Beginner Guitar & Amp Recommendations

Brian Haner Sr.

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Hey Guys (and Girls)
I’m getting a lot of requests to recommend inexpensive (but still playable) beginner practice amps & guitars. I’m partial to Squire Strats & Epiphone Les Pauls. Also Yamaha Acoustics. All of these are in the 200 dollar range. What are your thoughts?
 

Joe Giumarello

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http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier/Affinity-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar-Pack-w-10G-Amplifier.gc
You usually can’t go wrong with the Squier Affinity pack to start off with or you can always shop used which may alternatively be better in price.
 

soren a

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I personaly like the Jacksons or schecter both make nice guitars for pretty good quality btw hi and as for the amp i really like the yamaha thr series very nice amps with alot of settings and effects
 

Matt Wildman

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I have an epiphone lea Paul. I have noticed that these like to stay out of tune but they aren’t bad guitars. As for amps,I would recommend the vox vt20+ or any kind of vox amp is very high quality for a low price.
 

Nic Cullen

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I gig with my Epiphone guitars. For the price, you get a whole lot of bang for your buck. 9/10 times I recommend them over Gibsons, unless you absolutely have to drop $2,000 on a guitar.
 
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I also have an epiphone les paul. I grabbed the starter pack with the epi practice amp. Nothing fancy but gets the job done.
Hey Matt, it’s strange that your les paul tends to stay out of tune. I haven’t had any problems with mine.
 

Jake Young

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I second Papa Gates! I also always recommend Kramer’s. I learned on a $69. Kramer..and 18 years later I still enjoy that guitar! For amps you can’t go wrong with a Line 6 I believe they start at around $100. Even their top of the line models won’t break the bank. You can get pretty awesome tones for all genres with built in effects for not a whole lot of money!
 

Kelly Heinen

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Definitely watching this thread. Can’t get anything this year, probably, but if I get through the beginner stuff, will be trying for next year.
 

Ids Schiere

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I still play through a Roland cube and for practicing Its fine art de it is alsokay Pretty affordabLe. As for guitars a lot of guitar branches have a side branche like epiphone, Squier and Esperanto. Also Ibanez and schecter sell some Pretty affordable guitars and nice the have a name to uphold in always have faisal That those will be decent guitars.
 

Tristan Martinek

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Don’t forget to take a look to second hand guitars, lot of great deals ! 😉
My EX-50 is brand new 400€ worth, and I got it for 300€ with 81/85 mounted in already.
And my Schecter Synyster Special was a second hand too, 600€ with the case 😉
 

John Mlg

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Yo!
For me the best brand ever for beginner to intermediate is Cort by far. I loved every Cort i played on (4 different guitars) and would advice them to any new player. As for amp, a small Roland Kirk Hammet signature is pretty cool or the usual Line 6 does the work and it’s pretty fun to play with the effects when you begin. You’re welcome 🙂