Beginner Guitars

Every professional musician started somewhere and guitar players likely learned their craft on a starter guitar just like the ones found here. Guitars have been the entry point to music for thousands of musicians and due to their popularity, still remain the most accessible instrument around.

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  1. Beginner Electric Guitar Kit - Max GIGKIT with 40w Amp & Accessories
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    Beginner Electric Guitar Kit - Max GIGKIT with 40w Amp & Accessories
    • Complete kit ready to play straight away
    • Black electric guitar with 22 frets and 3 pickups with a pickup selector
    • 40W amplifier with EQ and gain control
    • AUX input and a headphone output
    • Additional accessories included such as a carry bag, strings, shoulder strap, picks and a tuner
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  2. Beginner Electric Guitar & Amp Package - Max GIGKIT White
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    Beginner Electric Guitar & Amp Package - Max GIGKIT White
    • Complete set ready to play instantly
    • Electric guitar with 22 frets and 3 pickups with a pickup selector
    • Amplifier with EQ and gain control to adjust the sound to your preferences
    • AUX input and a headphone output
    • Accessories included such as a carry bag, strings, shoulder strap, picks and a tuner
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  3. Classical Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit - Max SOLOART Black
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    Classical Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit - Max SOLOART Black
    • Complete kit ready to play instantly
    • Carry bag making it easy to transport
    • The guitar can be used anywhere
    • Nylon strings for a classical sound
    • Additional accessories included
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  4. Beginner Electric Acoustic Guitar & Amp Package - Max SHOWKIT Black
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    Beginner Electric Acoustic Guitar & Amp Package - Max SHOWKIT Black
    • Complete kit ready to play instantly
    • Electric-acoustic guitar with dreadnought cutaway shape
    • Guitar amplifier included with EQ control
    • AUX input and headphone output
    • Accessories included
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  5. Electric Guitar & Amp Package - Max GIGKIT Sunburst
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    Electric Guitar & Amp Package - Max GIGKIT Sunburst
    • Complete beginner guitar package
    • Sunburst electric guitar with 22 frets and 3 pickups with a pickup selector
    • Included guitar amplifier with EQ and gain control
    • AUX and headphone connections for silent practise
    • Included carry bag, strings, shoulder strap, picks and a tuner
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  6. Red Electric Guitar Starter Kit - Max GIGKIT with 40W Amp
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    Red Electric Guitar Starter Kit - Max GIGKIT with 40W Amp
    • S-Style Electric Guitar
    • 5-way pickup selector, 2 tone controls, 1 volume control
    • 3 single-coil pickups
    • 40W Amplifier with 6" Speaker
    • Guitar accessories
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  7. Max Black Electric Acoustic Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max Black Electric Acoustic Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • Electric Acoustic Guitar Package Black
    • Includes guitar stand and foot stool
    • Dreadnought with cutaway Shape
    • 40 Watt guitar amplifier
    • Comfortable grip and steel strings
    • Basswood body
    • Suitable for players of all levels
    • Durable soft case
    • Includes 2 picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Replacement acoustic guitar strings
    • 3m Jack cable
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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  8. Beginner Electric Acoustic Guitar Kit - Max SHOWKIT Natural Finish
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    Beginner Electric Acoustic Guitar Kit - Max SHOWKIT Natural Finish
    • Dreadnought with cutaway body and steel strings
    • Battery powered built-in guitar tuner and 3 band EQ
    • 40W guitar amplifier included
    • Includes digital tuner, strap, strings and plectrums
    • Comes with guitar carry bag
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  9. Max GigKit White Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max GigKit White Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • 1x MAX 173.225 GigKit Electric Guitar Pack White
    • 1x MAX 180.198 GP15 Guitar Pack Foot Stand
    • 1x MAX 180.200 GP20 Guitar Pack Universal Guitar Stand
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  10. Max Natural Electric Acoustic Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max Natural Electric Acoustic Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • Electric Acoustic Guitar Package Natural
    • Includes guitar stand and foot stool
    • Dreadnought with cutaway Shape
    • 40 Watt guitar amplifier
    • Comfortable grip and steel strings
    • Basswood body
    • Suitable for players of all levels
    • Durable soft case
    • Includes 2 picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Replacement acoustic guitar strings
    • 3m Jack cable
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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  11. Max GigKit Sunburst Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max GigKit Sunburst Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • 1x MAX 173.226 GigKit Electric Guitar Pack Sunburst
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  12. Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit - Max SOLOART Classic Natural
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    Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit - Max SOLOART Classic Natural
    • 39" full-size classical guitar with nylon strings
    • Guitar bag included for safe carrying and storing of guitar
    • Digital clip-on tuner as part of the kit
    • Maple neck and basswood body with natural finish
    • Additional accessories like strap, plectrums and strings
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  13. Max SOLOJAM Black Acoustic Guitar Package
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    Max SOLOJAM Black Acoustic Guitar Package
    • Full-size Acoustic Black Western Guitar
    • Dreadnought body shape
    • Comfortable grip and steel strings
    • Basswood body
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Suitable for players of all levels
    • Durable soft case
    • Include 2 picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Spare strings
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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  14. Max GigKit Black Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max GigKit Black Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • 1x MAX 173.223 GigKit Electric Guitar Pack Black
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  15. 40" Beginner Acoustic Guitar Kit - Johnny Brook Natural
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    40" Beginner Acoustic Guitar Kit - Johnny Brook Natural
    • Cutaway style acoustic guitar for maximum comfort when playing
    • Included carry bag for transport and storage
    • Spruce neck and chrome machine heads
    • Included clip-on tuner and shoulder strap
    • Plectrums and extra strings, providing everything you need to play
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  16. Max GigKit Red Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max GigKit Red Electric Guitar Package - Amp - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • 1x MAX 173.224 GigKit Electric Guitar Pack Red
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  17. Max SOLOJAM Natural Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max SOLOJAM Natural Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • Full-size Acoustic Natural Western Guitar
    • Dreadnought body shape
    • Includes guitar stand and foot stool
    • Comfortable grip and steel strings
    • Basswood body
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Suitable for players of all levels
    • Durable soft case
    • Include 2 picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Spare strings
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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    Regular Price £94.00 Special test Price £88.00
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  18. Max Black Classic Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max Black Classic Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • 39" Classical Acoustic Guitar Set
    • Full size black acoustic guitar
    • Includes guitar stand and foot stool
    • Comfortable grip and nylon strings
    • Basswood body
    • Maple fretboard
    • Durable soft bag
    • Includes 2 Picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Spare strings set
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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  19. Max SOLOJAM Natural Acoustic Guitar Package
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    Max SOLOJAM Natural Acoustic Guitar Package
    • Full-size Acoustic Natural Western Guitar
    • Dreadnought body shape
    • Comfortable grip and steel strings
    • Basswood body
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Suitable for players of all levels
    • Durable soft case
    • Include 2 picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Spare strings
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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  20. Max SOLOJAM Black Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Max SOLOJAM Black Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • Full-size Acoustic Black Western Guitar
    • Dreadnought body shape
    • Includes guitar stand and foot stool
    • Comfortable grip and steel strings
    • Basswood body
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Suitable for players of all levels
    • Durable soft case
    • Include 2 picks
    • Clip-on digital tuner
    • Spare strings
    • Guitar strap
    • Great for beginners and learners
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  21. Blue Classical Starter Acoustic Guitar Package with Footrest and Stand
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    Blue Classical Starter Acoustic Guitar Package with Footrest and Stand
    • Acoustic guitar kit includes a digital tuner, spare set of nylon strings and a gig bag
    • Light-blue burst design with maple fretboard and basswood body
    • Collapsible footrest to have your leg raised whilst playing in order to rest the guitar on your knee
    • Guitar stand holds your guitars securely in place, perfect for home studios
    • Nylon strings are comfortable and easy to play for beginners
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  22. Johnny Brook Natural Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
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    Johnny Brook Natural Acoustic Guitar Package - Foot Stand - Guitar Stand
    • Acoustic guitar package with guitar stand, foot stand and everything an aspiring guitarist needs
    • Great starter kit for beginners or intermediate use
    • Natural acoustic guitar features a spruce neck, hollow body, and chrome machine heads
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  23. Blue Starter Acoustic Guitar Package with Footrest and Stand
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    Blue Starter Acoustic Guitar Package with Footrest and Stand
    • Light-blue dreadnought acoustic guitar with maple fretboard and tortoise-shell scratch plate
    • Adjustable height footrest with anti-slip platform
    • Guitar stand to securely put your guitar on display
    • Useful accessories included in the kit such as spare strings, digital tuner and gig bag
    • Reliable tuning pegs to keep the guitar in tune
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  24. Sunburst Classical Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit with Footrest and Stand
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    Sunburst Classical Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit with Footrest and Stand
    • Beginner acoustic guitar with a sunburst finish
    • Nylon strings that are comfortable on the fingers
    • Height-adjustable footrest, guitar stand and shoulder strap
    • Clip-on tuner with a bright display to perfectly tune the guitar
    • Carry case included with a front pocket to store the additional accessories
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Our beginner range has a few great value guitar starter packs available too for all in one fun moments after delivery.

The guitar is the most commonly played instruments in recent history and more people than ever before now own one in their homes. A natural body with strings, pickups and inner electrics can be jacked in with an instrument cable and connected to an amplifier to play at louder volumes. The starter guitars in this category are for first time players looking to experiment with the guitar and begin learning a valuable new life skill.

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The beginner guitars featured are built as a starting line for the newcomer to this instrument. New musicians will sometimes spend money on a high-end guitar only to realise two weeks later it isn’t for them. More often than not they either don’t have the time or patience required to study and practise to an effective degree.

This is where our guitar starter packs are handy, most packaged with an amplifier and a protective soft case to shield the guitar from damage. Also consisting of an instrument cable, a tremolo bar, a clip-on tuner, guitar picks and an attachable strap for upright play. Each of the beginner guitars is suited to home learning or band rehearsals and are not built for professional live performances.

The guitar is very accessible nowadays, with thousands of free tutorial videos online to help you with some basic music theory and how to play the main 7 major chords. Once the happy-sounding major chords are learned, chain them together to play famous songs, the chord structure which can be found online and just practise over and over again until it feels natural. You may be required to play a minor chord at this time so study them too, D minor or Dm for short is a slight variant on a D major chord shape which will sound both emotive and melancholic.

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While most people are able to learn the guitar, oftentimes guitarists of all skill levels will enjoy playing an acoustic guitar. An acoustic guitar fundamentally works the exact same way as an electric guitar but the strings resonate within the acoustic soundhole. This makes a regular acoustic louder than an unplugged electric guitar, there are also electro-acoustic guitars which are acoustics that can also be connected to amps.

This is the reason why we have now introduced our acoustic and electro-acoustic kits to the beginner guitars category. These guitars are an ideal jumping-off point for any and all aspiring guitarists and will keep you busy developing your skills until you can upgrade. Learning an instruments takes time and patience, those with a busy schedule should try to squeeze a total of two hours a week in if possible.

If your order comes with a tuner just clip it to the headstock of your guitar, which is the wooden section where your strings are tuned. Once the tuner is clipped on you can begin tightening the tuning pegs from the bottom string upwards, this is the string that is nearest to your chest. Your tuner will go green when a natural pitch for each note is reached, standard guitar tuning is as follows E - A - D - G - B - E.

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These guitars, while unplugged can be practised quietly at any time by not engaging the amplifier, this way there is no power source connected to the instrument meaning any sound will be low volume. Plugging electric instruments into amps is a different thing altogether, as the pickups detect sound they will relay the signal to the speaker of the amplifier. Electro-acoustic guitars work in the same way but you have the luxury of choosing whether you want your sound to be loud enough for a very small crowd or a very large crowd via amplification.

With an entire world of different musical tastes, begin by deciding which kind of music is your favourite to listen to. For example, some people may enjoy the clean funky, syncopated rhythm guitar sound from the Motown era, some may prefer heavy metal which relies on signal distortions. There really is something for everybody out there but by having conversations with others you can better ascertain a direction to follow.

Some may advise you to employ a professional teacher, but the tuition business is progressively moving toward online lessons via zoom etc. It is not quite the same though as the effectiveness of tutoring comes from having somebody in the room with you to critique how the instrument sounds while you play. To this end, it is just as informative to seek some free tutorials on the internet, keep your money for another musical item.

Maintaining your guitar

All guitar strings begin to lose their resonance if the instrument is neglected but it’s also a good idea to give your guitar some maintenance at this time too. Unwind and dispose of the previous strings before changing, using a moist wipe, gently remove any dust build-up from the body of your guitar. Once you have attached the stings to your clean guitar, you should look into intonation to lock those strings in place.

Keeping your guitar in playable condition is imperative for any serious musician, these particular guitars are designed toward learning as mentioned but you should still look after your instrument regardless. Eventually, when your newfound skills warrant an upgrade, keep this habit for maintenance to get the best tonality and longevity from your instrument of choice. Guitarists occasionally tend to leave their instruments outside in a shed of some kind, others will just leave them out in the sun during summer.


Frequently Asked...

What is the best beginner guitar to buy?

There is no definitive answer as it depends on your playstyle and the type of music you want to play. Electric guitars are the most versatile and a good first choice as the thinner strings and lower action makes barring chords and pressing down strings more comfortable.


Classical guitars vs Acoustic Guitars

The nylon strings of a classical guitar are light and comfortable to press down, but the wide neck and flat fretboard can be uncomfortable for entry-level players. Steel-string acoustic guitars have narrower, curved necks for comfortable playing, but the high action and thicker strings can be difficult to press down at first.


How do I choose the right guitar?

This is down to the type of music you want to play. If you want to play a large range of genres, electric is the best option. With an amplifier, you can play clean and distorted riffs. Whereas acoustic guitars are more for folk, pop and country music.


What size guitar should I get for my height?

Our range of guitars has similar scale lengths, making them suitable for all ages and for people of different heights. Acoustic and electric guitars are similar in length and fretboard width, whereas classical guitars have a much wider neck that can be difficult to grasp when first starting.


Is the ukulele easier for beginner guitar players?

While ukuleles are a much smaller instrument and with softer strings, they are completely different. Guitars are versatile and can be used for rhythm and lead sections, covering a range of genres and playstyles, while the ukulele is only seen in a few genres and used mostly for rhythm.


What beginner guitar is the best for a low price?

All of our guitars are extremely affordable and come as a full package. They come included with a gig bag, strap and useful accessories like plectrums, spare strings and a digital tuner. Our electric guitars also come with an amplifier, making them especially worth the price.