Best Electric Guitars

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The Top Ten

1 Fender Stratocaster

I took up guitar at 12, and the strat was the first one I bought. It was the cobalt blue one, and damn it sounded good. Gibson ain't bad, it's just the strat sounds the way I like it to, and each Fender guitar (strat or not) sounds different, each one has a unique sound, and I like that. I now own 3 strats (Cobalt Blue, Black, and that dark red one, I keep forgetting it's name! ). I recommend this guitar for everyone and anyone! Cheers!

Best guitar along with the Telecaster. Sharp and beautiful sounding. Top guitar, even if this poll says that Gibsons are better.

The strat is amazing however I prefer a telecaster which by the way you should put on here because it really is legendary to. In fact muddy waters plays one and sometimes Kirk hammett from Metallica plays one.

C’mon. This guitar completely changed the very NATURE of music. It’s versatile, it has a distinctive sound, it looks great (the les paul looks like a granddad’s guitar, this looks like a true ROCK guitar) and it’s probably the reason why Gibson’s headed for bankruptcy. On top of that, even 60+ years of awesome rocking, it’s still the world’s best selling axe. Every played it from Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix to Iron Maiden’s Dave Murray. The guitar itself is also very ergonomic and fairly lightweight.

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2 Gibson Les Paul

It's the most desirable guitar. Because it sounds great and the feeling of quality you feel when you put hands on the instrument. Not talking about other Gibson models, which could be great or not. Les Paul are nicer at an average rate than Fender Stratocaster, in which you need to try several ones to get with the right one. - Macaius

I love it. So much. It is also heavy, so it provides a good weapon of self-defense... Um, anyway, these guitars sound and play great.

Definitely the best quality guitar, has a great sound. But you have to admit, the Stratocaster is by far the most practical. In terms of quality, Les Paul tops it, but the Strat is just super practical.

I am never selling my Gibson les Paul standard. easily the best guitar I've ever played.

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3 Fender Telecaster

Telecasters sound the way a guitar is meant to sound. Plays beautifully, very comfortable and a gorgeous looking instrument with the most crisp and distinctive pick ups. So many legends swear by the telecaster to this day. Always come back to my tele, like an old friend.

Currently don't own a Telecaster... But it will be my next guitar. Amazing sound and beautiful clean and blues tones! A must have for any guitar player/collector!

An awesome fender guitar a bit like the strat but only 1 cutaway and amoretti 50s sound -

Les Paul and Strat are like toys compared to this guitar.

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4 Gibson SG

This guitar was used by Angus Young (AC DC), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Daron Malakian (System Of A Down), Pete Townshend (The Who), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa we're also using one, EVERYBODY USED ONE, AND YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE ITS THE BEST GUITAR IN THE WORLD! - pwh589

I've got the les paul custom and the sg vos. The sg is just that little bit nicer in my humble opinion. Sound and playability.

Sg made by Gibson is an amazing guitar used by angus young -

Best guitar ever made! All these guitars are great, and the Les Paul and the Strat are also up there for the top 3, but when you see the SG’s devil horns, you think “rock on.”

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5 Gibson Firebird

Great guitar all around, the looks and sound will make you stand out on stage.

You should teach people to play it

6 Gibson ES-335

One of the greatest guitars ever made. Don't have to get an original, Epiphone es 335 is nice and washburn Hb 35 are great options when cost is an issue but make no mistake this is a very versatile guitar. Ask Dave Grohl.

Possibly one of the best blues/rock guitars of all time. Think Cream Crossroads. That sound says it all! Also as a variant, think B.B.King. Not to mention jazz and the thousands of Jazz guitarists who have made a living playing this gem. The solid mahogany bit through the body helps to make a semi acoustic into almost a solid body. So much character.

7 Fender Jaguar

Best because you can do everything with it

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8 Ibanez RG331M-YE
9 Schecter Synyster Gates Special

Synyster Gates special! Doesn't matter how it sounds, any modern guitarist would dream to play a guitar on statge with this kind of amazing look!

10 Gibson Explorer

The shape and tone of an Explorer literally screams (and growls) metal!

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The Contenders

11 Gibson Flying V

'59 Custom Shop reissue...incredible tone and sustain

Made by Gibson and dean the flying v looks like a v -

Very good mr mayuse it

12 Gibson Firebird X

Hey! This should be in the top five! Its just released and I bought one! It's feather light and sounds awesome! I can compare it to fender strat!

So awesome! Yiu can play so fast on it. Its really light and comfortable
- winner333

13 Brian May's Red Special

This guitar was quietly revolutionary. Built in the early 60s, it features an individual; 3-pickup switching system, AND phase controls for each pickups. Not only this, but it has a knife-edge bridge, acoustic pocketing, and much more.

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14 EVH Striped Series
15 Gibson Byrdland
16 PRS SE Custom 24

A guitar player's guitar. Quality control is unmatched. Impeccable attention to detail, can't believe it falls this low on the list. What a shame, and completely non-reflective of the instrument (and company) that PRS is.

Best I've ever played sounds awesome and has coil splitters

Simply the best instrument

Bought a 30th Anniversary Custom 24 this year. It’s quite simply the best, most beautiful guitar I have ever owned or played. I love noodling on my strat but whenever the record button is pressed it’s always the PRS in my hands.

17 Fender Jazzmaster

Any Jazzmaster is incredible. And if u want it even better get the Troy Van Leeuwen signature

18 Ibanez GIO GRG
19 B.C. Rich Mockingbird

There is no guitar design, before or since that rivals the Mockingbird's sexy and aggressive lines! Telecaster? Firebird? Are you guys smoking something? Even stoned, Mockingbirds deserve a Top 3 placement AT LEAST!

What the hell?! This is the best guitar. Must be over the Gibson Les Paul. This is so great, stunning design, awesome sound, also most of the mockingbirds come with a tremolo.

Seriously, you've got to be blind if it's not the best looking guitar model in the history of ever!

This guitar deserves top 7

20 ESP Ltd - F-400 FM
21 BC Rich Warlock

Got the Kerry King Warlock and modified it with some EMGs and it sounds KILLER! One of the best guitars I've ever used! In fact, probably the best because I made it into my own custom weapon!

22 Jackson V

Best Guitarist Ever "Randy Rhoads" Guitar
JUST CHECK OUT OZZY'S FIRST SONG AND YOU'LL SEE THAT AMAZING SOUND

23 Ibanez Iceman

(S. O. A. D)Daron Malakian's Guitar
(KISS)Paul Staley's Guitar
JUST AWESOME, Amazing Sound!

24 Fender Mustang

So good kurt cobain used it

25 Dean ML

Nice design and nice sound

26 Gibson Les Paul Jr.

A thiner cheaper older version of the Les Paul today Billy Joe Armstrong uses them -

27 Schecter Synyster Gates Standard

Synyster Gates Signature Model from Schecter guitar with Seymour Duncan Invaders really are ten times what they actually cost

28 Epiphone Dot

Its a good guitar

29 Ibanez JEM7V

What the hell is this guitar doing at such a low position? This is the best Ibanez guitar ever!

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30 Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Awesome guitar, its sounds and looks so damn close to the Gibson model but its only 1/10 of the price.

31 ESP LTD EX-50
32 Yamaha Pacifica

This is a great guitar. I own one, have had it for a couple years, and never regretted buying it once! This is truly a better guitar than the Fender Stratocaster, because I played my Pacifica and a Strat when I bought mine, and when I compared them, I liked the Pacifica better.

33 Ibanez Rg 270
34 Ibanez Artcore

Really Amazing Guitar, Amazing Sound, I Love It, If You Try It You'll Love It Like I Do, Best Guitar Ever For Playing Classic Rock Songs!

35 Epiphone Casino
36 Gibson Les Paul John Sykes Special
37 Ibanez Jem
38 Epiphone ES-339 pro

I have one and I love it. It's a small version of the gibson casino. I recomend it for beginners and just for jamming.

39 EVH Wolfgang

How was this not on the list?! Definitely the best. Much better than the Striped series which is rated number 14

40 Fletcher Handcrafted Guitars

Fletcher is one of the best electric guitar brands with no doubt. - Tigomusic

I know this brand is from US but produced in Australia. - Tigomusic

Built The Old Fashioned Way...

41 Godin Signature

An amazing guitar made in Canada goden makes some of the best guitars for cording look like a les Paul with a full pickguardsg like and kind of like a tele -

I've heard about godin guitars and I love the look of them and they sound really rich and the only reason they are not at the top of the list is because they are made in Canada. if you are looking for a really good guitar like me try Godin's summit series

42 Signature indie

A really Amazing guitar created by indie looks like a tele/jr mix really looks great feels amazing designed in 2008 -

43 Ibanez Gio Mikro
44 Ibanez XF350
45 Ibanez XG300
46 Ibanez MTM

This is Mick Thomas signature model, this is the best, Slipknot is the best

47 Goya Panther S-3
48 ESP LTD Viper-330
49 RJ
50 Kramer Jersey Star

Very Best Sound and nice Tripple Double Pickup which is use Seymour Duncan pickup

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