Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under

2020 held so many guitar reviews that we had to split our end of the year roundup into two separate articles! This will show all our rankings for guitars $1000 USD and under, with the following article to rank all guitars over $1000. If you need a reminder, here is how we review guitars, andContinue reading “Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under”

Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review

Will my first experience with plugging a spec-correct Jazzmaster into my rig inspire me to embrace the instrument or go back to my Strat? Cost: $399.99, find your own from Fender.com, Amazon.com, or on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 7.5 out of 10 When I set out to do my Jazzmaster face-off I really hadContinue reading “Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review”

Vintage Icon Series V65 Guitar Review

Will this UK-designed take on the Jazzmaster beat out the Fano and Squier versions I have hanging around? Cost: $349.00 from Vintageguitarsus.com or Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 7.1 out of 10 The second of two Vintage guitars I was lent for review, this one will be taking part in my Affordable Jazzmaster face-off forContinue reading “Vintage Icon Series V65 Guitar Review”

Fano Omnis Series JM6 Guitar Review

Will Fano’s affordable take on the Jazzmaster meet the lofty standard set by their Mustang-style from earlier this year? Cost: $849.00, find out more on Fanoguitars.com! Get your own through one of our affiliate links, like Reverb.com, to support our reviews! Check out my 60 Second Guitar Review and full article for Ultimate-Guitar.com too! OverviewContinue reading “Fano Omnis Series JM6 Guitar Review”

Sterling By Music Man St. Vincent Signature Guitar Review

One of the most exciting guitars of the last few years, will the St. Vincent be worth the hype? Cost: $599.99 from Reverb.com or learn from Sterling by Music Man! Affiliate links: Get your own from Thomann.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.0 out of 10 One of the first articles I ever wrote for Ultimate-Guitar.comContinue reading “Sterling By Music Man St. Vincent Signature Guitar Review”

Fender Player Series Lead III Electric Guitar Review

This guitar won me over the minute I saw it, and it still exceeded expectations. Cost: $599.99, find your own Lead III on Reverb.com! Check out my official UG shot review of the Fender Player Series Lead III! https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/shot/UltimateGuitar/400730062 Overview & Final Score: 8.5 One of Fender’s best reveals at Winter NAMM 2020 had toContinue reading “Fender Player Series Lead III Electric Guitar Review”

Fano Omnis MG6 Electric Guitar Review

A full scale, modern take on the Mustang body shape from Fano’s new affordable series. Big shoutout to Chad from Fano for hooking this review up! Cost: $849.00 new from Fano or find a dealer on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.9 At Winter NAMM 2020 Fano surprised and impressed many with the announcement ofContinue reading “Fano Omnis MG6 Electric Guitar Review”

Grote GT-150 Tele Set-in Electric Guitar Review

A cheap Telecaster clone with some surprisingly nice features from the finish to the locking tuners. Cost: $149.00 from Amazon.com! Overview & Final Score: 6.5 Grote has quietly built up a bit of a following in the Amazon marketplace thanks to their constant release of dirt cheap guitars that don’t just follow the basic Strat/TeleContinue reading “Grote GT-150 Tele Set-in Electric Guitar Review”

Schecter Ultra-III Electric Guitar Review

Cost: $699.00 from Reverb.com, click here to buy yours! Check out my UG Shot featuring an overview and my thoughts on the Ultra III! Thank you to Adam from Schecter.com for making this review possible, I have been obsessed with trying out this guitar for months! Overview & Final Score: 9.4 There is quite aContinue reading “Schecter Ultra-III Electric Guitar Review”