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Best Electric Guitars Under $2000 in 2022

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

We've found exactly 1326 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 88
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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2. Schecter Avenger FR SLS Elite Evil Twin

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Schecter Avenger FR SLS Elite Evil Twin
Playability 83
Sound 83
Build quality 85
Value for money 84
Overall Score 84
  • 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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3. Schecter Banshee Mach-7 FR S

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Schecter Banshee Mach-7 FR S
Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 88
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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4. Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Elite

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Schecter C-1 FR S SLS Elite
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
  • 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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5. 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 85
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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6. Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist
Playability 85
Sound 78
Build quality 88
Value for money 79
Overall Score 84
  • 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 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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7. Schecter Banshee Mach-6

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Schecter Banshee Mach-6
Playability 85
Sound 79
Build quality 84
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • 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: Lundgren M6 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot Ibby HM Guitar Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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8. Schecter Banshee Mach-6 Evertune

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Schecter Banshee Mach-6 Evertune
Playability 83
Sound 83
Build quality 84
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • 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: Lundgren M6 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Evertune F Model bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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9. Schecter C-1 FR SLS Elite

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Schecter C-1 FR SLS Elite
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 84
Value for money 83
Overall Score 83
  • 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: 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 Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar

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10. Schecter E-1 FR S Special Edition

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Schecter E-1 FR S Special Edition
Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 83
Value for money 83
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2016 Special Edition series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc 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 Speed 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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11. Schecter Keith Merrow KM-7 MK-III Artist

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM-7 MK-III Artist
Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 88
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2019 Artist series
  • Keith Merrow Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 7 strings
  • 26.5"'' 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 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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12. Ibanez RGR5221 Prestige

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Ibanez RGR5221 Prestige
Playability 82
Sound 80
Build quality 86
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2020 RG series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash top
  • African Mahogany body
  • Maple/Wenge neck
  • Bound Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Brute Force (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Brute Force (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gibraltar Standard II bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Super Wizard Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners

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13. Schecter Avenger FR S Apocalypse

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Schecter Avenger FR S Apocalypse
Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 81
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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14. Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 87
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82
  • 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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15. Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 87
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82
  • 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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16. Schecter Banshee Mach-7

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Schecter Banshee Mach-7
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 84
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82
  • 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: Lundgren M7 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot Ibby HM Guitar Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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17. Schecter Banshee Mach-7 Evertune

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Schecter Banshee Mach-7 Evertune
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 84
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82
  • 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: Lundgren M7 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Evertune F7 Model bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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18. Schecter C-1 FR S Apocalypse

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Schecter C-1 FR S Apocalypse
Playability 80
Sound 86
Build quality 81
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82
  • 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: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 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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19. Schecter C-1 FR S Blackjack

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Schecter C-1 FR S Blackjack
Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 80
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82
  • From Schecter's 2021 Blackjack series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ 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
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
  • Retainer bar

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20. Schecter C-1 FR S Silver Mountain

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Schecter C-1 FR S Silver Mountain
Playability 80
Sound 86
Build quality 79
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82
  • From Schecter's 2020 Silver Mountain series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Sonic Seducer (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 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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