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Best Electric Guitars Under $7000 in 2022

Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $7000. Here you'll find the best electric guitars under $7000.

We've found exactly 28 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. ESP Horizon FR CTM

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ESP Horizon FR CTM
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 84
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From ESP's 2020 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Honduras Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/JB 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 Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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ESP Horizon FR 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

2. Ibanez JCRG2103 j.custom

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Ibanez JCRG2103 j.custom
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 86
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2021 RG series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Exotic Maple & Gold Resin top
  • African Mahogany body
  • 3pc Wenge/Purpleheart neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio The Tone Zone (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Air Norton (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Edge bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • RG j.custom Wizard Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Evo Gold frets
  • Gotoh machine heads tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Ibanez JCRG2103 j.custom
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio

3. ESP Horizon NT CTM

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ESP Horizon NT CTM
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 81
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2020 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Honduras Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/JB Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Horizon NT CTM
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

4. ESP RZK-II Burnt

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ESP RZK-II Burnt
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 81
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2010 Signature series
  • Richard ZK 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 81 (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 RZK-II Burnt
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

5. ESP Alex Skolnick FR

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ESP Alex Skolnick FR
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 81
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2016 Signature series
  • Alex Skolnick Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom U Set neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Alex Skolnick FR
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Weight Relief
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

6. 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

7. ESP Mystique CTM

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ESP Mystique CTM
Playability 82
Sound 76
Build quality 80
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2020 Mystique series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Honduras Mahogany body
  • Honduras Mahogany neck
  • Honduras Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/JB Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Gotoh Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Mystique CTM
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

8. Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue

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Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 77
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Historic Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit top
  • 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 50s Rounded Medium C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson Single Line, Single Ring tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

9. Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Phenix Inspired Les Paul Custom

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Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Phenix Inspired Les Paul Custom
Playability 78
Sound 76
Build quality 78
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Modern Collection series
  • Peter Frampton Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Custombucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Custombucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Custombucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar with Long Stud/Anchor bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Peter Frampton Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover Kidney tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Phenix Inspired Les Paul Custom
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Weight Relief
  • Strap Lock
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Luminescent Inlay

10. Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ebony 2-Pickup

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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ebony 2-Pickup
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 75
Value for money 59
Overall Score 74
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Historic Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • No-Wire ABR-1 bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 50s Rounded Medium C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson Waffleback w/ Pearloid Tips tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ebony 2-Pickup
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay