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    Best Electric Guitars Under $4000 in 2023

    Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $4000. Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $4000.

    Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best ones with these features, according to our algorithm. 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. Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Flame Maple

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    Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Flame Maple
    Playability 80
    Sound 82
    Build quality 90
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84
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    • From Charvel's 2015 Artist Signature series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Caramelized Basswood body
    • Caramelized Flame Maple neck
    • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Bridge pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Sperzel Locking tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Flame Maple
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Coil Tap Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    2. Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash

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    Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash
    Playability 80
    Sound 82
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84
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    • From Charvel's 2017 Artist Signature series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Caramelized Ash body
    • Caramelized Flame Maple neck
    • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Bridge pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Sperzel Locking tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Coil Tap Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    3. Charvel USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM

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    Charvel USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM
    Playability 80
    Sound 81
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 68
    Overall Score 83
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    • From Charvel's 2019 USA Select series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Caramelized Maple neck
    • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo Bridge with Brass Block and Titanium Saddles bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Sperzel Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Charvel USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    4. Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6

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    Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6
    Playability 85
    Sound 81
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 68
    Overall Score 83
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    • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Arched Maple top
    • Mahogany body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Direct Mount DiMarzio Chris Broderick CB6 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Direct Mount DiMarzio Chris Broderick CB6 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Jackson Single-String Guitar Bridge bridge
    • Jackson Standard Neck-Through neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Black Tusq XL Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Coil Split, Killswitch Pickups
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

    5. Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM QM

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    Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM QM
    Playability 80
    Sound 79
    Build quality 88
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Charvel's 2020 USA Select series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Quilt Maple top
    • Alder body
    • Caramelized Flame Maple neck
    • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo Bridge with Brass Block and Titanium Saddles bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Sperzel Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM QM
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    6. Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM

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    Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM
    Playability 80
    Sound 79
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Charvel's 2019 USA Select series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Caramelized Flame Maple neck
    • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo Bridge with Brass Block and Titanium Saddles bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Sperzel Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    7. Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7

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    Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7
    Playability 82
    Sound 81
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
    • Made in United States
    • 7 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Arched Maple top
    • Mahogany body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Direct Mount DiMarzio Chris Broderick CB7 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Direct Mount DiMarzio Chris Broderick CB7 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Jackson Single-String Guitar Bridge bridge
    • Jackson Standard Neck-Through neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Black Tusq XL Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Coil Split, Killswitch Pickups
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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

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    Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro
    Playability 82
    Sound 78
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Schecter's 2021 Artist series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Swamp Ash body
    • Wenge 3-piece with purple heart and maple laminates neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Keith Merrow Custom Fishman Fluence (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Keith Merrow Custom Fishman Fluence (Humbucker/Active)
    • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Hipshot Low Profilefixed bridge bridge
    • Thin fast C Bolt-On neck
    • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Hipshot open gear locking with Knurled Barrel adjustment tuners
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    Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    9. Ibanez PIA3761C

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    Ibanez PIA3761C
    Playability 80
    Sound 82
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Ibanez's 2022 PIA/JEM/UV series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 17" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple/Walnut neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Edge tremolo bridge
    • PIA Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Gotoh machine heads tuners
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    Ibanez PIA3761C
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

    10. Music Man Majesty

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    Music Man Majesty
    Playability 80
    Sound 77
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 81
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    • From Music Man's 2018 John Petrucci series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 17" Fretboard Radius
    • Okoume with maple top and mahogany through neck body
    • Honduran Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
    • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
    • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
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    Music Man Majesty
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock