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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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What is the best guitar tuner for a beginner?

Most budget guitar tuners are suitable for beginners and are very easy to use. Choose a tuner with LEDs to indicate sharp and flat - most LEDs have this as standard. Manual note selection can be useful for beginners and a particular feature that is useful for beginners is an off-note indication. This will tell you which way to tune even if the string is a very long way out of tune.

Strobe tuning is more difficult to use and probably not suitable for absolute beginners.

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