Find electric guitars at local music stores or chain music stores, such as Guitar World and Music Go Round, as of 2015. Electronics stores such as Best Buy sell electric guitars online and in store locations, and online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock have electric guitars for sale as well.
Guitar World sells electric guitars in stores and online. The store carries a variety of affordable and professional new guitar models from popular brands such as Gibson, Fender and Ibanez, as well as used models. Music Go Round is another music store with a local and online presence, but it specializes in selling used music equipment. Like Guitar World, it carries popular brands, and the prices vary from under $100 to several thousand dollars for an electric guitar.
Electronics stores and online retailers, such as Best Buy, Amazon.com and Overstock, have a more limited selection of guitars. Best Buy carries Maestro, Takamine, Archer, Fender and many other brands, while some of the brands carried at Amazon.com include Fender and Peavy. Many of the best-selling electric guitars at Amazon.com come in a bundle with an amplifier and a carrying case, which is useful for beginners. Overstock.com carries a variety of guitar brands, including Pyle, Archer and Hofner.