Acoustic Guitars


Refine Search

Product Compare (0)


Taylor 714CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar with Hardshe

The 714ce sports Taylor’s popular and versatile Grand Auditorium body..

$2,999.00

Taylor Academy 12 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

Over the past four-plus decades there’s a resounding theme from Taylo..

$549.00

Taylor 618E Dreadnought Electric Acoustic Guitar Sitka Spruce Top

Taylor’s Grand Orchestra is the guitar equivalent of a grand piano, b..

$3,499.00

Taylor Academy 12E Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar

One of the biggest reasons budding guitarists lose interest in learni..

$699.00

Taylor GS MINI-E-RW Acoustic Guitar

Taylor’s latest addition to the popular GS Mini family boasts layered..

$699.00

Taylor 114E Grand Auditorium Electric Acoustic Guitar with Gigbag

The 100 series features full-sized guitars for the player who wants a..

$799.00

Taylor BABY 3/4 Size Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gigbag

The three-fourths-size Baby Taylor, with either solid spruce or solid..

$379.00

Taylor 317E Grand Pacific V-Class Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case SN 110

The Grand Pacific 317e, featuring our new round-shoulder dreadnought ..

$1,999.00

Taylor 110E Dreadnought Electric Acoustic Guitar with Gigbag

The 100 series features full-sized guitars for the player who wants a..

$799.00

Taylor GS MINI-E-MAH Mahogany Top Acoustic Guitar

This premium edition of Taylor’s standard mahogany-top GS Mini comes ..

$649.00

Taylor 524CE Grand Auditorium Electric Acoustic Guitar Ser#1205220052

Taylor's cutaway all-mahogany Grand Auditorium blends their most vers..

$2,999.00

Alvarez MDA66CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadowburst Finish w/ Case Ser#

You are looking at serial number E21052146. Weight: 5.25 lbs Th..

$799.99

Alvarez MDA66CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadowburst Finish w/ Case Ser#

You are looking at serial number E21032045. Weight: 5.15 lbs Th..

$799.99

Taylor 214CE-DLX-SB Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar

Combine both Taylor's time-tested acoustic design and their natural-s..

$1,499.00

Rockwood Pink 1/2 Size Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Package with Gigbag

Rockwood RWAP 3/4 Acoustic Guitar Package w/Tuner, Strap, Picks &..

$79.99 $119.99

Washburn BTS24S-D-U Bella Tono Elegante S24S

The Bella Tono Elegante S24S has everything an acoustic guitar player..

$499.00

Taylor BABY-MH 3/4 Size Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

The three-fourths-size Baby Taylor, with either solid spruce or solid..

$379.00

Taylor BIGBABY 3/4 Size Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gigbag

The three-fourths-size Baby Taylor, with either solid spruce or solid..

$499.00

Alvarez MDA66CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Shadowburst Finish w/ Case Ser#

You are looking at serial number E21052147. Weight: 5.40 lbs ..

$799.99

Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBT half Size Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Inspired by memories of writing songs on her own Baby Taylor, Taylor ..

$379.00

Taylor 214CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar

The Taylor 214CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar al..

$999.00

Taylor GS MINI-E-KOA Electric Acoustic Guitar

This alluring all-koa version of the GS Mini pairs a solid koa top wi..

$799.00

Taylor 314CE Guitar Grand Auditorium Electric Acoustic Guitar - SN -1203120

The Taylor 314ce with it's solid African mahogany backs and sides and..

$1,999.00

Taylor 652CE Builders Edition Reverse Strung 12 String V-Class Bracing - SN

Joining the growing family of master-crafted Builder’s Edition guitar..

$4,199.99

Showing 73 to 96 of 154 (7 Pages)
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).