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All-Star Gear: guitars from Fender, Epiphone, Schecter, PRS and more!

All-Star Gear: Electric Guitars

zZounds customers weigh in on their favorite gear

No instrument stirs up as much passion among players as an electric guitar, and zZounds customers are no exception to that rule. With scores of you having taken the time to write glowing reviews on your favorites, we've handpicked a few of the highest-rated, best-reviewed electric guitars for our All-Star list. With picks fitting for rookies and pros, you're sure to find an instrument that inspires you.

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ESP LTD EC-1000 Deluxe Series

"The neck is a thing of beauty. It's thin, and the smooth finish of the matte black paint job allows your hand to slide up and down the neck effortlessly. The ebony fretboard is wonderful. I can't really describe it any other way, just absolutely wonderful. It plays effortlessly."
- Alex in Dothan, FL

"Lovely guitar with powerful and robust sweet sound. The sleek, smooth, and light body makes an easy playability that pleases your ears and fingers."
- Fernando in San Carlos, CA

"The EC-1000 is fantastic. The fit and finish are top notch. The extra-jumbo frets make playing so much fun."
- Jonathan in Bristol, TN

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Gibson SG Standard '61

"Cosmetically the guitar is flawless and the sound is glorious. It plays like a dream. It just takes you along for the ride. Ted McCarty’s masterpiece!"
- James in Frankfort, KY

"Plays like a dream, super fast/comfortable neck, fantastic sounding pickups! Really nice case also."
- Doc in St. Louis, MO

"Great guitar. Excellent Setup! Haven't had an SG in over 25 years and am extremely happy with this purchase."
- T in Minneapolis, MN

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Schecter C-1 Hellraiser

"Sound is whatever you desire, from insane to unexpected beautiful clean tone, and with the push/pull coil tap there's just no end of possible sounds."
- Freddy in Lincolnton, NC

"Push/pull coil taps, string-thru body, seamless set neck so well made, you'd swear it was neck-thru, locking tuners, active EMG 81/89 pickups. This is all crafted beautifully into an incredibly attractive package."
- Keenan in Weare, NH

"Great sustain and a lot of bite! Pinch harmonics come with ease and the overall appearance displays to audiences everywhere that you're ready to rock."
- Nate in Warner Robins, GA

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Paul Reed Smith CE24

"This is one sweet-playing machine. The neck is butter. Three-way switch is smooth and I hear no noise when changing pickups."
- Douglas in Terre Haute, IN

"Sounds great. Such a versatile guitar that doesn't really compromise anything to get that Swiss Army Knife usability. I feel like most genres would be a dream on this guitar."
- Ernest in Riverside, CA

"Flawless feel and playability right out of the box. I play everything from blues to metal and I can dial it in."
- Jacob in Dickinson, ND

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Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL2

"The neck is by far the best feature. You can play twice as fast on this guitar than on other similar models/manufacturers. There's just something about this neck that makes playing that much easier."
- Thomas in Richfield Springs, NY

"The instrument itself plays like butter and the Seymour Duncan pickups are a fantastic combo whose tonal quality can cover many genres of music."
- Robin in Los Angeles, CA

"I love the pickup choice. The JB and '59 are a great combination. I like the punch and warmth the ebony fretboard gives it and the harmonics are crystal clear."
- Adam in Sherman, TX

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Fender American Pro Strat

"This guitar has incredible Strat sounds from high screams to low growls. It is totally on the money and worth every cent. I love the natural ash finish."
- Richard in Ocala, FL

"The volume and tone controls are very responsive and you definitely need to use them. I can set my amp and cover a bunch of ground from the guitar."
- Scott in Las Vegas, NV

"I absolutely love this guitar! The V-Mod pickups are fantastic, the treble bleed circuit is a great feature. The bone nut brings the tone back out. I'm digging the deep C neck. It's a bit thicker but really comfy. Bending is so easy with the narrow jumbo frets."
- Andrew in Marana, AZ

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO

"I love how it looks. I have the alpine white with gold hardware and it is beautiful. The toggle switches really come in handy, especially when jumping between genres and different sounds."
- Michael in Somerset, PA

"This guitar is all you hope it is. Visually gorgeous, impeccable fit and finish and sounds great. For the money I paid, it's a laughably good deal."
- Christopher in Palmdale, CA

"Beautiful guitar overall. Finish is flawless. Hardware is top notch. Pickups roar."
- Eric in Southern MD

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Ibanez RG652AHM Prestige

"The Wizard neck is so comfortable and for someone who doesn't have giant hands it feels great when I play. I am officially an Ibanez Prestige believer."
- Jeff in San Diego, CA

"The finish just boggles the mind, so beautiful, so expertly crafted, the guitar just pops big time."
- Dutch in Crescent Lake, OR

"It almost plays itself for me because of the neck: it's thin, flat and very responsive."
- Tim in Valparaiso, IN

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Gretsch G5220 Electromatic Jet BT

"The craftsmanship is something you would expect on guitars double this price and the set up was perfect out of the box."
- William in Kuna, ID

"Fit and finish are much better than I expected, sounds amazing, pickups are phenomenal, especially if you like the heavier stuff!"
- David in Charleston, SC

"The binding on the body, neck and headstock are well done. Hardware feels top notch and I’m really digging the selector switch."
- Vic in Houston, TX

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Schecter PT

"Pickups roar, yet have the perfect sound for any style of music. Looks are both beautiful and rocking. They come with 10s. I changed strings to Ernie Ball Pure nickel...just amazing."
- Ernie in Miami, FL

"The maple neck and fingerboard feel great, it is not a super slim 'fast' neck like you may think, it's just like a Telecaster. The Grover 18:1 tuners do their job perfectly as always and the guitar stays in tune great."
- Joe in Bel Air, MD

"The pickups are very expressive and have incredible gain for passives. I was a little skeptical since they didn't have height-adjustable pole pieces but honestly I don't think I'll ever swap these out."
- Matt in Overland, MO

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