Learning to play the guitar from beginner guitar books is still huge in 2019, despite the availability of the more modern form of learning guitar, online video tutorials.
The "learn guitar books" (both acoustic and electric) are here to stay since thousands of guitar lesson books are being sold every day.
For this reason, I thought I would buy, read, review and compare a couple of these books and see how they perform.
The ones I ordered were not at random, rather chosen from the top seller lists of online bookstores.
This means that these sought after books should be the best beginner guitar books out there...
Or the ones with the best marketing 😀
I am a guitar teacher of 15 years and a tech junkie, and I prefer to steer people towards online video lessons. I believe that with the multimedia technologies of the 21st century, video guitar lessons are the most efficient way of teaching yourself guitar. I'll add some recommendations for video lessons after the book reviews, in case you want to see that side of learning guitar as well.