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Fender CD60S Acoustic Guitar Left Handed Natural Finish

The re-designed CD-60S LH boasts upgraded features at an attractive..

$199.99

Taylor 210CE-DLX-LH Deluxe Left Handed Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic Electri

Taylor's incredible 200 Series Deluxe category is loaded with high-en..

$1,199.00

Fender CD60S Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish

The redesigned Classic Design Series CD-60S Dreadnought Acoustic Guit..

$199.99

DBZ T21F-BK Acoustic Guitar Spruce Top Gloss Black Finish - B Stock

The acoustic series is a great addition to the DBZ•Diamond line. Like..

$139.99 $299.00

Fender CD60S 6 String Acoustic Black

The redesigned CD60S boasts upgraded features at an attractive price,..

$199.99

Fender CC60-SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Black Finish

The redesigned CD60-SCE boasts exceptional features for an instrumen..

$299.99

Fender CC60-SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Natural Finish

The redesigned CC60-SCE boasts exceptional features for an instrument..

$299.99

Washburn HD30SCE Heritage Series Cutaway Acoustic Electric

This beautiful dreadnought features a solid spruce top with Tamo ash ..

$399.99 $445.00

Fender CD60SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar All Mahogany

The redesigned CD60-SCE boasts exceptional features for an instrument..

$299.99

Fender CD60-SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Black

The redesigned CD60-SCE boasts exceptional features for an instrument..

$299.99

Washburn HD10S Heritage Series Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top

The Washburn HD10S is an incredible dreadnought guitar with a solid..

$279.00

Washburn WLO100SWEK Woodline Solid Wood Series Orchestra Body Acoustic Elec

The Woodline WLO100SWEK is a Washburn Orchestra body acoustic-elect..

$749.00

Alvarez AG60AR Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish

Alvarez AG60AR Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish Luthiers around the ..

$399.99

Fender CD60S Acoustic Guitar All Mahogany

The re-designed CD60S dreadnought is available with the warm, mellow ..

$199.99

Fender CD140SCE 12-String Acoustic Electric Natural Finish with case

Fender's re-designed CD-140SCE now also comes in a 12-string option, ..

$399.99

Alvarez AF66CESHB Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst

Alvarez AF66CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish &nb..

$439.99

Fender CD140SSCE Acoustic Electric All Mahogany with case

The CD-140SCE All-Mahogany expands on its siblings’ features with upg..

$399.99

Fender CD140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Natural Finish with case

The CD-140SCE expands on its siblings’ features with upgraded Fishman..

$399.99

Fender CD140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Sunburst Finish with case

The CD-140SCE expands on its siblings’ features with upgraded Fishman..

$399.99

Fender CC140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Sunburst

The Fender CC-140SCE features upgraded Fishman Presys electronics wit..

$399.99

Fender CC60-SCELH Acoustic Electric Guitar Natural Finish

The redesigned CC60-SCELH boasts exceptional features for an instrum..

$299.99

Alvarez AF60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish

Alvarez AF60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish Alv..

$459.99

Fender CC140SCE Acoustic Electric Natural Finish

The Fender CC-140SCE features upgraded Fishman Presys electronics wit..

$399.99

Alvarez AD60SHB Artist 60 Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar ShadowBurst Fi

This Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is a best..

$329.99

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First off, you have to look at the factors. There is price, woods, features, electronics, pickups, body style and shape, color, just to name a few. Then there is human factor where we get hung up on brands, heritage, and dare I say guitar player ego, bias and opinion.

When looking at the price of an guitar you have to look at what will get you the most bang for your buck. Cheap guitars have gotten really good over the years. Any acoustic guitar over $100-$200 is almost always going to be a pretty decent guitar to get started on and in some cases a guitar on closeout that is $79 might not be too bad either. Give it a little attention, a good set-up, and at the end of the day you can have a really great guitar. Guitars in the under $200 range tend to be beginner guitars. Again we do on occasion have guitars on closeout for $179 or so that are great guitars that used to be $250-$350 which are solid mid-level guitars you can keep for a lifetime. You really have to compare dollars to features and quality. Keep in mind if you start with $100 budget and jump to $200 then you have essentially doubled the budget for materials, shipping, labor, etc to build the acoustic guitar. Each hundred you add after that brings diminishing returns, meaning you get less of a jump in quality each time you add more budget.

When looking at wood the first thing people ask is if it is a "Solid Top Acoustic Guitar"? For years now that has been the number one buzzword for quality when it comes to a guitar. As a solid top is rumored to have a more pure tone, and as the wood sets, and bends according to your playing techniques, overtime it will start to sound better, with deeper lows, and a warmer high end.  Not so fast however!  Then there are laminate top guitars, which have tops made from alternating layers of their respective tonewoods, be they spruce, cedar, rosewood, or maple. When Laminate top guitars first came onto the scene, they were praised for their super even tone, and their ability to resist humidity change, meaning a touring guitarist could travel from Alabama to Arizona and the sound of the guitar would never change.

While most people agree that solid top guitars do sound fuller than a laminate, we have seen some laminates that will blow away even mid-priced solid top acoustic guitars. We have seen solid top guitars where there was so much bracing inside to keep the top from warping or cracking that it completely kills the tone, and laminates where the overseas factory that produced them knew what they were doing and put so much talent into their work that the guitars come out sounding just beautifully. Beware of deceptive buzzwords like solid top on a guitar that normally sells for less than $150-$200. That’s about where a solid top worth anything begins to come into play.

Then there's tone wood, we could write a book on that alone but here are the basics. The top is a softer wood because it has to vibrate. Think of a guitar like drum. The top is the drum head, the sides and back are the shell. Most guitar tops are spruce and there are varieties of wood and grades. Engleman sprice, Sitka spruce tops, etc can make a difference. Spruce is probably found on 70% or more of all acoustic guitars made which gives a nice bright tone with a smooth upper midrange, a jangly lower midrange, and a warm low end. Other notable woods are cedar which gives a warm rich tone great from strumming. Other woods would be Koa, flamed maple, and mahogany. Mahogany and Koa are a couple of the few woods that are found on both the back and sides as well as the top. The most common back and sides woods are rosewood (brighter) and mahogany (warmer).