Two great budget brands, Rocket
and 3rd Avenue
offer ideal instruments for beginners. But, you might be asking yourself, which one is suitable for me? Realistically, both brands excel in different areas. With this, you should hopefully understand where they both fit, and which brand is perfect for you in the debate of Rocket VS 3rd
A fairly new contender to the beginner guitar and ukulele market, 3rd
Avenue offer some of the most affordable options. 3rd
Avenue offer a large range of Classical Guitars
, in multiple sizes and finishes. With this, Acoustic Guitars
in different finishes and packages are available. Following on, there are Soprano Ukuleles in various colours with gigbags included. 3rd
Avenue also offer some great ¼ size electric guitars for younger players. Including standard guitar packs with a battery powered amp, or guitars with built in amps.
Rocket have been around for a while and have been a favourite for beginners and schools. They offer everything from accessories to instruments, but excel in their guitars and ukuleles. With classical and acoustic guitar packs available, as well as electric guitars
. Rocket also offer many folk instruments from ukuleles
, to mandolins
The Classical Guitars offered by both brands are great quality for beginners, and priced so that any group or school should be able to buy a few. Both brands offer Classical Guitars in ¼
and full sizes
. The 3rd
Avenue models are also available in natural
Whereas, the Rocket models are available in natural
(for ½, ¾ and full sizes) and black
(for full size only).
With acoustic guitars, Rocket are somewhat more limited in their options, having one acoustic guitar pack
available. This pack features a full sized, dreadnought acoustic guitar in a natural finish. With this, a gigbag, capo and guitar strap are included.
Avenue have a very similar package available, though the accessories are a gigbag, spare strings, picks and a strap. The 3rd
Avenue pack is available in the same finishes as the classical guitars, natural
. Alternatively, a “premium pack
” can be bought which includes a tuner and guitar stand as well. 3rd
Avenue also offer electro-acoustic guitars
for anyone who wants to plug in!
Rocket offers a couple of great options for beginners, starting with the electric guitar. Offering, a full Size
and ¾ size
electric guitar which is available in both black
. From here, different packs
featuring different accessories are available. These guitars are very reminiscent of a classic Electric Guitar appearance, making for the ideal first electric guitar.
Avenue only offer ¼ Size Electric Guitars
. These are perfect for ages 3-7, ensuring that young players can learn without the difficulty of a full-size instrument. There are two models available. There is the STX30 Pack
which is an electric guitar which comes with an amp. Then, there is the STX05 Pack
which has a built-in amp, but this model can also be played through a regular amplifier. With this, both packs come with a gigbag, guitar picks and a guitar strap. Each pack is available in either red
Making A Decision...
As both brands are aimed at beginners and strive to be affordable, it is less a case of “Rocket vs 3rd
Avenue” and more a case of “Rocket or 3rd
Avenue”. Both companies will have something to offer where the other might not. If this doesn’t answer any questions about either brand, then you can always contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
, or 01283 535333 (option 1).