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Fender PM-2 Parlor All Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish With Case

An expansion of the Paramount Series acoustic guitars, the PM-2 Parlo..

$599.99

Fender PM-3 Triple-0 All Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish With Case

An expansion of the Paramount Series acoustic guitars, the PM-3 Tripl..

$599.99

Washburn WCG66SCE Grand Auditorium Electric Acoustic Guitar

Washburn's Comfort Series combine looks and ergonomics to deliver the..

$699.00

Fender Malibu Player Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back and Sides in Arctic Gol

Fender Malibu Player Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back and Sides in Arct..

$399.99

Fender Newporter Player Solid Spruce Top and Walnut Fretboard in Champagne

Fender Newporter Player Solid Spruce Top and Walnut Fretboard in Cham..

$399.99

Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster Surf Green with Bag

The American Acoustasonic Telecaster embodies the spirit of purposefu..

$1,999.99

Taylor 110CE Dreadnaught Cutaway Electric Acoustic Guitar

The Taylor 110CE Dreadnaught Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar is an a..

$899.00

Washburn WCG25SCE Grand Auditorium Electric Acoustic Guitar

Part of Washburn's Comfort Series of guitars, the WCG25SCE features a..

$699.00

Taylor 150E Dreadnaught 12 String Electric Acoustic Guitar

For years, Taylor’s sleek, ultra-playable necks have helped define a ..

$899.00

Taylor 114CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Electric Acoustic Guitar

The Taylor 114CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar ha..

$899.00

Fender Malibu Player Electric Acoustic Guitar in Jetty Black with Walnut Fr

True creativity requires something new, something like the inspiring ..

$399.99

Washburn WCGM55K Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar Comfort Beveled Koa Top B

Washburn's Comfort Series combine looks and ergonomics to deliver the..

$299.00

Washburn WLD20SCE Woodline Dreadnought Solid Spruce top Cutaway Acoustic El

This Dreadnought sized Washburn Woodline 20 series  has a solid ..

$399.00

Washburn WLO20SCE Woodline Orchestra Solid Spruce Top Cutaway Acoustic Elec

This Washburn Woodline 20 series  has a solid spruce top sound b..

$399.00

Fender Redondo Player Electric Acoustic Jetty Black Guitar with Walnut Fret

Fender Redondo Player Electric Acoustic Jetty Black Guitar with Walnu..

$399.99

Washburn AF5K Folk Acoustic Guitar Solid Spruce Top with Case

Every journey starts somewhere and the Apprentice is a trustworthy pl..

$219.00

Fender Newporter Player in Electric Acoustic Guitar in Candy Apple Red with

Fender Newporter Player in Electric Acoustic Guitar in Candy Apple Re..

$399.99

Open Box - Washburn WLO10SCE Woodline Orchestra Solid Spruce Top Cutaway Ac

This Orchestra size Washburn Woodline 10 series guitar has solid Spru..

$349.99 $369.00

Fender Newporter Player in Electric Acoustic Guitar in Jetty Black with Wal

Fender Newporter Player in Electric Acoustic Guitar in Jetty Black wi..

$399.99

Taylor 814CEDLX Grand Auditorium Deluxe Acoustic Electric Guitar

The Taylor 814ce Deluxe takes a best-selling Taylor model to even gre..

$3,999.00

Washburn HD10SCE Heritage Series Dreadnought Cutaway Electric Solid Stika S

Washburn HD10SCE Heritage Series Dreadnought Cutaway electric Solid..

$339.00

Taylor 458e Grand Orchestra 12 String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshe

Taylor’s Grand Orchestra 12-strings are voiced to pump out a powerful..

$2,399.00

Washburn WLO12SE Woodline Orchestra Solid Mahogany top Acoustic Electric Gu

This Orchestra size Washburn Woodline 10 series guitar has solid Maho..

$369.00

Washburn EA15ATB Electric Acoustic Guitar

Washburn is known for their guitars under $500, and with good reason...

$249.00

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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).