Top Ten Worst Guitar Brands

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41 Stadium

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

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42 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.

43 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...

44 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.

45 Mahar

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

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46 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

47 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.

48 Alice
49 Arena
50 Tonante

Hello, kiddies. Here comes me, the storyteller of the holy craps. Once upon a time there was here in Brazil a brand called as above - it translates into "Soundly King" but the only soundly thing about it was its crapiness. It wouldn't fall apart, for it wqas made of one single piece of scrap wood and just about everything on it was kept in place with - cheap - glue. It came standard with stripped steel cable wire strings and doorbell coil pickups. As it couldn't get any worse, it featured an inline set of two acoustic guitar bar tuning machines and its frets were made of copperwire clippings. One great day, this Manufacturing Empire of Evil went bankrupt - as expected - and crumbled upon itself as an imploded rotten card castle, and everyone was happy ever after. The end.

51 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...

52 Eleca

I've had two eleca acoustic guitars and have to say I loved the sound that they produced. I would buy one again in a heartbeat. Don't dismiss this brand until you try it.

Fell apart on me the day it came in

Oh come on. My eleca rips.

53 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'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.

54 Burns Guitars

Had 3 burns cobra's every one has had poor fret work. I'm not talking about the 60's models. Just the parts bin thrown together cobra they are f#%$ing awful

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55 1979 Cort Classic.

Beautifully made and very solid. The neck never moves and I'd love to see if anyone could tell the difference between this guitar and a Gibson Les Paul Custom in a blind test. Cort make more electric guitars than anyone else and dry store the timber for two years prior to manufacture. In the end it all comes down to personal preferences surely?

56 Java

I too have Java guitar seriously its sucks

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57 Schecter

Schecters are great, I'm just being a dick by putting in on the list.

Lol to the guy who judges the a guitars quality off of how many times it's on sale/how many you see on craigslist

Laugh out loud to the "Shecters are great, I'm just being a dick by putting this on the list." guy.

Ever wonder why you see so many for sale on sites like Craigslist? , put any guitar up for trade on CL in 10 minutes you'll have a guy offering you a Schechter for whatever you have.. Its no a coincidence they're always "on sale" at music stores.

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58 Johnson

I could watch the bridge rise as I attempted to tune the acoustics. Sales-weasel stated that it was a one-off- did the same thing with all of the acoustics- every one.
The bracing is a joke; so is the glue that holds the wood to the binding- first humid day? Whoops- guitar fell apart!


I have had fenders and a johnson. I absolutely love my much so that I would rather tune the missing tuning heads with pliers than trade it out. its got a great sound.

59 Charvel

Earlier models weren't bad. I have two and the play well and sound good.

60 Esteban

Guitars fall apart quickly- black on the fretboard is painted in, the little fret markers can be removed just by pushing down one side. The amp blows chunks as well... I do have a bit of a positive, though: maybe the instrument cable wasn't too bad

Crap shaped like a guitar! They should market esteban's hat and glasses, now that's cool!

The Esteban,like so many others on this list was created for those who are not sure they want to play. My only problem with the one I purchased (2nd hand) was a buzz on the electronics. Otherwise,good for a beginner. Relatively easy on the fingers who don't have cement grinding calluses like myself and, I'm sure,some of you have. Beginner? Ho on line and get a use one with case and amp for unDer $100.

Someone had the nerve to give me one of these POS as a gift.

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