04 Oct 15 Best Electrics under £500
£500 can get you a really good electric these days.
There are some fantastic ‘mid’ price electric guitars out there and if you choose your spec carefully you can get a real corker: we have an Epiphone Lee Malia LP signature which has Gibson pups, looks the biz and is superb.
This sector is hotly contested by all manufactures including the big F and the big G (via Epiphone) and whether you are into blues, country, rock, metal, jazz or any point in between there will be a few guitars out there to tempt you.
These are our choices – single cuts, double cuts, offsets and shred machines – take your pick…
Cort – M600 c£400
These are fantastic and well made guitars if you can find one!
Danelectro DC59M c£399
Still a cool looking guitar!
Epiphone – Casino c£449
The Casino remains a classic. If it was good enough for the Beatles…
Epiphone Muse Les Paul c£450
Released earlier this year to great acclaim
ESP – LTD EC-256FM c£350
Fender – Player Telecaster c£529
Sadly 2020 pricing takes it over the £500 mark but you can always haggle!
Fret-King – Esprit I c£475
G&L – Tribute Fallout c£379
Hagstrom – Ultra Swede ESN c£350
Ibanez – RG370 c£450
Jackson – Dinky Arch Top JS32 c£265
Music Man – Sterling Axis AX3 c£349
Schecter – Demon-6 c£425
Vintage – V100 c£325
Yamaha – Revstar RS420 c£420
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