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Washburn EACT42S Classical Florentine Cutaway

Nylon stringed classical guitars have an ageless appeal regardless of..

$419.00

Fender FA-125 Dreadnought with Bag in Natural with Walnut Fretboard

The FA-125 is a visually stunning guitar with a budget-friendly price..

$149.99

Demo - Washburn WLO100SWEK Woodline Solid Wood Series Orchestra Body Acoust

* Open Box – Floor Demo – Looks like New *     The Woodl..

$674.10 $749.00

Alvarez AG60AR Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish

Alvarez AG60AR Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish Luthiers around the ..

$399.99

Alvarez AF66CESHB Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst

Alvarez AF66CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish The..

$459.99

Washburn HD10S Heritage Series Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top

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

$369.00

Fender FA-235E Concert in Sunburst with Indian Laurel Fretboard

Visually stunning, with a gorgeous flame maple top, the FA-235E offer..

$329.99

Fender CC60S Acoustic Guitar Indian Laurel Fretboard 3-Color Sunburst

The Classic Design Series CC60S Concert Acoustic Guitar boasts upgrad..

$199.99

Alvarez AF60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish

Alvarez AF60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish Alv..

$459.99

Fender CC60-SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Black

The all-new CC-60SCE boasts exceptional features for an instrument of..

$329.99

Alvarez AD60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish

Alvarez AD60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadow Burst Finish Our..

$459.99

Alvarez AP66ESHB Acoustic Electric Parlor Guitar Shadow Burst

Alvarez AP66ESHB Acoustic Electric Parlor Guitar Shadow Burst The ..

$469.99

Demo - Washburn WLG110SWCEK-D Woodline Solid Cedar Top Mahogany

* Open Box – Floor Demo – Looks like New * The Woodline Grand Audi..

$727.09 $799.00

Fender CD60-SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Black

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

$329.99

Washburn HD10SLH-O Left Handed Heritage Series Acoustic Guitar with Solid S

Washburn HD10SLH-O Heritage Series Dreadnought Solid Sitka Spruce top..

$279.00

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 AG60CEAR Acoustic Electric Guitar Natural Finish

Luthiers around the world have been creating bevel-edged armrest guit..

$539.99

Alvarez AGW77CEARSHB Artist Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric

Master Luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel edged armre..

$629.99

Breedlove Discovery Concertina Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar Sitka-Mahog

The Discovery Concertina Sunburst Sitka Spruce – Mahogany guitars hav..

$379.00

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar

The best seller of all the Pursuit Exotics, the Pursuit Exotic Concer..

$699.00

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar

The Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Sitka Spruce – Ziricote was designed as..

$799.00

Breedlove Discovery Concert Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar Sitka-Mahogany

The Discovery Concert CE Sitka Spruce – Mahogany acoustic-electric gu..

$429.00

Breedlove USA Oregon Concert Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar

The Oregon Concert CE Myrtlewood – Myrtlewood is a versatile play sty..

$2,299.00

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concertina Prairie Burst Cutaway Acoustic Electric

The Pursuit Exotic Concertina Prairie Burst CE is Breedlove’s smaller..

$699.00

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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).