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Beginner's Gear Guide: Electric Guitar -- Plug in and turn on with these entry-level axes and amps.

Beginner's Gear Guides: Electric Guitar

Ready to start playing electric guitar? Build your first rig with these guitars, amplifiers and extras.
Unlike an acoustic guitar that can be played by itself, electric guitars require a few more pieces of equipment. With this guide, we'll highlight some great choices for beginners, and outline what additional gear you'll need to get started.
All-in-one Electric Guitar Packs
Want to plug in and get playing fast? Take a look at these all-in-one electric guitar packs. With a guitar, an amp and accessories included, these packages offer tremendous value. See More Electric Guitar Packs »
Silvertone SS11 Revolver Electric Guitar Package
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Silvertone SSL3 Electric Guitar Package
or 6 payments of $41.67
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Epiphone Slash Appetite for Destruction Les Paul ...
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Beginner Electric Guitars
If you're looking to build your first rig from scratch, the first step is the guitar itself. With popular brands like Epiphone and Squier building budget-friendly versions of classic guitar designs, there's never been a better time to buy an entry-level electric. See More Entry-level Electric Guitars »
Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar
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Epiphone Worn G-400 Electric Guitar
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Small-Sized Electric Guitars
It's never too early to learn to rock. If you've got a younger child interested in learning guitar, any of these smaller-scale axes will do just fine. They feature shapes more comfortable for smaller players and shorter scale lengths so little rockers can play with ease. See More Entry-level Electric Guitars »
Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar
or 4 payments of $24.75
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Ibanez GRGM21M Mikro Electric Guitar
or 4 payments of $37.50
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Beginner Guitar Amplifiers
Once you've chosen your axe, you're going to need an amp to go with it. These portable and affordable beginner amps cover a wide range of tones and styles. There are plenty of choices, from amps with simple controls to modeling amps with hundreds of tones for the more advanced player to scroll through. Learn more in our Guitar Amplifier Buying Guide »
Marshall MG10CF Carbon Fiber Guitar Combo Amplifier ...
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Roland Micro Cube GX Guitar Amplifier
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Accessories
Round out your first guitar setup with these useful accessories. After the guitar and amp, the last component you'll need is a guitar cable. One cable is fine to start, but it never hurts to have a spare or two. Tuners, straps, picks and more will also help on your journey to electric guitar wizardry. Learn More About Beginner Guitar Accessories »
Korg GA40 Guitar and Bass Tuner
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Hosa GTR Instrument Cable
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Levy's M8POLY 2" Poly Guitar Strap
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