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BEST ELECTRIC GUITAR OF 2021 : Among South East Asia Musicians

Choosing the best electric guitar is a matter of personal preference. Its not easy with so many models and styles out there. However, we've done our best to take different tastes into account and come up with this list of the 20 best electric guitars.

 

1. Fender Player Series Stratocaster
Mexican made with attention to detail quality for entry level

PROS

  • Plays greatly, very friendly to the hand
  • Broad set of tones
  • Smooth 2-point synchronized tremolo

CONS

  • Stiff tuners

 

2. Epiphone Les Paul Studio LT
Best budget Les Paul ever, PERIOD!

PROS

  • Impeccable and amazing sounding for such budget
  • Double humbucker, with 2 volume, 2 tones. 
  • Very nice looking gloss finish.

CONS

  • Without the pickguard, its not Les Paul enough!
  • Fretboard job is just 'okay'.

 

3. Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional (EDITORS CHOICE)
Probably one of the best signature model out there.

PROS

  • Roasted maple neck
  • Thin neck profile, super comfortable
  • Locking tuners
  • Very versatile

CONS

  • We're not sure if there is...............

 

4. Squier Affinity Telecaster Maple FB, Butterscotch Blonde
There's many color options, but this particular one is just so good!

PROS

  • Fantastic take on classic look of Fender Telecaster.
  • Super affordable.

CONS

  • Fretboard gets dirty easily.

 

5. Squier Classic Vibe ‘50s Stratocaster
When you want a Fender, but can't afford.

PROS

  • High-quality component 
  • 1950's Fender era inspired
  • Available in right hand and left hand model

CONS

  • Maybe a little pricey?

 

6. Ibanez Genesis Collection RG550
This one appears almost on every list.

RG550 | RG | ELECTRIC GUITARS | PRODUCTS | Ibanez guitars

PROS

  • Basically a legendary series
  • Tonally versatile
  • Fast neck

CONS

  • Does not comes with case.
  • Fretboard gets dirty easily.

 

7. Yamaha Pacifica 112V
Beginner friendly, long lasting impression.

PROS

  • Price match the quality
  • Neck is totally friendly to beginner. 
  • Modern sounding

CONS

  • Many complains about the tremolo. But its an entry level guitar, so wouldn't matter much.

 

8. Fender Classic 72 Telecaster Deluxe
Telecaster on steroid. There's no doubt on its versatility.

PROS

  • Dual humbucker, 2 volume 2 tone, for maximum option of tonality
  • Classic rock and roll design
  • Versatile to play

CONS

  • As usual, non glossy maple neck is easy to get dirty

 

9. Fender Vintera 60's Telecaster
Need an old skool vibe? This one will channel your inner 60's.

PROS

  • Just look at this color.
  • Accurate 60's take.
  • Neck is just too comfortable.

CONS

  • Maybe suitable for certain type of music only.

10. Gibson Les Paul Studio
A staple of studio workhorse.

PROS

  • Built to last.
  • Tonewise, very versatile.
  • Slim neck

CONS

  • Neck profile maybe does not suit everyone's taste.

 

11. Gretsch G2622 Streamliner
No one does a better semi-hollow than Gretsch. 

PROS

  • Price, perfect for such quality.
  • Comfortable and lightweight. 
  • Pickups emits a beautiful harmonics.

CONS

  • Tuners can be better.
  • Hello master volume? Why are u so in front?

 

12. PRS SE Custom 24
Luxury feels, but affordable. 

PROS

  • The tremolo, yes yes yes yes yes 
  • Wide range of tones. Really versatile.
  • Gorgeous looking finish.
  • Available as lefty too.

CONS

  • The finishes makes you want to own them all !

 

13. Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s
When you want a Gibson, dont go for the fake one. With the same price, you can get this!

PROS

  • Accurate 50s inspired vibe. 
  • With such looks, it easily making you a rockstar.
  • Sounds good as expected.

CONS

  • The weight.
  • Neck profile might not be for everyone.

 

14. Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HSS
If Guthrie Govan is your favorite guitar maestro, look at this one. You might be able to 'be' him !

PROS

  • Boutique looking.
  • Superbly versatile (with HSS, you can do anything!)
  • Roasted maple neck
  • Locking tuners, for stability.

CONS

  • Looks way too minimalistic.
  • No cases included.

 

15. Ibanez Prestige AZ2204
Big success by Ibanez on boutique guitar. 

AZ2204 | AZ | ELECTRIC GUITARS | PRODUCTS | Ibanez guitars

PROS

  • Boutique looking.
  • Roasted maple neck offers better stability.
  • Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickup is just too good. Compliment well with the guitar.
  • Gotoh tuners, offers tuning stability.

CONS

  • Alter switch in between volume and tone knob, just annoying.
  • No rosewood fretboard option. Well, there's AZ2204N but it comes with different specs.

16. Jackson Dinky Arch Top JS22-7 DKA HT
Definitely the best entry-level 7-string guitar. 

Dinky :: JS Series Dinky™ Arch Top JS22-7 DKA HT, Amaranth Fingerboard,  Satin Black

PROS

  • Angry-sounding tones (best for modern metal music)
  • Sleek and modern design, very 'heavy' looking.
  • Price-point, super big win.
  • Satin finish.

CONS

  • Tuners a little stiff.
  • The bridge.

17. Squier Bullet Mustang HH
Offset guitar with best price to quality ratio

PROS

  • Great starting guitar for kids.
  • Pack with good tones.
  • Feels great, plays great. Even for adults!

CONS

  • None. 

18. Fender American Ultra Telecaster
Ultra quality for ultra price. 

PROS

  • No complain on the neck feel.
  • Hum-cancelling pickup. Seriously, the best!
  • Deluxe component. Very thoughtful.

CONS

  • Its not expensive, but its not cheap too
  • If you're looking for vintage mojo of Fender, this is not the one.

 

19. Squier Affinity Stratocaster (EDITORS CHOICE)
Years after years, this one still going strong.

PROS

  • Every year, there will be new color.
  • Beginners best starting point. 
  • Build quality is good. 
  • Color option is great.
  • Easy to dial in Fender tone.

CONS

  • Tremolo is not the best, other than that it works amazing for an entry level.

 

20. Jackson JS32T Rhoads Flying V
3 words. Swift, deadly, affordable.

Rhoads :: JS Series Rhoads JS32T, Amaranth Fingerboard, Satin Black

PROS

  • Great options for flying v guitar / Randy Rhoads lover.
  • Dual high gain ceramic humbucker.
  • Comfortable neck.

CONS

  • Toggle in between volume and tone knobs.

 

We wish you the best of luck on your musical journey!