We help you discover the best tuner for you, listing and comparing all available guitar tuners including the best beginners tuners, pedal tuners, rack tuners... tuners for electric, acoustic and bass guitars. We don't sell tuners, so we provide you with independent advice, reviews, technical details and free tuner manual downloads.

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To compare tuners we have used four price bands A to D.

US Dollars (USA)
A: Under $25
B: $25-$100
C: $100-$200
D: Over $200

Pounds Sterling (UK)
A: Under £15
B: £15-£60
C: £60-£120
D: Over £120

Euros (Europe)
A: Under €17
B: €17-€70
C: €70-€140
D: Over €140

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Best guitar tuner for the beginner

Qwik Tune QT12 chromatic guitar tuner

Tuning the guitar is one of the first things a beginner learns and is often one of the most daunting. But a carefully-chosen guitar tuner can be a big help to beginners and you will soon learn to tune your guitar quickly, easily and accurately.

Most budget guitar tuners are suitable for beginners and are very easy to use… but some are a better choice than others. Here we guide you through some of the features available on modern guitar tuners and which ones you need as a beginner. ...Read more »

White Horse TU-1U Chromatic Rackmount Tuner

White Horse budget rack tuner

The White Horse is a budget rackmounting guitar and bass tuner, giving a clearly visible (but not full-width) tuning display at a price that is in the same range as most pedal tuners. ...Read more »

BOSS TU-1000 stage floor tuner

Boss TU1000 stage guitar tuner

The BOSS TU-1000 is a tuner for the demanding gigging musician. Combining pedal convenience with rack tuner specification, this giant this top-of-the-range flagship of the BOSS TU-series is built tough and made for the stage floor. Its large, high-intensity LED meter provides perfect visibility on dark stages or outdoors, while the ultra-smooth and accurate motion of the tuning meter makes tuning fast, easy, and accurate. ...Read more »

PolyTune Guitar Tuner App for iPhone & iPod Touch

Polytune Guitar Tuner App for iPhone or iPod iTouch

This superb tuner App from TC Electronics is an emulation of their PolyTune tuner pedal - the world's first polyphonic tuner. Like its physical counterpart, this great little App lets guitarists to see the state of tune of all six strings at once! You simply strum all strings and see instantly which, if any, need tuning... then when you play a single note the display changes automatically to a conventional needle-style LED display. ...Read more »

Fender AG6 Guitar Tuner

Fender AG-6 Red Sparkle Guitar Tuner

Fender's most popular basic tuner, the AG-6, has had a facelift! Now with a choice of "Sparkle-Tone" colors, it looks like being a firm favorite at the budget end of the tuner market and, with simple operation and the famous Fender brand, a safe bet for beginner guitarists. ...Read more »

Korg PitchJack ultra compact guitar and bass tuner

Korg Pitchjack ultra compact guitar tuner

Just when you thought you'd seen every type of guitar tuner ever invented, Korg have come up with a novel new type - an ultra-compact full-featured plug-in guitar & bass tuner built directly onto a standard 1/4" jack plug! ...Read more »

Planet Waves True Strobe strobe tuner

Planet Waves True Strobe Tuner

The Planet Waves Tru-Strobe guitar tuner unusual in that it uses a genuine strobe tuner technique, not a "simulated strobe" that some other electronic tuners use. The Tru-Strobe is an extremely accurate tuner, ideal for settling intonation, recording and live performances where being accurately in tune is very important. ...Read more »

Peterson Virtual Strobe Rackmount Tuner

Peterson strobe rack guitar tuner

The Peterson VS-R StroboRack is a professional rack-mount tuner featuring Peterson’s legendary "Virtual Strobe" tuning technology. With 1/10-cent accuracy it is up to 30 times better than the accuracy of regular needle/LED tuners. The StroboRack is the most accurate rack tuner on the market today! ...Read more »

Fender RT-1000 rack tuner for guitar and bass

Fender RT-1000 Rack Tuner

The Fender RT-1000 is a single rack-space chromatic tuner for guitar or bass, styled to complement the look of Fender professional bass amplifiers. The RT-1000 uses the same electronics as the Fender PT-100, and features a heavy-duty brushed aluminum housing with bright blue LED pitch indicators, an illuminating blue Fender F to indicate correct pitch and a large red LED note indicator. ...Read more »

PolyTune - The world's first Polyphonic guitar tuner

Polytune Polyphonic guitar tuner by TC Electronic

PolyTune is the world's first polyphonic tuner, enabling guitarists to see the state of tune of all six strings at once! Sounds like a joke, but it really works... you can strum all strings and see instantly which, if any, need tuning. A true revolution in guitar tuning and winner of many music industry awards before it's even in the shops! Available from March 2010. ...Read more »

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