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Best Electric Guitars Under $200 in 2022

Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $200. Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $200.

We've found exactly 64 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. Harley Benton R-446

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Harley Benton R-446
Playability 82
Sound 75
Build quality 52
Value for money 85
Overall Score 70
  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Progressive series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Artec Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Artec Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hardtail R-1001 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Slim Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Closed tuners
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Harley Benton R-446
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

2. Harley Benton MS-60

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Harley Benton MS-60
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 58
Value for money 84
Overall Score 69
  • From Harley Benton's 2015 Vintage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic And Dlx Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Die-Cast Machine Heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton MS-60
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

3. ESP LTD EC-10

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ESP LTD EC-10
Playability 82
Sound 67
Build quality 55
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From ESP LTD's 2013 EC series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Engineered Hardwood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ESP Designed LH-100B (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP Designed LH-100N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD EC-10
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

4. ESP LTD F-10

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ESP LTD F-10
Playability 82
Sound 66
Build quality 55
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From ESP LTD's 2009 F series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Engineered Hardwood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ESP Designed LH-100B (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP Designed LSH-100N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • TOM bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD F-10
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

5. Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS22 DKA

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Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS22 DKA
Playability 80
Sound 66
Build quality 57
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From Jackson's 2014 JS series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Jackson High-Output Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Jackson High-Output Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2-Point Fulcrum Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS22 DKA
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

6. Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32Q DKA HT

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Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32Q DKA HT
Playability 82
Sound 66
Build quality 56
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From Jackson's 2021 JS series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Jackson High-Output Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Jackson High-Output Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Jackson HT6 String-Through-Body Hardtail bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32Q DKA HT
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

7. Harley Benton S-620

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Harley Benton S-620
Playability 77
Sound 70
Build quality 56
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From Harley Benton's 2017 Rock series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Roseacer fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: HB Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: HB Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • FR-Style bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die-Cast Machine Heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton S-620
  • Locking Nut
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

8. Harley Benton ST-62CC MN

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Harley Benton ST-62CC MN
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 57
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From Harley Benton's 2020 Vintage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Harley Benton Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Harley Benton C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Machine Heads: Kluson-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton ST-62CC MN
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

9. Harley Benton ST-62CC RW

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Harley Benton ST-62CC RW
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 57
Value for money 83
Overall Score 68
  • From Harley Benton's 2020 Vintage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Harley Benton Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Harley Benton C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson Style Machine Heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton ST-62CC RW
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

10. Harley Benton ST-62DLX

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Harley Benton ST-62DLX
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 57
Value for money 78
Overall Score 68
  • From Harley Benton's 2018 Vintage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • American Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage ST-Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage ST-Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage ST-Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Harley Benton Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Harley Benton Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Machine Heads: Kluson-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton ST-62DLX
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Expensive Woods
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay