There’s a time when every beginner electric guitarist has to make some choices. One of the first things to decide upon is what equipment to buy.
Hopefully, there are basically only six kinds of things you should consider. Here they are:
1. Guitar (of course)
There’s a huge choice of electric guitars on the market. But what I always advice every beginner to do is to buy a classic kind of electric guitar – the Stratocaster. Here are two possible options.
When you’re on a budget: Squier by Fender
A more expensive guitar: Fender Standard Stratocaster
2. Guitar amp
When it comes to amps you have to choose a well-known manufacturer if you want it to sound any good. That’s why I’m advising to go with either Fender or Marshall.
Choice #1: Fender (output 10 watts)
Choice #2: Fender (output 25 watts)
Choice #3: Marshall (output 30 watts)
3. Guitar strap
A good strap is very important. I’m sure you don’t want your new and shiny guitar to fall to the floor and smash. It’s $11 well spent.
4. Guitar cable
This one is a no-brainer. 10 feet of cable should be more than enough.
5. Gig bag / case
Here you have to decide. You either want a simple gig bag or a hardshell guitar case. The latter is, of course, more expensive, but more durable and safer as well. So it’s up to you.
Gig bag #1 (the cheapest one)
Gig bag #2
6. Guitar picks
It’s best to buy a big pack of those at once, so you don’t run out after couple of weeks.
That’s all for now. Or did I forget about something? Let me know in the comments.