Everybody remembers their first instrument.

A great beginner instrument is affordable but well made. Some cheaper instruments may provide friction for learning beyond a certain stage, but our top picks are the best budget instruments that still let you explore, play and learn without being held back by poor quality.

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Yamaha Gigmaker F310 Guitar Pack

The Yamaha F310 is an excellent quality Spruce top guitar and their Gigmaker310 package includes all the accessories you'd need to get going. Featuring a digital tuner, gigbag, strap, string winder, spare strings, picks and a capo are all in the box, you won't really need anything else to get started on your playing journey!

Great quality and nice sound at a very affordable price, plus a 5-year warranty. It's easy to see why this is a first choice guitar package for beginners.

Yamaha Gigmaker10 Electric Guitar Pack

For the electric player it's hard to look past the Gigmaker10 package also from Yamaha. You not only get a their Pacifica model guitar, but also a tuner, picks, strap, string winder, and spare strings and an eye-catching and excellent sounding 10w VOX guitar amp.

The Pacifica guitar is the budget-friendly version of Yamaha's flagship model. The Pacifica is a versatile instrument that gives you the single-coil sound of the similarly priced Squires of the range but with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position for extra hot lead sounds.

For a beginner - Yamaha's Gigmaker packs get you playing with quality crafted gear that should last you a good while on your electric guitar journey.

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Yamaha DTX402KPLUS Electronic Drum Kit

For people learning to play the drums and want something compact and not as deep an investment as an acoustic kit, electronic drums make a lot of sense.

An electronic kit lets you mix and match sounds to your taste, all without annoying the neighbours (or people in your own house) thanks to headphones! For gigs, you can just plug into PA speakers or the many drum speakers now on the market and you are ready to rock.

Pearl Roadshow-X 5pc Drum Kit

The Pearl Roadshow-X package includes everything you need to play right out of the box; Hardware plus extra B-50 boom stand, D-50 Throne, Zildjian Planet Z Cymbal Pack 14/16/20" and even a pair of  drumsticks.

All you'll need in one unbeatable package from Pearl, one of the biggest names in drums.

And if you wanted a break from the noise, practice pads let you hone your skills without going deaf.

Evans RF12G 12" ReelFeel Practice Pad

RealFeel™ by Evans™ practice pads are the most popular practice pad option available. Featuring a natural gum rubber playing surface with a dark gray fabric finish which resists wear and tear, RealFeel™ by Evans™ practice pads provide the best practice substitute to an acoustic drum. A variety of models are available to suit individual practice requirements.

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Yamaha NP32 76-note Piano-style Keyboard

From the first note, Yamaha's Piaggero NP-32 will amaze you with its compact size and high-quality voices it features. From the beautiful, rich tones sampled from one of Yamaha’s finest concert grand pianos, to a sweet electric piano and other great-sounding voices that are fun to play.

Modestly priced with fantastic sounds and quality consistent from Yamaha, backed by a 5-year warranty. Easy to see why these are a very popular option to starting out!

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Brass & Woodwind

Pearl P500 Student Flute

Pearl has designed its newest student flute to be the highest quality, best performing and affordable student flute on the market today.

Flute teachers want a quality flute that is affordable for students.  It needs to be reliable and offer great performance so that every new flute student can develop a great sound and excellent technique.  With this in mind, Pearl has introduced the new PF500 series to meet this need.

OCL400 Premiere Bb Clarinet

This may be one of the most affordable Clarinets we sell but that certainly does not make it ‘cheap’ by any means.
The ABS body is extremely durable and relatively maintenance free, but plays great and feels very much like natural wood.
As a bonus feature it does come with 2 different barrel length attachments which means you can adapt to multiple tuning situations to fit in with whatever the full orchestra may be doing.

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If none of these take your fancy don't worry, there's plenty more where that came from!
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