Electric guitars and guitar equipment - want something new? Shop online and in-store for your new guitar setup. Pick from solid body, semi-acoustic, and hollow body styles to get your ideal electric guitar. We stock all the major guitar brands like Fender, Gibson, and Ibanez. Alongside electric guitars, you'll find amps and pedals from Marshall, Vox, and Orange.View all information
3/4 LA Electric Guitar by Gear4music, Wine Red
Supplied With Free Guitar Lead & Gig Bag£79.99 20+ in stock In Stock
LA II Electric Guitar HSS by Gear4music, Sunburst
Ash Body, Maple Neck£89.99 20+ in stock In Stock
LA Electric Guitar + 10W Amp Pack, Black
Includes Bag, Lead, Strap, Strings, Picks and Tuner£99.99 20+ in stock In Stock
3/4 LA Electric Guitar + 10W Amp Pack, Wine Red
Bundle includes 10w amp, spare strings, strap, tuner and more!£99.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Squier Bullet Mustang HH, Imperial Blue
24'' Scale Length for Easier Playability; Ideal for Smaller Hands£119.00 1 in stock In Stock
3/4 New Jersey II Electric Guitar + 10W Amp Pack, Sunburst
Bundle includes 10w amp, spare strings, strap, tuner and more!£119.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Yamaha Pacifica 012, Black
Ideal Entry Level Electric Guitar For Beginners£149.00 2 in stock In Stock
SubZero Generation 8 Electric Guitar, 8-String, Jet Black
Dark And Punchy Tones With A Classic Humbucker Configuration£159.99 5 in stock In Stock
Epiphone Les Paul Special II, Ebony
Ideal for Beginners£169.00 3 in stock In Stock
San Diego Semi Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music, Sunburst
Includes Gig Bag and Jack Cable£169.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Hartwood Novella Hollowbody Guitar, Natural
Warm, Vintage Attack With A Classic Humbucker Configuration£199.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HSS RW, Pearl White
Equipped With 2 Ceramic Single Coil Pickups & Ceramic Humbucker£299.00 3 in stock In Stock
Epiphone ES-339 Pro, Natural
Pair Of Alnico Classic PRO Pickups Produce Classic Tones£337.72 3 in stock In Stock
Ibanez JEM Junior Steve Vai 2018, Yellow
Infinity HSH Pickups Deliver Strong, Versatile Tones£389.00 4 in stock In Stock
PRS SE Standard 24 2018, Multi Foil
Stand-Out Looks From Multi Foil Finish£499.00 20+ in stock In Stock
Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018, Worn Cherry
490R & 490T Humbuckers Produce Rich, Versatile Vintage Tone£699.00 11 in stock In Stock
Fender American Special Stratocaster, Sonic Blue
Texas Special Single Coil Pickups£899.00 3 in stock In Stock
PRS S2 Standard 24 Satin, Vintage Cherry
Includes a PRS gig bag to make transporting your guitar from show to show easy£949.00 1 in stock In Stock
Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster, Silver Sparkle
Custom/''Twisted'' Pickups Deliver Signature Sound£949.00 11 in stock In Stock
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2018, Blood Orange Burst
BurstBucker Pro Pickups Deliver Vintage Tones & Punch£2,199.00 5 in stock In Stock
PRS John Mayer Silver Sky, Frost
Over 2-1/2 years in the making and inspired by vintage guitars£2,299.00 1 in stock In Stock
The electric guitar is a stringed instrument that uses magnetic pickups to make a sound. By turning the vibrations of strings into a signal, the sound of the instrument can be amplified and changed. This is done through a guitar amplifier and guitar pedals.
Not all guitars sound the same. The type of pickups, strings, wood, and body style all dictate the sound a guitar makes. One of the most important decisions a guitarist can make is whether to get a solid body, semi-hollow, or hollow body guitar. A solid body has a cutting tone with plenty of sustain, whereas a hollow body has a warmer, more rounded sound.
A middle-ground is the semi-hollow, which is a hollow body with a big block of wood running through the middle. These offer more of the bark of a solid body, whilst providing some of the resonance found in hollow bodies.
The best starter electric guitar is one you, or the person you're buying for, want to pick up and play every day. Consider what type of music the player likes and are likely to be playing. Do some research into what type of music the prospective guitar and amp suit best.
Practical advice for picking a guitar would be, find one that is the right size for the player. We offer a range of different sizes to everybody. Other than that, it’s down to your budget and don’t forget you will need an amp!
Browse starter guitar packages from traditional guitar brands or check out Gear4music’s starter guitars.
The key difference between an electric guitar and an acoustic is how they make a sound. Electrics use pickups and acoustics rely on a ‘soundboard’ a hollowed out body, and a sound hole to amplify the vibration of the strings. The most important difference though is what you want to sound like and what you prefer. A guitar that you want to pick up and play will always be one that makes you practice more – which is the only way to get better at guitar!