What guitar should I buy? What amp should I buy?

Geordie Riffs has you covered!

Below is a guide to the best guitars to buy for beginners.  A couple of the below are also available left handed but if there is any lefties struggling to find something let me know here and i’ll help you out. If you have any questions about my recommendations or want my opinion on something I haven’t recommended please use the contact us page to get in touch and i’ll be happy to help.

Electric

Steel strings, lower width so easier to reach and easier to press down notes, however notes are close together. For beginners I recommend electric guitars the most. They have more versatility so you can play a wider array of genres and are more likely to keep your interest. For kids look for a ¾ length guitar such as a Squire Mini Stratocaster or Les Paul Express. For little metal heads I recommend a Jackson JS1X or Ibanez GRGM21. For people with a decent budget I recommend PRS Standard 245 and PRS Standard 24, the best bang for your buck at that price range in my opinion. For adults with a lower budget I suggest an Epiphone Les Paul Special VE Vintage or a Squire Stratocaster. You can also check out great starter packs which include an amp, plectrums, strap, cables and a chromatic tuner for around £200 which is great value. Also never overlook ex-demo or second hand guitars! 

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Squier Mini Strat

SQUIER MINI STRAT

3/4 for kids

APPROX £125
Approx £125
Jackson JS1X

JACKSON JS1X

For little metal heads

APPROX £140
Approx £140
Squier Affinity

SQUIER AFFINITY STRAT

For the beginner blues player

APPROX £189
Approx £189
Les Paul Special Vintage SE

LES PAUL SPECIAL VE VINTAGE

For the beginner rocker

APPROX £129
APPROX £129