Top Ten Worst Guitar Brands

The Top Ten

1 First Act

Who the heck put Fender and Gibson on this list? - Barlek

Like 39% of the people said, they are simply the worst. The first guitar I owned was the Ibanez Gio, I thought it was amazing. I play it every now and then, but not too much anymore. For its price, I think it is the best starter guitar, 10 times better than any first act. I owned a first act, it was the worst guitar of all time. Me finger killed after playing it because the strings are so hard to push down, the frets don't even stay attached to the guitar. All beginner guitarist, don't get first act.

First Act is a very peculiar guitar company. They have guitars that sell at Toys R Us that will literally fall apart in your hands. They sell pedals that are a complete joke, leaving you with the impression that they must be a bad, bad joke. Then something strange happened, I did a little research and found some info that was stunning. First Act has a couple of guitar lines that are some of the finest guitars I have ever seen, heard, or even read about. They have guitars that go for $3000 plus and are better guitars than any person commenting on this board will ever have the opportunity of even being in the same room with (including myself) Who would have thought?! Go figure.

Crap...just plain crap.

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2 Squier

I love squire guitars because they are cheap and affordable. I love the fact that I now have a stratocaster so if you think that they suck think again. I can play under the bridge and scar tissue etc on my squire stratocaster honestly for those that can't afford a fender this is the best thing that has ever happened to me because I can now play an electric guitar which is not only good but it is brilliant

Are people retarded!? There's no better cheap guitar brand then a squier. They're made to be cheaper and even then they still sound amazing.

Personally, I don't like the fender and gibson knockoffs, and squire's aren't the best brand, but I have a squire telecaster, which is actually great quality, better than I expected, and it has a slightly more drier, shaky tone that an actual tele, which is a nice feature. My friend has a squire precision bass, and upon hearing it, I honestly thought it was an actual precision bass at first, so, if you must get squire, than consider either the tele or the precision.

Whoever out this on here is going to suffer a tragic accident - awesomedp900

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3 Yamaha

Unbelievable how people are ignorant. Yamaha makes number of products but the origin and set up are totally different. Its music division was used to be specialized manufacturer called "Nippon Music Instrument". Yamaha took over and still maintains the specialty.

The Fact That Taylor, Gretsch, Gibson, Fender Are On The List. Is Blasphemy - Chizzy123

If you don't know what brand to buy, buy Yamaha. There's a reason this brand is chosen by almost every music education establishment, they are the best available. The only downside is a lack of style, which I personally prefer, fashion is for sheep.

All true about yamaha

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4 Washburn

Washburn is an EXCELLENT brand. I have owned an N4, 2 N2's, and their latest, cheapest Nuno model for my daughter. My daughter's guitar is amazing for the price I wish I had such quality for my starter guitar. I would put my N4 up against ANY guitar- period. Plus, whenever I have contacted the company, they have top notch customer service. I know this isn't about amps, but I wrote them about an issue I had with my Randall amp ( a division of Washburn). Without me asking, they mailed me an amp part with an apology. Top notch.

Excellent sound and eaasy fretting! Well made, attractive and improves with age.

I've played on the same old Washburn dreadnought for over 30 years and it is still in top shape, still great sound, and still plays nice and smooth. Used it in my band for almost as many years and only ever got compliments on how great sounding the guitar was/is!

You said it, Washburn's are cheep!

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5 SX

I strongly disagree with anyone who says SX are bad. I play a Gypsy Rose, which is an SX guitar, and I absolutely love it. I've had it for years and nothing has ever gone wrong with it. Easy to tune, the strings won't kill your fingers and none of the strings have broken. And It sounds amazing. - Cheshirecat

SX still is my main stage and recording guitar. Its great when you pimp it up...

SX guitars are made from good tone woods, have a good feel and sound. They do need some tweaking for the best playability, however they have good quality for the price. I've played Fenders and Gibsons that aren't worth 1/4 of what they cost.

I reccomend for beginners because you can get them for a affordable price and they look and sound great!

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6 Essex

What is an Essex? Also who compiled this list? It definitely wasn't guitar professionals. Every guitar maker has top line and then entry level guitars. Top line for those that can play and entry for the beginner who 9 out of 10 stop playing and they don't care that a $60 to $200 mistake lays in the closet for years. Yamaha makes 100's of styles and a lot are great guitars and some stink. It goes with the territory in a very competitive market. This should have been better defined and broken down by cost levels. Because this could have even been titled "The 10 Best Guitar List"

This is the worst guitar in the world - hooddle

Never heard of it

7 Applause

I disagree totally, I had a applause about 20 years ago and I wish I never had to sell it. It was a great guitar for the price and it sounded great hooked up to a decent amp.

I own an '80s Applause Strat and when played clean, sounds better than a MIM strat. Dirty sounds a little muddy but that might be because I have a crappy 60 watt Peavey amp.

Low cost version of the Ovation, not too bad.

Mediocre even as fire wood.

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8 Taylor

Over-priced, under featured.

Simple answer is, if you have money for the higher end of Taylor, buy a Collings. I've been working as a repair tech in a store that stocks Taylor for around 5 years. Went to lutherie school under one of the best guitar builders in the country. I've played dozens of examples from nearly every model range Taylor has to offer, as well as a few of the more limited edition high $$$$ range. I will give credit where it is due, on the USA made models fit and finish is above many other brands.

However, regardless of price range in normal models you will never get a solid neck (Martin puts solid Mahogany necks even on the 00-15M for ~$1,100. You won't get a lacquer finish but a UV cured poly finish, unacceptable in high end guitars in my opinion.

I read another comment mentioning the bright & dull tone of Taylor. Without boring you with the science behind it, take a look inside and see how tall the braces are on the top, what they do is ...more

Taylors are okay as guitars go, but... I've owned three, sold them all in mint condition and lost considerable coin in doing so. I think they belong on this list because they charge hand made prices for MASS PRODUCED guitars. Don't believe me? Take the Taylor that you own and do a search for it on eBay. That's right, at this very moment there are hundreds of guitars just like yours for sale on eBay. And that's only checking this one sales venue! These guitars are worth half of what you paid because the market is saturated with them. Taylor cranks out hundreds of them per day and 100's of thousands per year. If you're shopping and seriously considering a Taylor, you can get comparable quality and far better value elsewhere. Choose carefully and you'll see your investment go up in value. Aside from some special, collectable models of Taylor, you will loose money on this brand.

False, the only acoustics that might come close to as sweet a sound as taylor is martin, and there are only a handful that may make the list. I have never been disappointed with any taylor I have picked up.

Taylor Guitars are the gold standard and to just see them on this list proves how worthless this list really is

Way overrated and overpriced guitars.

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9 Mitchell

I love my Mitchell! It's my second acoustic and my favorite by far! It does sound a little too bright acoustically but over an amp it sounds GREAT especially for the price!

Mitchell is an amazing guitar brand they sell you the best quality for the money you're paying.70% of the time it's not the guitar.It's your skills and practice level

A great guitar for its price

A surprisingly nice sounding guitar. Easier on the fingers than my Yamaha.

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10 ESP

Switching to ESP was the best decision I ever made? Who put this here?

I have esp and it sounds and feels beautiful!

ESP LTDs are a ripoff. All the money goes into the finish and nothing else. Cheap hardware and poor electronics. All of the LTDs I've ever owned couldn't stay in tune worth a damn, have noisy, pop-y switches and crappy pots. I have the Viper 400, and it's an overrated turd. Luckily I got it for a steal. Thing can't stay in tune AT ALL. I will be replacing the alleged Grover tuners with real Grover lockers. That still doesn't solve the issues with the soft finish and ultra-noisy electronics. Plus it has a humpy neck, a cracking neck joint (like all of my LTD set-necks) and the frets were likely leveled by a monkey considering the quality.

Basically I will be tearing it down and rebuilding it. Imagine if a luthier did it? We're talking $600+ worth of work. Any company that puts their name on this deserves to be on this list.

I have an inexpensive LTD, and it plays nicely and stays in tune for a long time

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The Contenders

11 Epiphone

Honestly, this is a pretty good brand. If you're looking for a Gibson sound on a budget, Epiphone does a really good job of replicating that Gibson tone. Granted, it's not going to be perfect, but it's one of the best in the price range.

All things considered, Epiphone is better value than their parent, Gibson. I sometimes wonder if Gibson makes a guitar, it has some trivial flaw that bumps it, and they put the Epiphone headstock on.

Seriously Epiphone is way better than a "Daisy Rock". That is not a good name. Epiphone should not even be in the top 20

John Lennon used an epiphone casino, you bastards!

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12 Gibson

Gibson is the greatest guitar company ever. The only other comparable brand is Ruokangas in Finland. People who don't like gibson hate gibson cause they want one of their guitars and can't afford one.

Gibson is a Great Brand... But Martin Guitars Blow Gibsons out of the water for sound... Sorry but it is so true

A friend of mine had a Gibson Acoustic Guitar. It was solid maple. It was a beautiful guitar. but it had the worst sound you could have in a guitar. We had a bluegrass band and he tried playing that piece of junk with us. No volume, no character, no bass and no boom. the only thing that guitar was good for was to look at it!

Gibson lost its high quality edge and tradition. It became a mass market guitar producer, adding all sorts of electronics, increasing the price, without considering to keep what the company was famous for: high quality, tradition and craftsmanship.

Gibson was amazing. And I still respect it now for it's pass, with the wonderful Les Paul, SG, and Explorer designs. Now, with the modern V design, they have gone very down - Firepower

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13 Spectrum

The reason I hate this brand is because, they advertise like there toys are a real instruments. The fret board feels like ass, the whammy bar does nothing be put the guitar out of tune. It should be a Lil Wayne signature guitar, then they would have an excuse to make a Horrible guitar.

Spectrum isn't really even that bad. For price, they are super worth it. I have a Spectrum, and it is pretty good. Not the best brand in the world, but good for cheap guitars.

The guitar brand Spectrum isn't even that horrible. It sells great starting guitars, electric and acoustic, and are full sized. Some of the electric guitar kits even come with a mini amp. Although this brand is great, I would not recommend it for professionals.

I Bought a Spectrum Strat With Humbucker From Staples and It's better in my opinion Than Squire Series.Its Not That Bad.

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14 Switch

I have had some dog bad guitars! You and every one passes up Rickenbacker. I just dumped mine, I had two in my life they are bad out dated guitars. I saw people come in a store to buy one, they play one with a great Fender amp and walk out with some other brand. You do not see and of the greats play them. The sounds of the 60's is not a Ricky. Look for them and you will only see old photo of Lennon play one, no solos!

I( picked one up in a pawn shop, totally ignorant of the brand, quality, string action, etc. I'm actually very pleased with the guitar. It has tremendous tone and sustanibility. String action is terriffic top to bottom. For a brand that I understand is no longer in production, I am glad to have it in my collection.

I LOVE THE GIBSON I HAVE J 200 AN AND I AM THINKING OF BUYING A LES PAUL!

I just watched a PBS special of Hulabaloo. Of the more than thirty groups and least 20 were using Rics. This is not even including Suzanna Hoffs, Steppenwolf, Roger McGuinn and a host of others. The fact that there is a waiting list for them would suggest that no nothing about Rickenbackers, the guitars or their history.

15 Ashton

I myself own an Ashton and I think that they are overall really great guitars. I own an Ashton SL29CEQLTSB Acoustic Electric and it is simply amazing. It comes with a built in tuner and the strings last for quite a very long time. I have owned a couple guitars in my time and I am happy to say that the sound is impressing. So all of the other people who put down this guitar either know nothing about guitars, are super spoiled and want the best of the best, or just had bad luck with them.

The person who said "I have a friend who plays an ashton, and he actually thinks it's a good guitar, while he constantly has to put paper under the strings because otherwise everything above the 3th fret is literally unplayable. Poor guy" MAY I POINT OUT that they just stated how the guitar was in a poor condition but said nothing about why or how long the guitar has been played and all these essential details.

The person who said "I made the mistake of buying a cheap ...more

I have a friend who plays an ashton, and he actually thinks it's a good guitar, while he constantly has to put paper under the strings because otherwise everything above the 3th fret is literally unplayable. Poor guy

I made the mistake of buying a cheap Ashton acoustic just for practice, big mistake my god they are awful

Ashton are tidy budget guitars. The electrics are made by AXL and I think the acoustics are made by Saein. They are robust, good looking, set up well, play well and sound good.

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16 Ovation

I've had an Ovation Celebrity for over 5 years. Great action, wonderful sound with or without an amp. Stays in tune. Play anything from classical to rock. The Ovation can do it. The sound is unique, so making it your only guitar may not work if your in a band. If you're a beginner, the string tension is really low so it's easy on your fingers. It is a hollow body accoustic, but it plays like an electric. I've owned and still own several guitars. This is the one I reach for the most.

Personally I like my Ovation it has one of the best necks I've ever played on a guitar acoustic or otherwise and when you plug it in it delivers powerful crisp clean tone and a one of a kind presence. Plus the body are made from Apache helicopter blades! So that's sick too I love mine Eat it!

Unique sounds, especially the ones with the tuned sound holes. Good guitar if you stand up and use a strap.

I have a deep dish acoustic electric cutaway Ovation Legend that has been my main (and favorite) guitar for the last 20 years - excellent, deep sound - has onboard eq & never goes out of tune, even in the winter, by a bonfire - sturdy as an ox. I agree that the shallow body ovations don't have as nice a sound.

Mine sounds just fine

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17 Gretsch Guitars

Eat it... Gretsch Rocks! Make list that means something

Gretsch guitars are the best guitars ever made. Just ask Chet Atkins. He was the best guitar picker/player of all time.

Gretsch has always sounded beautiful when I've played their guitars, I have one of their open back banjos and its by far my favorite banjo I've ever played on.

Gretsch Acoutic Guitars are dreadful. They look good, feel good, but the sound is complete crap. If they'd make just one series of real wood sides and back (Maple, Rosewood, etc) then you'd have something. Otherwise fit for the pit.

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18 Ibanez

Ibanez make some of the best guitars I have ever had the pleasure of playing.

I had a Soundgear 5 string bass when they first came out and it was one of the worst basses I have ever owned. Crappy electronics, uncomfortable neck and the list goes on. I used it as a back up when I was touring 100+ shows per year and luckily my Tobias Killer B5 never had issues other than the occasional broken string. The best thing I can say about it is I lent it to a "colleague" and he ended up stealing it. Good riddance!

These guitars use very cheap materials. I bought a washburn WM24v PROE for $300 and it come with Mahogany body & neck, phenolic fretboard, emg81/85 and original floyd rose... Ibanez RG costs $400 and comes with basswood body, bolt on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, shoddy pickups and a licensed floyd that WILL NOT stay in tune. Poor quality for money, if you get a Ibanez go for a fixed bridge/string-thru because their trems are HORRIBLE! Original floyd is the only way to go!

cheap junk

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19 Daisy Rock

I have one from a long time ago, it's sounds like a farting crap

This guitar is absolutely terrible.

Daisy rock is terrible

Looks and sounds terrible!!

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20 Fender

What fender isn't bad, who the hell said it was top 8 of the worst?

Fender is one of the best brands by the worst
That is one of the reasons it is so expensive!
You get what you pay for!

So you hate Fender because its overpriced?

Fender makes high quality guitars, of course its expensive. If you think price is the problem with this brand then just buy a cheap $20 First Act acoustic (because that thing ain't gonna last) instead of a $2000 Fender Stratocaster (which I assume might last forever)

Worst guitar brand ever. Every bass and guitars made by this brand is crap except for the telecaster

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22 Dean

The original Dean's from the early 80's were truly amazing guitars, but the weird Neon Strat copy stuff with the Solid white necks that were branded dean would have been better off as firewood if it wasn't for any toxic side effects that would have come from burning the paint that they glopped on. --Total Garbage.

Junky guitars made for hyperactive children who think ugly graphics are cool. I mean seriously, have you seen the garbage Dean puts out at Guitar Center? The one thing even more immature is the Dean Forum.

This company really does nothing for me. Hideous designs, cumbersome shaped guitars and the fact that they keep milking dime bags name just makes me feel like they don't have much else. There are definitely worse brands out there like first act and daisy rock (shudders) but I've always thought dean just always sucked as a metal guitar company and b.c. rich isn't to far behind them in my opinion.

Dean sucks

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23 Givson

YUCK. looks good, but bad quality. great for beginners. but don't stick with it for more than a month.

It's Givson, an Indian ripoff the Original brand... Sucks!

That's the coolest guitar

Other Gibson fakes from India whose logotypes imitate the original have been (1) Gibsun (2) Gibsom (3) Grayson (4) Gibtone

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24 Thomson

Good guitar mate pickups are great

Affordable yet solid sound

Goddd sound

25 Jackson

Jacksons are the most playable guitars out there. I don't mean playing djent on YouTube...I mean playing on stage. Regardless of where they were made, all of my Jacksons have high-quality electronics and hardware--they all stay in tune and WORK.

I have a Chinese-made Warrior. Way underrated. Flawlessly crafted, even if the hardware is a little cheap.

Jackson is owned by Fender now and are a very good guitar for starters.

My old original Jackson PS-2 is one of my favorite guitars, even though it's now almost completely worn out. I've heard the Fender versions are not on a par with the originals.

Has anyone heard of the USA Select Jacksons?

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26 Granada

Granada is quite a good guitar. Actually it is amazing
. I have one and I haven't changed its original strings since 5 years it also has good quality of wood because I have dropped it many times but it still sounds perfect who the hell put it in the worst list

27 Greg Bennett

I have had one for the last ten years and it is a real good guitar of the money.

I bought a Greg bennet avion 2 for 80 bucks at a second hand store and it's great. Sounds awesome for cleans and rock the action is low no fret buzz/choke and unplugged it's sounds very accoustic like not to to mention they come stock with Grover tuners and they stay intune after hours of bending

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28 Elevation

Good for newbies but seriously the worst guitar I've ever owned! Why the hell is Gibson on this list? My favourit brand by miles, expensive yes but the quality you get is amazing!

29 Econau

Econau guitars have many flaws, jack wears out, the tune and volume knobs come loose or fail to work and the strings will snap after a few uses and the pickups barely work so its more like a glorified acoustic...

30 Stagg

Wouldn't be seen smashing one these in a video. Would rather watch Pearl Harbour on a loop than play one of these.

I own a few Stagg guitars and basses, with a good setup and sometimes a rewire they are pretty good

Worst guitars ever. Bought one last year. I'd rather wipe my arse withe a grater then buy another

Terrible. Had the misfortune of playing one and the frets were wider than the neck!

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31 Rogue

All the Rogue's that I have are made in China. With a little bit of nut and bridge (saddle) work, they sound just as good as guitars costing 5 times the price.

True - Rocketeer goes for under $100 - treat the dry neck - for less than another $100 you can swap out the hummer for a Dragonfire PHAT Screamer and change the machine tuners for Grovers. After a complete set-up... You've got a killer instrument.

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32 Merida

I'd never heard of this brand but was recently in a store in North Carolina looking for a nylon string guitar. The salesman asked me if I was "open minded" and if I'd be receptive to trying a brand that I probably had never heard of. He handed me a really pretty instrument with a very different looking headstock. I immediately figured he was showing me a very expensive instrument. I asked how much it cost, but he didn't answer. He simply replied "Try it, then let me know what you think." I had no idea how much this guitar would cost, and honestly I hate guessing games, but the guitar was really beautiful. I played several classical guitars there that day. A Yamaha, a Cordoba and an Alvarez, but the Merida was unquestionably the best sounding (and looking).
The Merida cost $499. and blew the other comparably priced instruments out of the water. I didn't buy the Merida that day, but shortly after purchased two! I am now the proud owner of a T15 classical and a C35-GACES steel string ...more

Great quality guitars. Their classical guitars are among the best I have ever played at any price. I am the proud owner of a T25. It cost $899 and sounds every bit as good as a $4000. custom classical I had hand built in Spain in early 1992.
The Solid Cedar top resonates very well, the fit and finish are astoundingly beautiful. I would strongly recommend anyone looking for a really great value and a terrific overall guitar look at a Merida!

Nice guitars! Cool headstock. Looks like Lag, but better quality (I think! )

Truly blown away! I just bought 2 Merida classical guitars on Reberb.com
They came next day and we're setup so well, I couldn't believe it! *****
A++

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33 Aria

One of the most over looked and shockingly good guitars I have ever played in my 23 years of chopping wood. In their rich history there have been little misses, but over all Aria guitars are supreme to their competitor especially at the price point. My 1977 Aria les paul copy has at leased twice the balls as my buddy's 6 year old Gibson and tons more playability. Forget about comparing to epiphone, seriously. eBay yourself a Aria electric and you WILL be pleasantly surprised. Aria acoustics; If your reaching for a nylon, Aria makes some of the best classical guitars with a history of employing some of the most well noted artisans of the craft, such as Ryoji Matsuoka. Fine craftsmanship all around, built with quality woods and have a tendency to get better with age, laminated or not. As for steal strings, I've only played one to be honest, but this Martin 'lawsuit' was a work of art. Thank you.

I have a 1974 acoustic model 9400 sound better then most top brand names out there

I have a 35 year old Aria mahagoni western which I got it back about 2 years ago. And this "cheap" guitar sounds amazing! It plays in the same league like my beloved guilt. a friend plays a top notch 3,5k martin and also loves it.

34 Pyle

Should be spelled "Pile"

Called pyle for a reason. because they are a pyle of crap.

More like Pyle o' crap.

I had pyles once

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35 Cort

Cort makes guitars for all of your favorite companies. Get a clue.

Cool sounding thing ever

Honestly. Worst sounding things. You'd have to get a stupidly expensive one to get a sound that doesn't sound like a crappy $200 starter Epiphone lpj.

It's a Coolest Guitar.. Xcort
It should be World Best Guitar List no. 3 or 4

36 Mahar

I have a Mahar bass, the one with the epic (haha) zebra stripes. My wife won it at the state fair in Puyallup throwing balloons or something. She thought it would be cute to have it in my collection. I'm a drummer, but I don't want to miss out on the fun of collecting guitars, why should guitarists have all the fun? Anyway, about the Mahar guitar... it's actually not bad! I pick it up and play it once in a while just for giggles, and have had bass players jam on it. They agree. For throwing some balloons, it's a bargain! Plug it into a decent rig and it doesn't sound bad either. I suppose if you are a virtuoso it would be notable if you had issues with it, but for fun and games it really is better than a toy, like First Act or some junk like that. If you are a beginner, this would be ideal. It plays nicely, and sounds as good as your rig can make it sound. Thumbs up!

Love my Mahar strat, best $24 including shipping I ever spent. Nice zebra stripes too.

Carnval piece of crap lol

37 B.C. Rich

Their low end guitars are just not a good purchase. You could get something a little better for a slightly higher price. However, their HIGH END guitars are just AWESOME!

The last company to actually have a new guitar shape (Warlock), before EVERYONE started doing strat ripoffs.

The early US Stuff was top rate gear, as were some of the early Japanese because Rico's. --I hated almost all of the mid-late 80's NJ series aside from a couple Neck Through models. --The Bolt on Stuff was garbage, and the super budget models pad plywood bodies.

Got a because rich warlock revenge and it's a great guitar. The pickups are musical. Tighten the flippin tuners if your guitar goes out of tune. I have a schecter hellraiser and you can hear every string on a chord.

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38 Encore

These guitars are crap. The feel so light I would honestly not be surprised if they were made from cardboard and completely hollow. The electrics fail after owning it for a month or two. Very cheap and nasty brand

Yeah I had one, it sounded terrible, never stayed in tune and the frets came away at the sides meaning you lacerated your hands playing it - I'll take £800 cash today

If you don't want your kid to play guitar for more than a few hours, get them an encore. they'll give up easy.

39 McCurdy

Made by the worst factory in the Philippines, ripped off the MC CURDY guitar in New York. Pickups rust in 10 days, half sized guitar, thick neck, priced almost as a Squier guitar and a 10watt amplifier and uses the worst painting that fades. Not even a starter guitar but a toy. I won't recommend this.

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40 Kona

I have a Kona Signature Acoustic with beautiful inlays in the wood. I believe the body is mahogany, decent resonant tone, and once I shimmed up the saddle bridge (which technically should have been replaced all together due to notching), sounds better than my Martin in many ways, where it better distributes the low, high, and mid-range tones. The Martin is too bassy sounding, but have ordered new bone bridge saddle, which hope it improves the cheap plastic one it came with...

I just bought a kona dakota and it looks good and sounds great. You do know what they say about opinions yes right that everyone has one. Just saying!

These guitars sound horrible. It was the worst guitar purchase I have ever made.

These guitars aren't that good. In my opinion, even Tokai is better. Don't be fooled. They may look great, but the sound, rediculous.

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42 Suzuki

Just bought a Grand suzuki electric. Great guitar. Fender strat and gibson in one guitar. Sounds super!

Screw the person who out Suzuki on this damned list

One of the finest! And originall sound possibilities.
Great guitars made by pro's

Suzukiguitars are great, why r they even on this list

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43 Stadium

My Stadium Jazz guitar, Johnny Smith style, is magnificent. Sold one to a friend and bought another. Good luck trying to find one.

I have a Stadium archtop acoustic electric. Nk documentation on it and don't know where its made but it sounds and plays great. Looks grest too, flawless finish and binding. The piece has very thick and heavy wood. Good pick uos bridge an trapeze tailpiece

I HAVE THE "VIOLIN" SHAPED 6 STRING ELECTIC AND IT PLAYS AWESOME AFTER GETTING THE HARMONICS IN LINE

44 Kapok

The sound quality made by the strings are great.
The materials used for the guitar isn't bad. Great for beginners. However, one will soon discover that its not easy to press the string on the fret board. Many chords can't be pressed easily. So, I will probably give it a 6/10 for this brand.

45 Rocker

Sounds like this person hates all guitar brands to me, why can't he own his own guitar company and come out with his own brand with top of the like guitars. Its no expensive to make the guitars, but it is to sell and when you buy that guitar your buying it with the brand name so that raises the price.

Totally disappointed in the workmanship.. No quality control.. the fret bars raised off the neck are so sharp that they almost cause lacarations in your fingers, they Pickups are the Cheapest you can get and I am very disappointed in the quality control and what product exactly they are trying to put out the door... maybe revamp your product and put out least worth getting a good review over...

46 Carlo Robelli

I'm sorry, but all you guys don't know what a bad guitar is. This guitar is the worst piece of crap I've ever used, and I'll never use one again. DO NOT GET IT...it's fake...I mean, plastic. Yeah. It's pretty awful. And not to mention the horrible sound it makes, and how hard it is to play.

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48 Kramer

The Aluminum neck stuff was Tre cool, the 'American Made' stuff was good, the Stryker line was wonderfully craptacular, though I did come across a Stryker that had a prototype Floyd Rose. --The Floyd was worth more than the guitar!

Best guitar for the money

I'm getting an axe shaped guitar and it's a Kramer. Kramer's is acually a custom brand

49 Hondo

Best used for beating hippies senseless. Other than that: useless.

I'm getting a Hondo revival 335 from a family member and I heard it plays better than a Gibson 335. Of course the Gibson 335s are still awesome.

My Hondo got its tires stuck in my grandmothers snatch...

50 Supreme

If someone has a supreme, and you ask them what brand they're using they will answer "uhm its some cheap one you know" because people never wants to admit that they own a supreme.
Supreme is a very cheap guitar though so the prize isn't a robbery.

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