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
For young musicians, with everything you need to get rocking$59.20 20+ in stock In Stock
LA Electric Guitar by Gear4music, Black
Designed to be played by anybody thanks to learner friendly features$64.50 20+ in stock In Stock
LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack, Sunburst
Designed to be played by anybody thanks to learner friendly features$86.10 20+ in stock In Stock
Epiphone Les Paul SL, Ebony
Most Affordable Les Paul Ever Released
Epiphone Les Paul Special VE, Heritage Cherry Sunburst
New Vintage Worn Finish in Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Squier Bullet Mustang HH, Black
24'' Scale Length for Easier Playability; Ideal for Smaller Hands
SubZero Paradigm Electric Guitar, Domino Black
Powerful Humbucker Configuration With Warm, Aggressive Tones$129.00 20+ in stock In Stock
San Diego Semi Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music, Sunburst
Includes Gig Bag and Jack Cable$172.00 20+ in stock In Stock
Hartwood Novella Hollowbody Guitar, Natural
Warm, Vintage Attack With A Classic Humbucker Configuration$215.00 15 in stock In Stock
Hartwood Revival TM Semi Acoustic Guitar, Burnt Orange
Classic Setup With PAF Style Humbuckers & Vintage Tremolo$215.00 16 in stock In Stock
Dean Custom Zone II Floyd, Classic Black
Exhilarating rock 'n' roll sound with a DMT-designed pickup system
Jackson JS32TQ Arch Top Dinky, Trans Black
Basswood Body, Arched Quilt Maple Top
Ibanez RG421EX, Black Flat
Quantum Pickups Deliver Powerful Tones
Epiphone ES-339 Pro, Natural
Pair Of Alnico Classic PRO Pickups Produce Classic Tones
Ibanez JEMJR Junior Steve Vai, White
Quantum Pickups Produce Warm, Clean Tones
PRS SE Standard 24 2018, Multi Foil
Stand-Out Looks From Multi Foil Finish
Fender Player Stratocaster HSS MN, Buttercream
Delivers Fender's Iconic Style & Tone for Aspiring Guitarists
Fender American Special Stratocaster, Sonic Blue
Texas Special Single Coil Pickups
Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster, Silver Sparkle
Custom/''Twisted'' Pickups Deliver Signature Sound
Gibson SG Standard Tribute 2019, Walnut Vintage Gloss
Electrifying power of sound with open coil pickups
Schecter C-1 FR SLS Elite, Antique Fade Burst
Fishman Modern Fluence Humbuckers: Noise-Free & Full Response$1,282.00 1 in stock In Stock
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2018, Blood Orange Burst
BurstBucker Pro Pickups Deliver Vintage Tones & Punch
PRS John Mayer Silver Sky, Frost
Over 2-1/2 years in the making and inspired by vintage guitars
Music Man Majesty Ball Family Reserve, 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!