The 20 best electric guitars under £1000/$1500 in the world today
23rd Apr 2012 | 13:20
Rasmus Standard S100
What is the best mid-price electric guitar? £1000 buys you a whole lotta axe. For a grand (or roughly $1500 US) you can buy a brand new instrument built for life on the road that will see you through hundreds of gigs and recording sessions.
Following on from our recent call to arms that saw you help compile a rundown of the 20 best budget electric guitars in the world today, it was time to crank things up a notch. You nominated dozens of killer electric guitars and we whittled those nominations down to a shortlist of 20 popular axes that are all available on the street for less than £1000/$1500.
You voted, you voted and you voted again. And now here are the results of our poll. Click onwards to see the 20 best electric guitars under £1000/$1500 in the world today and find out which stellar six-string you crowned the winner. First up, here's something from the Suhr camp that's heavy on value...
Rasmus Standard S100
Gordon-Smith Graduate 60
ESP LTD MH-330FR
Sterling by Music Man JP100
Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV69
Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM
Read Guitarist magazine's Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM review and hear it in action on video.
Gibson SG Special '60s Tribute
Charvel So-Cal Style 1
Read Guitarist's Charvel So-Cal Style 1 review and check it out on video.
Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster
PRS SE Bernie Marsden
PRS SE Custom Semi Hollow
Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster
Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
Gibson SG Standard
Fender American Standard Telecaster
Recently revamped and updated for 2012, Fender's American Standard guitars are some of the world's most popular musical instruments.
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner. With just under 19 percent of the total vote, as American as cherry pie and roughly as popular, it's the Fender American Standard Stratocaster.
An industry standard by name and by nature, the American Standard Strat is the very definition of a workhorse guitar.