4 Electric Guitar Kits for Beginners (under $200).

These electric guitar kits for beginners are a cost effective and great way to introduce children and adults alike to the world of playing guitar.

Each of these kits for beginners includes everything needed to start playing electric guitar right out of the box:

  • Guitar Amplifier
  • Electric Guitar
  • Guitar strap
  • Picks
  • Gig bag
  • Guitar cable

Some include instructional DVDs, pitch pipes or tuners as well.

Each kits is from a name brand and reputable guitar manufacturer: Rogue Guitar, Peavey and Epiphone

4 Electric Guitar Kits for Beginners (under $200).

Rogue Rocketeer Deluxe Electric guitar pack

Rogue-Rocketeer-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar-PackFirst up on the list is the Rogue Rocketeer Deluxe Electric guitar pack.

This electric guitar kit features the Rogue Rocketeer RR100 guitar and G-10, solid state practice amp . The RR100 is smaller and lighter than a Stratocaster, and offers great versatility and easy of play, both of which are great for beginners.

The G-10 is a decent powered practice amp that’s ideal for bedroom practice. It features a 3.5″ speaker, and boost switch for overdrive.

Peavey Raptor Backstage II Electric Guitar and Amp Value Pack

Peavey-Raptor-Backstage-II-Electric-Guitar-and-Amp-Value-PackThe next electric guitar kit for beginners is the Peavey Raptor Backstage II Electric Guitar and Amp Value Pack .

This guitar kit features the Raptor® Plus EX electric guitar and Backstage 10W Transtube electric guitar amp.

The Raptor Plus EX has the same pickup configuration as the Rogue Rocketeer (HSS), and a similar body style.

The Backstage 10W amp has a 6″ speaker, and overdrive channel for more rocking distortion.

A great guitar pack for the beginner with an ear for harder rock.

Epiphone PR-4E Acoustic/Electric Player Pack.

PR-4E Acoustic Electric Player PackThe Epiphone PR-4E Acoustic/Electric Player Pack. is the only acoustic-electric guitar to make this list, so if you’re not sure if you want electric or acoustic this kit would be ideal.

This guitar kit for beginners features the Epiphone PR4-E Acoustic/electric – with on-board EQ (treble, bass, mid), and the Studio-10 Acoustic amplifier, with chorus effect switch.

As it sounds, the PR4-E can be played acoustically, or plugged into the amplifier for a greater sonic palette. It’s a great introduction for the beginner to playing guitar and dealing with an amplifier, just don’t expect rock and roll style distortion.

Epiphone Les Paul Pee Wee and Pee Vee Zakk Pakks Guitar Packs

Zakk-Pakk-Pee-WeeThe Epiphone Les Paul Pee Wee and Pee Vee Zakk Pakks Guitar Packs are actually two slightly different electric guitar kits for beginners. They differ mainly by style.

Both offer the signature Zakk Wylde bulls eye pattern, but one is a traditional Les Paul style body while the other is a Flying V style.

Both come with the Marshall MS-4ZW micro stack amplifier, which features volume, gain, and tone controls combined with two speaker cabinets.

Conclusion

The Peavey Raptor electric guitar kit for beginners has a larger speaker, and delivers a more well-rounded sound than the Rogue Rocketeer.

The Pee Wee and Pee Vee electric guitar kits for beginners focus more on style than substance. The Micro Marshall looks neat, but can’t compete with the larger Peavey speaker for volume and sound quality.

Don’t get me wrong, the guitars are still quite good for the money, but suffer from the typical shortcomings of electric guitar kit guitars – i.e. they can be a little rough around the edges in terms of construction, and they tend to go out of tune more easily than a full size, or higher quality guitar.

Most starter packs will require a string upgrade to get the best sound, since they typically come with cheaper strings.

Can you get a better sounding guitar and amp? Of course, but not for this price. You could would have to spend $200 or more on both the guitar and amp to have a really good sounding rig, but these electric guitar kits for beginners are an excellent and cost effective way to get exposure to playing guitar, especially if the person doing the playing isn’t so sure they will stick with it.

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Rogue Rocketeer Deluxe Electric Guitar Pack.

The Rogue Rocketeer Deluxe Electric guitar pack is an excellent starter pack for the aspiring guitarist. It includes all basic elements to start playing right out of the box.

The guitar is a Rogue Rocketeer RR100, which is slightly smaller and lighter than a Strat. It comes in a HSS configuration with chrome covered Strat like Tremolo bar.

The amplifier is a G-10, solid state practice amp that’s just the right size and power for a beginner.

What’s included in the Rogue Rocketeer electric guitar pack

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Here’s what you get in the Rogue Rocketeer electric guitar package:

  • The RR100 double cutaway guitar
  • Gig bag
  • Guitar strap
  • Guitar cable
  • 3 medium Picks

The Rocketeer RR100 double cutaway guitar

The Rocketeer RR100 is a classic design and built for ease of playability.

The body is made from lightweight paulownia and is contoured with a double-cutaway style.

It features an ultra-thin maple neck, with rosewood fingerboard. It’s easy to play and allows for fast transitions up and down the 22-fret fretboard.

The Rocketeer RR100 features 3 pickups in an HSS configuration (1 humbucker and 2 single-coil) and a 5-way switch witch allows for a wide-variety of tones.

A 6-screw vintage tremolo is also included for lots of whammy bar fun.

Rocketeer RR100 features

Features

  • Style: contoured double-cutaway solid body
  • Body: paulownia
  • Neck: bolt-on maple
  • Neck profile: ultra-thin
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: dots
  • Scale length: 25-1/2″
  • No. of frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Bridge: 6 screw vintage tremolo
  • Tuners: die-cast
  • Neck pickup: single-coil
  • Middle pickup: single-coil
  • Bridge pickup: Humbucking
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-way blade pickup selector

The Rogue G10 amp

Rogue G10 is a 10w solid-state amplifier that’s perfect for the novice. Why? Well because it has all the basic features of an amplifier (volume, gain, treble and bass controls) with a 3.5″ speaker.

You won’t be rattling the windows with this, but you won’t be getting angry calls from the neighbors either. It also has a headphone jack, so you can practice in silence, for late night or early morning sessions.

The Rogue G10 also has a Power boost select button, for a little extra oomph, when desired.

The Rogue G-10 is a great starter amp and will continue to serve as a practice tool for those that graduate to a larger amp.

Rogue G-10 Features

  • Compact size (weighs just over 7 lbs.)
  • Boost Switch for clean or overdriven sound
  • Master volume
  • 2-band tone control
  • 1/4″ Headphone out
  • Lighted on/off switch
  • 1 3.5″ speaker

What’s not included

About the only things not included in this starter pack are instructional books and dvds to learn to play guitar, and a guitar case. But the dvds and books are best purchased separately That way they will more closely match reading level (child vs. adult for instance) and musical interest (blues, rock, metal…).

And a case isn’t needed for a guitar that’s used primarily at home for practice. The gig bag is enough protection for travel to and from a friend’s house.

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Peavey Raptor Backstage II Electric Guitar and Amp Value Pack Review.

This review of the Peavey Raptor Backstage II Electric Guitar and Amp Value Pack is broken down into 3 main parts: peavey raptor backstage pack, the Backstage amp, and the Raptor guitar itself.

The Peavey Raptor is a good, basic but versatile guitar. Excellent for beginners with a tight budget.

 

Peavey Raptor Backstage Pack

The Raptor Backstage II Pack is an excellent way to start an aspiring guitarist on the right path. Not only does this guitar pack include everything needed to start playing electric guitar, but it also includes the Total Musician Series™ instructional DVD to help kick-start beginners.

Peavey Raptor Backstage II Electric Guitar and Amp Value Pack Review

What’s included:

  • Raptor® Plus EX guitar
  • Transtube® Backstage® amp
  • nylon gig bag
  • digital tuner
  • strap
  • extra strings
  • cable
  • picks

(and of course, the Total Musician Series™ instructional DVD )

Peavey Backstage Amp

Peavey’s Backstage amp is a 10-watt, solid state amp that uses their patented TransTube technology to emulate the sound, warmth and “push back” of tube amplifiers. The Backstage also includes a separate input for jamming along to your favorite tracks on CD or mp3 player and a headphone input so you don’t disturb the neighbors.

  • 6″ custom-designed speaker
  • TransTube® preamp with 2 switchable channels
  • Volume and TransTube Overdrive controls
  • 2-band (hi -low) EQ
  • Tape/CD input for practice
  • Headphone jack
  • 10W (RMS)

Peavey Raptor® Plus EX electric guitar

Peavey’s Raptor® Plus EX electric guitar is a 25-1/2″ scale solid body guitar that’s well constructed and comfortable to play.

Feature include:

  • Dual-expanding truss rod with wrenchless, easy access adjustment wheel
  • 3 pickups – 1 Humbucker, and 2 single coil (HSS) configuration
  • Tremolo bridge
  • Master volume and tone controls
  • 5-way pickup selector, hum canceling in second and fourth position
  • Dual action torsion rod
  • The HSS pickup configuration provides for extra versatility in tone.

Here’s an example of the Raptor sound during the solo of the Beatles’ Let It Be, so you can see what it’s capable of:

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