Top 3 Guitar Amps to Buy Under $200 for Beginner Guitar Players

peavey-vypyr-30-watt-guitar-amp-lessonsLet’s say you’re looking to buy an amp, but are unsure which one to get since you’re just starting out with playing guitar. You also don’t want to spend a lot.


Here’s a helpful countdown of the top three choices of experienced, Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher, Dyce Kimura.


Line 6 30 watt

Dyce says, “This guitar amp has all the effect you would need to really explore your guitar’s soundscape. It’s also extremely easy to use and is a great value for the price. This could be a good choice for heavy metal– especially nu-metal– and rock guitarists. It offers you tons of distortion and bass (maybe too much bass, I think). There are, however, a few downsides about this amp. Its cleaner-sounding tones are a bit disappointing. Also, it has only four, available preset tones. Lastly, I wouldn’t choose it if you’re interested in playing blues, R ‘n B or jazz.”


Mustang II

Dyce’s next pick is the Mustang. “My second favorite amp is extremely easy to use, the easiest of the three. I think it would be a wonderful choice for blues, jazz and pop music. The Mustang has some really nice (close to authentic) Fender tones. However, it only comes with a limited number of effects. It has little bass response, either.”


Peavey Vypyr 30 watt

“Hands down, this guitar amp is my personal favorite,” Dyce says. “It’s the most versatile, with lots of bass and mids and highs. Add to this its full range of effects and amp types. Which genres would this work for? It would almost be easier to list the ones it wouldn’t fit, since it really is excellent. Try it for blues, rock, funk, jazz and pop. The amp is just that versatile! Another great feature is that there are plenty of memory presets (twelve). The Vypyr also gives lots of opportunities for programming. The only drawback that I can see is that it’s a bit complicated to use.”


With this guide in hand, with Dyce’s top 3 guitar amps to buy under $200 for beginner guitar players, you can feel confident in your search.