While Pyle isn’t as well-known as Fender, Gibson, or Ibanez, they can be commended for their work in the entry-level market, and this super-budget electric guitar package – which includes a guitar, amplifier, and accessories – is a worthwhile option for the complete beginner who wants to try out this exciting instrument for the first time.
The aesthetics of the guitar in this pack can’t be faulted — it follows in the footsteps of countless others by employing the tried-and-true Stratocaster double-cutaway form, complete with curves in all the right places and a variety of color options. Because it’s built of solid paulownia with a 25.5″ scale length, it’s pleasant to handle and light enough for long practice sessions, whether standing or sitting. The guitar has a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and 22 frets that can handle everything from power chords to high lead work.
So everything looks fine, but how does it sound? The pickups are basic and low-end, as you’d expect from a pack of this budget, but they’re more than enough for beginners. Three single-coil pickups, one at the bridge, one at the neck, and one at the center, are controlled by three knobs: a master volume, two separate tone controls, and a five-way pickup selection switch.
What else do you get for your money except for a nice guitar? Then there’s the amplifier, which is a must-have if you want to produce a sound! And the amp in this set is a Pyle model with a 5″ speaker and a power output of 10 watts. You won’t be playing it live, but it’s great for bedroom practice and jamming with pals. There’s a headphone jack for private practice, as well as an auxiliary input for listening to music on an MP3 device or computer.
We’ve determined that the equipment included in this combination pack is rather basic – which is understandable given the low price. The guitar, on the other hand, is highly playable and comfortable, and it’s an excellent place to start learning the instrument. The amp is loud enough to disturb the neighbors while allowing you to hear your first chords clearly. You may want to upgrade as soon as you start advancing, but for total novices on a budget, this is a fantastic set.
Pyle Pro’s beginner electric guitar bundle will get you rocking in no time! It includes everything you’ll need to get going. The heart of this kit is a double-cutaway, solid-body guitar made of the finest woods: basswood for the body, rosewood for the fretboard, and Maplewood for the neck – all of which contribute to the instrument’s distinctive rich, clear tone. A 10-watt amp with a 6.5′ speaker, 3-band EQ, and overdrive is also included with the package. Picks, a travel bag, additional strings, and a tuner are also included in this set.