Fender has fulfilled the downside of Lyxpro. Such as poor amp quality. But the fender short-scale Stratocaster recovered the issue.
It has also reduced the pain of short-fingered guys/girls. The frets are not too high. One can practice their basic and advanced chord through this.
This guitar also allows five-way switching. With these ways, a guitarist can switch the tone of single coils. The three single coils offer a bright and crunchy sound. It reflects the real pop and 70s classic rock.
One of the biggest reasons for this sound is its materials. The Canadian maple wood neck and rosewood fingerboard gave a real boost on music.
Including the six strings hardtail, Fender short scale guitar snatched the short-fingered guitar players. Yet, it could not win the long-fingered guitarist. The reason is for some advanced guitar solos.
Some guitar solos need advanced techniques. This is the beauty of guitar solos. It reminds me of John Mayers “slow dancing in a burning room.”
Every guitar tone reminds me of a signature tone. Best Choice did the same. It recalls me the beginner rock n roll and blues songs like – “smells like teen spirit” and “love is vain”.
All this legendary song can be played on this guitar. The structure and build quality are specialized for rock n roll and blues.
For example, the body has a touch of hardwood. Hardwood is best for a warm sound. For this warm sound, there is also a strong reason. That is the single-coil pickup.
As a newbie guitar player, learners can make a robust tonal sense with this. The tone could be better with a slight improvement of fret adjustment.
Yet, I would say a better choice within $500. Within this price, Best Choice offers a complete guitar package.
It includes an amp, tuner, extra set of strings and straps. The package also offers 10ft long guitar cable ad battery. This means you can play the guitar on battery power. Overall, a sweet inspiration for the beginners.
“I just need to start” if that is your goal? Go for the Stedman pro. This guitar is streamlined for beginners.
It has a full scale and a maple neck. On top of the neck, there is a brass tuner. These tuners are sustainable. You don’t have to worry about that, because Stedman introduces rosewood fret with an adjusted fret.
Noodling and riff will sound better than an average beginner guitar. All this is possible for aligning the tuner pegs, strings, frets and bridge with proper measurement.
Our experts said, “it’s best for a birthday gift for teenagers”. Yeah, I agree with them because the package includes all guitar essentials.
It includes -gig bag, strings, guitar cord, amps and more. So, you are one step closer to starting your guitar journey.
Perfect for teenagers.
Maple wood neck.
Stedman could improve the string quality better. It rusts fast.
When I was writing this review, I heard the sound of Rockjam ST. The clean tone sounds fantastic, but the distortion mood is full of noise.
I even yelled over my twin for that noisy sound. Maybe the amp is the reason for that lousy noise and hum. But the vague cleared after putting it with my regular paddle. It sounds the same as my brother.
Sigh! I thought Rockjam would do a decent justice with this guitar. My expectation is burned after checking the single-coil pickup.
The quality of the pickup is not good enough, but the wood construction is high. Maple wood neck and rosewood fingerboard ensure a smooth noodling.
Yet, I am not satisfied with the performance. If I have to recommend this guitar, then its better for two months of free lessons.
I am frustrated with the overall performance.
Electric guitar buying guide: A Proven electric guitar buying formula
I am sorry if I turn your confidence down through my last review. But hey! It’s my job to guide you for the best solution. As a part of my job, here is another buying guide. Read it aloud:
Decide the budget first:
In my review, I organized different price guitars. All the guitars have different output based on the price. For example, Rockjam and Sawtooth are not high ends or even moderate.
These guitars are average because of price. So, decide the price first, then jump to my second section.
There are numerous woods used in guitar parts. Mahogany, Rosewood, and maple wood are the best combination for a warm and bright sound. In that case, I can recommend the Fender Stratocaster series. Their overall qualities are good.
The sound quality is highly dependent on pickups. It sounds like dry or wet relies on different coils. For example, a single-coil pickup has a bright and crispy sound.
But the humbucker pickup sounds wet. It’s kind of heavy like butter. So, decide your pickup based on the music genre.
It depends on the finger size. So, if you are a short-fingered person, try short scale guitar. Otherwise, the regular size is good enough.
Guitar weight is another major factor. Since most of your practice, jamming and performance will occur on standing, you need to consider the weight. My suggestion is: choose the guitar weight according to your physical weight.
Most of the guitar manufacturers offer full packages. The package includes amp, strings, guitar picks, gig bag, lesson books and more. This facility is proof of great customer service.
Still, there is a question about quality. I did not find quality products in most of the cases. In some cases, gig bags are not durable, or strings are not good. So, check the guitar essentials before buying.
Strings, tuner pegs and fretboard:
No matter what is your budget, try to check and cross-check the strings and tuner pegs. I experience tuning inconsistency with some of my reviewed guitars. That’s because of material quality.
So I recommend you to strum, play some notes from the upper stream to downstream. This will help you to judge the strings, tuner peg and fretboard quality.
Finally, the most important thing is the sound. Without your expected sound, a guitar is none other than a waste. Deciding the desired sound is not tough. Just determine what do you want to do?
For example, I prefer a Stratocaster for ambient and pop composition. These series produce the exact tone I want.
Answer for the community:
I call it Frequently asked questions. Here are the answers.
1. Will electric guitar strings work on acoustic?
Electric guitar strings will work on acoustic guitar. But, you will not get that natural crunchy sound. This is because of significant differences.
Electric guitar strings are soft, and they build for enduring high tension. You can apply legato, blend, sweep picking and hybrid picking on it.
All the techniques feel better in electric guitar, but the mentioned techniques are not suitable for acoustic guitar strings. These strings are made for acoustic stuff because of its hard tension.
So, it is wise to use the right strings for the right guitar.
2. How long will electric guitar last
There is no time limitation. I have been using my fender acoustic for 10 years, and it still sounds great. If you can take care of your guitar in a regular schedule, it can last up to 100 years! That’s what experts say.
3. Which electric guitar is the easiest to play?
Guitar playing is a kind of skill. So no rocket science will easy up your guitar playing. I cannot suggest which guitar is more comfortable to play. But I can recommend which guitar you can play to learn the skill faster.
In that case, Fender should be your First Choice. Their strings, pickup and total guitar alignment, is designed for easy learning.
4. What electric guitar to buy for beginners?
Many experts prefer to buy a starter guitar kit because these are specially designed for beginners. The overall built quality is good for beginner’s fingers. I think an example will help you to understand the statements. Lyxpro 39 is a perfect starter guitar.
Super electric guitar playing tips:
This a bonus part for beginners, here some easy tips that may help you to learn the electric guitar fast.
Practice one lesson at one week consistently.
Use metronome during playing. It will help you to understand the time signature.
Know how to mute the extra noise.
Observe the expert guitar holding techniques.
Learn a new exercise every week. It can be twice in a week depends on mastery.
Don’t memorize the shape, memorize the locations of notes.
Try different guitar tunes; this will help you to learn better guitar skills.
Subscribe some gurus from youtube.
Imitate their playing, then invent your style.
Create something from your entire learning. It will help you to know your flaws.
Assess your progress.
By following the tips, you can improve your playing better. Now, let’s move to the closing session. In my entire article, I try to solve one problem, that is: how to get rid of stress once and for all.
I believe my best electric guitar under $500 did the job. My goal is to give you a detailed guideline so that you don’t need to fumble in the darkness. If this article helps you get the right guideline, don’t forget to share it with your close one.
Ben Laughlin is the guitar king of our Musical Instru team. He can play a range of guitars, including classical guitars, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, and bass guitars. He keeps vast knowledge on all these types of guitars.
He chooses most of our reviewed guitars. Besides, most of our guitar reviews are done by him. He knows what to mention and what not to.
Ben Laughlin also plays a significant role in our instrument testing department. He deeply inspects the parts of each guitar and suggests what's best about it. He also ensures that you get the best instrument in the market.