Fender Telecaster

Fender Telecaster

This is actually a Fender Stratocaster. Still, a classic instrument and worthy of anyone's guitar arsenal (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix...). This is the famed guitar brand featured in "Wayne's World". With three single-coil pickups, one volume, and two tone controls, you can get a variety of different sounds, especially given the five-position toggle switch...downside is it can be overwhelming for a beginner.