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List of guitar brands that include the most reliable models available. Guitar brands include those from major manufacturers of musical instruments, including Yamaha, Gretsch, Gibson and more. This list answers the question, 'What are the best guitar brands?' Users looking for a new guitar will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on function and features.

Guitars vary by type. Some are designed for beginners, while others are customized for professional guitar players. Most of the major guitar brands are available in a variety of different styles, each designed to best suit a customers' specific playing needs. Ease and sound are certainly big factors to consider when choosing a new guitar. In general, heavy wood makes the tone rich and full--the weight and quality of the wood makes a big difference when choosing which guitar you should purchase. The type of music that you will be playing will also have an impact. While Fenders may be the best for rock and metal, an Ibanez may be more well suited for blues and jazz.

What is the best guitar brand? That's subjective, and often based on a consumer's past experiences with a specific brand. This list includes a vast majority of the most recognizable guitar brand names that are currently on the market. This list includes those guitar brands that consumers might wish to learn more about, including electric and acoustic guitar types.
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Fender Musical Instruments Cor... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Fender Manufacturing

2
181 71
Gibson Guitar Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

3
108 44
C. F. Martin & Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
C. F. Martin & Company Manufacturing, Musical Instrument Manufacturing

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79 44
Taylor Guitars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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85 42
Paul Reed Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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67 45
Gretsch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Gretsch Manufacturing, Musical instrument

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85 62
Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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59 40
Rickenbacker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Rickenbacker Manufacturing

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93 60
Epiphone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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25 10
Music Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Kechos added Music Man Manufacturing

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24 9
Martin Guitars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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48 36
Jackson Guitars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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53 41
Yamaha Corporation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Yamaha Manufacturing, Conglomerate, Musical Instrument Manufacturing

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38 38
Schecter Guitar Research is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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34 30
Washburn Guitars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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32 32
Takamine Guitars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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13 8
Guild Guitar Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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14 10
Music Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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37 40
Ovation Guitar Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Ovation Musical Instrument Manufacturing

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26 31
Dean Guitars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
CurtisBrown added Dean Guitars

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35 31
G&L Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
G&L

The Best Soju Brands

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31 29
Charvel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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37 37
ESP Guitars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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26 26
Carvin Corporation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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7 11
LTD/ESP is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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14 20
Maton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Maton Manufacturing

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23 25
Seagull is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Seagull Musical Instrument Manufacturing

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6 10
Hamer Guitars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
horseplayer added Hamer Guitars

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25 28
Kramer Guitars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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4 8
Vaughan Custom Guitars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Hank David added Vaughan Custom Guitars Yeppoon Qld Australia

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3 7
Benincaso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Alextre added Benincaso

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4 9
Ormsby Guitars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
Hank David added Ormsby Guitars Thornlie WA Australia Personally handmade custom guitars

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4 3
Duesenberg Guitars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
CarlosSuperhuerta added Duesenberg Guitars

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22 30
B.C. Rich is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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10 25
Mosrite is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guitar Brands

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6 39
First Act is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guitar Brands
gamedemon24 added First Act Musical instrument