Gear Of The Year 2017: Electric Guitars under £1,000
Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the weak pound, there are still plenty of affordable electric guitars on the market from brand names old and new.
If you’re looking for a serious instrument on a budget, you won’t go far wrong with any of these…
Fender Duo-Sonic HS
• Price £509
• Reviewed December 2016
• Contact Fender EMEA 01342 331700 www.fender.com
Fender brought back the classic 1956 body shape of the original Duo-Sonic for this affordable reinvention of the company’s much-loved student model.
The resulting guitar mashes together the best of the Duo-Sonic’s many iterations over the years – with the ultra-playable 24-inch scale neck and Custom Colour vibe of the golden era meeting a rock-ready hardtail bridge and Duo-Sonic humbucker – all put together by the dependable folks at Fender Mexico.
Plug in a fuzz pedal, turn up the volume and get lost in an ocean of glorious grungey fun.
We said “Modern-day noiseniks and old-school fans of the Seattle sound will love this; it’s more robust than vintage examples, too”
Chapman ML3 Pro Traditional
• Price £769
• Reviewed October 2017
• Contact Andertons Music 01483 456777 www.chapmanguitars.co.uk
We said “With its lovely neck, ergonomic body design and custom appointments, this is a truly impressive T-type for the modern player that genuinely offers something different”
Revelation RTJ60M TL
• Price £289
• Reviewed May 2017
• Contact Sutherland Trading 02920 887333 www.sutherlandtrading.com
We said “With features inspired by several classics, this cheap and toneful offset semi covers a lot of ground in the studio and on the road”
Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD
• Price £765
• Reviewed July 2017
• Contact Barnes & Mullins 01691 652449 www.shergoldguitars.com
We said “A true rock guitar in vintage-vibed clothing, with tones that go from full-on hard rock to fat blues all the flick of a selector switch”
To find out which other products scooped Gear Of The Year awards, get your copy of the January 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine here.The post Gear Of The Year 2017: Electric Guitars under £1,000 appeared first on The Guitar Magazine.