Choosing your very first guitar is a huge deal. With so many guitar brands, series and guitar specs It might seem hard to find the ideal axe. In fact, it’s way simpler than it looks. The best guitars for beginners should have a simple, basic set up, versatile and flexible, and affordable. The more exquisite the guitar is, the harder it will be to learn, so don’t reach for the complicated axes. Here is a shortlist of the most classic and reliable instruments which you might want to look at.
If you are looking for a die-hard classic sound, it’s hard to find something better than a Fender Telecaster. Telecasters might have a rather basic setup, but they are one of the most reliable and versatile guitars in existence. Yes, Fender American Special Telecaster series might not be the original Telecasters, but it features the classic Tele solid alder body and maple neck & fingerboard, with dual Texas Special single-coils and vintage Tele bridge, giving that savvy Tele twang. And as a cherry on top, you get an innovative Greasebucket tone circuit.
The quality of the Fender American Special Telecaster is off the charts. Supreme American built with a classic, smooth neck and fretboard make the guitar a pure joy to play. High playability makes the guitar very versatile and adaptable to any style of play. The duo of Texas Special single-coils provides classic Tele sound, supported with the Greasebucket tone circuit, which gives excellent sound sustain and precise tone control. All that for under $1000, what’s not to like!
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Some might find the neck to be larger than on most Fenders, yet you get used to it pretty quickly. What you should definitely pay attention to is the factory set up, which is not always in perfect condition. If you can feel that the guitar or strings sound funky, don’t’ send it back, but take it to the guitar doctor for a check-up instead. This axe is worth the trouble.
Classic Tele tone
Playability and versatility
Greasebucket tone control
Supreme sound sustain
Poor factory setup
Best Choice Products Full-Size Beginner Starter Kit is an ideal choice for a kid or an adult who’ve never touched a guitar in their life. The kit comes with an electric guitar, 10W Amplifier, Gigbag, Shoulder Strap, Replacement Strings, and a Pick. The guitar has a hardwood body, equipped with Triple Single Coil Pickups, Hard-Tail-Bridge, and 5-way Toggle Switch. The overall set up is elementary and perfectly suits the needs of every guitar newbie.
The starter pack includes a decent guitar with a wide range of essential guitar accessories, enough to learn the guitar basics. All this for an extremely low price. The electric guitar has decent sonic qualities, playability, and impressive tuning stability. Quality hard-tail-bridge and three single-coils are really easy to control, which is ideal for beginners.
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The setup is very basic, suitable for learning necessary cords and melodies. It is made in China, and the materials have rather poor quality, and it won’t serve you for long. There is also quite a noticeable humming.
Incl. Amplifier, Carrying Bag, Shoulder Strap, Replacement Strings, Pick
Suits only complete beginners
For those looking at reliable budget-friendly options, Stagg – a newcomer to the guitar world – would be a real catch. Specialized on budget instruments, Stagg is a perfect choice for a beginner guitarist, especially if you get yourself a Stagg SES50M-SNB. Solid alder body axe looks and sounds like a high-quality professional vintage guitar. The electronics are pretty decent and feature 3 single coil pick-ups, 5-way selector switch and a tremolo bridge.
This axe is a real catch for such a small price. Single coil pick-ups, tremolo bridge, and 5-way selector give precise control over a rather wide variety of tones. Excellent quality of the body, fret, and neck woods amplify the sound sustain. The axe is also really easy to upgrade, so you can tweak it to achieve the music you want.
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Stagg SES50M-SNB set up, and sound is pretty basic, so, despite the decent quality, you won’t be able to get too much versatility from it. So it might be a good idea to invest in new electronics to make the sound juicer.
3 Single coil pick-ups & 5-way selector switch
Easy to upgrade
Basic set up