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Best Electric Guitars Under $6000 in 2022

Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $6000. Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $6000.

We've found exactly 37 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 Jeff Loomis Kelly

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Jackson USA Signature Jeff Loomis Kelly
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 91
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
  • From Jackson's 2019 Artist Signature series
  • Jeff Loomis Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Sandblasted Ash top
  • Ash body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis Signature Blackouts (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis Signature Blackouts (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Speed Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Sperzel Die-Cast tuners
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Jackson USA Signature Jeff Loomis Kelly
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Locking Tuners
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock

2. ESP FRX CTM

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ESP FRX CTM
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 84
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From ESP's 2020 FRX series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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ESP FRX CTM
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

3. Music Man Majesty 6 Hydrospace

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Music Man Majesty 6 Hydrospace
Playability 80
Sound 78
Build quality 92
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • John Petrucci Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 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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Music Man Majesty 6 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

4. 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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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

5. ESP FRX

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ESP FRX
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 81
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2017 FRX series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Painkiller (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Painkiller (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP FRX
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

6. ESP Snapper

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ESP Snapper
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 82
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2017 Snapper series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ESP Custom Lap CL-P-H-2+ (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: ESP Custom Lap CL-P-S-2 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP Custom Lap CL-P-S-2 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • ESP Flicker-III bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • U to V Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Snapper
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Coil Split, Capacitance Selector Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

7. ESP Snapper CTM

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ESP Snapper CTM
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 84
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2020 Snapper series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Poplar top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan 59/Custom Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Hot Stack Plus (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Hot Stack Plus (Single Coil/Passive)
  • ESP Flicker-III bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Snapper CTM
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Coil Split, Capacitance Selector Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

8. ESP Arrow

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ESP Arrow
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2014 Arrow series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1B (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1N (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Arrow
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

9. ESP Jeff Hanneman

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ESP Jeff Hanneman
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 77
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2010 Signature series
  • Jeff Hanneman Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Kahler 2315 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Jeff Hanneman
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

10. ESP KH-2 Vintage

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ESP KH-2 Vintage
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2001 Signature series
  • Kirk Hammett Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60A (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP KH-2 Vintage
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay