Best cheap wireless guitar systems: liberate your playing on a budget, from bedroom to stage

The transmitter of a Joyo JW-02 wireless guitar system plugged into the jack socket of a Strat-style electric guitar
(Image credit: Joyo)

Best invention ever? The electric guitar of course. Worst invention? Cables, the bane of every guitarist’s life. The solution? Invest in one of the best cheap wireless guitar systems. They’re no longer the preserve of wealthy rockstars and can be picked up for little more than the cost of a budget meal for two.

Disentangling yourself from your guitar and amp isn’t just about enjoying a more comfortable playing experience, it’s about creativity. It grants you the freedom to express yourself wherever you like, without being tied to a corner of your practice room or the same few, sad, square meters of the stage. It’s quite literally a release from the shackles that constrain our imagination, our inventiveness, our grand vision! It also makes it easier to reach for that coffee, or walk over to wake up the drummer.

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Simon Fellows

When Simon's childhood classical guitar teacher boasted he 'enjoyed a challenge', the poor man had no idea how much he'd underestimated the scale of the task ahead. Despite Simon's lack of talent, the experience did spark a lifelong passion for music. His classical guitar was discarded for an electric, then a room full of electrics before Simon discovered the joys of keys. Against all odds, Simon somehow managed to blag a career as a fashion journalist, but he's now more suitably employed writing for Guitar World and MusicRadar. When not writing or playing, he can be found terrifying himself on his mountain bike.