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Here are 10 Guitars under PHP10,000 if you're Broke AF

11 August 2017 | MJ Mendoza

Admit it, musical instruments are expensive - from keyboards, workstations, accessories, and more so on guitars. Good quality guitars can range from a good PHP20,000 to as much as PHP50,000 - enough to get you through a couple of semesters in some state universities or even a downpayment for a motorcycle. Guitars are expensive and musicians are flat broke.

To give you a more achievable price range of PHP10,000 (it's still a lot btw), below are some great guitars that would rock your socks off for the price.


Perhaps one of the most affordable on the list, the ESP LTD EC-10 is a guitar with attitude. Steering clear from the standard strat, this guitar has a body similar to a classic Les Paul. It has a basswood solid body which makes it very light. Because of its affordable price range, it is a great electric guitar for beginners. Check out other guitar models from ESP below.

Epiphone SG Special

If SG was a girl, she'd be Audrey Hepburn - classy with a sultry side. This Epiphone model features the standard SG asymmetrical horned body made from mahogany, a SlimTaper D-shaped neck of the same material, and a rosewood fretboard. It's internal components is made up of two passive open-coil humbackers (700T and 650R) at the bridge and neck. Check out other Epiphone guitars below.

Dean Vendetta XMT

Another entry-level guitar that would blow your mind in terms of form and style, the Dean Vendetta XMT is a bold and minimalist. It's body is made from paulownia with its signature Dean double-cutaway shape and winged headstock. Though it doesn't have that much internal features, it's enough for beginners to rock and roll. Here are other Dean guitar models to choose from.

Oscar Schmidt OE20

The classic Les Paul design always has a way of attracting Filipino musicians, and this guitar is no exception. The Oscar Smidt OE20 is an exceptional guitar in terms of style, and performance minus the hefty price tag. It features the classic LP mahogany body with a maple neck set. This guitar is also fitted with two passive humbackers at the neck and bridge that provide a wide range of sound that would suit, not only beginners, but also professionals. Take a quick look on other Oscar Schmidt models below.

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Oscar Schmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele
From ₱ 16,852.00 A beautiful concert ukulele with select Hawaiian Koa wood construction, Abalone binding and rosette, Grover chrome tuners, and plenty more, hand-crafted for years of playing enjoyment. A beautiful concert ukulele hand-crafted for years of playing enjoyment. Click to enlarge. OU5 Ukulele Features Size: Concert Top: Select Hawaiian Koa Back/Sides: Select Hawaiian Koa Binding: Abalone Rosette: Abalone Neck: Nyatoh Frets: 16 Nut/Saddle: ABS Finish: Natural Gloss Tuners: Grover Chrome Concert Ukeleles There are four common types of ukes out there: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. The soprano was the original, followed up quickly with the concert size uke. The 15-inch scale length and slightly larger body size deliver a deeper tone and a bit more volume, while maintaining the sweetness and instantly recognizable ukulele sound. The Oscar Shmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele The OU5 concert ukulele features a select Hawaiian Koa top, back and sides, which look striking in the natural gloss finish. The abalone binding and rosette are the icing on the cake, for an instrument that's as beautiful to look at as it is to hear. The OU5's Nyatoh neck features a 16-fret rosewood fretboard, and Grover chrome tuning machines ensure you stay in tune. Oscar Schmidt instruments feature a lifetime warranty, and each ukulele is inspected and adjusted in the USA by a skilled technician--your assurance for smooth fret ends, precision low action and resonant sound quality. About Oscar Schmidt Musical Instruments The Oscar Schmidt Company was founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1911. By the early 1900s, the company had five factories in Europe and a factory on Ferry Street in Jersey City. They made all kinds of stringed instruments, guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, zithers, and Autoharps. The company prospered through the early 1920s. Oscar Schmidt instruments were sold in many rural parts of the country where no music stores existed. Salesmen distributed the products far and wide, making them available in general, small town furniture and dry goods stores. Country guitar pickers and blues musicians living in areas of the South and in Appalachia, far from the city, frequently played Oscar Schmidt instruments because they were both inexpensive and available locally. But equally important, they were often chosen solely on merits of their superior tone and volume. Today at Oscar Schmidt, premium woods, quality hardware and modest prices create an ideal instrument. Each is inspected and adjusted in the USA by a skilled technician, your assurance for smooth fret ends, precision low action and resonant sound quality. Unequalled standards in easy playing comfort and tone response creates the perfect value... Oscar Schmidt.

Kramer Baretta Special

If you're an Eddie Van Halen in training, then this guitar's sound would make you pay attention. It's simple and sleek but very much effective for heavier genres like metal. This guitar features a double-cutaway solid mahogany with a shredder-friendly 25.5" scale length as well as a rosewood fretboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets. Though it only has one high-output Alnicko V humbacker, it is great for headbanging riffs and leads.

Ibanez GRX20ZBKN

From the brand alone, you can tell that this guitar is going to be amazing. Known for creating quality guitars, the GRX20ZBKN is a special one, primarily because it's affordable with a price range of PHP7,000 to 9,000. Just because it's cheap, it doesn't mean you don't get amazing features. This guitar features the popular double-cutaway RG-style shape with rosewood fretboards and 22 medium frets. It has two Ibanez-designed infinity humbackers at the neck and bridge that offer a lot of options for both beginners and professionals. Here are other guitars models from Ibanez that you would surely love.

Ibanez S Series Iron Label SIX6FDFM Blue Space Burst
From ₱ 82,196.00 Iron Label S Series SIX6FDFM Electric Guitar Blue Space Burst. As the legion of converts to the "made-for-metal" Iron Label series keeps growing, Ibanez continues to tap the seismic underworld for inspiration. Working their famous S Series body style from the "chassis" up, Ibanez speaks to the deft skills of the sinuous shredder with the SIX6FDFM. Ibanez's Iron Label SIX6FDFM solid body electric guitar takes the speed and performance of their S series to a whole new level of intensity. It's light enough to amaze in terms of comfort, yet heavy enough to provide the tone and sustain that the S series is known for. The SIX6FDFM features a graceful 3-D-shape mahogany body with stunning flamed maple top, and Ibanez's cutting-edge 3pc maple/bubinga "Nitro Wizard" neck for greater speed and stability than ever. An ebony fretboard features quick response and great articulation with today's down-tuning. The acclaimed Ibanez Gibraltar Standard II bridge improves sustain and provides faultless intonation. Gotoh locking machine heads help provide superior tuning stability and expedite string changes. Developed in collaboration with Ibanez-DiMarzio, Fusion Edge pickups have been engineered to produce a powerful, distinctive tone with a crisp, cutting, high end, and a tight, compressed bottom end, minus any muddy mid-range. An added coil-tap feature, easily accessible through a conveniently located on/off mini switch, provides even greater tonal options. Case sold separately.

Jackson JS22 Dinky

If you are looking for an upgrade without shelling out your food money for the month, the Jackson JS22 Dinky would definitely fill your need. It is a flexible guitar that can go from soft metal to thrash with the right equipment. The guitar's body is made from arched-top basswood with a double-cutaway design. It is also fitted with two high-output jackson-made humbackers that suits clean and distorted tones. Get the best Jackson guitar below that would suit your budget.

Jackson Blues Guitar
From ₱ 2,535.00 Jackson, Mississippi attracted a host of blues musicians in the period 1910--1940. Many players from small towns made their way to Jackson, which as the capital of Mississippi and a much larger city, held forth the promise of more and better work opportunities, and the possibility of making a living playing music rather than driving a mule or chopping cotton. The Jackson Blues scene was an unusually rich one, stylistically, spanning the gap from the sophisticated Pop blues of Bo Carter to the low-down blues of Rube Lacy and a host of players working between those two extremes. Included on this DVD are transcriptions and teaching of recorded performances from Tommy Johnson, one of the fountainheads of the Mississippi blues, Itta Bena natives Rube Lacy and Ishmon Bracey, with their distinctive vocal head tones and intense playing, the great Geeshie Wiley, a woman who played and sang as strongly as any man, Walter Vinson, guitarist and lead singer for the Mississippi Sheiks, and Bo Carter, a player with a rich chordal vocabulary and Jazzy sound. The songs presented offer a wide range of left and right hand approaches and ways of keeping time and will expand your your ability to play blues, moving far afield from the simple alternating bass. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD, and contains all of the songs' lyrics as well as transcriptions of the guitar parts. Also included are the original source recordings from which the transcriptions taught in the lesson were taken. DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

Yamaha Pacifica Series PA012

Going back to the classic stratocaster, the Yamaha Pacifica Series PA012 is one of the best budget-friendly guitars in the Philippines. From a reputable Japanese brand, there's no doubt that this guitar would deliver utmost performance and durability. The PA012 is known for its well-defined yet comfortable double-cutaway body made from solid Agathis, a maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. It is voiced by two single-coil pickups and humbacker, as well as a five-way pickup switch and tone controls for versatility. Check out these Yamaha guitars below.

Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster HSS

With Fender taking the reigns for Squier, there's no denying its quality. Squier is well known for entry-level guitars and the Affinity STratocaster HSS is no exception. This guitar is made from double-cutaway stratocaster body finished with a selection of colors as well as a bolt-on maple neck and fretboard with 21 jumbo frets. The name "HSS" is derived from the guitar's internal setup meaning "Humbacker, and two single coils" which makes it a flexible guitar that can play light and heavy distortions. Below are other Squier electric guitars that you should check out.

Epiphone Les Paul Special II

There's no doubt about it, Epiphone is one of the best guitar brands in the business. In classic Les Paul shape, this guitar is solid mahogany body, bolt-on SlimTaper D-shaped neck of the same material, a rosewood fretboard which houses 22 frets. Inside, the guitar is fitted with 650R humbacker at the neck and 700T humbacker at the bridge. It also has a 3-way pickup selector switch with individual tone and volume controls.

New blood musicians are having a hard time coping up with the demands of the industry, unless, of course, if you're rich AF. New blood musicians are having a hard time coping up with the demands of the industry. Hopefully, this list would shed some light on what guitars you should get for your next jam session.

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