Best Guitar Brands In India

In this article, you will find out about some of the best guitar brands or best guitar companies in India.

I am going to list 6 guitar brands in India that are famous and well-renowned globally. These guitars, or music instrument manufacturers, are highly acclaimed and loved for their electric and acoustic guitars.

Disclaimer: -This is not a ranking list as all of these brands are great and what brand someone likes is a completely personal preference.

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Best Guitar Brands In India

Here is a list of top 6 guitar brands in India: -

  • Fender
  • Gibson
  • Ibanez
  • ESP LTD
  • PRS
  • Yamaha

Fender

Fender is the world's largest guitar manufacturer. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others.

Fender is well renowned for its Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars. Fender is also known for its bass guitars and amplifiers.

Famous budget brand Squier guitar is owned by Fender. Fender also owns other guitar brands like Gretsch Guitars, EVH Guitars, Jackson Guitars and Charvel Guitars.

Founded: 1940s

Country Of Origin: USA

Famous Artist Playing Fender Guitar

  • David Gilmour
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Eric Clapton
  • Jonny Greenwood
  • John Frusciante

Famous Indian Artist Playing Fender Guitar

  • Ehsaan Noorani
  • Warren Mendonsa
  • Amyt Datta
  • Rudy Wallang

Companies Owned By Fender

  • Fender Squier — Music Instruments
  • Gretsch — Guitars
  • Jackson — Guitars
  • Charvel — Music Instruments
  • EVH - Music Instruments

Gibson

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivalled among musical instrument companies.

Gibson is known for its Les Paul electric guitars, which are played by several known artists. Gibson acoustic guitars are also highly acclaimed and renowned.

Famous budget brands like Epiphone guitars, Kramer Guitars are also owned by Gibson.

Founded: 1894

Country Of Origin: USA

Famous Artist Playing Gibson Guitars

  • Slash
  • Kirk Hammett
  • Zakk Wylde
  • Angus Young
  • Adam Jones
  • Dave Grohl

Famous Indian Artist Playing Gibson Guitar

  • Baiju Dharmajan
  • Sonam Sherpa
  • Rex Vijayan
  • Paras Thakur

Companies Owned By Gibson

  • Epiphone — Music Instruments
  • Kramer — Guitars
  • Steinberger — Guitars
  • KRK — Pro Audio
  • Mesa Boogie — Amplifiers

Ibanez

Ibanez is a well-renowned Japanese guitar brand. Ibanez guitars are famous among rock and metal musicians. Ibanez's guitars are known for their value for money and great playability.

Ibanez is well renowned for its RG series, Iron Label and Prestige electric guitars. Ibanez is also famous for its bass guitars, effect pedals and amplifiers. Tube screamer is one of the highest-selling overdrive pedal from Ibanez.

The budget line of Ibanez guitars is known as Ibanez Gio.

Founded: 1908

Country Of Origin: Japan

Famous Artist Playing Ibanez

  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Vai
  • Paul Gilbert
  • Munky
  • Tom Quayle
  • Andy Timmons

Famous Indian Artist Playing Ibanez Guitars

  • Ramanan Venkatraman
  • Keba Jeremiah

ESP LTD

ESP LTD guitars are one of my personal favourites. ESP guitars are famous among rock and metal musicians. These guitars are known for their great built, shred necks and value for money.

ESP is the high-end guitar line. LTD is the affordable budget line.

ESP LTD is well renowned for its EC series, Horizon series and Arrow electric guitars.

ESP guitars own Takamine Guitars (known for their well-built acoustic guitars) and ENGL Amplifiers.

Founded: 1975

Country Of Origin: Japan

Famous Artist Playing ESP

  • Alexi Laiho
  • Brian Welch
  • James Hetfield
  • Jeff Hanneman
  • Nergal
  • Stephen Carpenter

Famous Indian Artist Playing ESP Guitar

  • Prashant Aswani
  • Nishith Hedge

Companies Owned By ESP

  • Takamine - Acoustic Guitars
  • ENGL - Amplifiers

PRS

PRS guitars are highly acclaimed for their superior craftsmanship. PRS guitars are a work of art with beautiful colours and inlays. They sound unique and play brilliantly.

PRS SE series electric guitars line is most renowned among its line-up. PRS is also famous for its bass guitars, acoustic guitars and amplifiers. 

Founded: 1985

Country Of Origin: USA

Famous Artist Playing PRS

  • Carlos Santana
  • John Mayer
  • Mark Tremonti
  • Steven Wilson
  • Andrew Goddard
  • Mark Hosking

Famous Indian Artist Playing PRS Guitar

  • R. Prasanna

Yamaha

Yamaha is the largest music instrument manufacturer in the world. Yamaha was founded in 1887, and they create nearly all western music instruments including piano, guitars, bass, drums, trumpets etc.

Yamaha Guitars are well-known for their value for money. Yamaha offers the most affordable beginner guitars to high-end guitars.

Yamaha is known for both its acoustic and electric guitars.

Founded: 1887

Country Of Origin: Japan

Famous Artist Playing Yamaha

  • Bob Dylan
  • James Taylor
  • Billy Corgan

Famous Indian Artist Playing Yamaha Guitars

  • Sushmit Sen

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Udeeksh is an Audio Engineer and Co-Founder of learnmusicproduction.in. He loves to produce music, research music gear, play guitar, go on treks and road trips.