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Beginners Acoustic Electric Guitars | A Shopping Guide for Christmas and Birthdays

Updated on May 8, 2011

If you have a lad that is interested in learning guitar but is not one to go mainstream with the typical electric guitar. You might want to consider an Acoustic electric model for them. The Acoustic electric guitar is really the best of both world in gutars, It does not require an amplifier to be heard, yet it can be hooked to an amp for the fun stuff like gutar effects, and making a joyful noise. The included beginner practice amps generally have a headphones connection so your player can practice even more softly to the outside world but keep your neighbors (and the rest of the family) happy while learning the chords and scales.

I picked the two models below because they are quality manufacturers and their instruments tend to hold their value over time. Additionally, if they get tucked away in the back of the closet for a few years, so long as they are stored in their case and the temp and humidity is comfortable for humans they will hold their tone as well when the interest is renewed.

The links below are to Amazon, but look for the  Zzounds retailer through Amazon because they are in my view the best in the business. I used them frequently while I worked in Morale Welfare and Recreation in Iraq and they ship to APO/FPO’s, as well as US Territories and now to Canada as well. They also ship to other countries but I have no experience outside the APO system for that so I am not well versed in their procedures for customs, and foreign payments.

They will match any advertised price on the internet, and as I stated earlier they do sell through Amazon as well.

Epiphone PR4-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Player Package

Epiphone introduces their first-ever acoustic-electric player package featuring everything you need to get started. At the heart of this all-in-one package is the new PR-4E acoustic-electric guitar with select Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides.
Epiphone introduces their first-ever acoustic-electric player package featuring everything you need to get started. At the heart of this all-in-one package is the new PR-4E acoustic-electric guitar with select Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. | Source

Fender FA-130 Acoustic-Electric Package

Model Name: FA-130 Acoustic/Electric Pack Model Number: 095-0810-100 Series: Concert Guitar Series Body Style: Concert Colors: (100) Black Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Top: Laminated Spruce Bracing: X Bracing Back and Sides: Laminated Basswood
Model Name: FA-130 Acoustic/Electric Pack Model Number: 095-0810-100 Series: Concert Guitar Series Body Style: Concert Colors: (100) Black Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Top: Laminated Spruce Bracing: X Bracing Back and Sides: Laminated Basswood | Source

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    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hmrjmr1 

      7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      PM - So good to see you lass! I am learning. And Hoping Santa will be good to me this year since I have been a good boy. (I think). Merry Christmas Lovie..

      :)

    • Pink Mingos profile image

      Pink Mingos 

      7 years ago from Mars

      Hammer, do you play? Great Hub, btw!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hmrjmr1 

      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Chris- It's never too late, Give it a go! Thanks for stopping by!

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I wish I had kept up with the guitar.. nice post, BigJohn!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hmrjmr1 

      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Granny's house - Bet they sound great together! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub! My husband taught our two sons to play. I love hearing them play together

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