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Top 5 Beginner Electric Guitars

By December 28, 2013

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Thinking of buying a new guitar with your Christmas money? Consider one of these quality low-cost electric guitars, which will allow them to begin playing immediately, without busting your holiday budget. Top 5 Beginner Electric Guitars


November 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm
(1) Tom Boyce says:

Do you have your lessons on dvd. Thanks

December 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm
(2) Justin says:

i saw the list for your top 5, really a squier? as you said “Guitar manufacturers tend to cut corners with cheaper guitars, by using cheaper pick-ups, and hardware, but these are all upgradeable parts.” have you tried a CORT guitars or AXL badwater series? FOR about the same price or little more you can get a better guitar without upgrade the parts. who wants to buy a guitar then upgrade the parts on a low end guitar? Have you look at the Cort G210?
It as basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, power sound pickups,EG5B/EG5B/EG4B (S-S-H) pickups, Full action II tremolo, I know its does’nt say FENDER on them but they are way better quiality made than a squier,but at least you dont have to upgrade the parts on the Cort when you advance your guitar playing

December 25, 2009 at 9:16 am
(3) Dave says:

What about the Samick Malibu or other products….the name on the guitar does not guarantee quality

May 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm
(4) daniel says:

i think the best way for GUITAR LEARNING is here

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Out there are thousands of lessons but dant teach the basics as this pack does

June 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm
(5) Bardo says:

Most of the list is pretty legit… but the squire? Probably one of the worst guitars ever made. Not to say Fender is a bad brand, but their low end models are usually terrible. On the other side though, I myself own an Epiphone G-400 (SG guitar) and am very happy with it. All you really have to do is replace the muddy factory pickups it comes with, adjust the action (how low the strings are to the neck), and change out the strings. I also have a Gibson Explorer, but I still prefer my Epi over it. Ibanez makes some pretty good guitars that are in the $200-$500 range too. So my advice, go with an Ibanez or Epiphone, then switch out everything you can (pickups, tuners, electronics, nut, bridge, and even the strings make a difference.)

November 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm
(6) luis says:

hi and just to tell you that i really think that is really cool that you have lessons for beginners it really help a lot

January 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm
(7) jb says:

well i love the squier fenders , remember he did say beginner quitars and they are probably the best on the list for the money. i paid 120 for a new bullet hss, love it. dont comment unless you have played the quitar, you will probably like it too

December 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm
(8) Rob Dotzler says:

I would like to make the case for the Epiphone Les Paul Junior. Despite its name, it is may a bare bones guitar, yet it is a full sized guitar, though generally lighter as it has a flat top rather than a raised one as some of the other models by Epi. It has a single pick up, which actually increases sustain due to the lack of the neck pick up magnets (although I’ve had a life long crush on those SG’s Bardo, but they may be a bit cost prohibitive as far as a starter guitar is concerned, except the SG Junior of course, which is only a bit more than the LPJ generally).

Still, its sound is very good and is easily modified if that’s your desire. Mine came out of the box perfectly tuned and as shiny as a diamond. I wanted a much harder driving pick up for the 70′s style hard rock and heavy metal I enjoy, though, for blues, jazz, country or almost anything else the 400T pick up is outstanding. Rather than making any modifications at that point; however, I bought a DigiTech RP90 multi effects digital pedal. It allowed me emulate many other guitars, pedals and amps with the myriad of preset effects without doubling or tripling the cost of this guitar by doing modifications. Even the supposedly cheap machine heads keep the strings tuned for days at a time.

Speaking of the cost, mine was $100 on sale, free shipping sweetened the deal even more. Even if you can’t find it on sale, it’s usually no more than $129 or so, still a killer deal. I bought this guitar a year ago and don’t regret it for a second although I have made a slight upgrade with the pick up since, from the uncovered 400T to the covered and slightly meaner 498T by Gibson in case I want to use one of my other analog pedals (and keep the cat hair from sticking to the cloth electrical tape that wraps the uncovered pickups).

January 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm
(9) Stacet says:

Everyone is bad mouthing the squire, but I have taught a lot of kids who had squires and they were just fine. Don’t forget to get a tuner when you get the guitar. Check out our clip on, chromatic guitar that comes with a 3 year guarantee…http://bit.ly/SpeedProTuner

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