Getting a new guitar amp can be a daunting task for a beginning guitar player. Before purchasing an amp it is important to ask yourself a couple of questions. The first question you should ask yourself is, "What will I be using this amp for?". If you plan to just play for yourself in a bedroom then a small practice amp such as a Fender Champion 20 will do. This will allow for a nice sound level and includes some minimal built-in effects. If you eventually want to play with a band you might want an amp that has a bit more power to it. The Orange Crush 20RT fits this well and has a built-in tuner and reverb. This leads to the second question, "What kind of effects do I want to have?". You can get a minimal amp and then add effects pedals to it, such as the Fender Frontman 10g. Or you can get an amp that has multiple effects built in such as the Blackstar IdCore 10. This is a nice choice as it is great for playing Mp3 music and figuring out how effects can be used in guitar playing, without spending a great deal of money on effects. A final choice could be getting rid of the amp altogether and using an amp modeler such as the Headrush Gigboard. The Headrush uses a touchscreen and can be used with headphones or plugged into a sound system. It is a great way to learn about different types of amps and effects. If you have any questions about what might be best for you give us a call today and we would be happy to help.