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Best Electric Guitars Under $4000 in 2022

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

We've found exactly 95 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. Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist 6

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Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist 6
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 86
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Chris Broderick Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 1/8 Plain Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Direct Mount Chris Broderick Designed Custom DiMarzio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Direct Mount Chris Broderick Designed Custom DiMarzio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Pro (Recessed) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Jackson Standard Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners
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Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist 6
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Killswitch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Retainer Bar
  • Luminescent Inlay

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 92
Value for money 70
Overall Score 85
  • From Charvel's 2017 Artist Signature series
  • Guthrie Govan Signature
  • 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)
  • Middle pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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Charvel Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Caramelized Ash
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Coil Tap Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock

3. 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 93
Value for money 70
Overall Score 85
  • From Charvel's 2015 Artist Signature series
  • Guthrie Govan Signature
  • 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)
  • Middle pickup: Charvel Custom MF Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Charvel Custom MF Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Recessed Charvel Locking Tremolo Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 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
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Coil Tap Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock

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

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro
Playability 82
Sound 80
Build quality 91
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
  • From Schecter's 2021 Artist series
  • Keith Merrow Signature
  • 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)
  • Hipshot Low Profilefixed bridge bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock

5. Charvel USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM

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Charvel USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 92
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
  • 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)
  • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo Bridge with Brass Block and Titanium Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Sperzel Die-Cast Locking tuners
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Charvel USA Select DK24 HH 2PT CM
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock

6. Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6

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Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6
Playability 85
Sound 81
Build quality 86
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Chris Broderick Signature
  • 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)
  • Jackson Single-String Guitar Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Jackson Standard Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners
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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
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

7. Schecter Keith Merrow KM7 MK-III PRO

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM7 MK-III PRO
Playability 78
Sound 80
Build quality 91
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2020 Artist series
  • Keith Merrow Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 26.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Wenge 3-piece with purple heart and maple laminates neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Keith Merrow Custom Fishman Fluence (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Keith Merrow Custom Fishman Fluence (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Low Profile contoured 7 string fixed bridge bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Keith Merrow KM7 MK-III PRO
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock

8. Music Man Majesty

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Music Man Majesty
Playability 80
Sound 78
Build quality 90
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Music Man's 2018 John Petrucci series
  • John Petrucci Signature
  • 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)
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 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
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

9. Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace

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Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace
Playability 77
Sound 78
Build quality 92
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • John Petrucci Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Alder Wings, Mahogany & Flame Maple through neck body
  • Mahogany & Flame Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

10. Schecter Synyster Gates FR QM USA Signature

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Schecter Synyster Gates FR QM USA Signature
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 88
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2021 Artist series
  • Synyster Gates Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Synyster Gates Signature engraved Humbucker Set (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Synyster Gates Signature engraved Humbucker Set (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom Syn C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter/Hipshot Staggered Locking Tuners tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Schecter Synyster Gates FR QM USA Signature
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay