Best beginner guitar amps 2024: top guitar amplifiers for beginners

A Boss Katana guitar amp on a yellow background
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Getting your first electric guitar is an exciting time, but you'll need one of the best beginner guitar amps to truly get the most out of your new instrument. The guitar amp is the core of your sound, allowing you to amplify those first chords and riffs into something recognizable to all.

Technology has come a long way since we first started playing guitar, and nowadays you can get an amp that will imitate a variety of different sounds whether you want to play pop, jazz, blues, rock, or metal. Choosing can be difficult though, particularly if you don't know your tubes from your solid state and modeling. Here at Guitar World, our writing team of real musicians has reviewed countless guitar amps, giving us a great oversight into what makes a truly good guitar amp for beginners. We rigorously test the amplifiers in our guides in a variety of scenarios to ensure that they're easy to use for new players, as well as providing a great sound with a minimum of fuss.

You can trust Guitar World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing guitar products so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.

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