Best guitar accessories for beginners 2024: our pick of beginner guitar gear essentials

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If you've been inspired to start learning the electric, acoustic or bass guitar – or maybe you're heading back to school and will be kicking off with lessons in your next semester – there are a handful of beginner guitar accessories you should seriously consider to help with your guitar development, to ensure your instrument stays in god shape and to ensure your playing pleasure stays at the same level for many years to come.

In fact, what we’re recommending here isn’t just reserved for the beginner players out there – you’ll find intermediate and pro players using most of the gear we suggest in this guide too.

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Fender Play: 50% off an annual subscription
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Simply Guitar: Save 20% at this link

Simply Guitar: Save 20% at this link
If you'd prefer to learn on your smart device, Simply Guitar has a fantastic app with a fun, lively gamified approach to learning the instrument. Right now you can sign up for a year and save $30, dropping the annual cost from $150 down to just $120.

Guitar Tricks: Get your first month for just $1

Guitar Tricks: Get your first month for just $1
Enjoy your first month of Guitar Tricks for a single buck at this link  and start improving your playing for less than a cup of coffee. Guitar Tricks features plenty of great content for beginners, but really shines when it comes to intermediate and pro players, with over 11,000 videos across the site.

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Chris Barnes

I'm Guitar World's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, it's my job to manage the 200+ buyer's guides on the site and help guitarists find the right gear and the best prices for them. I've been a guitar player for 30 years and a drummer for almost 20. I've worked in the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Boss, Laney and Roland.

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