Tag: Budget Guitars

A good guitar doesn’t have to be expensive. This is where we collate and collect all of our reviews of the best budget guitars you can buy right now – from Squire to Epiphone to Harley Benton and Indigo Guitars…


Best Budget Electric Guitars

  • Squier Contemporary Telecaster Review: The Metal Monster

    Squier Contemporary Telecaster Review: The Metal Monster

    The Squier Contemporary Telecaster is another great addition to the Contemporary Series made to shred. Here’s my full review of this exceptionally well priced budget shredder

  • Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins Review: Incredible 6 And 7 String BEASTS!

    Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins Review: Incredible 6 And 7 String BEASTS!

    The Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins Les Paul has hit the market, and there are some significant upgrades over the original! Let’s check out both new models, and go over why they are some of the best value around. Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins: A Gig-Ready Les Paul For Metal? Matt Heafy and Trivium have been big…

  • Thomann USA: Shipping Times & Costs – A Complete Guide

    Thomann USA: Shipping Times & Costs – A Complete Guide

    Thomann is a massive European-based guitar and musical instruments retailer. But is Thomann USA any good? Here’s what you need to know…  Gear. We’re all addicted to it in one way or another. And like any good addict, we need a good, reliable supplier. In the US, we have Guitar Center and Sweet Water – two…

  • Harley Benton Guitars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide [2023]

    Harley Benton Guitars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide [2023]

    Harley Benton Guitars has a massive selection, and we are going to break down every aspect of the company for you, so you can make an informed purchase. Harley Benton Guitars Harley Benton Guitars are extremely popular right now, and for a really good reason! Harley Benton is known for being a budget brand, and…

  • 3 BEST Harley Benton Guitars For Metal Reviewed: INSANE Deals For Chugging!

    3 BEST Harley Benton Guitars For Metal Reviewed: INSANE Deals For Chugging!

    We found the best Harley Benton Guitars for Metal that absolutely will not break the bank. But are they legit and worth it? Let’s take a look at the features you get for the price! Let’s be real: nobody has time to read a 3000 word post. OK, some of us do. But not most…

  • Schecter Sunset Triad Review: Unique 6 & 7 String Behemoths!

    Schecter Sunset Triad Review: Unique 6 & 7 String Behemoths!

    The Schecter Sunset Triad has been making some serious waves around the internet. These two new models offer a lot of tonality, with the spotlight on the unique pickup layout. Today we take a look at how it works, and why you might want to snag one of these! The Schecter Sunset Triad: Crazy Innovation!…

  • The Ultimate Schecter Guitars Buyer’s Guide [2023]

    The Ultimate Schecter Guitars Buyer’s Guide [2023]

    Schecter Guitars have a long, rich history that goes beyond just making guitars for Metal. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Schecter, so you make an informed purchase! Schecter Guitars: An Introduction To A legacy! Schecter guitars have been a staple of the guitar community for a very long time,…

  • 5 Beginner Guitar Mistakes To Avoid: Navigating A Confusing Market

    5 Beginner Guitar Mistakes To Avoid: Navigating A Confusing Market

    Beginner guitar mistakes happen, especially since guitar has never been more popular. Today we are going to go over some common mistakes to avoid when buying your guitar, and some valuable advice. Beginner Mistakes To Avoid: We’ve All Been There! If you ask any professional guitarist, they will tell you all about the mistakes they…

  • Harley Benton DC FAT Guitars Review: Single P90 Greatness!

    Harley Benton DC FAT Guitars Review: Single P90 Greatness!

    The Harley Benton DC FAT guitars have a feature that a lot of guitarists are looking for, a fat ’59 neck! But the stacked pickups also have a few tricks to pull. So what makes these so awesome? Disclaimer/Note Editor’s Note: We just noticed as we published this article that some of these Harley Benton…

  • Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Telecaster Custom Review: Let’s Get Crazy LOW!

    Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Telecaster Custom Review: Let’s Get Crazy LOW!

    The Squier Classic Vibe Baritone telecaster has arrived, and it is pretty amazing for the budget price. Today we go over what a baritone guitar can do, as well as the features on this beast! Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Telecaster Custom: Another Hit! The Squier Classic Vibe lineup has been a hit pretty much from…

  • GAMMA G50 Amplifier Review: A Stunning Pedal Platform For Gigging

    GAMMA G50 Amplifier Review: A Stunning Pedal Platform For Gigging

    The Gamma G50 is the newly rebranded Acoustic brand’s attempt to make a “clean canvas” style amp. So how does this work, and how does it sound? Today we go over all of the features. The Gamma G50: A Legacy Of Tone Last week we checked out the new GAMMA Guitar pedals lineup, where we…

  • Schecter MV-6 Overview: Outstanding Budget Models From The Past!

    Schecter MV-6 Overview: Outstanding Budget Models From The Past!

    The Schecter MV-6 may look a little strange for such a “metal” guitar brand. But it may be more on-brand than you think! Today we take a look at the features and specs of this new versatile machine. The Schecter MV-6: A Link To The Past…A Step Into The Future. There’s a really great movement…

  • GAMMA Guitar Pedals Review: 6 Fantastic Budget Stomp Boxes From The Gods!

    GAMMA Guitar Pedals Review: 6 Fantastic Budget Stomp Boxes From The Gods!

    The new Gamma Guitar pedals lineup features 6 effects of mythological proportions, yet offered at a humble price. Today we check out the entire series, and talk about tones. Gamma Guitar Pedals: Who Is GAMMA? GAMMA might seem like a new name to a lot of guitarists, but those of us that have been playing…

  • Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon 2023: The ABSOLUTE BEST Deals!

    Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon 2023: The ABSOLUTE BEST Deals!

    Guitar Center’s Guitar-A-Thon is usually a great way to score some amazing deals, with some deep discounts. This year we found the best deals for guitarists! There’s some GREAT deals, so let’s check them out. Disclaimer/Editor’s Notes: 4/9/2023 Editors Note: Electrikjam got the heads-up last week about the products that would be featured during Guitar-A-Thon,…

  • Fender Releases The New $199 Squier Sonic Series: The New Bullet?

    Fender Releases The New $199 Squier Sonic Series: The New Bullet?

    The Squier Sonic Series has been unveiled, basically replacing the older Bullet Series. So what has been changed? And what models are there to choose from? Today we do an in-depth look! The Squier Sonic Series: Some Healthy Competition? You know what really drives creativity and innovation sometimes? A dose of healthy competition does, usually.…

  • New Harley Benton 25th Anniversary Guitars: Awesome Special Edition Models!

    New Harley Benton 25th Anniversary Guitars: Awesome Special Edition Models!

    It may seem hard to believe, but the Harley Benton 25th Anniversary kicked off this year. The popular budget brand is celebrating with some killer looking new guitars, and today we check them out. Harley Benton 25th Anniversary Guitars: Has It Been That Long? It may be hard to believe that it has been 25…

  • Glarry Guitars And Basses 2023 Lineup: Quality VS Price

    Glarry Guitars And Basses 2023 Lineup: Quality VS Price

    Recently, everyone has been talking about Glarry guitars and basses. But are they good for the low price? Today we go over the pros and cons of the 2023 lineup. Glarry Guitars And Basses: Let’s Talk Quality… We have been taking a look at the newer Glarry guitars and basses, and the 2022-2023 lineup has…

  • Glarry Mods: Can Glarry Guitars And Basses Be Upgraded With Better Parts?

    Glarry Mods: Can Glarry Guitars And Basses Be Upgraded With Better Parts?

    Lots of guitarists have been interested in Glarry Guitars lately, and Glarry Mods are starting to take off. So what kind of parts do you use? Today we look at aftermarket parts that fit Glarry Guitars. Glarry Mods: The Perfect Project Guitar We have been taking a look at Glarry Guitars here lately, and the…

  • The Glarry GJazz Bass Review: 6 Months Later…An In-Depth Look

    The Glarry GJazz Bass Review: 6 Months Later…An In-Depth Look

    About 6 months ago I decided to take a chance with a Glarry GJazz Bass. So how is it going now, 6 months later? Today we go over everything, and talk about my experience. Glarry GJazz Bass: Too Good To Be True? Every good studio usually has a few guitars and basses around for artists…

  • Glarry GST Electric Guitar Review: The #1 Budget Option?

    Glarry GST Electric Guitar Review: The #1 Budget Option?

    If you watch a lot of YouTube, then you have probably seen the Glarry GST Electric Guitar. But today, we break it down honestly and shed some new light on the budget brand. Glarry GST Electric Guitar: Let’s Talk About It… If you have been paying attention to the normal guitar reviews, then you have…

  • Touring With A $40 Harley Benton Guitar: One Guitarist’s CRAZY Journey!

    Touring With A $40 Harley Benton Guitar: One Guitarist’s CRAZY Journey!

    Can you imagine touring with a $40 Harley Benton guitar? Scott Poley is a PRO guitarist using one of our favorite budget brands on an arena tour! How did he do it? Today we take a look at how he pulled it off! Touring With A $40 Harley Benton ST-20: A WILD Idea! If you…

  • Beginner Questions: How Much Should I Spend On My First Guitar?

    Beginner Questions: How Much Should I Spend On My First Guitar?

    One of the most common questions from beginners is “How Much should I spend on my first guitar?”. This is a great question, and we have some very good answers for you! Let’s look at the different viewpoints! How Much Should I Spend On My First Guitar? A Good Question! There are a tons of…

  • Universal Audio Volt 276 Interface Review: The New KING For Recording At Home?

    Universal Audio Volt 276 Interface Review: The New KING For Recording At Home?

    The new Universal Audio Volt 276 might be the best new way to record guitar, or anything else at home! Does this knock the Scarlett out of the #1 Position? Today we talk about the pros and cons! Universal Audio Volt 276 Interface: Next Level Home Performance We talk about recording guitar at home all…

  • The 3 Best Acoustic Guitars For Metal Players: Skinny Necks, Giant Sounds!

    The 3 Best Acoustic Guitars For Metal Players: Skinny Necks, Giant Sounds!

    Finding acoustic guitars for metal guitarists can be tricky. We like thin necks, and easy playability on our electric guitars, and that can be rare on an acoustic model. Today we pick our top three shred-worthy acoustics The Best Acoustic Guitars For Metal: Finding A Good Match As a guitarist that focuses on Metal primarily,…

  • The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Gifts For Guitarists Under $50!

    The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Gifts For Guitarists Under $50!

    Finding some sweet gifts for guitarists under $50 can be daunting if you don’t play yourself. But fear not, we have got you covered! Today we go over some gifts that any guitar player can appreciate! Christmas Gifts For Guitarists Under $50: The Best Stocking Stuffers For Your Favorite Shredder! Finding gifts for guitarists under…

  • New Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional Review: Amazingly NOT So Traditional!

    New Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional Review: Amazingly NOT So Traditional!

    The Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional is the newest signature model in the 2022 lineup. It may look like something you have seen a million times, but looks are very deceiving! Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional: Throwback Or Innovation? The Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional was a bit of a surprise this year. If you are not familiar,…

  • The Harley Benton Standard Series Guitar Reviews: Bare-Bones Budget!

    The Harley Benton Standard Series Guitar Reviews: Bare-Bones Budget!

    We are wrapping up the month with our Harley Benton Standard Series review, taking a look at the amazing deals you can get for under $200. But are they worth it? Harley Benton Standard Series: Best Bang For Your Buck? We have been talking about Harley Benton for the last month, and we are finally…

  • The Top 3 Harley Benton Deluxe Series Guitars Review: Are They Any Good?

    The Top 3 Harley Benton Deluxe Series Guitars Review: Are They Any Good?

    It Looks like the Harley Benton Deluxe Series has some of the best deals around for budget-minded guitarists. But are they worth it? Today we look at the design, quality and shipping process from Thomann! The Harley Benton Deluxe Series Guitars: Budget Icons We have had a blast checking out Harley Benton over the last…

  • Harley Benton EX-84 Modern Guitar Review: EXPLORING This Budget Beast!

    Harley Benton EX-84 Modern Guitar Review: EXPLORING This Budget Beast!

    The Harley Benton EX-84 Modern bears a striking resemblance to a particular guitar that was as famous as the guy that played it! But just how legit is this budget-friendly guitar? Let’s see! Harley Benton EX-84 Modern: Based On A Legend! We have been talking a lot about how much the 80’s is making a…

  • The #1 Budget Guitar Multi Effects Units Reviewed: TONS Of Tones!

    The #1 Budget Guitar Multi Effects Units Reviewed: TONS Of Tones!

    The budget guitar multi effects market has come a long way in the last few years, and not everyone can afford a Helix. These are easy on the wallet and ears! Today we check out some pro-level pedals for the stage and studio. Budget Guitar Multi Effects Pedals: Pro Sounds, Low Price Tag Being a…

  • The 5 Best Cheap Guitar Pedals Reviewed: GREAT Tones For Under $60!

    The 5 Best Cheap Guitar Pedals Reviewed: GREAT Tones For Under $60!

    I am all about some cheap guitar pedals that sound great, or do one thing REALLY well. Today we take a look at some pedals that wont break the bank, but will appease your G.A.S! Cheap Guitar Pedals: Guitarist Psychology… In case you are new, or have just never spent any time on the internet,…

  • Remembering EVH: The 5 Best Budget Shredder Guitars For 80’s Speed!

    Remembering EVH: The 5 Best Budget Shredder Guitars For 80’s Speed!

    We lost Eddie almost exactly two years ago on October 6th. Today we take a look a the best budget shredder guitars that can help you carry on his legacy! Best Budget Shredder Guitars: The Man Behind The Idea… When I woke up on October 6th two years ago, I was having a pretty awesome…

  • Blackstar DEPT. 10 AMPED 1 Review: A Portable 100 Watt Monster!

    Blackstar DEPT. 10 AMPED 1 Review: A Portable 100 Watt Monster!

    The new Blackstar DEPT 10 AMPED 1 is an amazing guitar amp that can fit right on your pedalboard! There is a lot to go over with this pedal, or is it an amp? Let’s see, and test it out! Blackstar DEPT. 10 AMPED 1: This Thing Is WILD! I have always been a big…

  • NUX Mighty Amps Review: 3 AWESOME Models For Beginners!

    NUX Mighty Amps Review: 3 AWESOME Models For Beginners!

    The NUX Mighty amps are a perfect practice buddy for someone who needs a no-nonsense modeling amp with built-in effects! These little guys really rock, at a budget price NUX Mighty Amps: Small Price, Big Sounds! If you have been paying attention over the last few years, NUX has been putting out all kinds of…

  • Schecter Omen Elite 2022 Review: Revamped 6,7 and 8 Strings Ready To Shred!

    Schecter Omen Elite 2022 Review: Revamped 6,7 and 8 Strings Ready To Shred!

    The Schecter Omen Elite 2022 series made some serious changes to the lineup. Today we go over those changes, and talk about the crazy new features! Schecter Omen Elite 2022: It Was Time For A Makeover The Schecter Omen series has always been a great budget-focused lineup that gives you a “taste” of what high…

  • How Much Do Electric Guitars Cost? A Complete Guide…

    How Much Do Electric Guitars Cost? A Complete Guide…

    If you’re new to the world of electric guitars and wondering how much they cost, here’s a quick primer on everything you could possibly ever need to know… The price of electric guitars varies MASSIVELY. You have ultra-cheap options from brands like Donner and Squier and Eastman and guitars that cost half a million quid…

  • This Is The Best Cheap P90 Guitar Right Now – Here’s Why

    This Is The Best Cheap P90 Guitar Right Now – Here’s Why

    If you’re looking for a guitar that A) won’t break the bank, B) has a P90 pickup, and C) looks utterly gorgeous, you have got to check out the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club As names go, it’s a bit of a mouthful but the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club, which launched in…

  • Does It Matter Where Guitars Are Made In 2022? Major Brands Explained!

    Does It Matter Where Guitars Are Made In 2022? Major Brands Explained!

    In the past, where guitars are made was a point of contention for most buyers. But technology has come a long way, and this controversial subject has seen some blurred lines over the last decade. Where Guitars Are Made: The Past… If you started playing guitar in the 80s or 90s, you are probably very…

  • Gigging On A Budget: Building A Guitar Rig For $1500 or LESS!

    Gigging On A Budget: Building A Guitar Rig For $1500 or LESS!

    Building a Guitar Rig For $1500 or less? Sound Impossible? Today we show you just how far budget gear has come, as we build a Rock Rig for $1500! Building A Guitar Rig With $1500: Rock/Blues We have officially launched our weekly series about Gigging On A Budget, and we thought we would start with…

  • Gigging On A Budget: Can $1500 Build A PRO Guitar Rig?

    Gigging On A Budget: Can $1500 Build A PRO Guitar Rig?

    “Gigging On A Budget” is a new series where we try to build a full, professional guitar rig for budget prices. Each week, we will explore a new genre. Some guitarists think you need to spend thousands to get a road-worthy rig, and we disagree! Gigging On A Budget: Making Every Dollar Count Playing shows…

  • NEW Schecter Nick Johnston PT 2022 Review: Vintage Meets AMAZING Innovation!

    NEW Schecter Nick Johnston PT 2022 Review: Vintage Meets AMAZING Innovation!

    The Schecter Nick Johnston PT model just dropped, and we got out hands on one! Do we have more competition for Fender this year? We got to check out the new NJ PT, and it was surprising! Schecter Nick Johnston PT: Finally Released! Schecter is knocking it out of the park this year. The new…

  • The Pedals Jack White Used To Make Elephant

    The Pedals Jack White Used To Make Elephant

    Wanna dial in Jack White’s iconic guitar tone? You’ll need a very specific selection of pedals – here’s everything you need to know Right out the gate, I want to say that in this post we’ll be focussing on Jack White’s guitar sound during his tenure in The White Stripes, specifically looking at the band’s finest…

  • Yamaha Revstar Element Review: Incredible New Models For 2022!

    Yamaha Revstar Element Review: Incredible New Models For 2022!

    The Yamaha Revstar Element series is the newest in a large lineup of really great budget guitars. So how do they stack up against the more expensive older models? Today we take a look. Yamaha Revstar Element: An Updated Legacy When it comes to budget guitars, Yamaha has been knocking it out of the park…

  • New Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: PRO Guitars On A Budget?

    New Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: PRO Guitars On A Budget?

    The Squier 40th Anniversary guitars celebrates four decades of affordable Fender models by releasing some very special instruments. Are these new guitars pro quality on a budget? Today we take a look at the models, and go over the new features. Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: Has It Been That Long? We have seen Fender do…

  • Sire Guitars L7 Review: The Astounding Alternative To Epiphone!

    Sire Guitars L7 Review: The Astounding Alternative To Epiphone!

    The Sire Guitars L7 is a brand I had never heard of, and I am floored by the quality! Before you decide on buying an Epiphone, you need to see this first! Today we check out Sire Guitars for the first time. Sire Guitars L7: Where Did These Come From? The people that started the…

  • Harley Benton DNAfx Review: Is It Worth It in 2021?

    Harley Benton DNAfx Review: Is It Worth It in 2021?

    We have been taking a look at Harley Benton Guitars lately, and seeing what the budget guitar brand has to offer. How is the flagship Harley Benton DNAfx? Today we take a look, and see if it’s worth it. Harley Benton DNAfx: Budget Effects That May Surprise You! Harley Benton Guitars has been a huge…

  • Harley Benton Amarok Review: Amazing Features From The #1 Budget Brand!

    Harley Benton Amarok Review: Amazing Features From The #1 Budget Brand!

    The new Harley Benton Amarok Series is an attempt at high-end features on a budget shredder. But can Harley Benton pull it off? Today we take a look at the Amarok Series and break down the new features. Harley Benton Amarok Series: Filling a Gap? An Amarok, or Amaroq, is a gigantic wolf in Inuit religion,…

  • Schecter Demon 7 Review: The BEST 7 String Guitar Under $500?

    Schecter Demon 7 Review: The BEST 7 String Guitar Under $500?

    Schecter certainly isn’t new to the extended range game, but it may be the company that has finally perfected it! Today we take a look at a budget 7 String that feels like a much more expensive instrument. Schecter Demon 7: Heavy On A Budget! We have already taken a look at the Schecter Demon…

  • AIO Wolf Guitars Review 2021: Master Craftsmanship For An Unbelievable Price!

    AIO Wolf Guitars Review 2021: Master Craftsmanship For An Unbelievable Price!

    Have you heard of the new AIO Wolf Guitars? That’s funny, because I had not either! Today we check out these amazing LP style guitars and talk about the insane price. AIO Wolf Guitars: Another Budget Choice? There has never been a better time to be a beginner guitarist, or a guitarist on a tight…

  • Harley Benton Fusion 3 Review: The #1 Budget Guitar On The Market?

    Harley Benton Fusion 3 Review: The #1 Budget Guitar On The Market?

    The Harley Benton Fusion 3 is a monster of a guitar. Today we check out all of the features, and take a look at what might be the best budget guitar in the world! Harley Benton Fusion 3: A Budget Masterpiece Harley Benton has been a popular topic these last few years. When these guitars…

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