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101Gremlin
Gremlin's have fantastic tone, as far as I'm concerned. They don't cost much either. Their more for the disorted sound than the clean, though

102Marina
Very first "decent" guitar I had, still has it and it still sounds great. Pity it can't plug in...

103Global Guitars
I have this and good as davis

104D&D
This guitar is so very nice and it has a very affordable price!
Try those guitars they are the taylor guitars of the phillippines its verry comfortable and I really like the sound quality

105Floyd Rose Guitars

I own a floyd rose and it is without a doubt one of the best. The speed loaders are amazingly easy to use and the pickups are great too but be careful not to over do it because the parts ain't cheap.


106Heritage
The original Gibson factory at Kalamazoo. Only way to get a new Gibson that is made the same old way. Heritage is guitar elite.
Kind of a head scratcher for me on this one. original Gibson employees started this in the original factory in Kalamazoo Mi. and although I do not own one have been told they are more like 50s and 60s era Les Pauls and are made better than new ones.
Come on it's better than a Yamaha. Marty Schwartz uses it

107Burney
Maybe Tokai did the great copy of Les Paul but BURNEY is more better than Tokai. BURNEY also a part of Fernandes but for Les Paul copy. The sound finishing are great!
Hide guitar... Under fernades brand

108Drive Wildfire

109Manne

110Arena

111Encore
Cheap like rockwood my accoustic encore refuses to stay in tune needless to say it let me down when I had a go at busking if somone offered me a fiver they can have it laugh out loud

112Chapman
Only one word describes them... INSANE
A real guitar player's dream

113Schindler
Very nice sound, although it is not famous it sounds like a fender stratocaster!
Very nice guitar

114Ruokangas
The very best guitars in the world! Very expensive though. Look at Matias Kupiainen of Stratovarius. His hellcat is sick!

115Crescent
I have a crescent guitar & its great

116Soul Call Back

117Lotus
In my opinion, Lotus is the best "knockoff" brand guitar. I have a Lotus Stratocaster with a Floyd Rose. It plays beautifully. I think that it's comparable to Epiphone regarding Fender.

118JS Schindler

119Stadium

I follow my on thoughts, and I am always open to others opinions, and their wisdom, but as for my limited knowledge of electric guitars, it seems to me that the Stadium Brand of Electric Guitars, example the WF 510 Tree Of Life is as good as any on the market, regardless of Brand Name, or Price. It has very good sound quality, and made of very good materials, and it's fit, and finish are like I said, as good as any of the top listed electric guitars, and in my opinion better than most of them.

If you're born to play, then it's more the person, than it is the guitar, again just an opinion.


120Jim Reed

121AXL

122Grason
Fantastic guitar.. Reliable and affordable.. It is medium weight, pretty handcraft, nice sound and the quality perfect..
I like grason guitars... But the ratings are showing that it is not good
I like grason guitar very much.

123Granite

124Faith

125Hobner
Hobner guitars are very good and smart looking guitars which suits everyone's personality and are also at very good price. It also have a light weight which is easy to handle and play
I have this guitar. It is Indian guitar. Cheap, reliable and nice sound. It was not mentioned on this list thus I added it.
This is best guitar in Indian made guitars. I'm using this from last five years but still the sound quality is awesome.
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126Palmer

127Telecaster

I think that all fenders are great whether its a stratocaster or a telecaster.

You should try this.. Totally no comment. I bought it in my dreams and I woke up right away. Thanks to this guitar I sucked so bad GG sons


128Freshman

129Zager Guitars
You can say all you want about all those other brands, but you will be cheating yourself if you haven't tried a Zager acoustic guitar, made by Danny Zager, he's the guy that did the song in the year 2525 and he's been making guitars since 1969.. I just got the ZAD 80 acoustic electric.. He's developed that easy play system which makes his guitars the easiest playing guitars with the best action..

Sounds crazy if you've never heard of one of these guitars, check them out online.. Lots of Zager versus Taylor videos on YouTube.. And a few Zager versus Martin..

You can only buy them online.. So you save lots of money.. See for yourself
I'm not a professional player, but I've been playing for over 30 years, I've owned quite a few guitars throughout the years and I've tried many guitars and stores.. But I have never played such a nice guitar like this ZAD80.. I paid $1300 with electronics and the case.. This would easily be a $3500 guitar anywhere and I and brand.. The sound is great and the build quality is impressive, absolutely gorgeous... Go online and take a look.. You can buy one and they will ship it back and forth if you don't like it for any reason at no charge to you..

I love my Zager ZAD80
Excellent 24-7 accessibility on-line sales and service. Superb build quality and sound. ZAD20 is a great guitar. Easy to play. Sent with an very good case and extra strings. Great on-line lessons. Oldest guitar lesson site on the web. Great after the purchase sell. Only 100% warranty in the guitar industry that I know of.
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130Burns
The classic Brit. Sound of the 60ies built by Burns of London.
Brilliant pickups and a great finish.
Had a Nu-Sonic which I stupidly parted with. Wish I could get my hands on one again.

131Kaps
Excellent for Begineers n Intermediates..!

132Santana
Santana HW41-201 jumbo is the guitar I own... It really sounds great... its made of solid spruce which resonates awesomely loud & clear... build is also very fine... it is the guitar which I bought for only 4200 RS/-... it is certainly the best low budget guitar... sounds like gibson.. takamine.. Fenders... I am happy to own it.

133Rick Hanes
Best guitar made in Indonesia

134Viper

135Patrick Eggle

136Weinstein

137Trendy

138FGN (Fujigen)

This is the brand that represents a company that has produced the MIJ Gibbys, Fenders and makes all the high end Ibanez. Best of what Japan has to offer.


139Hudson & Co.
People people,
There's a "new" brand and it crushes all low to medium prized guitars.
Hudson & Co is perfect for beginners and seasoned players
Had one of there Telecasters... Sounded like the real thing... I own 2 fender teles. Amazing value for money.

140B&CH

141RKS Guitars

142Austin
These guitars are better then any starcaster or accent if you get a guitar get either an Austin or Gibson.
I have a austin and it works great for what I play not the best but no regrets a vey good buy

143JNR

144Custom Acoustic

145Fina

146Chiquita Guitars

147Craftsman

148Orville by Gibson

Japan made Gibson guitar.
Most of ObG the guitars are better than USA Gibson.


149Wesley

150Erickson

151Mansfield

152Zemaitis

153BLW

154Sky

155Huntington

156Warmoth Custom Guitars

157EXL

158Amena

This is a stunning guitar very cheap and is awesome quality never heard of the brand in the shop and it plays great this is also a good brand because they do all types of guitars from classical to acoustic even to electric must have brand.


159Casino Stage Series

160Aristides Instruments
Indeed very very good guitars! The tone and sound are amazing. No other guitar brand have such innovative techniques and design. And they don't use wood, but Arium, a special developed material for excellent sustain and resonance. The sustain is even better than a Gibson Les Paul!
Amazing stuff! The 010 has a great sound, but the looks are just a bit to moderns for my taste. Their second model, the 020 is simply awesome, very classy looks and the sound just blew me away!
A unique outstanding electric guitar! Made from a new material called Arium. Very high resonance and sustain! Really modern, innovative electric guitar.
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161Swing Guitar

162Vigier
This is the best guitar ever,.. The neck is layer by a carbon fiber instead a trust rod. Believe me, the neck wont get twisted/ bent for more than 30 years.. Its the most technological guitar ever made.. You gotta check it.
Great company. Bummblefoot, Matt Moliti, best guitar players in the world. Can't go wrong with that.

163VOX
I have sdc 22 it's very good. It's cheap, fast and sound is great

164Woodstock

165Jay Jr

166Blueridge BR-70
Best sounding Bluegrass guitar I ever heard & that to me is what is important

167Brunswick

168EVH

169Spectrum
Spectrum is a very decent guitar. I know Fender don't make the best amplifiers, but play it through a Fender amp & it will blow you away!
Its awesome. And some of the notes sound electric on acoustic!

170Sojing

171Agile
Never heard of it until I snagged one at the pawn shop for 150. Model is al 2000. Solid mahogany les Paul copy. Alinco II dual hums. Grover tuners and my personal favorite, a licensed Floyd rose trem! Awesome awesome les Paul copy. Very solid, rich tones, and sports a decent Floyd. Definitely better than an epi les Paul and it look bad ass!
A good guitar is only as good as the sum of its components. From top of the line to the bottom Agile scores high on quality.
Very nice LP copies play, great quality, good clean sound. My AL3200 plays like a dream. The neck is better than a Gibson LP and faster than my Am Strat.

172Santa Cruz
My friend also have one and I think it also have a quality.

173Fairclough
Steve Fairclough is an awesome guitar player and has put his name to something a bit special! For example: The Fairclough Sky Electro-Acoustic (fitted with Fishman preamp) is a beautifully crafted and sweet sounding instrument and deserves to be up there with the best! Go try one!

174HILCS
They are manufactured in Malaysia. Unique design & multiple tone. Guitar player should try one of these when its shipped into global market soon. Its kinda pricey for its premium variant;handmade. But sure good quality stuff, long lasting satisfaction, pride to whom who own it.

175Photogenic

176Rocks
I have a Rocks RT-1000CT model cut-away guitar. Its a bit heavy 41", sounds very loud and soft. The colour is the best of my choice. I paid around US $100, which accounts to be quite less for a quality guitar. I am an intermediate player and found it one of the best in range which and best sounded guitar

177Recording King
Recording King guitars are probably the most underrated guitars ever, I have an RD10 all solid wood guitar that sounded great the day I got it and sounds better now, this time next year it will sound even better

178Frank Hartung Guitars
German luthier that ranks among top 5 in the world when it comes to design, materials, innovation and the most incredible quality of build. Expensive but these guitars are unmatched.

179Signature
It has fab sound... Lovable design... And beautiful colours...
I have a blue acoustic bass guitar of signature brand..
Very affordable. Nice sound. Its an Indian brand.

180Dars Guitar
Cheap guitar and quality sound. Made in malaysia.

181Brian May Guitars
Simply the best, its got a lot more abbilitys

182Kay
I have a kay Guitar and it has the all around sound that any musician SolĂ­s want
I have one and it really sounds great..

183Java
I haVE a java guitar... that looks and sounds great... exactly like ibanez... price is 8000 Indian rupe...

184Westfield
I owned a Westfield acoustic guitar for 10 years. It was a good beginner guitar kept its shape well.
"Absolutely oldschool authentic acoustics. Beautifully crafted. Great for beginners! "

185Duesenberg

186Black Machine
The pinnacle of modern metal guitar. To bad they are rare as unicorns now with people flipping them for 2-3 times the cost.
How is this not top 5 at least.

187Dillion Guitars

188Grimes

189Tronad

190Beltone

191Chenault

192Wickstrom

193Robertson

194Magma
Don't buy magma brand guitar, I will be disappointed! Out of tune every moment, cheap wood but it's not a problem.
Hardware: 4/10
Electronics: 5/10
Pickups: 6/10
Playability: 7/10
Sound: 6/10
These guitars suck! They are cheap guitars. I have one Magma stratocaster shape. I bought it new just because I wanted to spend my 70 euros to see why is it so cheap... Though it's new it has problem on the E high string and on the bridge.
Also this guitar goes out of tune very fast. The wood is ok.
I do not recommend you buying this brand guitar, Go for Epiphone, Squier (these two brands are great for beginners) or if you don't want to spend much money buy a Granite. - Experienced guitarist, 10 years player

195Parkwood

196Meske

197Maple

198Messina

199Fanndec

200Lethal Guitars

The Snr6 has by far the most ergonomically wicked shape I've ever seen. Yet it sounds just as beefy as a Les Paul. Hand crafted and only made to order.


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