Learning to play the electric guitar can be hard, but making sure you have all of the equipment you need shouldnt be. If youre thinking about learning the guitar, or shopping for someone who is, an electric guitar starter pack is a great option. With a starter pack, you can be sure that youre getting all the gear you need to start playing right away. Plus, with brands like Squier, Epiphone, and Ibanez offering starter packs, you can always be confident in the quality of the starter guitar and all the equipment included.

For example, with the Squier Affinity Strat package, not only do you get a stylish, full-size version of a classic Stratocaster guitar, but you get a high-quality Fender Frontman practice amp, protective gig bag, and a strap, tuner, cable, picks and an instructional DVD. Plus, with the confidence that comes from purchasing a guitar starter pack from a brand like Squier, which is part of the Fender family, so you know your gear will be ready to use right out of the box. Same goes for the Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack, which features an Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar, 10-watt practice amp, gig bag, cable, picks, tuner, straps and downloadable guitar lessons. Epiphone is backed by Gibson, so again you can be assured of a quality starter guitar package.

What should I look for in a Beginner’s Electric Guitar Pack?

A Guitar – The most important piece of any electric guitar starter pack is the guitar itself. With the wide selection of brands and models to choose from at Sam Ash, you can be sure youll find a package that includes an electric guitar that was designed with quality and playability in mind.

An Amplifier
– Equally as important as the guitar itself is the amplifier you play it through. Practice makes perfect, so it will be critical to hear your starter guitar through a clear, high-quality amp. The amps included with electric guitar starter packs are designed specifically for practice, so youll easily be able to hear how your playing has improved.

A Gig Bag – By taking good care of your starter guitar, you can ensure that it will work properly for years to come. Having a protective case or gig bag is a great way to ensure the safety of your starter guitar when transporting it from one place to another. Gig bags also protect the instrument from sunlight, moisture, heat, and other harmful natural forces.

Additional Accessories – Although the accessories may vary with each electric guitar starter pack, they almost always include a strap, cord and amp. Whether you play sitting down, standing up, or both, a guitar strap is a must-have accessory to go along with your starter guitar. Along with holding the guitar up while you stand, a strap also serves to position the guitar properly and ensure that you develop proper form while practicing your starter guitar. And since youll always need a cord to connect your guitar to the amp, these two accessories are critical.

Some electric guitar starter packs, like the Squier Affinity Strat Special and Frontman 15 Electric Guitar Package, include even more accessories. Along with a beautifully crafted Fender starter guitar and amp, the package also includes a tuner, headphones, instructional DVD, picks, strap, cable and a gig bag. You literally get everything you need to start playing and some additional accessories to help you on your way.

Shopping for equipment can be an intimidating process for new musicians. With all the different items available, it can be overwhelming to figure out what gear fits your needs. With an electric starter guitar pack, you get all the equipment you need from a trusted manufacturer. And with the wide selection of packages available from Sam Ash, you can be sure to find the guitar starter pack that you’ve been looking for.