Best Electric Guitar Beginner Kits in 2020



Donner DST-1S Solid Full-Size 39 Inch Electric Guitar Kit Sunburst Package with Amplifier, Bag, Capo, Strap, String, Tuner, Cable and Pick Review:


Keep in mind that this is a beginner level guitar and not targeted toward guitarist that have been playing for years. That being said, I am actually really impressed with this guitar and the rest of the kit.
Guitar:
The materials are lesser grade (tuning heads, pickups, bridge etc.) as you expect on a beginner model guitar, but the overall its put together well. The neck is a bit more bulky than I would prefer, but it feels pretty good with a satin feel. The frets are dressed really well. I've several student level guitars and the frets usually dig into your hand, but that's not an issue with the Donner guitar. It also looks like it's even made from actually wood and not cheap plywood. I haven't taken off the pick guard to check though.
Amp:
The amp was much smaller than I had expected. I've included a picture of my iPhone 6 in front of it for reference. The distortion channel seems to only have one level of distortion, but the clean channel is pretty decent. It even has a built in battery and is extremely easy to pick it up and move to a different room (which is nice for the parents of aspiring guitarist).
Accessories:
The cable is good quality. I use Donner cables on my own pedal board. The tuner arrived broken, Donner quickly sent me a replacement. I was really impressed with their customer service. The capo is so good. I tried it out on a couple other guitars and it seems to work well. The strap, picks and strings are also good.
Overall, this guitar kit is a really good value for the price. I've been playing guitar for 13 years now and actually found myself having fun playing this guitar. I would recommend this to a freind



Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack (Ebony) Review:


This guitar set is the PERFECT set up for the beginner. The guitar itself costs $169 on Amazon. This set comes with a small practice amp, cable to attach guitar to amp, nylon guitar strap, a few pics, a guitar tuner, and a gig bag, which by itself sells for $19. The great thing about this is it is specificlly aimed at the beginner, and comes with everything you need to start playing right away, without having to do homework and figure out the accessories you want/need when as a beginner you don't really know and aren't that interested in, you just want to start playing! Well not only is the guitar in this set a really good quality guitar, you get the periphery items that will definitely work for you as you're just starting out, that you will very much most likely upgrade after you figure out what you want. The amp is a really nice amp. It is small and louder than you'd imagine. It has bass and treble settings, a headphone out jack, and an input that you can plug a standard ipod headphone cable into so you can play your ipod out the amp speaker and "jam" along. The cable that attaches to the guitar and to the amp is about ten feet long, one end is right angled. The amp runs off regular US 120V power. The guitar is much more beautiful in person than you can tell from the picture. It is very well made. Mine had a couple of very very small cosmetic blemishes that are hardly noticible. The sound of the guitar is good as well. It does indeed sound different than my Fender Squire Stratocaster, but not in a bad way at all. It has a "warm" tone to it. It has some heft to it, but is not what I would consider "heavy." Epiphone is owned by Gibson, and the Epiphone line is much like the Squire line of Fender products; a beginner and cost friendly alternitive while having similar apperance to their much much more expensive brethern. The included tuner didn't have instructions, and took me messing with it for quite some time to figure out what it wanted, and is quite finnicky. It includes battery. It works fine. The nylon strap that connects to the guitar that you wear over your shoulder is highly adjustable, and could probably be adjusted down or up to fit a small child or a very large adult. The "gig bag" guitar case has a big pocket that you can use to store a couple song books or whatever. It too has a sling strap you can tote over your shoulder, or you can use its handle. The pics it comes with are just as good as any other pics. Mine was shipped in the box shown with a plain brown box with padding surrounding it, so you can order this as a gift and not worry about it being not wrapped.

So why order this set for $30 more than just the guitar? Well, as a beginner you don't really know what you want yet. It's better to start out with decent, cheaper items and go up from there. Here you have a base to build upon. Since purchasing this set, I've upgraded the case to a hard case for travel, bought some new pics, and bought a Snark tuner,(<$15) and bought a nicer, stylish and more comfortable guitar strap. So for $30, I figured out what works and what doesn't. The amp and cable and guitar are great, and in no way are needing upgrades for the beginner. The bag, guitar strap, and tuner work, and are fine, but I quickly grew out of them. All in all, this is very much worth $199!!!

-As a side note for any future players interested in self paced guitar instruction, the set I chose after hours of research and is VERY highly reguarded as being excellent for beginners, is called "Learn and Master Guitar." by Gibson. They have a website and the more complete set which I got is right around $200. They also have it here on Amazon, but I'm not sure if you get all the extra "bonus dics." Anyway, the instruction is terrific and I never thought I'd be able to play guitar!

-As far as the included online instruction that is included with this set, I never used it so I can't comment on that.

Have a great time learning guitar!! :-)

-Shane

****-UPDATE-**** July 29, 2014
Well, since purchasing this as my first guitar, I've since bought a few other guitars, most recently a Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO, $499. Well, build wise, the Plustop PRO is much fancier and stylish, heavier, and just way nicer to look at. Aesthetically terrific. HOWEVER, even tho the Plustop PRO has different pickups, different tone selectors, has a glued on neck, better workmanship, quite honestly the sound of this budget Epiphone LP guitar is really not worth the extra $330. For the looks, yes, but actual SOUND, not too much of a discernible difference. I wish it were a huge difference in sound, but in all reality, not so much. I get a few more sounds from the Plustop due to the coil tapping feature and the slightly better pickups, but, again, not a crazy noticeable difference. I notice after messing around for a bit with the Plustop, I grab this one,(its WAY lighter) and rip on it. Just as easy to play. I contend this Epiphone is still a GREAT buy! Also, if you want a little bit more fancier looking guitar, the next step up from this one is the Epiphone LP-100,($249), which has a some better color options and also has second set of tone and volume knobs, and is a bit beefier physically than this model. The pickups however are EXACTLY the same, so most likely you'll get the same sound as this one. So spending the extra $80 may be worth it to you if you want a bit better looking guitar.

***UPDATE FEB.2015*** Well, I've since progressed quite a bit in my playing, and I've acquired many more guitars. This one has now been assigned duty as my primary Slide Guitar, as I use an open tuning on it. So, if you're thinking about buying this and wondering about progressing, you can still find a use for it! Still sounds great, and I think this is one outstanding purchase for a first guitar!

*********UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015***********
I recently took a break from playin' the blues and picked up my AC/DC guitar play along book. "Dirty Deeds" looked fairly "easy" to learn the first few measures, so I went about trying to get the sound of Angus Young on my Fender Stratocaster and Mustang III amp. I just could NOT get that thick, whole, bass'y sound I was looking for, no matter how much I messed about with the knobs. This Epiphone Les Paul Special II, my first 'baby', was sitting right in my closet, and I remembered how nice and full she sounded, so I plugged her in and found a good setting on my amp and bingo, PERFECT MATCH!! This guitar, while kinda plain looking, produces a really full, thick sound. Great guitar. Still!



LyxPro Full Size Electric Guitar with 20w Amp, Package Includes All Accessories, Digital Tuner, Strings, Picks, Tremolo Bar, Shoulder Strap, and Case Bag Complete Beginner Starter kit Pack,Sunburst Review:


Total beginner, old guy (51 years) and just starting and I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. The guitar itself, from what little I know, looks great. But from watching videos and stuff while trying to learn I've noticed that this is indeed a cheap guitar set, but a few tweaks certainly made it more fun to play with and to use. It came with everything shown, the guitar, the tuner, the amplifier, the cord, the allen wrenches, the pics, the strings, the whammy bar, the gig bag and the strap. It was packaged well, and came when it was said it would come. One thing that upset me the most was that I paid 160.00 USD for this and within a week and a half it had dropped 20 bucks in price, but hey, what can you do, right?

This all being said, this is my take (as a major beginner) on each item:

1. Obviously, the strings are crap. I actually had read in the reviews that this guitar needed new strings in the reviews, but after three of them broke within the first two weeks, I got some NYXL strings and WOW!!! there is a MAJOR difference in tone and feel. My guitar actually stays in tune for several days! Negative - 2 stars for the strings

2. The picks, to me, weren't worth it at all - I got some thicker ones with grips and they work much better for me. They don't feel like they will break and Im not constantly fighting to keep them in the correct position. This is my opinion of course and may just be something stupid lol! 2 stars for me

3. The guitar strap isn't worth the weight it added to the package, which was very little. It won't stay in place and is uncomfortable. Do yourself a favor and just order a different one that looks cool. I got a Koolemon Black and Whit Grid Pattern strap that I LOVE for like 6 bucks. Stays on and isn't budging, plus its a bit longer and looks great! Negative -10 stars on the strap.

4. The Tuner works pretty well, but when used alongside a tuning app on my phone, it didn't exactly match up (The app is from Fender, and I used another one called Guitartuna). So, honestly, Im not really sure which one is more accurate. However, the tuner that comes with this set is small and pretty indiscreet so I like it. 4 stars on the tuner

5. Cord to the amplifier from the guitar is good. Fits very well in the connections and doesn't wiggle around. 5 stars

6. Extra strings are just more of the junk ones they sent already strung. Get rid of them and get a good set of strings and I promise you will enjoy this guitar so much more! Negative - 2 stars again

7. The gig bag is ok for keeping stuff off your guitar and to keep it from getting scratched up. However, I wouldn't trust it to carry the guitar from place to place. No padding at all, though the stuff it's made of feels pretty sturdy. I just want to get a new one with some padding. 3.5 stars for the bag

8. The amplifier - I live in a downstairs apartment and it;s the perfect size. Doesn't take up much space, and has more than enough loudness that I can bother the upstairs neighbors with, hahahahaha! It has an overdrive button, a gain dial, a bass dial, a treble dial and a volume dial. All feel like they fit well and move pretty well. You won't rock any concert halls with it, but you can entertain an audience in your house with it! No crackles, or squeals, or anything like that. Sounds really good for a tiny thing. Depending on what you want, 5 stars on the amplifier because its much better than I thought it would be.

9. The guitar itself. Body is clean with no scratches, dents or dings. The neck, to my untrained eye, looks very straight. Love the black on black color scheme this guitar has. The action (for those of you like me who are just learning is the distance of the strings from the frets) was pretty high. I tried adjusting them down, and think I got them kinda right, but some of the frets themselves need some work, I think. I believe a couple of them are too high. Technically, I think maybe the pickups are pretty cheap, but to my untrained ear, they sound pretty good. Maybe I'll get some new ones from Fender and see what happens. The volume and tone knobs are pretty tight on the posts and aren't bad. However, I do believe that maybe the 2 tone dials need to be replaced as they don't seem to affect the tone of the guitar much in the 1, 3 and 5 slider positions. Like I have to turn them WAY down to even hear a change on the 2nd and 4th positions of the slider, and I hear no change in the other positions. The slider(?) which has 5 selections seems good and solid, and they do change the way the guitar sounds. It has a tremolo and whammy bar which seemed really unnecessarily difficult to move, though I don't use it. Ive been thinking of changing the tremolo out but it seems ok - the intonation on this guitar is not way off (again for beginners like me - thats the sound the string makes with open strings tuned to E A D G B E and when played on the 12th fret should be E A D G B E and in tune as close as possible.) The tuning pegs - I think they're called machine something or other? - seem a little twitchy to me so maybe a new set are in order. Like when you are tuning it, you have to make sure your fingers aren't touching them or it will give you a false positive. Overall, I think with a little bit of work, this is a great guitar - not pro by any means, but it certainly has hooked me. Since I can't afford a start from Fender or Ibanez or wherever yet, this one will do and if I can add the pieces I need, maybe I can make it a superfrankenstrat over time, lol. I give the guitar a 4 star rating.

As others have said, this is a great guitar for a beginner, or possibly a more experienced player who wants to mess around with a cheap guitar and see what they can do with it. It certainly has hooked me, and I practice on it every day for about 30 minutes to an hour and a half - Ive learned 3 chords in the 3 weeks since I got it and use Rocksmith in between times. I wish they had blue, but eh, the black looks good! Now I just need to find a guitar tech and have them set it up right for me. So, get this guitar, get different strings and a strap and start playing!



Full Size Electric Bass Guitar Starter Beginner Pack with Amp Case Strap Black Package Review:


So when I first started thinking about getting a bass I knew i wouldnt be able to buy the top of the line $800 bass. So i took chance on getting this starter set and I do not regret anything.

The Bass:

Pros:
-Holds tune
-Sounds great
-Pick up are still working fine
-Comfortable weight (After a few hours your shoulder may hurt but I think if you get a better strap you should be fine)
-Very beginner friendly

Cons:
-After a while i started to hear a little buzz/rattleing sound from the head but I do not know where its at.
-Dont feel the tone knob effects to much of anything

AMP:

Pros:
-Very loud. (dont be a fool like me and crank it up thinking it doesnt pack a punch)

Cons:
-Nothing

Bag: Its a bag, not much to review on that.

Overall: I feel this bass will lead me on to get a better quality and more professional bass. This bass is a beast and even tho it includes picks to start with im kinda leaning more to using my fingers. This bass will last you a while you lean the basics. Great use of tax returns.



LyxPro 39 inch Electric Guitar Kit Bundle with 20w Amplifier, All Accessories, Digital Clip On Tuner, Six Strings, Two Picks, Tremolo Bar, Shoulder Strap, Case Bag Starter kit Pack Full Size Review:


Total beginner, old guy (51 years) and just starting and I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. The guitar itself, from what little I know, looks great. But from watching videos and stuff while trying to learn I've noticed that this is indeed a cheap guitar set, but a few tweaks certainly made it more fun to play with and to use. It came with everything shown, the guitar, the tuner, the amplifier, the cord, the allen wrenches, the pics, the strings, the whammy bar, the gig bag and the strap. It was packaged well, and came when it was said it would come. One thing that upset me the most was that I paid 160.00 USD for this and within a week and a half it had dropped 20 bucks in price, but hey, what can you do, right?

This all being said, this is my take (as a major beginner) on each item:

1. Obviously, the strings are crap. I actually had read in the reviews that this guitar needed new strings in the reviews, but after three of them broke within the first two weeks, I got some NYXL strings and WOW!!! there is a MAJOR difference in tone and feel. My guitar actually stays in tune for several days! Negative - 2 stars for the strings

2. The picks, to me, weren't worth it at all - I got some thicker ones with grips and they work much better for me. They don't feel like they will break and Im not constantly fighting to keep them in the correct position. This is my opinion of course and may just be something stupid lol! 2 stars for me

3. The guitar strap isn't worth the weight it added to the package, which was very little. It won't stay in place and is uncomfortable. Do yourself a favor and just order a different one that looks cool. I got a Koolemon Black and Whit Grid Pattern strap that I LOVE for like 6 bucks. Stays on and isn't budging, plus its a bit longer and looks great! Negative -10 stars on the strap.

4. The Tuner works pretty well, but when used alongside a tuning app on my phone, it didn't exactly match up (The app is from Fender, and I used another one called Guitartuna). So, honestly, Im not really sure which one is more accurate. However, the tuner that comes with this set is small and pretty indiscreet so I like it. 4 stars on the tuner

5. Cord to the amplifier from the guitar is good. Fits very well in the connections and doesn't wiggle around. 5 stars

6. Extra strings are just more of the junk ones they sent already strung. Get rid of them and get a good set of strings and I promise you will enjoy this guitar so much more! Negative - 2 stars again

7. The gig bag is ok for keeping stuff off your guitar and to keep it from getting scratched up. However, I wouldn't trust it to carry the guitar from place to place. No padding at all, though the stuff it's made of feels pretty sturdy. I just want to get a new one with some padding. 3.5 stars for the bag

8. The amplifier - I live in a downstairs apartment and it;s the perfect size. Doesn't take up much space, and has more than enough loudness that I can bother the upstairs neighbors with, hahahahaha! It has an overdrive button, a gain dial, a bass dial, a treble dial and a volume dial. All feel like they fit well and move pretty well. You won't rock any concert halls with it, but you can entertain an audience in your house with it! No crackles, or squeals, or anything like that. Sounds really good for a tiny thing. Depending on what you want, 5 stars on the amplifier because its much better than I thought it would be.

9. The guitar itself. Body is clean with no scratches, dents or dings. The neck, to my untrained eye, looks very straight. Love the black on black color scheme this guitar has. The action (for those of you like me who are just learning is the distance of the strings from the frets) was pretty high. I tried adjusting them down, and think I got them kinda right, but some of the frets themselves need some work, I think. I believe a couple of them are too high. Technically, I think maybe the pickups are pretty cheap, but to my untrained ear, they sound pretty good. Maybe I'll get some new ones from Fender and see what happens. The volume and tone knobs are pretty tight on the posts and aren't bad. However, I do believe that maybe the 2 tone dials need to be replaced as they don't seem to affect the tone of the guitar much in the 1, 3 and 5 slider positions. Like I have to turn them WAY down to even hear a change on the 2nd and 4th positions of the slider, and I hear no change in the other positions. The slider(?) which has 5 selections seems good and solid, and they do change the way the guitar sounds. It has a tremolo and whammy bar which seemed really unnecessarily difficult to move, though I don't use it. Ive been thinking of changing the tremolo out but it seems ok - the intonation on this guitar is not way off (again for beginners like me - thats the sound the string makes with open strings tuned to E A D G B E and when played on the 12th fret should be E A D G B E and in tune as close as possible.) The tuning pegs - I think they're called machine something or other? - seem a little twitchy to me so maybe a new set are in order. Like when you are tuning it, you have to make sure your fingers aren't touching them or it will give you a false positive. Overall, I think with a little bit of work, this is a great guitar - not pro by any means, but it certainly has hooked me. Since I can't afford a start from Fender or Ibanez or wherever yet, this one will do and if I can add the pieces I need, maybe I can make it a superfrankenstrat over time, lol. I give the guitar a 4 star rating.

As others have said, this is a great guitar for a beginner, or possibly a more experienced player who wants to mess around with a cheap guitar and see what they can do with it. It certainly has hooked me, and I practice on it every day for about 30 minutes to an hour and a half - Ive learned 3 chords in the 3 weeks since I got it and use Rocksmith in between times. I wish they had blue, but eh, the black looks good! Now I just need to find a guitar tech and have them set it up right for me. So, get this guitar, get different strings and a strap and start playing!



Stedman Pro EG39-TGRB-10W Beginner Series Electric Guitar with Case, Strap, Cable, Capo, Picks, Electronic Tuner, String Winder and Polish Cloth, 10W Amp, Transparent Green/Black Picguard Review:


I ordered this as a birthday gift to myself as it's been about 20 years (wow, that seems like a long time ago) since I bought a new guitar for myself. I haven't played as much in the last few years and wanted something I could play at night when the wife was asleep and not bother her. This fits the bill nicely. The amp is garbage, and the tone controls barely do anything on the guitar. Also there are some microphonics in one of the pickups. It still plays well and sounds decent. The amp really could be better, but for a $90 starter kit it's fantastic. If the amp had been a better built unit this would have easily been a 5 star review. The action is light, and after stressing the strings it's stayed in tune perfectly.



Best Choice Products 39in Full Size Beginner Electric Guitar Starter Kit with Case, Strap, 10W Amp, Strings, Pick, Tremolo Bar (Blue) Review:


FIRST - This is not a a paid review. I received no compensation nor discount for this product. I bought it, I tried it, I liked it, I rated it here.
In August of 2016 I had a brain fart, "lets buy the boys guitars for Christmas" . We have 7 Grand-kids. the 4 boys came first, then 2 sweet little girls, and one still in the oven.
I decided to buy one of these kits just to see if they were any good. WOW was I impressed. I have several guitars and I have play professionally ( and on worship tams for free) so I know what I want a guitar to sound like and feel like and play like.
These knock off Stratacasters were just the ticket. After getting the first test guitar set up and tuned and after playing it for about an hour ( I like to play when the guitar is in tune) I ordered 2 more of these kits (2 blue, 1 green per the boys preference) and one junior kit for the youngest boy > RED Junior Kids Mini 3/4 Electric Guitar Amp Starter Pack, Guitar, Tremolo, Amplifier, Gig Bag, Strap, Cable, & DirectlyCheap(TM) Translucent Blue Medium Guitar Pick <

TO be honest , right out of the box they played terrible. But I could easily see why -- they needed to be "Set Up". This is true for even new expensive guitars - they all need to be set up.

This is the process of making sure the neck is aligned and not bowed, then adjusting all of the bridge pieces to get the correct string heights and make sure they are adjusted to the proper mathematical musical length. Depending on how badly these are not set up properly this can take an hour or two, but if you are even a novice player, if you can watch you tube, there are instructions galore on how to set up an electric guitar.

Once I get these set up I was very impressed at the play-abiity and intonation of these great inexpensive instruments.
For about $100 you (or a child) can be on your way to becoming a player. This is something that you can get a young child that if the interest wanes, just put in away in the closet and in a few years if an interest gets sparked again, its there and waiting for you to have another go at it.

For reference, the age ranges of our boys are from 6 to 12. This guitar was just the right size for the 3 oldest and the shorter neck I review as well was the perfect size for the youngest one.( I neglected to consider how short his fingers are at this age, but he will grow into it, and have fun messing around with it until then.)
These can carry them from total goof off novice toy to being able to really play in a band in thier youth and not have to buy an expensive Fender or Gibson till they are older and seem to be into playing as a real hobby ( or the next Eric Clapton).
The Amp that comes with these is a nice little amp that will be plenty loud enough for starting out.
You get everything in the kit to be jammin' right out of the box.
I suggest getting the clip on tuner>Snark SN-5 Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Violin< and a pack of extra picks. My preference are standard size, medium to thin and if you can find the ones that aren't smooth they will be less likely to slip out of your fingers.

As a player and former performer I recommend these units as a great way to get anyone started in playing music with very little expense. If you are not sure about doing the set up your self you can probably find someone in your local area to do this for you at reasonable cost.
If you are in my area send me a message and we will see what we can do.
In short these are well worth the money to invest in someones musical future!!!!!
N8ACU



NEW! 30" Pink Wood Guitar with Case and Accessories Great Gift for Kids / Girls / Beginners (Standard) Review:


This is an amazing guitar! Perfect gift for my 10 year old daughter. Just to let you know that I am into music and following is my impression on this guitar:

The guitar is very well constructed, and is a strong piece made of all wood.
It's a very nice pink color - perfect for the girl.
It gives you real tunes and feels like a real guitar just in a smaller size for kids to handle it.
The exciting part here is that we also got anything she can need: spare strings, a few pics, shoulder straps - so she feels more secure and a nice bag to carry the guitar in (which is a saving of $15 - $20).

My daughter keeps playing with it whenever she can and feels like a million! It was the best gift I ever got her!!

Just need to say that I can also find myself playing on it.........ha...ha..



Full Size Black Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package Review:


Its a starting guitar, thats all you need to know. Without a doubt, at some point (if you're still into the craft) you're gonna have to upgrade, but it worked for me for about a year.
A few hassles I had to deal with-
1) The cord is complete shit. Don't even waste your time trying the thing, just buy this one - Kirlin Cable IWB-202PFGL-10/OL -10 feet- Straight to Right Angle 1/4-Inch Plug Premium Plus Instrument Cable, Olive Green Tweed Woven Jacket - This worked and still works for me with the amp, i love it, high quality.
2) The guitar tends to lose tune every time I played it, your gonna have to get into the habit of tuning it every practice. Not that big of a hassle, just something youll have to deal with.
3) The amp, hilariously, doesnt even say treble and bass - it says "high" and "low." doesnt effect much but just shows it is cheap.
4) The amp, does in fact have a distortion button. However, if you use it, the amps volume can't go down. Doesn't matter much to me cuz I love playing loud, although it is something you should be aware of. Its annoying sometimes.
5) Finally, the amp itself makes some static noises - especially with the distortion on. The cord i linked above helps a ton with it, though it still is annoying.

Alright, to be honest, you can probably find a better small amp out there. I realize that if youre looking into this package, you probably dont know much about guitars, which is fine. I didn't and it served its purpose for a year. I played "smells like teen spirit" by nirvanna, "shook me all nite long" acdc, and other awesome songs which is what we are all here for after all. All in all, the sunburst on the guitar looks sorta cool as well.



Donner DST-1B Full-Size 39 Inch Electric Guitar Black with Amplifier, Bag, Capo, Strap, String, Tuner, Cable and Pick Review:


Keep in mind that this is a beginner level guitar and not targeted toward guitarist that have been playing for years. That being said, I am actually really impressed with this guitar and the rest of the kit.
Guitar:
The materials are lesser grade (tuning heads, pickups, bridge etc.) as you expect on a beginner model guitar, but the overall its put together well. The neck is a bit more bulky than I would prefer, but it feels pretty good with a satin feel. The frets are dressed really well. I've several student level guitars and the frets usually dig into your hand, but that's not an issue with the Donner guitar. It also looks like it's even made from actually wood and not cheap plywood. I haven't taken off the pick guard to check though.
Amp:
The amp was much smaller than I had expected. I've included a picture of my iPhone 6 in front of it for reference. The distortion channel seems to only have one level of distortion, but the clean channel is pretty decent. It even has a built in battery and is extremely easy to pick it up and move to a different room (which is nice for the parents of aspiring guitarist).
Accessories:
The cable is good quality. I use Donner cables on my own pedal board. The tuner arrived broken, Donner quickly sent me a replacement. I was really impressed with their customer service. The capo is so good. I tried it out on a couple other guitars and it seems to work well. The strap, picks and strings are also good.
Overall, this guitar kit is a really good value for the price. I've been playing guitar for 13 years now and actually found myself having fun playing this guitar. I would recommend this to a freind