Everyone wants to learn guitar (even if they say they don't) but not everyone has the budget to buy a top-of-the-line Custom Shop guitar, especially if you still don't know how to play. Don't worry, there are plenty of awesome guitars out there for you too. While you're still fumbling through the early stages of perfecting your riffs these guitars will help you develop your own style.
If you're learning guitar so that you can rock out with your favourite riffs, play some sweet solos and, of course, look good doing it, then the Jackson JS series may have the guitar for you. The Jackson JS32TQ comes in a rocking red or an awesome amber, these beauties are made for both playability and looks.
Of course, not everyone likes the look of the flashier rock guitars, and you might be looking for something a little more traditional. If that's the case, there are a couple of guitars that should do the trick for you, won't break the bank and still sound great.
The Squier Standard Telecaster has a true classic style with a neck profile modelled on their late 60's designs and a single coil pickup to help you find your own voice.
The Ibanez GSA60 offers you the brand's trademark quality and style in a more affordable package, without compromising the sound.
So you want to be Eddie? Well, there's a lot of work to put in to get there, but you can make a start with one of these gorgeous Wolfgang guitars, designed with comfort cut forearm contours a luxurious basswood body and beautiful marble overlay. You may not be able to play like Eddie Van Halen, yet, but you can certainly feel like him.
Let's face it, for all we talk about how you like to play the guitar, some people just want to look cool. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Ibanez's 'Destroyer' is reborn again, featuring the classic headstock shape, Dimarzio pickups, set neck and Sure Grip III knobs, so that while you won't have to pluck a string to look cool, when you do it'll sound great.
More ostentatious still is the Jackson Rhoads RRXMG, complete with pink bevels and a sharp body that's built for speed. Play fast, sound great, look out of this world, this Jackson X Series guitar will help you do it all.
Ok, you just want to take after your favourite guitarist? Well then we definitely have the guitar for you, as long as your favourite guitarist is Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith. Modelled after Smith's own USA Custom Shop guitar, this Jackson model is slick, stylish and has all the right tools to get an amazing sound quality.
Blues isn't about looking flashy or sounding cool. This is where you really want to focus on the deep quality of the sound, every note that comes from your fingers and your guitar. For a budget blues guitar, it doesn't get much better than the Fender Standard Stratocaster, offering the unmatchable Fender tone.