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Best Electric Guitars Under $6000 in 2023

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

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 Jeff Loomis Kelly

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Jackson USA Signature Jeff Loomis Kelly
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 87
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
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  • From Jackson's 2019 Artist Signature series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1500 Series Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • 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
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

2. Music Man Majesty 6 Hydrospace

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Music Man Majesty 6 Hydrospace
Playability 80
Sound 77
Build quality 87
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • 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)
  • 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 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
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. 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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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

4. ESP Snapper

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ESP Snapper
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 80
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • ESP Flicker-III bridge
  • U to V Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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ESP Snapper
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split, Capacitance Selector Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. ESP Snapper CTM

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ESP Snapper CTM
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 82
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • ESP Flicker-III bridge
  • 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
  • Coil Split, Capacitance Selector Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. ESP FRX CTM

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ESP FRX CTM
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 78
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP FRX CTM
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar

7. Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace

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Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace
Playability 77
Sound 77
Build quality 87
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • 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)
  • 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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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
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. ESP FRX

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ESP FRX
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 75
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • Slim U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP FRX
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • 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

9. ESP Arrow

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ESP Arrow
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 74
Value for money 63
Overall Score 78
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Arrow
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • 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. ESP KH-2 Vintage

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ESP KH-2 Vintage
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 74
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
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  • From ESP's 2001 Signature series
  • 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)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP KH-2 Vintage
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • 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