Heavy

Heavy Guitars

If you are a heavy metal lover and you are looking for an electric guitar that allows you to express your passion for this musical genre, you are in the right place. In this category you will find a wide variety of electric guitars for heavy, with spectacular designs and powerful sounds. You will be able to choose between recognized brands such as ESP - Ltd, Ibanez or Cort, and iconic models such as the Flying V, the Explorer or the Rhoads. In addition, when buying in our online store you will enjoy the best advantages: competitive prices, fast and safe shipping, money-back guarantee and personalized attention.

The Best Heavy Metal Guitars for Rock and Metal

ESP-LTD EC-1000 BP BLKNB

€1,362.00
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This outstanding EC-1000 offers a burled poplar top on a mahogany body with a three-piece mahogany neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard. It includes a set of high-output Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Pegasus (bridge) passive pickups

ESP-LTD EC-1000FM Amber Sunburst

€1,149.00
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The EC-1000FM has all of the classy LTD Deluxe features that set it apart from other guitars in its range, such as abalone inlays and purfling, full body/neck/headstock binding, and premier components like LTD locking tuners, a Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and classic Seymour Duncan JB/’59 passive pickups.
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ESP-LTD EC-1000 VLAND

€1,444.00
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With the incredible Violet Andromeda finish, this EC-1000 model is simply mind blowing in the way it changes color between shades of purple, blue, and even greenish tints as it reflects light from various angles

ESP-LTD EC-1000 TFM HBS

€1,299.00
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It offers set-thru construction for easy access to the higher frets, but one aspect of the EC-1000T is anything but old-school: the EC-1000T is the first production guitar to offer a set of new Fishman Fluence® Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups with three voicings

ESP-LTD EC-257 Black Satin

€599.00
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ESP brings performance, reliability, and value into one incredible instrument, proving that extended range electric guitars don’t have to cost an arm and a leg to be great! The ESP LTD EC-257 7-String Electric Guitar is affordable for just about any musician, and allows you to explore the depths of low-end pitch for today’s modern sounds.

ESP-LTD Iron Cross SW

€1,589.00
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The LTD Iron Cross is a Signature Series model of James Hetfield, the frontman of Metallica and one of the world's most highly respected rhythm guitar players in any genre.

ESP-LTD MH-1001NT STBLK

€1,239.00
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The MH-1001NT includes premier-class components like LTD locking tuners, a Tonepros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body, and EMG 81/85 Metalworks active pickups

What is an electric guitar for heavy?


A heavy metal electric guitar is a type of guitar designed especially for playing heavy metal, a musical genre characterized by its speed, distortion, and aggressiveness. These guitars often have bold, angular shapes, such as arrows, wings, or swords, and dark or contrasting colors, although this style can also be played on Les Paul-type guitars. They are also distinguished by having high-gain pickups, which produce a powerful, overdriven sound, and floating or fixed bridges, which allow vibratos or alternate tunings. Some of the keywords that define these guitars are: electric guitar, heavy metal guitar, heavy guitar.


How to choose an electric guitar for heavy?


When choosing a heavy duty electric guitar, there are several factors to consider, including budget, experience level, personal style, and desired sound. Here are some tips to help you decide:

  •      The budget: depending on how much you want to spend, you will be able to access different ranges of quality and benefits. In general, cheaper guitars tend to have simpler materials and components, while more expensive ones offer more durability, comfort, and versatility. However, there are options for all budgets, from cheap but functional guitars to high-end guitars with luxury finishes.
  •      The level of experience: If you are a beginner, you may want to start with a guitar that is easy to play and adjust, one that does not require a lot of maintenance or frequent adjustments. For example, a guitar with a fixed bridge or single tremolo may be more suitable than one with a floating bridge or Floyd Rose, which takes much longer to tune and adjust. You can also opt for a guitar with a comfortable, slim neck that makes it easy to access the higher frets. If you are advanced or professional, you can search for a guitar that suits your specific preferences and needs, such as the type of pickups, the radius of the fingerboard or the thickness of the neck.
  •      Personal style: the heavy electric guitar is an instrument that reflects the personality and taste of the musician who plays it. Therefore, it is important to choose a guitar that you like both aesthetically and sonically. There are many different models of electric guitars for heavy metal, with various shapes and colors. You can be inspired by your heavy metal idols or create your own style. The important thing is that you feel comfortable and proud of your guitar.
  •      The Desired Sound: The sound of a heavy electric guitar largely depends on the pickups it has. The pickups are the devices that pick up the vibrations of the strings and convert them into electrical signals. There are two main types of pickups: single coils, which produce a bright, clear sound, and double coils, or humbuckers, which produce a thicker, more powerful sound. For heavy metal, the most common is to use humbucker pickups, which also reduce noise and interference. Within the humbucker pickups, there are different models and brands, which can vary the tone and output of the guitar. Some of the most popular are the EMG, the Seymour Duncan or the DiMarzio. You can also combine different pickups on the bridge and neck, to get different nuances.