This time of year is a great time to pick up a new instrument. Here are our top picks for the budding rockstar.


Stagg SET-CST  - £139

Next to the Strat and the Les Paul, the Telecaster is one of the most iconic guitar shapes of all time. This guitar is great for a number of styles of music, from country, pop, and indie. If you're looking for a something a little bit different for your first guitar, then this is the one for you! 


PRS SE Standard 24 - £399


Praised by a number of modern rock players and session musicians, this guitar is a true work-horse for the musician who wants a guitar that does it all. 

One of our favourite features of the guitar is it's coil-tap pick-ups. Even though the guitar is fitted with humbuckers, with a flick of the tone knob you can split the coils, allowing you to switch to a single-coil pickup. With a flick of the switch you can go from sounding like Jimmy Hendrix to Jimmy Page in a matter of seconds. 

LTD EC-10 - £179

LTD is a brand that is known for making guitars that rock, and this guitar is nothing short of that. This is the perfect guitar for anyone who is into rock and heavy metal. Powerful, high output pickups deliver massive tones, pair this up with a great distortion pedal and rock out! 

Stagg SES50M - £139

The Stratocaster shape is the most iconic guitar of all time. This is a great for the beginner who is unsure of what they are looking for in their first guitar. From blues and rock, and jazz and funk, this comfortable and light-weight  guitar is a great starting place. 

Yamaha Pacifica - £199


The Yamaha Pacifica has set the standard for the modern beginner guitars. All the guitars on this list are of such a high quality for the price, and this guitar was the reason why. Not resting on its laurels, It's a great guitar for learning a variety of styles on. Boasting both single coil and humbucker pickups, this guitar is great for beginners and pros alike.


For all the options, and their various finish options. Check out our 'Beginner Electrics' collection


Matt Wilkinson