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101Tenson

102Sakura

103Gremlin
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

104Heritage
The original Gibson factory at Kalamazoo. Only way to get a new Gibson that is made the same old way. Heritage is guitar elite.
Why is this so low? These are better than Gibson's and they are number 1? Give me a break.
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.

105Marina
Very first "decent" guitar I had, still has it and it still sounds great. Pity it can't plug in...
Had mine for years now. Love it.

106Global Guitars
I have this and good as davis

107Floyd 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.
This is the buitifulest guitar ever!

108Burney
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

109Drive Wildfire

110Stadium
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.

111Manne

112Grason
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.

113Palmer
Incredible guitars. Their Indonesian series are pure bliss. Their aesthetic value is great.
Good guitars, they need more publicity

114Arena

115Encore
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

116Chapman
A real guitar player's dream
Lovely to play, and shockingly versatile.
Only one word describes them... INSANE

117Kaps
Excellent for Begineers n Intermediates..!

118Schindler
Very nice sound, although it is not famous it sounds like a fender stratocaster!
Very nice guitar
It is the best I've ever used

119Ruokangas
The very best guitars in the world! Very expensive though. Look at Matias Kupiainen of Stratovarius. His hellcat is sick!

120Crescent
I have a crescent guitar & its great

121Soul Call Back

122Lotus
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.

123JS Schindler

124Jim Reed

125Hudson & 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.

126AXL
Good guitar for beginners but isn't a very well known brand.
Good guitars at good price

127Granite

128Faith

129Hobner
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.

130Telecaster
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
I think that all fenders are great whether its a stratocaster or a telecaster.

131Freshman
They are the best no doubt, not the most well known make but amazing sound, I've got all the folk cutaway collection and 4 of the appalo collection. Getting a new one this summer I tell you they are a lot better that fender, gibson, martin, and loads of other acoustic!

132Zager 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.

133Vigier
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.
Vigier guitars are so amazing! I would love to have one someday... a lot of people that are considered to be the best guitarists in the world are endorsed by them. I was personally inspired by Tina S.
Great company. Bummblefoot, Matt Moliti, best guitar players in the world. Can't go wrong with that.

134Burns
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.

135Santana
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.

136Rick Hanes
Best guitar made in Indonesia

137Viper

138Patrick Eggle

139Dillion Guitars

140Weinstein

141Trendy

142FGN (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.

143B&CH

144RKS Guitars

145Chenault

146Austin
This guitar works so good why not get it I had a lot of experiences with this guitar
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

147JNR

148Custom Acoustic

149Fina

150Chiquita Guitars

151Craftsman

152Orville by Gibson
Japan made Gibson guitar.
Most of ObG the guitars are better than USA Gibson.

153Wesley

154Erickson

155Mansfield

156Zemaitis

157BLW

158Messina

159Sky

160Huntington

161Warmoth Custom Guitars

162EXL

163Amena
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.
I have an Amena classical guitar serial no IC 100. Plays and sounds great. Does anyone know who made this brand of guitar & possibly what year this guitar was made. thanks. Cooper

164Casino Stage Series

165Aristides 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.

166Swing Guitar

167VOX
Some of the most original and reliable guitars made, brilliant shapes, perfect tune, a real smooth yet punky type or guitar
I have sdc 22 it's very good. It's cheap, fast and sound is great

168Woodstock

169Jay Jr

170Blueridge BR-70
Best sounding Bluegrass guitar I ever heard & that to me is what is important

171Brunswick
I have a Brunswick Expertise acoustic guitar. Nothing wrong with it at all except in the eyes of some people the name dictates that it will be rubbish. Er, not so. We haven't all got mega bucks to spend on an instrument.

172EVH

173Spectrum
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!

174Sojing

175Agile
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.

176Santa Cruz
My friend also have one and I think it also have a quality.

177Fairclough
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!

178HILCS
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.
Best custom hand made with reasonable price

179Photogenic

180Rocks
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

181Recording 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

182Frank 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.

183Signature
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.

184Dars Guitar
Cheap guitar and quality sound. Made in malaysia.

185Brian May Guitars
Simply the best, its got a lot more abbilitys

186Kay
I have a kay Guitar and it has the all around sound that any musician Solís want
I have one and it really sounds great..

187Java
I haVE a java guitar... that looks and sounds great... exactly like ibanez... price is 8000 Indian rupe...

188Westfield
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! "

189Valencia
Recommended by teachers and preferred by students as their entry level instrument of choice - Available in over 70 countries across the globe
This is my first guitar

190Duesenberg

191Gil Yaron
Well made and plays fantastic!
Best ever hands down.

192Höfner

193Farida
Farida why are you in 190th position.

194Glen Burton
Great price!
Great sound!
Great quality!
What more could somebody ask for?

195Black 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.

196Dean
Come on everyone! Ibanez is my favorite for guitars, but Dean basses are killer! Their guitars are great too. Vote up people!
These guitars sound great and come at a low price, they have very good quality, and are great for advanced players, or beginners.
I'm checking back in 1 month, this better be above 271!

197Grimes

198Tronad

199Beltone

200Wickstrom

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