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$75.80 20+ in stock In Stock
LA Electric Guitar by Gear4music, Red
Designed to be played by anybody - with features to make learning easy$86.60 20+ in stock In Stock
Epiphone Les Paul SL, Ebony
Most Affordable Les Paul Ever Released
LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack, Black
Designed to be played by anybody thanks to learner friendly features$108.25 20+ in stock In Stock
Squier Bullet Stratocaster Hard Tail RW, Black
Classic Styling & Smooth Playability of the Stratocaster Family
Dean Custom Zone, Fluorescent Pink
Dramatic Fluorescent Pink Finish$136.25 4 in stock In Stock
SubZero Generation Electric Guitar, Jet Black
Dark And Punchy Tones With A Classic Humbucker Configuration$140.75 13 in stock In Stock
SubZero Rogue Electric Guitar, Midnight Oil
Warm Tone And Attack With 2x Vintage PAF Style Humbuckers$140.75 13 in stock In Stock
San Diego Semi Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music, Sunburst
Includes Gig Bag and Jack Cable$184.00 20+ in stock In Stock
Yamaha Pacifica 120H, Black
Alder Body Delivers Tight, Balanced Tones
Ibanez JEM Junior Steve Vai, White
Quantum Pickups Produce Warm, Clean Tones
Gretsch G2655T Streamliner CB Jr, Fairline Blue
Exhilarating electric sound courtesy of specially designed, versatile Broad'Tron pickups
PRS SE Standard 24, Tobacco Sunburst
Versatile PRS 85/15 'S' Humbuckers With Coil Tapping
Epiphone Sheraton II Pro, Ebony
Ebony Finish Laminated Maple Top
Fender Player Stratocaster MN, 3-Tone Sunburst
Delivers Fender's Iconic Style & Tone to Aspiring Guitarists
Sterling by Music Man John Petrucci JP70 7-String, Trans Purple Burst
7-String John Petrucci Signature
Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster, Silver Sparkle
Custom/''Twisted'' Pickups Deliver Signature Sound
Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body Guitar, Walnut Stain
Maple Body with a Walnut Stain Finish and Gold Hardware
ESP LTD M-1007MS 7-String Multi-Scale, See Through Black Satin
Multi-scale setup provides a smooth play and balanced tones$1,161.00 1 in stock In Stock
Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige, Ice Blue Metallic
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2018, Blood Orange Burst
BurstBucker Pro Pickups Deliver Vintage Tones & Punch
Fender Rarities American Pro Stratocaster MN, Golden Brown
Exquisite, never-seen-before design of classic Strat model
PRS John Mayer Silver Sky, Horizon
Over 2-1/2 years in the making and inspired by vintage guitars
Music Man BFR John Petrucci Majesty, Koa #M07341
DiMarzio Humbuckers & Piezo Pickup for Acoustic/Electric Tones
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!