5 Best Cheap Electric Guitars ( Updated List )

electric guitars under 200

We had previously made a list of electric guitars under $200, but this time, it’s an updated list. In this list, I added a couple more electric guitars that are worth mentioning. The extra guitars of which I speak have got quite a few praises from players. Plus, they are cheap, so why not add them? Keep on reading to see these best cheap electric guitars.

C-1 SGR by Schecter Electric Guitar


C-1 Schecter

Have you heard of it before? Honestly, I never did. I came across it on Amazon, and the numerous positive reviews this guitar got caught my attention. I researched more about it and found that it may be really worth trying. Here’s what I deduced from my research:

First, on Amazon, it’s available in 3 finishes: Electric Blue, Walnut Satin, and Midnight Satin Black. The body is arch top carved, and the body material is basswood. The fret-board and neck material are rosewood and maple, respectively. It has a thin C neck shape and 24 medium frets.

As far as electronics go,  the controls consist of volume, tone, and a 3-way switch. Both the bridge and neck pickups are made from Scheter Diamond Plus.

You can find more information here.

I just want to say that its sound is not exceptionally awesome. Perhaps it’s a bit under-priced, which makes it a good budget guitar, but if you are beginner, then this may be a good pick for you. You can’t expect much from a $151 guitar, though.

You can buy it from here.


I have read the reviews from buyers of this C-1 SGR by Schecter and, as I said, most were positive. Multiple customers said that they were really surprised by how cheap this guitar considering its quality. 

However, I came across some reviewers saying that the pickups can get a little bit muddy and/or run a little bit hot than other guitars. One buyer was very critical of the pickup’s bad smell. As far as other negative reviews go, they were just cases of missing parts or items that happened upon delivery. And they are just extremely rare cases, so you don’t need to worry about that happening.

If you are looking to try it, then you can buy it from here.

Epiphone PPEG-EGL1VSCH1 Les Paul Electric Guitar

Epiphone Les Paul

Next on our list is Epiphone PPEG Les Paul. We made a review on one of the Les Paul Series Electric Guitars, the Special-II Les Paul. The Les Paul Special-II comes with a solid wood body, and a hard, bolt-on maple neck. The controls consist of master volume, master tone, and a 3-position toggle switch.

This particular package comes with a 10 watts amp with cables, Clip-on Chromatic Tuner, free online lessons, straps, medium picks, as well as a gig bag — the whole pack to get you started. In the review, I gave this guitar a 4+ rating, and for a good reason. I believe it has all prerequisites needed for a beginner to start playing, and all that for $249. Fetch me a bargain better than that.

If you are interested, you can buy the Epiphone Player Package here.

Ibanez 6 String Solid-Body Electric Guitar (GRX70QATEB)

Ibanez GRX70QA

Yes, that’s right. Ibanez is on the list. Frankly, I don’t know why most people say that Ibanez is for the wealthy only. A lot of their guitars cost below the $300 range. Anyways, this baby right here is available in 4 finishes – Transparent green burst, transparent black burst, blue, and transparent red burst. All of which look equally mesmerizing.

The Ibanez GRX70QA has a GRZ maple neck, treated New Zealand fretboard with white inlays, FAT-6 tremelo bridge, and medium frets. The controls this Ibanez carry are the tone, volume, and 5-way PU selector.

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Some of the reviewers said that the truss rod had to be adjusted. I deduced from most reviews that a good amp would ‘make this guitar sound a $500-$600 guitar.’ There weren’t any major negative talk about this Ibanez, so this suggests that it would be worth the try.

The price ranges from $200 to $240, which isn’t considered that costly.

Buy the Ibanez GRX70QA now!

Ibanez GRX20ZJB 6-String Electric Guitar

Ibanez GRX20

Part of the GIO series, and a close relative to the Ibanez GRX70QA, this GRX20ZJB is another economic electric guitar that fits quite well with beginners who are on budget. Also, it’s slightly cheaper than the GRX70QA,, which is a bonus.

Available in 3 different colors ( orange, black, and blue ), this Ibanez isn’t much different than GRX70QA in terms of specifications. It has a GRX maple neck, poplar body, rosewood fretboard, FAT-6 tremelo bridge, and medium frets. However, unlike the 70QA, which has 5-way PU selectors, the GRZ20 has only 3, which is standard.

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I couldn’t note out any particularly useful negative points from the reviews. Mostly, they were content with their purchases. Some buyers kind of anticipated extras to come with the guitar, but they were disappointed to learn that there weren’t any. So to keep it clear right from the get go, this guitar comes with no extras. It’s an individual product.

As far as the price goes, this guitar costs roughly $150. You can buy it from here.

Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC12 Electric Guitar

Yamaha PAC12

Last on our list is a Yamaha Pacifica Series guitar. Specifically, the PAC012 electric guitar. Now we did mention the PAC12 in our previews list, and so did we for the Epiphone Les Paul, but I still believe they are worth mentioning again.

The PAC12 has 22 medium frets on a rosewood fretboard. The neck is a bolt-on male neck with agathis body and vintage style tremolo bridge. The controls consist of master volume and tone and 5-position lever switch.

On Amazon, it’s available in 4 finishes: black, metallic blue, metallic red, and old violin sunburst.


There were very, very little negative reviewers on this PAC12. It actually surprised me, considering how this guitar is made from inexpensive material and wood. Anyhow, the 3% that weren’t very happy with their purchases had trouble with poorly delivered product, poor quality electronics, and bad fret wires. That’s it. The rest were very satisfied with the package.

The price? Well, expect to pay around $180 for this electric guitar, which is reachable to someone who is on a budget but doesn’t want a rip-off.

Buy the Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC12 Now!


See Also: Ibanez Artcore AS53 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Review


2 thoughts on “5 Best Cheap Electric Guitars ( Updated List )

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