Best Sounding Guitars – Under 500
The best sounding guitars for under $500 are not far away. We all want to sound good and we all want to get the best bang for our buck. If you’re an intermediate player and you want to upgrade to your next guitar, then this is the perfect list for you.
If this is your first guitar then I think you might want to step back and get something less expensive, I have a lit of the best beginner guitars you should get. Check that out if you’re a beginner. If you’re an intermediate player or someone on their second guitar, then we shall continue.
Maybe if you’re upgrading guitars you might want to upgrade guitar amps, if you want there is an article on the best guitar amps for beginners and intermediate players.
Fender Modern Player Tele® Plus on Amazon
This BEAUTIFUL guitar is one of my favorites. This guitar is my favorite guitar to play. It feels so good to play for me and the sound is just excellent. Exactly what you would expect from a Fender. This is the modern player version so it comes with humbuckers in the bridge pickup. It also comes with a coil split ability which means that you can get both humbucker sounds and single coil sounds from this guitar. You can play some hard rock and then go straight into the blues with the single coil sound. For LESS than $500 this is easily one of the best sounding guitars for under $500
The Les Paul
Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD on Amazon
The Les Paul is and has always been one of the best sounding electric guitars in history. This guitar is no exception. Anything with the Les Paul name is going to be good, and this one definitely is. This is the model just before you can start getting into the Gibson territory. That means this guitar is as good as you can get in the epiphone range, which are all bang for the buck guitars. If you want a classic rock and metal sound, then this is the guitar for you. This guitar can play any genre really. It truly is one of the best sounding guitars for under 500.
PRS SE Santana Standard on Amazon
OMG! Being a guitar player myself, this gets me very excited. I did not know that the price of the Santana PRS model was this low. I have played this guitar but I never knew how affordable it was. You have to know Santana if you are a guitar player. Santana is a legendary player who has changed the landscape of guitar playing in his own way. I seriously want to buy one of these guitars right now after seeing this deal. If you want a guitar that is approved and spec’d by Santana, then this is it. This guitar sounds excellent and it is one of the best bang for your buck guitars 100%. Best sounding guitar for under 500 might just go to this guitar.
Schecter Omen Extreme-6 on Amazon
Schecter is one of the best new metal guitar brands out there today. With people like Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold backing them, they mean business. If you want the best sounding metal guitar out there for under 500 dollars, this is a good choice. Pair this with an overdrive pedal, and you’ll sound like a metal god.
ESP is the brand of Metallica, who have multiple guitars like the lovely ESP LTD Metallica Master of Puppets, and Bullet For My Valentine. That is all I really have to say. These guitars are great guitars and they last a while too. The biggest thrash metal band ever loves them so you know what these guitars are made to do. These are metal guitars and they do what you expect them to do.
Those were the best sounding guitars under 500 dollars. Let me know what you think about these guitars and which one you want.