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Best Electric Guitars Under $5000 in 2023

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

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. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM
Playability 82
Sound 81
Build quality 85
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
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  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 6 Fixed .175 bridge
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Open-Gear Locking tuners
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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
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

2. 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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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

3. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6
Playability 82
Sound 81
Build quality 84
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
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  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 6 Fixed .175 bridge
  • 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
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

4. Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte

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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte
Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 72
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • Phil Collen PC1 Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

5. Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Satin Stain

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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Satin Stain
Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 73
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • 1/8 Quilt Maple top
  • Caramelized Mahogany body
  • Quartersawn Caramelized Flame Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • Phil Collen PC1 Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Satin Stain
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

6. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7FM

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7FM
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 85
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 7 Fixed .175 bridge
  • 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
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

7. Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7

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Jackson USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 84
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • From Jackson's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 7 Fixed .175 bridge
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Open-Gear Locking tuners
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Price Comparison

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
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

8. ESP Horizon-III

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ESP Horizon-III
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 77
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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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
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

9. ESP Horizon-I

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ESP Horizon-I
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 77
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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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
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

10. Music Man Majesty 8

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Music Man Majesty 8
Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 85
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Music Man's 2021 John Petrucci series
  • 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)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Music Man Custom piezo hardtail bridge
  • 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
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock