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Best Electric Guitars Under $1000 in 2022

Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $1000.

We've found exactly 702 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Schecter C-1 FR Apocalypse

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Schecter C-1 FR Apocalypse
Playability 80
Sound 82
Build quality 80
Value for money 86
Overall Score 81
  • From Schecter's 2017 Apocalypse series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Padauk Multi-ply w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar

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2. ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed

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ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 76
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2014 Signature series
  • Will Adler Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Will Adler Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Will Adler Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • TOM Bridge & Tailpiece bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners

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3. Harley Benton Amarok-6

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Harley Benton Amarok-6
Playability 85
Sound 76
Build quality 81
Value for money 86
Overall Score 81
  • From Harley Benton's 2020 Progressive series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed maple veneer top
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple, Mahogany, Maple, Mahogany, Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
  • WSC HPS-6 Custom hardtail bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Slim Modern C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Locking Machine Heads tuners

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4. Harley Benton Amarok-BT

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Harley Benton Amarok-BT
Playability 85
Sound 76
Build quality 81
Value for money 86
Overall Score 81
  • From Harley Benton's 2020 Progressive series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed maple veneer top
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple, Mahogany, Maple, Mahogany, Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
  • WSC HPS-6 Custom hardtail bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Slim Modern C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Locking Machine Heads tuners

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5. Schecter C-1 Apocalypse

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Schecter C-1 Apocalypse
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 78
Value for money 85
Overall Score 80
  • From Schecter's 2017 Apocalypse series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Padauk Multi-ply w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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6. Harley Benton Amarok-7

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Harley Benton Amarok-7
Playability 82
Sound 76
Build quality 81
Value for money 85
Overall Score 80
  • From Harley Benton's 2020 Progressive series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed maple veneer top
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple, Mahogany, Maple, Mahogany, Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
  • WSC HPS-7 Custom hardtail bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Slim Modern C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover locking tuners

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7. ESP LTD Arrow-NT Arctic Metal

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ESP LTD Arrow-NT Arctic Metal
Playability 85
Sound 76
Build quality 75
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Arctic Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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8. ESP LTD EC-FR Black Metal

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ESP LTD EC-FR Black Metal
Playability 80
Sound 78
Build quality 77
Value for money 83
Overall Score 78
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Black Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Black Winter (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar

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9. ESP LTD Arrow-NT Black Metal

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ESP LTD Arrow-NT Black Metal
Playability 85
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 83
Overall Score 78
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Black Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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10. Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR

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Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR
Playability 80
Sound 82
Build quality 70
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • From Schecter's 2006 Hellraiser series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 89R (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar

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11. Schecter Hellraiser C-VI

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Schecter Hellraiser C-VI
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 70
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77
  • From Schecter's 2011 Hellraiser series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 30"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 89R (Humbucker/Active)
  • TonePros System w/Custom Brass Saddles bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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12. Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM

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Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 72
Value for money 83
Overall Score 78
  • From Charvel's 2019 Pro-Mod series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Caramelized Maple neck
  • Caramelized Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast Locking tuners

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13. Schecter Damien Platinum-6 FR S

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Schecter Damien Platinum-6 FR S
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 68
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • From Schecter's 2015 Damien series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple 3-pc neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Special bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar

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14. Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR EB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR EB
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 73
Value for money 87
Overall Score 77
  • From Harley Benton's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple Veneer top
  • Nyatoh body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell HAF-N Alnico-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover GH305 6L tuners
  • Retainer bar

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15. Cort G300 Pro

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Cort G300 Pro
Playability 77
Sound 76
Build quality 77
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • From Cort's 2021 G series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple (Luminous side dot inlays) fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Cort CFA-III Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Ergo-V Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Stainless Steel frets
  • Cort Staggered Locking tuners

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16. Schecter Hellraiser C-1

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Schecter Hellraiser C-1
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 67
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76
  • From Schecter's 2006 Hellraiser series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 89R (Humbucker/Active)
  • TonePros T3BT TOM w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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17. Schecter Kenny Hickey C-1 EX S

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Schecter Kenny Hickey C-1 EX S
Playability 82
Sound 80
Build quality 69
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77
  • From Schecter's 2013 Artist series
  • Kenny Hickey Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 26.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • TonePros T3BT TOM w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners

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18. Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy

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Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy
Playability 82
Sound 81
Build quality 68
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • From Epiphone's 2020 Prophecy Collection series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple Veneer top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Epiphone Prophecy Bridge (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Epiphone Prophecy Neck (Humbucker/Active)
  • Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Set neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners

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19. ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal
Playability 82
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Arctic Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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20. ESP LTD Phoenix-7 Baritone Black Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix-7 Baritone Black Metal
Playability 78
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 Black Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany / Maple Cap body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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