On this page, I’ll list some of my favourite electric guitars that I either use currently, or have used in the past. I’ll go through each guitar individually and explain why I like them, but here’s what’s on the list:
- Squire Stratocaster
- PRS SE Custom 24
- Gibson Slash Les Paul Standard ’50’s
- Fender Standard Telecaster
Beginner's Electric Guitar
Okay, so you probably weren’t expecting to see this guitar on the list of my favourites, but it definitely deserves its place, because it was my first ever electric guitar! It’s super affordable, and sounds really good for an entry-level guitar. I’ll always recommend it to anyone looking for their first electric guitar because it’s versatile, inexpensive and easy to play.
Unfortunately, I gave this guitar away quite a few years ago before I got my PRS, so I don’t have a photo of my exact guitar, but here’s an image of this model in the candy apple red colour I had.
Check out the Squier Stratocaster on Guitar Center.
Intermediate Electric Guitar
PRS Custom 24 SE
Although it’s the second cheapest electric guitar on this list, it’s actually the one I use the most. It’s a 24-fret, double cutaway guitar, with a mahogany body and neck, and a rosewood fretboard.
I have the 25th anniversary Sapphire finish. The photo really doesn’t do the colour justice. In the light, you can really see the how great the blue looks on the maple cap.
My favourite thing about this guitar is how versatile it is. I can play pretty much anything I want on it because the neck is pretty fast, and it has coil split humbucker pickups.
Take a look at the PRS SE Custom 24 on Guitar Center.
High End Electric Guitars
Gibson Slash Les Paul Standard ’50’s
The Gibson Les Paul needs know introduction. It’s well known for having a beefy, thick tone that’s perfect for rock music. I love the look of this Slash replica, the Tobacco Sunburst finish is really shown off because it’s missing the pick guard you’ll see on most Les Paul’s.
Check out the Gibson Slash Les Paul Standard ’50’s on Guitar Center.
Fender Standard Telecaster
This is another iconic electric guitar with tonnes of history. It’s well known for it’s bright and twangy tone. I really love using the bridge pickup with a decent bit of gain, because although it’s a single coil, the placement on the metal bridge means it packs quite a punch.
Check out the Fender Standard Telecaster on Guitar Center.