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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.

oscar schmidt OG2 Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Bundle with Hardshell Case, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth Natural
From ₱ 35,433.00 Adding value to your purchase, Austin Bazaar bundles your instrument with necessary accessories. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you're at it. A hard case is included so you can keep your instrument safely packed away when you're on the go. An easy-to-use clip-on tuner is included so you can keep your instrument in tune. A strap is included so you can practice or better yet perform while standing up. Strings are included so you have extra for later. Picks are included so you can start playing right out of the box. An Austin Bazaar instructional DVD is included so you can pick up some tips while learning your new instrument. An Austin Bazaar polishing cloth is included so you can keep your new instrument in mint condition. The OG2 is a deep dreadnought style acoustic guitar with beautiful resonance. Oscar Schmidt takes great pride in producing high-quality, beautiful guitars at a price much lower than other competitors. You get all of the quality you'd expect from a higher price point, at a fraction of the price. This left-handed OG2 features a natural high-gloss finish, select spruce top with catalpa back and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge with mahogany neck, fully adjustable truss rod, and chrome die-cast tuners.

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.

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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