It always pays to do your research before buying a guitar, whether it's your first or your 40th, but when you're looking for an entry-level electric, the choice can be over-whelming. For that reason we've put together this round-up of five of the best beginner guitars to see you safe through your six-string-infancy.
Ibanez Gio GRG121EX
We said: "It might be entry level, but the first thing you notice about this guitar is the quality of the neck. It's not quite up there with the famed 'Wizard' neck featured on Ibanez's more expensive models, but pound for pound it's not far off."
Read our guide to buying your first guitar or check out our Guitar Buying Guide section for more gear advice.