Do you want to make your own music or learn a new instrument? Or maybe you want to buy a Christmas gift, wedding or birthday present for someone, but have no idea where to start? Fear not - we're here to help, with our musical instrument buying guides for complete beginners!
New to music? Still trying to decide what to buy, or to figure out what's the best musical gear to suit your budget? Find all those answers and more on our Buying Guides page!
Whether you're a first time buyer of Electric or Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Amps, Drums, Digital Pianos or DJ Gear, we've put together all the info you need to know: the best equipment, what accessories you'll need and everything in-between! And if you're setting up a home recording studio, there's also a guide for you.
We believe these are the best guides of the kind on the web, perfect if you're a beginner or trying to find the perfect gift for the musician in your life, whether for Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings or any other occasion. Enjoy!
Learning guitar? Adding to your collection?
ELECTRIC GUITAR BUYING GUIDE
If you're shopping for your first electric guitar or wondering what to buy for a loved one, we recommend taking a few minutes to read our handy guitar buying guide. You can also view a complete range of Guitar Starter Packs.
Acoustic or Electro-Acoustic? What's right for you?
ACOUSTIC GUITAR BUYING GUIDE
If you're thinking about buying your first acoustic guitar or you're shopping for a gift for a loved one, read our Acoustic Guitar buying guide which will help you find the best option for your needs and budget. You can also view a full range of Acoustic Guitar Starter Packs.
Need a 4 or 5 strings bass? Not sure where to start?
BASS GUITAR BUYING GUIDE
Read our complete bass guitar buying guide and find out about the different types of bass guitars! Whether you need a 4 string, 5 string, active or passive pickups - we've got you covered. You can also view a full range of Bass Guitar Starter Packs.
Acoustic, Electronic Or Hybrid? Read our Beginners Guide To Drums if you want to play drums or you're shopping for a loved one but don't know where to start! You can also view a full range of Drum Kits.
Shopping for a piano but don't know where to start? Whether you're looking for a digital or acoustic piano for around the home or need something portable for stage and studio use our piano and keyboard buying guide will help you make the right choice. You can also view a full range of Pianos For Beginners.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, practice guitar amps are a necessary piece of kit for all guitar players. Read our guide on the best practice amps available today. You can also view a full range of Guitar Amps.
Home Recording is the best way to work on your music, nail down demos or even create podcasts. Here's our guide on home recording essentials so you can get started. You can also view our top Home Studio Bundles.