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61 Tanglewood

I own an electro acoustic Tanglewood TW47B. I spent lots time playing many different guitars built by different companies before I made my purchase. I narrowed my options down to 2 tanglewood's in the end before I chose this one. I play it everyday and still love it just as much as I did the day it was bought! I feel its well built, easy to play, looks great and most importantly sounds amazing BUT that's my opinion, which is why I would never buy an instrument without playing it first. I have read the comments on this site and the argument on who makes the best guitar will never be underlined because the needs and wants in an instrument are never exactly the same by any individual. Just because I love it doesn't mean you will! Iv played guitars that are worth more money, claim to be of better build and are supposedly better overall but I just couldn't make that special connection with the instrument in the way I did with the tanglewood when I picked it up. Its always good to take ...more

Just bought a discovery Tanglewood and it's sharp and clean and always does the job!

I had a stagg for my second guitar, and don't get me wrong, it makes a beautiful sound. But tanglewoods make perfect sounds when you know how to play it right, great for slightly more advanced guitarists and are beautifully made, had mine since I was 11 and still in love with it!

Highly recommend Tanglewoods. Good guitars and good value

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62 Givson

It is good and also cheap. Good for beginners!

I am having an esp... A because rich... And les paul by gibson and a givson blue diamond but givson suits the best to my marshall and line 6 amp so its cheap and best

Totally worthless guitars. Very low on quality. Buy only if affordability of better guitars is an issue.

I have use it & loved-CHESTA BHARDWAJ,India

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63 Ashton

I have the Ashton Guitar... And its just great. It has good sounds and also made out of really good wood, selling it in low prices.

Just a nice guitar

Well best guitar in low price with great finishing but can be more

Wonderful! It would have been in first 10

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64 Tokai

wtf! gibson number 1 everybody knows that tokai makes waaaaay better guitars then gibson, the new gibson's are a piece of crap you just pay them because they are gibson but in the other case gibson has good old guitars like ones that he made in 1959, but today I think that tokai makes much beter guitars then gibson and aria my friend has an aria and it sounds even better than a gibson sg that my other friend has and when I started testing the aria against my japanese les paul the les paul won!
japanese guitars they are amazing

They look great, sound great, feel great and they are a fraction the price of a gibson Linkin Park. Personally some gibsons can't compete and rely on their name. I prefer the Tokai.

they waybe not the biggist brand but man there guitar rule. there easy to play they sounds amazing and not over priced like gibson and fender... amazing guitars - LYmetal

Tokai Love Rock is better than Gibson Les Paul

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65 Eko

I bought an EKO Ranger 6, I think it sounds as good as Gibson or Taylor. The look is also very nice and the way they made the guitar, is so difference from other brands. But, if they can make the neck thinner just like Ibanez, it will be even better.

Eko, is a good guitar because the sound is great and have a very beautiful styles and and have a very best price ever, you gonna have some fun for that guitar, great voice...

That is a really good brand it is wonderful and reliable and it sounds great

Cause I've got one lol - ljj81

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66 DBZ Guitars

I've been playing guitar for over 22 years and my DBZs are honestly the best guitars I've ever had. I currently own a Bolero, Imperial, and Barchetta. For once, I actually don't have the desire to trade them which is a big deal for me as I'm very selective and picky. - petewilliamz

Just picked up a Bolero made in Korea. I've owned a few guitars in my life, mostly lower end guitars. The dbz bolero is a versatile and quality instrument. Best I've ever owned.

Definitely not the worst. I love DBZ. I picked up a Venom with the Thoracic skin before they discontinued the model. Sexiest looking and sounding guitar I've ever bought.

My Ice Blue Monarch is absolutely stunning to the eyes and ears! A great brand all around!

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67 Peavey Guitars

Not one mention of the most affordable Made in The USA guitars you can buy used. Go on Ebay, buy a Predator Made in USA for $120 shipping included, set the neck correct polish the frets, change one pickup of the 3 with a lipstick if you desire, and It will go toe to toe with any $1000 guitar above.

I have a peavey raptor plus... With its stock pickups and a boss gt10 it can devastate any other guitars above... Its cheap and effective.. For me the best guitar for its price..

Why is this not higher on the list? Peavey is a trustworthy brand that provides good quality guitars for an affordable price. Rather than overpaying for a Gibson or Fender, you can get a guitar that sounds exactly the same for a quarter of the price.

Compare a 80s90s peavey against a fender and honestly try to debate quality. Peavey is under rated and made in USA

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68 Chapman

Chapman guitars re great value because of no 2nd man and they are a dream to play, why is it down here I do not know.

Might not be well known but the they make very good guitars and support small bands instead of large bands finally they were founded by the owner of the best music based YouTube channelse in the world rob Chapman

Chapman's have a beautiful sound, versatile, good quality for the most part, should definitely be higher on the list.


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69 Mayones

Custom guitars made in Poland. Technology, Innovation, Style, Performance, Creativity and Craftsmanship come together when you get a Mayones.

Great as new guitars - amazing when time goes. Even if you have 50 great guitars the Mayones Regius will prove to be the one you bring to every gig. It will never let you down and the playability, sound, durability will stand the test of time.

Two slots above EKO? EKO make budget guitars with plastic necks. Mayones make the best guitars in the world, with the quality that Gibson was supposed to have but never did.

Fantastic guitars. I just got my Mayones Jabba.

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70 Suhr

I have a Suhr strat like, and its amazing.. playability, how it responds, complexity of sound, so well balanced.. the best guitar I played

Suhr makes some of the most versatile and great guitars, just look at how many top guitar player use them (mostly fusion ones)

No comparison guthrie govan plays it its the best

Amazing build quality, Suhr, guitars are works of art, and unfortunately cost as much as a rare one. Played a lot of guitars in my time, Suhr was hands down the best, and that's taking nothing away from any other manufacturer on the list.

If there's truth to the saying you get what you pay for, then you get a lot.

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71 Davis

Have my davis for 7+ years now, and still is amazing!

It has a great sound I like its sound

I have one of this and has still great sound after I bought it 3 years from now.

I have black slim davis acoustic guitar and it sounds good

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72 Spear

Excellent guitar for the price! They're what Ibanez was 30 years ago in some ways. New styles, great pickups & great sound. Definitely an up & comer.

Amazing Guitars at Amazing Prices! My les-paul style Spear outplays any epiphone clone, hands down. Good humbucker pickups right from the factory, good maple top, and a nice heavy solid body. The set-neck is a plus as well!

I sold my Gibson standard sg because it was collecting dust after I bought my first Spear. I now own 4 Spear guitars.

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73 Walden

I own an acoustic Walden- it is probably the best guitar that I have ever used. Crisp perfect sound.
I literally love it, it is a shame that there are not more of these beautiful guitars around

This one should be right up at the top 10. it is bound to be up there in the future surely though, with the guitars they've been making. everyone who owns a walden, loves it, sounds just as good as any other guitar out their at much lower prices

Walden guitars - super sound! Affordable. What more can you say.

Great guitars

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74 Martinez

Martinez acoustic guitar is best sound, best price and best model. - AcousticDtar

I have a martinez and I love her so much. Beautiful quality to the sound. Should be much higher on this list

Good quality sound and good looking design! Affordable. I recommend this for beginners.

I have a martinez guitar and I have no regret!

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75 SX Guitars

Great guitar... Can play anything one of the best guitar I have ever had

The guitar is really great. It's the first guitar I've learned to play...

Sx had the best guitars.

My first guitar, really gotten a hang to it.

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76 Vintage

Amazing guitars for the price, these guitars can equal guitars with a price tag twice as high, I own the v100bb which has a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck and its just amazing. I've also owned 2 epiphones and compared to them it definitely as good as them in terms of sound and build quality

I think the vintage are better than others brands at least in the v100 and the new paradise model with zebras really looks very good. I don't like the cutaway because is so sharped but in general I put this brand les paul models over the tokais models...

I went out to buy an Epiphone and came back with a Vintage. I know - I was surprised too. I preferred the playability and sound of the VSA535 to its counterparts in a similar price range. There's a 12-string version which I'm tempted to look at too. Trevor Wilkinson knows what he's doing.

Good guitars/basses and quite well priced and sturdy and well built

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77 Indie

A really high quality guitar brand from England I believe they started manufacturing guitars in 2008. Only good reviews

I have a few Indie's and I have yet to find anything that holds up better. I sold all my Gibsons and a PRS as they can't keep up. I think this brand is the best kept secret in the guitar industry today.

I have an Indie FDL. Everyone who's played it prefers it to their Gibson Les Pauls. Lovely action, great humbucking sound, beautiful sustain.

78 Jay Turser

I have a Jay Turser Jt-50 and it sounds pretty good great guitar for its price range.

I really think Jay Turser should be in the top ten, great soud, good quality, and good price

I have a Jay Turser JT-220D and it sounds amazing. Jay Turser guitars have their own special noise! And for the price it's even more amazing. Should be in top 10.

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79 Cole Clark

At Cole Clark Guitars, we've applied a new understanding to an age old art. Like you, we appreciate the sound and feel of a great steel string guitar, one that reflects and projects the emotion you put into your music.

Great guitars require great tone woods, and we select our timbers with care. Even our most basic model acoustic is made from all solid timbers. Our patented manufacturing method applies the finest of control to each instrument we make, so that every instrument can be loud and lively and subtle and soft.

Play one at your local dealer. Whack it! Caress it! You'll find that it responds in kind to your touch. String response and articulation are excellent. You can option your guitar with our new pickup system. We believe this to be the best pickup yet offered. Big claim? Listen to it, then tell us what you think.

I admit I fell in love with the look of the Bunya pine and Blackwood (trees I can see outside my window) even before my fingers picked the strings. Used to play a Fender and an Ovation but for beautiful tone and a heavenly sound when plugged in you can't beat a Cole Clark guitar. Yes I am proud that the best guitars are made here in Australia (Matons are awesome too)

Own three, culprit 1 and 111 Duncan pups standard, plus a Guardian, quality woods and components, well made aussie guitars, more bang for my buck compared to my American made telecaster.

The best I've ever played A++

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