So, you’ve taken the plunge on your first guitar! Maybe it was bought for you as a present, maybe you thought you’d just grab a cheap one for something to do when you get some down time at home - whatever the reason, you’ve decided now is the time to take it to the next level, and move up from that beginner’s guitar to something that’s truly going to set you off on your journey!
We’ve gathered six of our favourite guitars that fit a budget of around £350, each with something totally unique to offer! All the way from timeless, well-loved classic designs of the 50s and 60s, to modern, sharp-edged Shred machines!
We understand that choosing your first serious guitar is one of the hardest decisions to make, so we hope that this guide makes things a little clearer when picking the best guitar for your wants and needs!
Jump to the clips!
0:00 - Introduction
1:15 - Why £350?
3:05 - The Rig!
5:14 - Guitar #1 - Epiphone Les Paul Junior
6:42 - Playing the Epiphone Les Paul Junior
8:10 - Guitar #2 - Epiphone SG Muse
9:24 - Playing the Epiphone SG Muse
11:06 - Guitar #3 - Gretsch Streamliner Jr P-90
12:23 - Playing the Gretsch Streamliner
14:23 - Guitar #4 - Squier Classic Vibe 50s Telecaster
15:49 - Playing the Squier Telecaster
17:47 - Guitar #5 - Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster
19:31 - Playing the Squier Jazzmaster
20:47 - Guitar #6 - Jackson JS32Q
22:22 - Shredding the Jackson JS32!
23:24 - Conclusion