All electric guitars need an amplifier, this is the reason that when I bought a beginners electric guitar for my son, I see to it that it comes with an amp. I believed that a poor guitar can sound great when played through a good amp, while a fantastic guitar can sound pretty average, when played through a cheap and nasty amp. Amp and guitar should be quality balanced and because of my meager budget, I spent a little less on the guitar and made a purchase on a better amp. If you are upgrading your guitar, then you might also need to upgrade not only your amp but also your guitar cables . Get cables that are of good quality, so as not to replace it more often. Some cheap guitar cables I’ve purchased before can easily be damaged, so it’s really better to invest to branded ones.