15 Best Electrics under £500 (updated for 2020)

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 for 2020 – 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!
Website: www.cortguitars.com

Danelectro DC59M c£399

Still a cool looking guitar! 
Website: www.danelectro.com

Epiphone – Casino c£449

The Casino remain a classic. If it was good enough for the Beatles…
Website: www.epiphone.com

Epiphone Muse Les Paul c£450

Released earlier this year to great acclaim
Website: www.epiphone.com

ESP – LTD EC-256FM c£350

Website: www.espguitars.com

Fender – Player Telecaster c£529

Sadly 2020 pricing takes it over the £500 mark but you can always haggle!
Website: www.fender.com

Fret-King – Esprit I c£475

Website: www.fret-king.com

G&L – Tribute Fallout c£379

Website: www.glguitars.com

Hagstrom – Ultra Swede ESN c£350

Website: www.hagstromguitars.eu

Ibanez – RG370 c£450

Website: www.ibanez.com

Jackson – Dinky Arch Top JS32 c£265

Website: www.jacksonguitars.com

Music Man – Sterling Axis AX3 c£349

Website: www.music-man.com

Schecter – Demon-6 c£425

Website: www.schecterguitars.com

Vintage – V100 c£325

Website: www.jhs.co.uk

Yamaha – Revstar RS420 c£420

Website: www.uk.yamaha.com

Links to other pages

Electric Guitars
16 Best electrics under £1000
£200 electrics