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Best ES Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best ES shape guitars.

We've found exactly 46 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. Gretsch G6122TG Players Edition Country Gentleman

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Gretsch G6122TG Players Edition Country Gentleman
Playability 73
Sound 74
Build quality 85
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Gretsch's 2022 Professional Collection series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Arched Laminated Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch FT-67 Filter’Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch FT-67 Filter’Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby B6GP String-Thru bridge
  • 3 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Imperial Locking tuners

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2. Gretsch G6122-6212 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

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Gretsch G6122-6212 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Playability 77
Sound 74
Build quality 75
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75
  • From Gretsch's 2016 Professional Collection series
  • Made in Japan
  • 12 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 3-Ply Laminated Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch TV Jones Filter'Tron Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch TV Jones Filter'Tron Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gretsch G-Cutout Tailpiece bridge
  • 3 volume Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Vintage frets
  • Grover Die-Cast tuners

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3. Gretsch G6636TSL Players Edition Silver Falcon

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Gretsch G6636TSL Players Edition Silver Falcon
Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 84
Value for money 63
Overall Score 78
  • From Gretsch's 2021 Professional Collection series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Arched Laminated Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby B7CP String-Thru bridge
  • 3 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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4. Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 76
Value for money 59
Overall Score 74
  • From Gibson's 2020 Gibson Murphy Lab Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple body
  • Solid Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons tuners

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5. Gretsch G6620TFM Players Edition Nashville

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Gretsch G6620TFM Players Edition Nashville
Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 83
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77
  • From Gretsch's 2017 Professional Collection series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Arched Laminated Flame Maple top
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby B7GP String-Thru bridge
  • 3 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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6. Gretsch G6636T Players Edition Falcon

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Gretsch G6636T Players Edition Falcon
Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 82
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Gretsch's 2019 Professional Collection series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby B7CP String-Thru bridge
  • 3 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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7. Yamaha SA2200

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Yamaha SA2200
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 74
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74
  • From Yamaha's 2019 Hollow series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Laminated Sycamore / Soft Maple Center Block body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Yamaha Humbucker/Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Yamaha Humbucker/Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh GE103B bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • SA Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh SG30 tuners

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8. Schecter Corsair Custom

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Schecter Corsair Custom
Playability 73
Sound 75
Build quality 73
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74
  • From Schecter's 2020 Custom series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Maple body
  • Mahogany 3-pc neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Pasadena (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Pasadena (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby Archtop B70 w/ Roller TonePros TOM TPFR – T3BT bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Schecter C Set neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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9. Gibson ES-339 Figured

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Gibson ES-339 Figured
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 78
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 57 Classic Plus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 57 Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons tuners

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10. Gretsch G6620T Players Edition Nashville

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Gretsch G6620T Players Edition Nashville
Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 79
Value for money 66
Overall Score 76
  • From Gretsch's 2019 Professional Collection series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby B7CP String-Thru bridge
  • 3 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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11. Gretsch G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon

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Gretsch G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon
Playability 77
Sound 71
Build quality 79
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76
  • From Gretsch's 2022 Artist Signature Edition series
  • Richard Fortus Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Arched Laminated Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch Custom Wound Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch Custom Wound Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • V-Stoptail bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatic Die-Cast tuners

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12. Gibson ES-335

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Gibson ES-335
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 73
Value for money 58
Overall Score 73
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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13. Gibson ES-335 Figured

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Gibson ES-335 Figured
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 75
Value for money 59
Overall Score 74
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Figured Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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14. Gibson ES-339

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Gibson ES-339
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 57 Classic Plus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 57 Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons tuners

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15. Gibson ES-345

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Gibson ES-345
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 73
Value for money 58
Overall Score 73
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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16. Gretsch G6636T-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon

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Gretsch G6636T-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon
Playability 73
Sound 70
Build quality 80
Value for money 59
Overall Score 74
  • From Gretsch's 2021 Artist Signature Edition series
  • Richard Fortus Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Arched Laminated Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gretsch Custom Wound Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gretsch Custom Wound Filter'Tron (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby B6CP String-Thru Vibrato Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Standard U Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatic Die-Cast tuners

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17. Gibson Slim Harpo Lovell ES-330

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Gibson Slim Harpo Lovell ES-330
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 73
Value for money 58
Overall Score 73
  • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
  • Slim Harpo Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson P-90 Dog Ear (P90/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe with white buttons tuners

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18. Gibson ES-335 Satin

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Gibson ES-335 Satin
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 71
Value for money 63
Overall Score 73
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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19. Schecter Robin Zander Corsair

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Schecter Robin Zander Corsair
Playability 73
Sound 70
Build quality 71
Value for money 66
Overall Score 71
  • From Schecter's 2019 Artist series
  • Robin Zander Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple body
  • Mahogany 3-pc neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Phat Cat SPH90-1 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Phat Cat SPH90-1 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bigsby Archtop B70 w/ Roller TOM bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Grover tuners

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20. Epiphone B.B. King Lucille

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Epiphone B.B. King Lucille
Playability 75
Sound 67
Build quality 64
Value for money 74
Overall Score 69
  • From Epiphone's 2021 Artist Collection series
  • B.B. King Signature
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 5-ply Maple/Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic PRO (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Alnico Classic PRO (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatic with Keystone Buttons tuners

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