Top Electric Guitars for Beginners on a Budget

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Top Electric Guitars for Beginners on a Budget

Go from beginner to pro without breaking the bank with some of the best beginner electric guitars by LyxPro!

Laying hands on your first electric guitar is an amazing moment and the start of a long-lasting relationship – so make it count.

Whether you’re just getting started on the guitar and looking for your first instrument, or already know all the acoustic basics and ready to plug in, the hunt for a beginner electric guitar can be overwhelming.

Luckily, you’re not alone.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite beginners electric guitars on a budget so you can find the perfect one to get your musical journey started.

Ready to rock?


Best Overall

LyxPro SB Series Beginner Electric Guitar

Body: Mahogany | Neck: Mahogany | Scale: 25.5" | Fretboard: Engineered | Pickups: 2 Humbucker | Controls: Volume 1: Neck Pickup; Volume 2: Bridge Pickup; Tone 1: Neck Pickup; Tone 2: Bridge Pickup | Hardware: Chrome | Left-handed: Yes |Finish: Black, Sunburst, Honey, Green

We’ll keep it simple – the best electric guitar for beginners on a budget is the LyxPro SB Series Guitar.

This electric guitar for beginners produces an iconic tone that is warm and thick, perfect for genres like jazz, blues, metal, and rock. With a solid body build and two humbucker pickups, this is the best beginner electric guitar for producing a more distinct, full tone.

The built-in audio port allows smooth playback from an amp to perform for friends, family, and fans, while the pickup selector switch allows you to easily change from rhythm to treble. Plus, the smooth mahogany finish and vibrant color choices will more than satisfy the budding rockstar in you.


  • Durable mahogany wood construction
  • Price
  • Premium sound


  • Reviews recommend replacing strings


Best for Funk

LyxPro CS Series Beginner Electric Guitar

Body: Maple | Neck: Maple | Scale: 25.5" | Fingerboard: Rosewood | Pickups: 3 single-coil | Controls: Volume 1, Tone 1, Tone 2 | Left-handed: Yes | Finish: Black, Blue, Green, Mahogany, Natural, Pink, Red, Sunburst, White

If you’re looking to create that distinctive twangy funk sound, look no further than the LyxPro CS Series Electric Guitar.

This quality electric guitar for beginners features a lightweight, solid wood construction that makes it easy to carry around and comfortable enough for hours of strumming.

Enjoy the feel and beauty of a double-cutaway beginner electric guitar crafted from premium wood with a gorgeous, glowing finish, and a clean and twangy tone perfect for all the funk-masters out there. Play for a crowd when you connect it to an amp and create incredible sound with the single-coil pickups and 22-fret configuration.


  • Perfect for funk and blues
  • Premium, durable wood construction
  • 5-way pickup selector for ultimate versatility


  • Reviewers recommend filing down frets


Best for Kids

LyxPro 30” TL Series Guitar

Body: Paulownia | Neck: Maple | Scale: 25.5" | Fingerboard: Canadian maple | Pickups: 2 single-coil | Switching: 3-way Pickup Switch: Rhythm Position: Neck Pickup; Neutral Position: Bridge and Neck pickup; Treble Position: Bridge Pickup | Hardware: Chrome | Left-handed: Yes | Finish: Black, Cream White, Green, Mahogany, Natural, Sunburst

For little hands looking for a good beginner electric guitar to kickstart their musical journey, there’s the LyxPro 30” TL Series Guitar.

This quality paulownia wood guitar gives you everything you need to get started, from a 3-way pickup selector to volume & tone controls. With two single-coil pickups, this is the best beginner electric guitar for creating bright, rich sounds.

The twangy and mellow notes work beautifully with rock, pop, blues, or country music, and the 3-way pickup selector makes it easy to deliver dynamic responses from tones ranging from bright and sharp to warm and mellow.


  • Durable single-cutaway paulownia wood body
  • Perfectly sized for little hands
  • Beautiful finish


  • May require minor tweaks


Best Beginner Electric Guitar Kit

LyxPro CS Series Electric Guitar Kit

Body: Paulownia | Neck:Canadian  Maple |Scale: 25.5" | Fingerboard: Rosewood | Pickups: 3 single-coil | Controls: Volume 1, Tone 1, Tone 2 | Left-handed: Yes | Finish: Black, Blue, Sunburst, Red, Green, Mahogany, Natural, Pink, White, Retro Blue, Retro Yellow, Retro Purple

If you’re looking for a complete electric guitar setup, you can’t go wrong with the LyxPro CS Series Electric Guitar Kit.

This electric guitar beginner kit has everything you need to go from a total novice to a seasoned pro. In addition to the breathtaking paulownia wood guitar, you’ll get a matching 20-watt electric guitar amp, digital tuner, guitar cable, shoulder strap, guitar strings, picks, a tremolo bar, and a carry on.

When it comes to guitar specifics, the CS Series Kit doesn’t let down, either. The durable, double-cutaway guitar produces crisp, snappy tones, that can easily be adjusted via the 5-way pickup selector. And, with three single-coil pickups, you’ll get more flexibility than ever before.


  • Complete electric guitar kit
  • Multiple finish options
  • 5-way pickup selector offers extra versatility


  • More experienced users might want an amp with higher wattage


What to Consider When Choosing a Beginners Electric Guitar

Body Shape

While body shape won’t necessarily influence the sound of your guitar, it will affect how comfortable it is to play and what it looks like – two crucial considerations for budding guitarists. Which body shape is right for you is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Your best bet is to pick out one you like and stick to it.

Music Style

One of the main considerations when looking for a good beginner electric guitar is what kind of music you’ll want to play. Take a look at your favorite musicians and see what kinds of guitars they use. As a general rule of thumb, guitars with humbuckers are ideal for heavy rock or blues, while guitars with single-coil pickups are your go-to for indie rock, surf, or jazz.


Most beginner electric guitars fall in a pretty narrow price range at the lower end of the spectrum, but there’s still a discrepancy between models. Determine your budget range based on how much you want to commit to playing guitar – is it a new interest you’re not too sure about? Are you planning on pursuing a career in music?


One of the hardest parts of learning to play guitar is getting the hang of the technique. Luckily, most beginner electric guitars are designed with playability in mind. Among the factors you’ll want to look for are a comfortable neck profile and an action that feels right to you.


Final Thoughts

The best electric guitar for beginners will be beautiful, durable, comfortable to play, and have you strumming like a pro in no time.

If you’re on the hunt for a great electric guitar for a beginner, you can’t go wrong with any beginner guitar by LyxPro.

Happy shopping!

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