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List of Guitar Brands

Stephen Rampur Nov 22, 2018
With so many top names providing quality equipment to choose from, it ends up as the guitar that suits your specific style. Whatever playing level you're at, there's a guitar with your name on it.
Some reputed musicians may prefer Gibson, while others might favor Fender models. Therefore, it can in no way be directly claimed that one guitar brand is better than the other. Each brand has its own goodwill and reputation in the music industry. However, there are few brands which are used widely all over the world.

Best Guitar Brands


Many musicians consider guitars made by Gibson to be the best. The most famous guitar model manufactured by this corporation is the 'Les Paul'. Gibson is also a parent company to many other music instrument producing brands.


In the music industry, Fender guitars are considered as being equal with Gibson guitars in terms of product quality and sound. The 'Stratocaster' and 'Telecaster' are two major models of guitars manufactured by Fender.


Yamaha is one company that produces acoustic, bass, and electric guitars; drums and percussion; keyboards; pianos; and professional audio systems. Its guitars are also widely used by musicians and artists all over the globe.


Electric guitars produced by this Japanese manufacturer are used by those who are into rock and metal music. Ibanez is well known in the USA and Europe for coming up with a variety of guitar models suitable for all types of musicians.

Ernie Ball Music Man

The most popular bass guitar is the StingRay. Music Man basses are used by bass guitarists like John Leven, John Myung, and Tony Kanal.


This is also one of the best guitar brands out there in the musical instrument market. Along with a quality build and a good tone, guitars manufactured by ESP are even not that expensive to purchase. Few musicians who use ESP guitars are Kirk Hammett, George Lynch, and Richie Sambora.

Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars

This company is very famous for coming up with beautifully crafted guitars, without compromising with the tone of the instrument. It offers solid body, hollow body, acoustic guitars, and a wide range of signature models.


This guitar manufacturing corporation is famous for producing steel-string guitars in its major product line. They only produce acoustic guitars, along with models which have an equalizer and tuner. It is believed to be the best acoustic guitar brand.


Squier is a subsidiary brand of the Fender corporation, producing inexpensive guitars for those who want a good sound in a decent price. It also produces the Squier Stratocaster, which has an unnoticeable difference from the Fender Strat.


The Epiphone is backed up by the world-famous Gibson as the parent company. Like the Squire is for Fender, Epiphone is for Gibson. It produces inexpensive models of the very costly Gibson Les Paul guitars, under the name of Epiphone Les Paul. It offers very affordable models of good sounding acoustics as well.

Other Guitar Brands

  • Gretsch
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Samick/ Greg Bennett
  • Oscar Schmidt
  • Seagull
  • Alvarez
  • Kramer
  • Dean
  • B.C. Rich
  • Jackson
  • Hamer
  • Ovation
  • Avalon
  • Charvel
  • Peavey
  • Tacoma
  • Line 6
  • LarrivĂ©e
  • Carvin
  • Warwick
Hopefully, you might have got good information from these guitar brand names. If you are searching for inexpensive guitars with a good sound; you can go in for brands such as Epiphone, Squire, Greg Bennett, Ibanez, and Yamaha.