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Best Electric Guitars Under $2000 in 2022

Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $2000. Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $2000.

We've found exactly 1414 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 Banshee Mach-6 FR S

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Schecter Banshee Mach-6 FR S
Playability 83
Sound 85
Build quality 87
Value for money 80
Overall Score 85
  • From Schecter's 2020 Banshee Mach series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple/Purpleheart Multi-ply with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Lundgren M6 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Banshee Mach-6 FR S
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

2. Schecter Banshee Mach-7 FR S

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Schecter Banshee Mach-7 FR S
Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 87
Value for money 79
Overall Score 84
  • From Schecter's 2020 Banshee Mach series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 7 strings
  • 26.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple/Purpleheart Multi-ply with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Lundgren M7 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Banshee Mach-7 FR S
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Elite

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Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Elite
Playability 83
Sound 85
Build quality 83
Value for money 84
Overall Score 84
  • From Schecter's 2018 SLS Elite series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Walnut/Padauk Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Elite
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing, Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

4. Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Evil Twin

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Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Evil Twin
Playability 83
Sound 85
Build quality 84
Value for money 84
Overall Score 84
  • From Schecter's 2018 SLS Elite series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Walnut/Padauk Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Evil Twin
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing, Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Schecter Avenger FR SLS Elite Evil Twin

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Schecter Avenger FR SLS Elite Evil Twin
Playability 83
Sound 83
Build quality 84
Value for money 83
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2021 SLS Elite series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Walnut/Padauk Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Avenger FR SLS Elite Evil Twin
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 90
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZ series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1702B bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock w/H.A.P. machine heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 90
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2022 AZ series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1702B bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist
Playability 85
Sound 77
Build quality 87
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2019 Artist series
  • Keith Merrow Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burl top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Wenge/Maple/Purpleheart Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Keith Merrow Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Keith Merrow Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Ibby HM Guitar Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. Schecter Avenger FR S Apocalypse

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Schecter Avenger FR S Apocalypse
Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 80
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82
  • From Schecter's 2020 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: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Avenger FR S Apocalypse
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

10. Ibanez AZ2204 Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204 Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 87
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82
  • From Ibanez's 2018 AZ series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AZ2204 Prestige
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock