Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Electric Guitar £1,000 – £2,000

The one to two grand price point is always a hugely competitive area of the electric guitar world. 2017 was no exception, with the big guns fighting it out with some impressive new upstarts…

When you purchase through affiliate links on Guitar.com, you may contribute to our site through commissions. Learn more.


B&G Guitars Little Sister Crossroads

• Price £1,550
• Reviewed July 2017
• Contact The North American Guitar 0207 835 5597 thenorthamericanguitar.com

When we first set eyes on the B&G Little Sister back in 2016, we struggled to find fault in what was one of the most charismatic new electric guitars we’d seen in some time.

For 2017, however, the Israel-based company made the Little Sister an even more enticing proposition – by creating a more affordable Chinese-made example that took more than 50 per cent off the price but retained the addictive electric-meets-parlour acoustic vibe, and the superb tones and playability, of the Israel-made original.

Quite simply, this month’s cover star is one of the finest electric guitars around at any price.

We said “B&G has cut costs without cutting quality and if you’re as happy with the finish options and neck profile as we are, it’s a phenomenal guitar for the money.”

In celebration of the Little Sister Crossroads winning this category, The North American Guitar are offering £200 off plus a free gift pack! Click here to get your very own guitar of the year.


Fender American Professional Stratocaster

• Price £1,399
• Reviewed February 2017
• Contact Fender EMEA 01342 331700 www.fender.com

We said “Professional by name, professional by nature. This is every inch a pro guitar”.

PRS Reclaimed Limited S2 Vela Semi-Hollow

• Price £1,429
• Reviewed July 2017
• Contact PRS Europe 01223 874301 www.prsguitarseurope.com

We said “With the Reclaimed Limiteds capped at just 600 guitars, demand will be fierce. Catch one if you can”.

Eastman Antique Varnish SB59/V
Gear Of The Year
• Price £1,769
• Reviewed May 2017
• Contact Eastman Musical Instruments Europe www.eastmanguitars.eu

We said “A tremendously playable single-cut with an expressive array of tones and an old-guitar aesthetic that vintage fans will love”.

To find out which other products scooped Gear Of The Year awards, get your copy of the January 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine here.


The world’s leading authority and resource for all things guitar.

© 2024 Guitar.com is part of NME Networks.