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    30 Best Acoustic Guitars in 2019 (reviews)

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    Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
    Our #3 Rated
    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor 400 Series 414ce-R Rosewood Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
    Our #4 Rated
    Yamaha FS-TA Concert Size Transacoustic Guitar w/ Chorus and Reverb, Brown Sunburst
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    Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Top: Solid Cedar
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Spruce
    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Back: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Back: Solid Mahogany
    Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Back: Mahogany
    Back: Layered Rosewood
    Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid Mahogany
    Sides: Solid Indian Rosewoo
    Sides: Mahogany
    Sides: Layered Rosewood
    Supposed to be our top choice, if not for the price. Still a really great guitar though.
    Budget-pick guitar with solid specs and great sound.
    Overall best, expensive, but worth every penny.
    Based on the FS820, with improved rich sound, and tone, thanks to Yamaha's technology.
    Great acoustic sound, something you would always expect from Taylor. Not so good when plugged though.
    Our #2 Rated
    Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Back: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Supposed to be our top choice, if not for the price. Still a really great guitar though.
    Our #3 Rated
    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Solid Cedar
    Back: Solid Mahogany
    Sides: Solid Mahogany
    Budget-pick guitar with solid specs and great sound.
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor 400 Series 414ce-R Rosewood Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid Indian Rosewoo
    Overall best, expensive, but worth every penny.
    Our #4 Rated
    Yamaha FS-TA Concert Size Transacoustic Guitar w/ Chorus and Reverb, Brown Sunburst
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    Top: Spruce
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Based on the FS820, with improved rich sound, and tone, thanks to Yamaha's technology.
    Our #5 Rated
    Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Back: Layered Rosewood
    Sides: Layered Rosewood
    Great acoustic sound, something you would always expect from Taylor. Not so good when plugged though.

    After extensive hours of research, we found out that Taylor 414ce Grand Auditorium is the best acoustic guitar. Coming from one of the best guitar brands, Taylor really has really perfected the art of guitar making over the years. And the 414ce is a testament to that.

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    What brand? What model? What color? What build? What material?

    These are only some of the questions that we should ask ourselves when looking for the best acoustic guitar.

    There are plenty of guitars sold here and there—everywhere, but only some of them are of quality and worthy as investments. A long lasting guitar will give money more value than cheap guitars that needs to be fixed every once in a while.

    The longer and the more frequent it gets repaired, the more it costs and less value you get. What a great feeling when the guitar you bought 10 years ago can still be used by you or even your children.

    In all honesty, no guitar brand has the monopoly of the best guitars in the world. The type of guitar will always depend on the type of player that will be using it.

    As the saying goes, there’s a lot of fish on the see and trust me when I say that there is a perfect guitar for every kind of player.

    In this review, we will be taking a glance at the guitar world’s cream of the crop when it comes to acoustic guitars. So what are we waiting for? Let’s have a look at summary list, let’s go!

    Our #2 Rated
    Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
    Our #3 Rated
    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor 400 Series 414ce-R Rosewood Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
    Our #4 Rated
    Yamaha FS-TA Concert Size Transacoustic Guitar w/ Chorus and Reverb, Brown Sunburst
    Our #5 Rated
    Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Top: Solid Cedar
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Spruce
    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Back: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Back: Solid Mahogany
    Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Back: Mahogany
    Back: Layered Rosewood
    Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid Mahogany
    Sides: Solid Indian Rosewoo
    Sides: Mahogany
    Sides: Layered Rosewood
    Supposed to be our top choice, if not for the price. Still a really great guitar though.
    Budget-pick guitar with solid specs and great sound.
    Overall best, expensive, but worth every penny.
    Based on the FS820, with improved rich sound, and tone, thanks to Yamaha's technology.
    Great acoustic sound, something you would always expect from Taylor. Not so good when plugged though.
    Our #2 Rated
    Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Back: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Supposed to be our top choice, if not for the price. Still a really great guitar though.
    Our #3 Rated
    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Solid Cedar
    Back: Solid Mahogany
    Sides: Solid Mahogany
    Budget-pick guitar with solid specs and great sound.
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor 400 Series 414ce-R Rosewood Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid Indian Rosewoo
    Overall best, expensive, but worth every penny.
    Our #4 Rated
    Yamaha FS-TA Concert Size Transacoustic Guitar w/ Chorus and Reverb, Brown Sunburst
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    Top: Spruce
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Based on the FS820, with improved rich sound, and tone, thanks to Yamaha's technology.
    Our #5 Rated
    Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
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    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Back: Layered Rosewood
    Sides: Layered Rosewood
    Great acoustic sound, something you would always expect from Taylor. Not so good when plugged though.

    Here are the best acoustic guitars for 2019

    Taylor Guitars 414ce

    Taylor 414ce-R - Rosewood Back and Sides, V-Class Bracing
    • 6-String Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top
    • Taylor ES2 Electronics - Natural

    The Taylor guitars exudes the excellent quality that made the said guitars known for– beautiful guitars with a crisp and deep, singing sound making the price tag reasonable. From garage to concert halls, one can be a notch better when using this guitar.

     

    Martin D-28

    Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
    • solid East Indian Rosewood is used for the back and sides
    • The guitar is capped with a solid piece of select Sitka Spruce for bright, clean highs

    This world favorite guitar originally made for Hawaiian slide playing which later shaped the world of acoustic guitar is a great choice if you want a long lasting and quality guitar in your arsenal.

    One would never regret purchasing this baby even with its price tag as it can be considered as a purchase of a lifetime! Crafted using the best materials and tone to perfection, one is truly set out for a performance for the books.

     

    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar

    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar
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    Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar
    • Made in North America
    • New Scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing

    One of those looks good sounds even better instruments. A guitar beautifully made paired with excellent tone and quality. If you are on a budget but still wants to get every ounce of quality your penny can give you, then this guitar is the best choice!

    Solid and compact body build and–for the price–can’t be beat if you are looking for a cedar material top acoustic guitar. If you are into finger picking and finger style guitar, this one is a better but can also handle light to moderate strumming.

     

    Yamaha FS-TA

    Yamaha FS-TA Concert Size Transacoustic Guitar w/ Chorus and Reverb, Brown Sunburst
    • Amazing sounding reverb and chorus built into the Guitar with no need for external amplification or effects
    • An actuator installed on the inner surface of the guitar back vibrates in response to the vibrations of the strings

    With its built-in reverb and chorus at your fingertips, it’s the most inspiring, engaging acoustic guitar you’ll ever play and its play time anytime, anywhere! No need to buy those fancy amplifiers. All you need is you, your passion, your music, this guitar and you are good to go!

     

    Taylor 214ce

    Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
    • "Shape: Grand Auditorium Number of Strings: 6 Back/Side Wood: Layered Rosewood Scale length: 25-1/2"" Top Wood: Sitka Spruce Body Length: 20"" Electronics: Expression System Body Width: 16"" Cutaway: Venetian Body Depth: 4-5/8"" Nut and Saddle: NuBone Nut/Tusq Saddle Neck Width: 1-11/16"" Neck/Heel: Sapele Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern Fretboard Wood: Ebony Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood Binding:"
    • Number of Strings: 6

    Want to own an authentic Taylor guitar with all its exquisiteness, good electronics and flawless aesthetics without breaking the bank? Well then, this guitar is perfectly for you.

    Taylor has been known to create world class guitars that have reached every corner of the world used in performances by great musicians, aspiring and professionals alike. With this certain model, you get the same quality and exquisiteness without burning hole in your pocket.

     

    Blueridge BR-183

    SALE at $510.00 OFF
    Blueridge BR-183 Historic Series 000 Guitar
    • Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped braces gives you clean articulation and a crisp tone
    • Solid Santos rosewood back and sides guarantees deep bass and strong cutting power

    Classic vintage style beauties with the modern improvements in playability and construction of these guitars that make up the Historic Series have all the traditional features usually found on pricey vintage guitars.

    However, this guitar costs significantly less making it suitable for those old souls who still wants to rock an aesthetically pleasing piece of art.

     

    Yamaha LS16R

    Yamaha L-Series LS16R Solid Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/ Case, Brown Sunburst
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    Yamaha L-Series LS16R Solid Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/ Case, Brown Sunburst
    • Hand-selected premium solid Engelmann Spruce top treated with A.R.E.
    • A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha

    Boasting a classic shape and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlays, these guitars has the unique combination of well-rounded tone; superb playability and excellent dynamic range exemplified by the L Series topped buy its gorgeous aesthetic and world class material.

    If one is a stage performer, the high-quality pickups capture every nuance of your playing, giving you the perfect vehicle to harness your inspiration and let your creativity flow making you the best musician you can be.

     

    Martin Road Series DRS1

    Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
    • Solid Sapele Top, Back and Sides
    • Modified Low Oval Select Hardwood Neck w/Black Richlite Fingerboard

    The guitar that has a top, back and sides crafted of solid sapele and braced for resonance and projection. This guitar also comes with a built in volume control making life easier for on the go players. With the design originally designed for travelling, this compact guitar is not only made for mobility, but also budget friendly.

     

    Blueridge BR-160

    SALE at $146.00 OFF
    Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Guitar
    • Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped braces gives you clean articulation and a crisp tone
    • Solid Santos rosewood back and sides guarantees deep bass and strong cutting power

    This pre-ware fashioned Herringbone dreadnaught has the looks of class but the sound of modern technology. The prewar forward-X pattern is highlighted by the sturdy Sitka Spruce Top as well as the intricately hand-carved parabolic top braces.

    To make this great guitar even more amazing, Indian rosewood are used for the guitar’s back and sides to give that strong bass. A good sounding guitar is pretty much useless if it is very hard or uncomfortable to play so, slim mahogany is used for the neck to ensure optimal comfort.

     

    For Beginners

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    Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks
    Fender CD-60S Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - All Mahogany Bundle with Hard Case, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth
    Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Solid Mahogany
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Nato
    Back: Mahogany
    Back: Nato
    Sides: Nato
    Sides: Mahogany
    Sides: Nato
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Our #1 Rated
    Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Nato
    Sides: Nato
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Our #3 Rated
    Fender CD-60S Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - All Mahogany Bundle with Hard Case, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth
    Top: Solid Mahogany
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Our #2 Rated
    Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Nato
    Sides: Nato
    Fingerboard: Rosewood

    Yamaha FG800

    Yamaha Fg800 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
    • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    • Nato Back & Sides

    This fella, the Yamaha FG800 guitar, is great for beginners and advanced players alike.

    It features a solid spruce top with scalloped bracing, Nato/Okume back and sides, chrome tuners, a rosewood fretboard and a tortoise shell pickguard which not only makes it look good, but also sound good at a very affordable price making it a good choice for beginners.

     

    Seagull S6

    Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
    • Made in North America
    • Select Pressure Tested Top

    An exquisite domestic wild cherry back and sides provide a unique tone on this Original from Seagull, putting it together with the warmth of mahogany plus the crisp definition of maple.

    In addition, the silver leaf maple neck on a shorter 24.84 inches scale with a rosewood fret board is easy on the fingers while specially aligned machine heads make for quick, stable tuning that makes it perfect not only for professional and expert players, but also to those aspiring beginners.

     

    Fender CD-60S

    This particular acoustic guitar is a masterpiece well-crafted and well suited for beginner to intermediate players who wants to have a versatile, high-quality dreadnought at an affordable price. And this dreadnought style body and scalloped “X”-bracing provides extra resonance and projection when you play giving a clear tone off the box.

    As good as it sounds; it also looks very pleasing to the eyes, featuring a Natural finish, black and white neck and body binding, chrome tuning knobs, and a “mother of pearl” style acrylic design around the sound hole.

     

    Under $1000

    Our #2 Rated
    Martin DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor 114ce 100 Series Acoustic Guitar, Sapele, Grand Auditorium, Cutaway, ES-T
    Our #3 Rated
    Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Back: Solid Sapele
    Back: Walnut
    Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid Sapele
    Sides: Sapele Laminate
    Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Black Richlite
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Our #2 Rated
    Martin DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Back: Solid Sapele
    Sides: Solid Sapele
    Fingerboard: Black Richlite
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor 114ce 100 Series Acoustic Guitar, Sapele, Grand Auditorium, Cutaway, ES-T
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    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Back: Walnut
    Sides: Sapele Laminate
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Our #3 Rated
    Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Rosewood

    Taylor 114ce

    This model certainly exudes the excellent quality that Taylor guitars have always been known for. For an acoustic guitar that costs under a thousand dollars, it is quite surprising how it even surpasses the more costly ones in several aspects.

    With the exquisiteness of its craftsmanship and the precision of its sound, you do not only get the value for your money but way more than what you pay for.

     

    Martin DRS2

    Martin DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    • Dreadnought 14 Fret Body with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, A-Frame "X-1" Bracing, and Solid Sapele Back & Sides
    • 25.4"-Scale Modified Low Oval Select Hardwood Neck w/ Black Richlite Fingerboard

    Giving you a bang for your buck, the Martin Road Series DRS2 gives players an affordable performance-ready dreadnought acoustic-electric that does not compromise that legendary and all too familiar Martin tone, quality, and playability.

    The most affordable solid wood sapele/spruce model available from Martin Guitars does is packed with all the essentials such as the 14-fret dreadnought body made from solid sapele back sides with a solid Sitka spruce top for amazing balance, tone, and projection.

    Ready to take on any performance, this guitar comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics to offer great plugged-in performance and sound making it not only purchase for value but a play anywhere kind of guitar.

     

    Blueridge BR-160

    SALE at $146.00 OFF
    Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Guitar
    • Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped braces gives you clean articulation and a crisp tone
    • Solid Santos rosewood back and sides guarantees deep bass and strong cutting power

    This world favorite guitar originally made for Hawaiian slide playing which later shaped the world of acoustic guitar is a great choice if you want a long lasting and quality guitar in your arsenal.

    One would never regret purchasing this baby even with its price tag as it can be considered as a purchase of a lifetime! Crafted using the best materials and tone to perfection, one is truly set out for a performance for the books.

     

    Under $500

    Our #2 Rated
    Yamaha FG840 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Flamed Maple
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    Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar
    Our #2 Rated
    Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Flamed Maple
    Back: Layered Sapele
    Back: Layered Sapele
    Sides: Flamed Maple
    Sides: Layered Sapele
    Sides: Layered Sapele
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Our #2 Rated
    Yamaha FG840 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Flamed Maple
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Flamed Maple
    Sides: Flamed Maple
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Our #1 Rated
    Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Layered Sapele
    Sides: Layered Sapele
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Our #2 Rated
    Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Layered Sapele
    Sides: Layered Sapele
    Fretboard: Ebony

    Taylor Big Baby

    Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar
    • Body Body type: Dreadnought 15/16th-Scale Cutaway: No Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce Back & sides: Layered Sapele Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard Big Baby X-Bracing Body finish: Matte 2.0 Orientation: Right-Handed Neck Neck shape: Taylor Standard Big Baby Profile Nut width: 1 11/16" (42.8mm) Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony Neck wood: Sapele Scale length: 25-1/2" Number of frets: 20 Neck finish: Matte 2.0
    • The Baby Taylor's scaled-up sibling, the Big Baby (15/16th-size), makes a sleek yet full-sounding travel companion with its svelte four-inch body depth, which is about a half-inch shallower than the depth of a standard Dreadnought

    Taylor, best known for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, their guitars are widely considered the best sounding and easiest to play in the world and this baby is no exception to it.

    With solid Sitka spruce top and sapele-laminate back and sides, this guitar boasts a surprisingly full voice, comes with a lightweight gig bag for easy portability, and makes a trusty companion wherever you go — even if it’s just to the couch. A baby for beginners and professionals alike.

     

    Yamaha FG840

    This new Yamaha guitar has louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis with the development of the new scalloped bracing patterns. It features a flamed maple back and sides that provides distinctive, exotic and high-end appearance even for its price.

    The sound is transparent and each individual note in a chord is clear. Every aspect of the FG840 model is crafted to make a better guitar. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks each and every FG is made to be a lifelong partner.

     

    Epiphone HUMMINGBIRD PRO

    Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar
    • A Country / Rock Classic Plugs In
    • Solid Spruce Top with Mahogany Back and Sides

    This slim beauty does not only cost less, it also looks good and sounds even better. This guitar is obviously well set-up right out of the box once you use it with the action nice and low with no noticeable rattles.

    Bar chords and open voicing are easy to finger and play clearly well up the neck making it easy to play. At 10% of the price of other guitars, this is a killer bargain.

     

    Under $300

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    Epiphone AJ-220S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
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    Yamaha Fg830 Solid Top Folk Guitar, Natural
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    Bristol BD-16 Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top: Spruce
    Back: Mahogany
    Back: Rosewood
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Sides: Rosewood
    Sides: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Our #2 Rated
    Epiphone AJ-220S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Our #1 Rated
    Yamaha Fg830 Solid Top Folk Guitar, Natural
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    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back: Rosewood
    Sides: Rosewood
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Our #3 Rated
    Bristol BD-16 Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar
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    Top: Spruce
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood

    Yamaha FG830

    Yamaha Fg830 Solid Top Folk Guitar, Natural
    • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    • Rosewood Back & Sides

    This FG830 acoustic guitar has an even louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges guitar, brought by the cutting-edge acoustic analysis with the development of the new scalloped bracing patterns.

    Thanks to the mahogany back and sides, it has a warmer and stronger sound and topped with the body binding and fret board binding being cream plastic, for a nice upgraded look.

    And finally, the small and thin body is perfect not only for small or young players but for intermediate to upper level finger-picking style players. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks, this guitar will surely see your journey from beginner to a master.

     

    Epiphone AJ-220S

    A guitar that will surely make you be heard. With a unique Advanced Jumbo design, plus real spruce and mahogany tone woods, this guitar produces a robust voice with rich bass notes and a shimmering, detailed presence.

    It’s a perfect instrument for playing in acoustic ensembles, ensuring you’ll be distinctly heard even with many other instruments to compete with. The tone will enhance as the wood matures thanks to the solid Sitka spruce for the top and solid mahogany for the back and sides.

    The real tone woods are not something you can have in cheap and affordable guitar, but then again this guitar, although affordable, is not cheap at all.

     

    Bristol BD-16

    Bristol BD-16 Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar
    • Spruce top with scalloped braces provides a bright, full range sound
    • Beautiful mahogany back and sides for robust volume and responsive tone

    This guitar was created to bring the traditional sound of the mountains and quality guitar construction to even the most budget-conscious player at any level. Why burn holes in your pocket when you can have quality for less?

    Using the finest spruce and mahogany, tone woods carefully handcrafted by skilled artisans with years of experience to create this wonderful masterpiece. The vintage designed forward-x top bracing is lightweight but strong enough to ensure great carrying power and resonance.

    Added by the slim mahogany neck features a fully adjustable truss rod to guarantee perfect alignment at all times and voila! – A light and sturdy guitar that will not break a bank.

     

    Under $200

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    Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)
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    Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural Bundle with Hard Case, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks
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    Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural
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    Top: Select Spruce
    Top: Laminated Spruce
    Top: Spruce
    Sides: Mahogany
    Sides: Basswood
    Back: Laminated Nato
    Back: Mahogany
    Back: Basswood
    Sides: Laminated Nato
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard: Laminated Hardwood
    Fretboard: Rosewood
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    Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)
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    Top: Select Spruce
    Sides: Mahogany
    Back: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
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    Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural Bundle with Hard Case, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks
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    Top: Laminated Spruce
    Sides: Basswood
    Back: Basswood
    Fretboard: Laminated Hardwood
    Our #3 Rated
    Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural
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    Top: Spruce
    Back: Laminated Nato
    Sides: Laminated Nato
    Fretboard: Rosewood

    Fender FA-100

    Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural Bundle with Hard Case, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks
    • Full-size dreadnought body for full and vibrant tone, suited for all styles of music
    • Rosewood bridge with compensated synthetic bone saddle

    This guitar offers great Fender sound quality and tremendous value to everyone.

    This rich-sounding dreadnought acoustic guitar with a spruce top with X bracing for full and resonant sound, body binding, exclusive Fender headstock shape, Fender pick guard, smooth-playing 20-fret hardwood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, and chrome hardware.

    This guitar is surely a purchase for value.

     

    Epiphone DR-100

    Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)
    • Classic go-to Dreadnought Shape
    • Select Spruce top

    Do not let the affordable price of this guitar fool you into thinking that this is of low quality. Boasting a fingerboard made from rosewood, a select spruce top, a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut and finishes available in ebony, natural and vintage sunburst, this guitar is surely more that what you are paying for.

     

    Jasmine S35

    Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural
    • Features a Spruce Top
    • Laminated Nato back & sides.

    This great-looking dreadnought guitar with a big, bold sound and excellent features that represent exceptional value is really a must have. Perfect for any player seeking a well-built and easy-playing guitar, this model features a select spruce top with Jasmine’s Advanced “X” Bracing, and agathis back and sides making it light but sturdy.

    The slim neck and full 25 1/2″ scale length provide comfortable feel and excellent playability, and the smooth satin finish maximizes resonance for optimal sound quality making it good to the feel and luxurious to the touch. Other great features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, full body binding and chrome tuners as well.

     

    For Kids

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    Overall best. Perfect for kids with small hands. Best investment if they want to learn.
    Cheap guitar, great for kids around 5-6 years old.
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    Yamaha JR1

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    Yamaha FG JR1 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag - (Natural)
    • Built with the legendary quality and playability
    • 3/4 size for easy travel and comfortable playing

    This JR guitar is fully equipped with the legendary quality and playability the FG Series, designed for the younger player, frequent traveler, or anyone who is more comfortable with a smaller-bodied acoustic. Meticulous selection of woods goes into the building of every single Yamaha guitars and this one is of no exception.

    Features include a spruce top, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and chrome hardware. This compact guitar delivers authentic acoustic sound anytime.

     

    Fender MA-1 3/4-Size Steel String Acoustic Guitar

    Fender MA-1 Matte Black 3/4 Size - Limited Edition Steel String Guitar w/Stand
    • Easy playability made possible by the comfortable satin-finished neck
    • Rosewood bridge with compensated saddles for proper intonation

    If you are looking for the perfect first-timer guitar for children, the Fender MA-1 acoustic guitar is the one for you.

    The shorter string scale length and smaller sized body and its smooth satin finish serves to benefit beginner guitar players for an easier and more comfortable playing experience that will ensure that they stick with the instrument through whatever stage of guitar lessons.

    The full tone you will get from this guitar totally contrasts the smallness of its size, you could not ask for a more perfect children’s beginner guitar.

     

    Gibson Maestro

    Gibson Innovations 6 String Maestro Mini-Acoustic (30", 3/4 size), Vint. Sunburst, Vintage (MAMI30VSCH1)
    • The set neck is also made from maple and has a gloss finish which match the back and sides of the guitar.
    • Fingerboard is rosewood and has 21 frets with dot inlays and chrome hardware.

    This smaller package that does not in any way compromise the sound quality that Gibson is also known for. This guitar comes together with a beginner’s kit that proves to be beneficial to anyone interested in learning the ropes of playing the guitar.

    Having a Maestro as a starter guitar will set you off for a promising and fulfilling learning experience in guitar playing. With its smaller size is the perfect gift for a child who has just discovered an interest in playing musical instruments.

    It is the complete package which you can avail of at a cheaper prize. Cost-friendly, child-friendly, and beginner friendly, the Maestro guitar is all these things.

     

    For Travel

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    Finish: Semi Gloss
    Excellent sounding guitar out of the box
    Mahogany body and SOLID spruce top
    Neck: Mahogany & Blackwood
    Practicality and ease of play
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    Scale Length: Standard Acoustic
    Nice resonance for its mahogany body
    Bound body and fingerboard
    Weight: 2.2 pounds
    Great value for the money
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    Washburn RO10 Rover Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar - Natural)
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    KLOS Black Carbon Fiber Travel Acoustic Guitar Package (Guitar, Gig Bag, Strap, Capo, and more)
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    Washburn RO10 rover

    Washburn RO10 Rover Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar - Natural)
    • Full 24" scale and guitar sized neck
    • mahogany body and SOLID spruce top

    This Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar is the ultimate travel buddy guitar! Play any time or any place with ease. Bring this guitar with you when you’re on a plane, a boat, a car, the beach, camping, and hiking–anywhere.

    It already comes complete with case, instructional CD, strap and picks. Fits in an airplane overhead and is the perfect guitar travel companion.

     

    KLOS Travel Guitar

    KLOS Black Carbon Fiber Travel Acoustic Electric Guitar Package (Guitar, Gig Bag, Strap, Capo, and more)
    • The only hybrid carbon fiber and wooden acoustic electric travel guitar ever built, this guitar features a high quality mahogany and blackwood neck, a carbon fiber foam core sandwich soundboard, a carbon fiber body, blackwood bridge, D'Addario .11 gauge steel strings and ABS nut, saddle, and bridge pins
    • Intended for right hand players, made with 18 frets with dot inlays the fingerboard features a full scale length (24 3/4") with a precise medium-low action setup for excellent playability

    The first and the only hybrid carbon fiber and wooden acoustic travel guitar ever built.

    The Klos Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar features a high quality mahogany and blackwood neck, a carbon fiber foam core sandwich soundboard, a carbon fiber body, blackwood bridge, D’Addario 11 gauge steel strings and an ABS nut, saddle, and bridge pins.

    No wonder it is the best companion for traveller-musicians, both beginner and expert alike.

     

    Martin Backpacker

    There’s so much good to this guitar. At only two pounds plus some change, this little guy is super light and easy to carry. Once tuned up, and with a little stretching, it kept its tune within a few hours. Despite being a bit odd looking, this baby is easy to adapt to. A small compact but sturdy thing built as a travel companion.

     

    Acoustic-Electric

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    Easy-to-Play' neck with rolled fingerboard edges
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    Yamaha FSX830C

    This guitar has a cutaway body and the electric system Yamaha is known for. Yamaha’s proprietary under-saddle piezo pickup and System66 analog preamp ensure the solid plugged-in performance.

    The small and thin body is perfect not only for female/young players but for intermediate to upper level finger-picking style players making it a versatile instrument.

    In addition, the smaller dimensions and lower propensity to feedback make FS guitars ideal for stage use. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality making it easier to handle and maintain.

     

    Fender CD-140SCE

    With upgraded Fishman Presys electronics, all-mahogany construction and the addition of a hard shell case, this electric acoustic guitar is surely an upgrade from its siblings.

    The single-cutaway dreadnought body and solid mahogany top provide robust tone, and the easy-to-play neck is comfortable for all playing styles. Topped off with a tortoiseshell pick guard and mahogany head cap, this baby is ready for whatever you throw at it, at home or on the stage.

     

    Epiphone EJ-200SCE

    Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic/Electric Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)
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    Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic/Electric Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)
    • Historic Jumbo-200 style design
    • Solid Spruce Top

    Right out of the box, this has a perfect set up, low action, no fret buzz, and sounds great. The built in tuner is very handy making it very easy to use.

    It sounds really good through an amp, as the dual pickups and blend function create a very versatile range of tones one can achieve quickly, or unplugged making it a great go to guitar. One can never go wrong with this one.

     

    The Ultimate Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide for Beginners

    One day you woke up and you realized your true calling is to be a musician—you need a guitar.

    But then it hit you, what guitar should you buy? In this article, not only that we teach you on how to buy an acoustic guitar online, we also aim to educate you on the basics of guitar and to help you in making your first purchase wisely.

    We will try to answer the basic questions to guide you in your purchasing journey.

    Purpose

    Like everything else, you must first ask yourself, why do I need a guitar? What will I use it for? And finally, how much can I spend for it? Once you have this figured out, everything else will follow.

    What’s Your Type?

    acoustic guitar types

    If you plan on playing at gigs, you are good to buy an electric acoustic guitar so that you can plug it in an amp and rock the world of your audience, or if you only want a musical companion, an acoustic guitar is perfect for you.

    However, if you plan on travelling with your guitar, it is best that you opt to buy the small ones for easier transport and try going for the carbon fiber guitars which is not susceptible to being affected by the temperature as oppose to wooden guitars that expands or shrink depending on the humidity of the place.

    Genres and Strings

    If you plan to play Folk or Classical Music, nylong string guitars are the best choice for these kinds of genre while Steel String Guitars are best suited for Rock, Country and Most Other Styles.

    One must take note that strings of each kind are not interchangeable between Nylon String Guitars and Steel String Guitars, so you better make up your mind before purchasing.

    And unlike Steel Strings, Nylon Strings may need to be tuned more frequently as they are more susceptible to involuntary adjustments.

    Finally, with either type of string, fingers will become a little tender and sore at the beginning, especially to those who are not used to playing the guitar.

    Wood It Matter?

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    Should you choose to go for wooden acoustic guitars, it pays to know your wood so that you know how your guitar will sound, different woods different tones, and more importantly, you’ll know how to better take care of your instrument—research is the key.

    Size Matters

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    Buying a guitar is pretty much like buying a shirt—you have to know what fits you. Now that you have a budget and a preference, you should know next which guitars fit you physically.

    How does the body of the guitar feel in your arm? Does your chord hand feel comfortable around the neck? Do not mind the brand or price when doing this as this is only to allow you to know what type of guitar you are most comfortable in playing.

    Brand

    acoustic guitar brands

    Now that you know what you want and what fits you, you don’t have to go out and about every store out there to look for the perfect guitar. Boot up your computer and let it do its magic. There are a lot of great guitar brands out there, but some of them are Fender, Taylor, Gibson, Epiphone, and Martin guitars. Search in for the guitar that fits your budget and preference and then compare. Don’t rush and take your time, all good things come to those who wait.

    Final Thoughts

    Always select the guitar that reflects your interest so that you won’t waste money for buying something that does not fit your lifestyle. Do not rush it and always think it through, do you research and know more about what you are buying because the more you know, the more you can gauge what will be perfect for you.

    With all the guitars available in the market, you can surely find something that will best suit your taste. You just need to know your playing style, your body preference, your guitar type preference and choosing your guitar will soon be a breeze!

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