Top 10 Beginner Electric Guitars

Top 10 Beginner Electric Guitars

Indeed it’s a great idea to step into the world of guitar learning, not that it’s just good to have it as a hobby, It’s a fun filled profession as well. Nevertheless, it’s quite early to think it as a profession if you are just stepped into it, but it is definitely very important to start with a great Guitar. If you have decided to start your journey of electric guitar learning, It’s important that you start with a good guitar, of course not very expensive one. Let’s have a look towards to the top 10 beginner Electric guitars.

The most commonly accepted method of choosing a low cost electric guitar is to find an instrument with good quality wood, and at least reasonable workmanship. Guitar manufacturers tend to cut corners with cheaper guitars, by using cheaper pick-ups, and hardware, but these are all upgradeable parts. The following are some of the better low cost electric guitars available.

1. Squier Fat Stratocaster:

This are one of several Squier models available that offer a pretty good product for a reasonably low price. The pick-ups and hardware are sometimes suspect, and the workmanship varies from instrument to instrument, but for the price, these are a very good beginner guitar choice. The look of the instrument is appealling – Squier Fat Strats are similar in appearance to the much more expensive Fender Stratocasters.

Squier Fat Stratocaster


2. Epiphone G-310 SG :

Modelled after the much more expensive Gibson SG guitars, the Epiphone SG G310 keeps it’s cost low by using cheaper hardware and lower quality humbucking pick-ups. The G-310 features an alder body, a mahogany neck, and a dot-inlayed rosewood fingerboard. The buzz on this guitar is it’s a very good value for the money.

 Epiphone SG G310


3. Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe:

Here’s another guitar many people feel is a great value. This Pacifica features an agathis body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard, with two single coil pick-ups, and one humbucker. The consensus is the guitar is reasonably well made, and the quality of the wood tends to be high. Those who go on to become serious guitarists might want to consider upgrading the electronics of the Pacifica HSS.

Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe


4. Squier Affinity Series Telecaster:

Guitarists like Keith Richards, Steve Cropper, Albert Lee, and Danny Gatton favor the look and sound of the Telecaster. If you’re a fan of any of those guitarists, this beginner guitar may be for you. The Affinity Telecaster features an alder body, with a maple neck and fretboard.

Squier Affinity Series Telecaster


5. Epiphone Les Paul Special II:

The Les Paul is perhaps the most famous guitar in rock and roll. Epiphone has done a good job of visually re-creating the Les Paul in this lower-cost guitar marketed towards beginners. The Special II features a laminated alder/maple body, a magogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, and two open-coil humbucking pick-ups.

Epiphone Les Paul Special II


6. Ibanez RG Series RG450DX:

Introduced by Ibanez in 2015, RG450DX replaces the previous model of RG series with the same name but it has significantly very different specifications. Featured with mahogany body having one piece mapple wizard III Neck with a 24 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with shark tooth position markers. Quantum pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a standard double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut among the included components.


Ibanez RG Series RG450DX


7.  ESP LTD M-100FM:

The ESP LTD M-100FM Electric Guitar is made up of basswood body having a flamed maple top, maple neck of 25.5″ with rosewood fretboard and extra-jumbo frets. Hardware made up of black nickel. Double-locking Floyd Rose Special bridge, and ESP LH-150 pickups.



8. Jackson JS32T Kelly:

Jackson JS32T Kelly features striking aesthetics, new high-output ceramic-magnet pickups, graphite-reinforced maple necks, bound fingerboards and headstocks, and black hardware deliver more for less.

Jackson JS32T Kelly


9. Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster 50s

The Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster ’50s with its vintage tint gloss maple neck, having 21-frets , this beautiful guitar definitely has that ’50s flavour. It has 9.5″ radius neck and medium jumbo frets. The tone is unmistakable as well, with a custom set of AlNiCo 3 single-coil pickups. This Squier guitar’s tone is clear and bright with terrific sustain even in crunch mode.


Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster 50s


10. Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC112V:

Yamaha Pacifica Series has been the Holy Grail for many enthusiastic beginners. Out of the entire lot of 8 electric guitars from Yamaha, the Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC112V Electric Guitar is an absolute bestseller, owing to its impressive construction, seamless playability and beginner-friendly features.

Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC112V

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