In this review, we’re going to look at the best budget beginner electric guitars for 2021. As a professional full time guitar instructor, I’ve coached well over a thousand students, with many of them starting as beginners. The following guitars are recommended based on quality of price point, playability, and sound. These are recommended if you’re on a tight budget or not sure you (or perhaps your child) want to totally commit to the rigorous journey of learning to play the guitar, all of these guitars are right around $200 at the time of this post. If you feel like you will be a dedicated student and will commit to the long haul, then I recommend spending more money initially on a guitar that will last you longer.