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Electric Guitars

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As the leading guitar store in the UK, we here at GAK offer a wide range of makes and models, perfect for those at all levels and budgets. When it comes to electric guitars, we stock the very best on the market. We can also help you find your dream electric guitar rig.

We’re all passionate musicians at GAK and electric guitars are a particular favourite of ours. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to emulate their icon and become the next big rockstar or looking for a fun, rewarding and expressive way to make a racket - the electric guitar is the instrument for you.

Our huge selection of electric guitars for sale means there is something for everyone. If you’re a new player and are just starting out, we offer affordable electric guitars ideal for getting to grips with. For experienced guitarists and professionals, we offer world-class custom shop guitars and even some rare models that are bound to impress.

We stock the most popular guitar brands on the market including Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Epiphone, Taylor, Yamaha, Ibanez, Squier, and many, many more. If you are looking for a budget electric guitar, we also offer a great selection of budget-friendly models at a lower price point. Our range of left-handed guitars, including left-handed electric guitars, caters to the leftie guitarist who needs reversed strings and controls.

As well as offering the best selection of electric guitars in the UK, we also offer acoustic guitars and bass guitars alongside all of the accessories you may need including guitar strings, pedalboards, guitar amps, guitar stands, guitar straps, and guitar cases.

Our guitar store in Brighton is iconic, and if you pop in, we’ll be more than happy to help you find the right model depending on your needs and budget. Alternatively, feel free to contact us for specialised advice.

What is an electric guitar?

An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses electromagnetic pickups to convert string vibrations into electrical signals, which can then be amplified and processed through various effects to create a wide range of tones and sounds.

What are the main components of an electric guitar?

The main components of an electric guitar include the body, neck, fretboard, pickups, bridge and tuning machines. Other parts may include volume and tone controls, pickup selector switches and output jacks.

How do electric guitars differ from acoustic guitars?

Electric guitars rely on electromagnetic pickups and amplification to produce sound, while acoustic guitars rely on the natural resonance of their body to project sound. Electric guitars generally have a solid or semi-hollow body, while acoustic guitars have a hollow body.

What are the most popular types of electric guitars?

Some of the most popular types of electric guitars include the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG and PRS Custom models. These guitars are known for their distinct shapes, playability and iconic tones.

What are the different types of pickups used in electric guitars?

The two main types of pickups used in electric guitars are single-coil pickups and humbucker pickups. Single-coil pickups have a bright and clear sound, while humbuckers have a warmer, fuller sound with reduced hum and noise.

How do I choose the right electric guitar for me?

Choosing the right electric guitar depends on factors such as your playing style, preferred music genre, budget and personal preference for aesthetics and feel. It’s essential to try out different guitars, read reviews and consult with experienced players to make an informed decision.

Can beginners learn to play on an electric guitar?

Yes, beginners can learn to play on an electric guitar. In fact, some find it easier to play due to the lighter string gauge and lower action compared to acoustic guitars. However, it’s crucial to invest in a quality instrument and practice regularly to develop proper technique and skill.

What kind of amplifier do I need for my electric guitar?

The type of amplifier you need depends on your playing style, preferred music genre and budget. There are various amplifiers available, including tube, solid-state and digital modelling amps. It’s essential to research and try out different amplifiers to find the one that best suits your needs.

How do I maintain my electric guitar?

Proper maintenance of your electric guitar includes regular cleaning, changing strings, adjusting the truss rod and setting up the action and intonation. It’s also important to store your guitar in a safe environment with appropriate temperature and humidity levels to prevent damage.

What accessories should I consider for my electric guitar?

Some essential accessories for your electric guitar include a guitar strap, tuner, plectrums, extra strings, a capo, a gig bag or guitar case and a guitar stand. Additional accessories may include effects pedals and a quality instrument cable.