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Best Electric Guitars Under $5000 in 2022

Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $5000. Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $5000.

We've found exactly 69 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 7

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Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist 7
Playability 80
Sound 78
Build quality 86
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Chris Broderick Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 1/8 Quilt 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 7
  • 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. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM
Playability 82
Sound 81
Build quality 89
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • Misha Mansoor Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Caramelized Mahogany body
  • Caramelized Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot 6 Fixed .175 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Open-Gear Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

3. Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7

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Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7
Playability 82
Sound 81
Build quality 86
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Chris Broderick Signature
  • 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)
  • 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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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
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

4. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6
Playability 82
Sound 81
Build quality 87
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • Misha Mansoor Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Caramelized Basswood body
  • Caramelized Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Ragnarok (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Ragnarok (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot 6 Fixed .175 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Open-Gear Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

5. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7FM

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7FM
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 89
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • Misha Mansoor Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 26.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Caramelized Mahogany body
  • Caramelized Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot 7 Fixed .175 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Open-Gear Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7FM
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

6. ESP Horizon-I

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ESP Horizon-I
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 82
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From ESP's 2017 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop JB/Custom Hybrid Trembucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Cool Rails (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Horizon-I
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

7. ESP Horizon-III

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ESP Horizon-III
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 82
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From ESP's 2017 Horizon-III series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop JB/Custom Hybrid Trembucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Horizon-III
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

8. Music Man Majesty 8

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Music Man Majesty 8
Playability 78
Sound 78
Build quality 90
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From Music Man's 2021 John Petrucci series
  • John Petrucci Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood Wings, Mahogany through neck body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Music Man Custom piezo hardtail 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 (Chrome) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man Majesty 8
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

9. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 87
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • Misha Mansoor Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 26.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Caramelized Basswood body
  • Caramelized Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Ragnarok (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Ragnarok (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot 7 Fixed .175 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Open-Gear Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

10. Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte

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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte
Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 79
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Phil Collen Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Caramelized Mahogany body
  • Quartersawn Caramelized Flame Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: DiMarzio HS-2 DP116 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: PC1 Sustainer Driver (Single Coil/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Phil Collen PC1 Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay