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These are the best beginner guitar deals we’ve found this Cyber Monday

electric guitars and acoustic guitars
(Image credit: Fender/Ibanez/Squier/LTD/Orangewood)

OK, we’re a little biased, but following a surge in popularity over the pandemic and the launch of a host of new learning platforms, there’s never been a better time to learn the guitar – and these Cyber Monday guitar deals on beginner instruments confirm that.

In our epic quests across the web to find this year’s hottest offers, we’ve tracked down the electric and acoustic guitars that not only offer incredible value for money, but also serve as the perfect instruments with which to start your journey towards six-string greatness.

Below, you’ll find starter packs with both electric guitars and guitar amps, as well as easy-to-play acoustics and even lesson platforms to get you started.

Cyber Monday beginner guitar deals

Beginner electric guitars

Squier Stratocaster Ltd-Ed Pack: $249

Squier Stratocaster Ltd-Ed Pack: $249, now $199
Start learning guitar today with this all-in-one pack, which includes an electric guitar based on Fender's classic Stratocaster design, a Squier Frontman 10G amp – featuring aux in and headphone out jacks – plus all the accessories you need to get playing now: a 10" cable, strap, gigbag and even picks.

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249, now $219
If you’re looking to start your guitar-playing journey, this is the deal for you. In essence, your first guitar will be the iconic Les Paul, and with the boatload of extras this pack provides, you’ll be on your way learning your first few songs in no time. It’s by no means a perfect guitar, but it comes pretty darn close to being the perfect beginner’s pack. At $30 off, you’ve got nothing to lose. 

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: was $189

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: was $189, now $149
Get the perfect electric guitar for beginners in this unbelievable Cyber Monday deal. Start playing straight out of the box, thanks to a short 24" scale, which makes your first chords and solos easy, while those dual humbuckers will deliver plenty of output for whatever style you want to play.

Squier Bullet Stratocaster Ltd. Ed: was $189

Squier Bullet Stratocaster Ltd. Ed: was $189 $149
Bag one of the best beginner electric guitars on the market today for under $150. Boasting the classic and timeless Stratocaster body shape, this guitar is perfect for students and young players thanks to its lightweight poplar body, while a C-shape maple neck and Indian laurel fingerboard make for excellent comfort and playability. Get yours now at Guitar Center.

Squier Bullet Telecaster Ltd. Ed: was $189

Squier Bullet Telecaster Ltd. Ed: was $189, $149.99
Whether you're a beginner or a more seasoned player looking to add a six-string to the guitar rack, the Squier Bullet Telecaster is a great option. With an lightweight poplar body, comfortable maple neck and Indian laurel fingerboard, Squier designed single-coil pickups and a price tag of only $149, what's not to love?

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: was $189

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: was $189 $149
Available in a timeless Butterscotch Blonde finish, this Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster is both ultra-lightweight and super comfortable – perfect for students and younger players with smaller hands – thanks to its poplar body and C-shape maple neck. And in this killer Cyber Monday deal at Guitar Center, you can get it for $149.99. Don't hesitate.

Ibanez GRGM21M: was $149

Ibanez GRGM21M: was $149, now $119
Fancy something a little more metal-friendly to kickstart your journey? This shred-ready Ibanez is sure to do the trick. Its 22.2" scale will make finding your way around the scales a dream, and will have you blitzing up the 'board like Steve Vai in no time. Let's not forget those high-output Powersound pickups, either, which are sure to quench any thirst you may have for scorching gains.

ESP LTD EC10: was $199

ESP LTD EC10: was $199 $149
If you're a fan of contemporary single-cuts, you won't find a much better option than the ESP LTD EC10, which looks the part of a professional instruments but plays as easy as an entry-level axe. Standout features include the rosewood fretboard – an impressive appointment, given the cost – and the U-shaped neck, which will get you accustomed to gliding up and down the fretboard in no time.

Beginner acoustic guitars

Fender FA-135CE guitar: Was $199.99, now $149.99

Fender FA-135CE guitar: Was $199.99, now $149.99
You really can’t go wrong with the big ‘F’ on the headstock. The slim neck and comfortable body size mean this guitar is impossible to put down, making the Fender FA-135CE a perfect beginner instrument. Natural, Black, Sunburst and classy all-mahogany finishes are all available from Guitar Center, who are knocking off $50 this Cyber Monday.

Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $225

Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $225, now $180
The Oliver Jr takes the same grand concert shape as its big brother and shrinks it for the perfect portable/travel-size format. Here, the fretboard is swapped for ebony but that all-important solid top is still present.

Beginner guitar lesson deals

Fender Play: 3 month free trial

Fender Play: 3 month free trial
Fender Play gives you access to thousands of guitar, bass and ukulele lessons, songs, backing tracks and more. With expert guidance, you'll go from beginner to player in record time, and most importantly, have fun while doing it! Right now you can give it a whirl for 3 months without paying a cent.

1 year Fender Play + Mustang Micro: $330

1 year Fender Play + Mustang Micro: $330, $129.99
With a total saving of over 60%, you can level up your learning with a whole year’s access to thousands of pro-shot video tutorials covering artists from the Rolling Stones to Ed Sheeran, and get a feature-packed Mustang Micro headphone amplifier completely free.

ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40

ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40
Learn to play the guitar with online courses by shred legend Paul Gilbert, blues aficionado Jared James Nichols and many more world-class musicians. Right now ArtistWorks is offering a mega 40% off all of their 12-month plans when you use code BIG40 at the checkout.  

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.