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2024 Guitar Buyer’s Guide: Best Starter Packs

2024 Guitar Buyer's Guide
2024 Guitar Buyer's Guide. If you're on the hunt for the perfect present for a new guitar player this Holiday, look no further.

Guitar Bomb’s 2024 Guitar Buyer’s Guide: Best Starter Packs for New Guitar Players. Are you or someone you know looking to start playing the guitar or rekindle a passion for music this Holiday?

Best Starter Packs for New Guitar Players

If you’re on a budget, there’s no need to break the bank. In this Guitar Bomb 2024 Guitar Buyer’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to the best guitar starter kits and affordable guitar packs that don’t disappoint.

These packs offer exceptional value, providing you with a quality electric guitar and a range of accessories at a reduced price. Join us as we explore our top picks for guitar starter kits that will deliver an incredible sound and playing experience without draining your wallet.

Stocking Fillers

Make sure to read the Guitar Bomb Top 10 Guitarist-Approved Christmas Gifts Under $200 if you are looking for some great quality guitar-related stocking fillers.

Epiphone Slash AFD LP Performance Pack

For new guitar players embarking on their musical journey, we have a fantastic recommendation that’s sure to ignite your passion for playing. The Epiphone AFD Special-II guitar paired with the Slash Snakepit-15 amplifier is the perfect combination to get you started on the right note.

Epiphone Slash AFD LP Performance Pack


This fantastic bundle also includes a gig bag adorned with the Snakepit logo, a comfortable strap, a reliable cable, and Slash Signature Dunlop Tortex picks. These accessories complete your setup and ensure that you’re ready to rock from day one.

With the Epiphone AFD Special-II guitar and Slash Snakepit-15 amplifier, you’ll have the tools to start your guitar journey with confidence and style. Get ready to unleash your inner guitarist and create beautiful music with this exceptional combo.

The Epiphone Slash AFD LP Performance Pack is available now from Thomann in time for Christmas.

Squier Affinity Strat HSS Pack

This Squier Affinity Strat HSS PACK CFM offers everything a beginner needs to get started on their guitar journey, making it a great Christmas present choice. Including the Squier Affinity Strat Electric Guitar and the Amp Frontman 15G Guitar Combo.

Squier Aff. Strat HSS PACK CFM

Fender Play

The set includes a Fender gig bag,  cable, picks, and a Fender Play Trial which has free online guitar lessons for 90 days. Making this a neat way for the budding guitar player in your life to start learning how to play the guitar

Squier Aff. Strat HSS MN PACK LPB

Black or Lake Placid Blue

The Squier Affinity Strat HSS Pack Pack is available now from Thomman and is a great choice for new players. It is also available in a rather fetching Lake Placed Blue with a maple fretboard finish as well.

Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series Bundle

Next up is the Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series Bundle and this set includes a rather lovely semi-hollow Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series guitar.

Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series Bundle

Harley Benton HB-40R

This set also comes with the Harley Benton HB-40R combo amplifier with built-in spring reverb. It comes with a quality padded gig bag and includes a guitar cable to get you up and running.

This Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series Bundle is part of Thomann’s in-house range and offers exceptional value for money.

Harley Benton TE-20 BK Standard Series

This Harley Benton TE-20 BK Standard Series Set 2 is one of the more affordable bundles on the list. Don’t let that fool you though, as it has a really great TE-20 BK guitar and all the things a new guitarist will need to start playing electric guitar.

Harley Benton TE-20 BK Standard Series Set 2
Harley Benton TE-20 BK Standard Series Set 2

Harley Benton HB-20R

This pack includes the Harley Benton HB-20R amp combo and a Thomann CTG-10 Clip Tuner, a good quality Thomann gig bag, and Sssnake IPP1030 guitar cable. They even include the Harley Benton Guitar Pick Medium 5 Pack to get you strumming straight away.

This is another great Thomann in-house bundle and it is unbeatable in terms of quality and includes everything a guitar player needs to get up and running.

Ibanez IJRX20-BKN Jumpstart Set

Finally, this Ibanez IJRX20-BKN Jumpstart Set is aimed at new guitar players looking for something a little more contemporary and it really is a great all-around starter set.

It features the Ibanez IJRX20 with twin Infinity humbucker pickups and a T106 tremolo.

Ibanez IJRX20-BKN Jumpstart Set


The set also has an Ibanez 10-watt combo amplifier, gig bag, guitar strap, accessory bag, set of plectrums, and guitar cable. It’s a great starter guitar and will be a good instrument to learn the guitar on.

This great Ibanez bundle is also available on Thomann and if you order now it will be with you in time for the holidays.

Be sure to show your budding new guitar player the Guitar Bomb Mastering the Guitar Fretboard: A Beginner’s Guide once they get their new guitar.

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