
4. Epiphone Les Paul Special II Player Pack
The Epiphone Les Paul Special II Pack is a great guitar for beginners who enjoy rock music and want something that could replicate the tones of their favourite songs. The body shape is instantly recognisable, bringing back memories of many famous players who have slung a Les Paul around their necks since they were first released by Gibson in the ’50s, although this guitar is certainly not just about the looks. Crafted with a mahogany body, mahogany neck and featuring two humbuckers, you’d be forgiven for double checking the price of this guitar as you really do get a lot for your money!
5. Epiphone SG Special VE Electric Guitar
The Epiphone SG Special VE Electric Guitar offers an introductory instrument to one of Gibson’s other iconic models, the SG. This famous guitar has been played by everyone from Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, to Angus Young from AC/DC to Frank Zappa, and just about everyone else, at some point. The Epiphone SG takes the essence of the SG, and offers a more affordable package. Built with a Poplar body with Mahogany Veneer, this guitar is both lightweight and easy to play.
In summary, our pick of the best starter guitars are listed below:
- Redwood RS2 Electric Guitar
- Redwood RS2 G10 Beginners Electric Guitar and Amp Package
- Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II Outfit
- Epiphone Les Paul Special II Player Pack
- Epiphone SG Special VE Electric Guitar
In addition to this, we have an extensive range of Starter Electric Guitars and Guitar Packs for you to get started straight out of the box. If you’d like any help on choosing the right package for you, just give us a call or call into one of our stores.