Learning to play the guitar from beginner guitar books is still huge, despite the availability of the more modern form of learning guitar, online video tutorials.

My vote for best cover!

My vote for best cover!

The "learn guitar books" (both acoustic and electric) are here to stay, since thousands of guitar lesson books are being sold everyday.

For this reason, I thought I would buy, read and compare a couple of these books and see how they perform.

The ones I ordered were not at random, but chosen from the top seller lists of online book stores

This means that these 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.

Now before I review the books, here is what I (as a guitar teacher of 15+ years) deem important in a guitar book.

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