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, Sunburst
For young musicians, with everything you need to get rocking£69.99 20+ in stock In Stock
LA Electric Guitar by Gear4music, Red
Designed to be played by anybody - with features to make learning easy£79.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Epiphone Les Paul SL, Ebony
Most Affordable Les Paul Ever Released£95.00 20+ in stock In Stock
Squier Bullet Stratocaster Hard Tail, Fiesta Red
Three single coil pickups deliver a wide range of sounds£99.00 12 in stock In Stock
LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack, Black
Designed to be played by anybody thanks to learner friendly features£99.99 20+ in stock In Stock
SubZero Rogue Electric Guitar, Midnight Oil
Warm Tone And Attack With 2x Vintage PAF Style Humbuckers£129.99 13 in stock In Stock
SubZero Generation Electric Guitar, Jet Black
Powerful Tones With A Modern Humbucker Configuration£139.99 5 in stock In Stock
Yamaha Pacifica 012, Black
Ideal Entry Level Electric Guitar For Beginners£159.00 6 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
Dean MLX Flame Top, Trans Red
Loaded With DMT Design Pickups For Punchy Sound£249.00 7 in stock In Stock
Gretsch G2420 Streamliner Hollow Body, Village Amber
Electrifying, wide-reaching sound with specially designed Broad'Tron BT-2S pickups£389.00 3 in stock In Stock
Ibanez JEM Junior Steve Vai, White
Quantum Pickups Produce Warm, Clean Tones£449.00 8 in stock In Stock
PRS SE Standard 24, Tobacco Sunburst
Versatile PRS 85/15 'S' Humbuckers With Coil Tapping£475.00 7 in stock In Stock
Fender Player Stratocaster MN, 3-Tone Sunburst
Delivers Fender's Iconic Style & Tone to Aspiring Guitarists£519.00 2 in stock In Stock
Jackson SL2Q-HT Pro Series Soloist, Northern Lights
Seymour Duncan Distortion Pickups Deliver Flexible, Balanced Tone£799.00 2 in stock In Stock
Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body Guitar, Walnut Stain
Maple Body with a Walnut Stain Finish and Gold Hardware£999.00 2 in stock In Stock
Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster, Silver Sparkle
Custom/''Twisted'' Pickups Deliver Signature Sound£1,029.00 3 in stock In Stock
ESP LTD M-1007MS 7-String Multi-Scale, See Through Black Satin
Multi-scale setup provides a smooth play and balanced tones£1,079.00 2 in stock In Stock
Schecter Synyster Custom-S, Satin Gold Burst
Sustainiac Pickup Offers Endless Levels of Sustain£1,299.00 2 in stock In Stock
Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige, Ice Blue Metallic
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups£1,549.00 2 in stock In Stock
Fender American Elite Stratocaster Ebony, Champagne
Noiseless N4 Single-Coil Pickups Create Vintage, Noise-Free Tones£1,679.00 2 in stock In Stock
Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2019, Cherry Red Translucent
An inherently Les Paul design with a classic PAF tone£1,975.00 1 in stock In Stock
Music Man St. Vincent HH, Charcoal Sparkle
Enjoy aggressive, powerful sound with clarity with a pair of custom-made humbuckers£2,229.00 1 in stock In Stock
PRS John Mayer Silver Sky, Horizon
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!