Are you into rock music, blues, or maybe metal, and want to start learning to play the electric guitar? Or maybe you're looking for a beginner electric guitar as a gift for a lucky someone?

If so, this question must have crossed your mind:

Which beginner electric guitar should I get?

There are literally hundreds of electric guitar types being manufactured everyday, all of which are marketed to beginner students. How would a newbie be able to choose?

With my help of course 🙂 My name is Tom Fontana, I have been a guitar teacher for 15+ years. After receiving what seems like 100's of letters over the years asking for advice on which electric guitar is best for beginners, I decided to write this article to provide guidance.


As this is an in-depth (long) guide, here is the table of contents to make navigating it easier.