Buying your first guitar doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. I’ve linked some recommended beginner guitars and books below, all available at

There are a few things to consider when purchasing your beginner guitar:

  • generally, the more you pay, the better the quality of the instrument.
  • a really expensive guitar is not a suitable first instrument – find out if you’re really going to stick with it. If you are, there will be plenty of opportunities to upgrade as your skills progress.
  • Make sure you get the right size. Children around 8 years and up will usually be OK with a 3/4 size guitar. Some adults use them, too – Ed Sheeran uses 3/4 size guitars, however, most adults will go for a full-size guitar (also known as 4/4). Visit a music shop and try a few on for size.
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Recommended Beginner Guitar and Books

3/4 Size Children’s Classical Beginner Guitars

3/4 Size Children’s Electric Beginner Guitars

Guitar Books

Full Size Adult Classical Guitars

Full Size Adult Acoustic Guitars

Gig Bags

Full Size Electric Guitars

Guitar Amplifiers

Guitar Accessories

Guitar Accessories

Fun Stuff

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