Best guitars for beginners 2024: epic entry-level acoustic and electric guitars

Learning the guitar is a lifelong journey. Unlike the latest videogame, there’s no ‘completing’ the world's most popular instrument. We’re 20+ years into our guitar voyage and still feel like we’re barely scratching the surface of what’s possible. We still remember how difficult it is to get started too, which is why new players need one of the best guitars for beginners. 

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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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