Best electric guitars under $2,000 in 2024: high-end guitars for intermediate and pro players

Best electric guitars under $2,000
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If you're ready to move beyond the budget or mid-range guitar brackets, then it's time to start looking at what's on offer in the upper mid-range and high-end categories. There you'll find the best electric guitars under $2,000, which offer the perfect blend of epic tone, quality craftsmanship, and just about any sonic vibe you might be looking for. 

For this kind of money, you're permitted to set your expectations high. At that price, your new guitar - whatever it is - should deliver the playing experience you've dreamt of since you started out. This is the higher end of the market, after all. So, that's why we've opted for must-have classics from Gibson, top-of-the-line six-strings from Fender, and even some cult classics-in-waiting that might have escaped your notice. 

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.