Best Acoustic Guitar Brands

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Notice the inconspicuous absence of the suffix "ists" from guitar. This list is devoted to your favorite guitar brand.

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41 Greg Bennett

An awesome acoustic-electric guitar at affordable price! I felt like this is one of my smartest purchase. I have an OM one with very beautiful look - ivory-color spruce top and chocolate-color back and side. The guitar comes with built-in Fishman pick-up and tuner. It has bright and sweet sound on picking, while having strong and resonant sound on strumming. With capo, the tone can be transformed to be soft and deep suitable for sad songs. Most importantly, it is a full-sized guitar playable by a lady with small hand and short arm like me!

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42 McPherson

A touring pro friend of my was given one of these years ago by the McPherson company as a promotional endorsement for him to play on stage. After playing his I have wanted one for years. They are indeed expensive, but recently I was able to purchase one. In my 45 years of playing I have always gone through multiple examples of each guitar I've owned before purchasing, and have (and do) own Martins, Taylors, Gibsons, Tacomas, Fenders, Seagulls, Alvarez, Yamaha, etc. which were all really good in their own right. However, nothing I've played has been as good as the McPherson in terms of tone, volume, sustain, note clarity, playability, workmanship; it's useful whether played solo or in an ensemble setting, and for chords or single line playing. It is indeed the last acoustic guitar that I will ever buy.

One of the finest sounding guitars available. Unfortunately they are out of the price range of most people but if I ever win the lottery this will be the guitar I buy.

Heard a lot about these. Just wondering what features these guitars have that make them unique from the others.

Check out "The Guitar Spa Singapore" on You Tube. Jarvis reviews several McPhearson and a lot of other brands as well. The McPhearson 4.5 with Indian Rosewood and Atarondac top is unbelievable. Truly a work of art and sound.

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43 Santana

Amazing sound.. Sweet loud and clear... These r great low cost guitars... top made from solid spruce which resonates superbly... HW-41 201 is the guitar I own... try it

It sounds like takamine.. Cort & fender.. n wht else to say... the best low budget guitar.. I bought it for Rs 4500/- a jumbo guitar... my living room sounds so good when I play it

These are really good guitars... recently I bought HW41-201... it sounds amazing like fenders takamine n gibson... sound is loud and clear & sweet... These guitars are made from spruce wood... I m happy to own it. Go for it guys... its low cost and best.

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44 Luna

Looks great. Lacks in sound, playability, and good build. But the details in looks are amazing.

I have a Martin, 3 Taylors and a heap of other good stuff inc. a Luna Vista Bear - I chose my particular one because of the beautifully matching selection of woods used. At first just OK sound (but I did get it for the visuals! ) but after a proper setup and a few tweaks plus a set of John Pearse strings it sounds and plays pretty darn good. I'm more than happy with it, and for the price a very nice guitar now. Not up to Taylor/Martin levels of course, but it has its own sound - and when plugged in it has a really great well balanced sound. Recommended!

45 Santa Cruz

Exccellet, stands proudly with Martin, Gibson

46 Cordoba

An affordable and amazing guitar. has amazing nylon strings that makes almost anyone sound great

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47 Morris

I think should be at least number 3 from the list

I have a 0m28 copy that resonates, sounds and feels better that the original.

48 K Yairi
49 Greenfield Guitars

Andy McKee, probably don Ross, and other great musicians all use greenfield custom made guitars. The tone is so Chrisp and if you like to use dynamics when you play, greenfield guitars will compliment your playing so beautifully. You should always try to use dynamics.

50 Art & Lutherie

Canadian Guitar that has great tone for a beginner. Lent it to two friends that have Martins and both were amazed at the tone. Took me 3 weeks to get it back from one of them.

Just bought a CW my first acoustic/electric awesome sound and quality for the price...

51 Andrew White Guitars

I've met and talked to Andrew as his shop is 20 minutes from me. When you talk guitars to Andrew, you will get the feeling that this man knows his guitar building. He strives for perfection in his small WV workshop. There is plenty of evidence seeing some of his production models hanging on display. His quiet voice belies his guitar building abilities. As a luthier, his personal hand made guitars command a big price tag. But when you understand how he builds them, you'll understand why. One day, I'll own one his creations from his workshop. But until then, I'll just drool over the pictures. Not sure why his production models are rated at 42 though.

The first time heard the sound of that guitar...I know this is the one that I am looking for. Even though when the musician play it, I couldn't see the mark. Took me a while to find it. By looking into many details on how it is made. It is not just one piece of instrument. It is a piece of art project, and a perfection to sound and notes.
Price might be a bit high if you have a tight budget, but every penny is worth it.

Andrew White's custom guitars are AMAZING! His attention to detail is second to none and his production model guitars can't be beat in their price range. If you have the chance, try one out!

Unsurpassed in quality and detail, the best tonewoods at a incredible value. Get the best Andrew White Guitars.

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52 Ashton Guitars

They are pretty good for the money

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53 SX

Good and clear sound

54 Lindo
55 Schecter
56 Trinity

Peoples...next time before handing over the money in a guitar shop...check out some "TRINITY" models too...tnx

57 Furch

Probably, best acoustic guitar builder in the world.

I'm certainly agree!

I own a Furch G23CRC acoustic - absolutely awesome guitars from the Czech Republic & up there with Martin, Taylor, Gibson etc. but for half the price. Frantisek Furch can offer his premium instruments with the same hand crafted quality, but sourced from European origins rather than American equivalents thus keeping prices significantly lower. Go try out a Furch for yourself..you will be amazed!

I love my beauty Furch OOM-32 sm with the nice white Furch decal on the headstock and the label brand on a part of wood inside the bodyhole. reserved and beautyful!

58 James Olson

All guitars have their own unique quality that makes them special to each player. My favorite happens to be an Olson #276.

I think the best guitars in the world if you have £10,000 and can track one down buy it!

59 Blueridge

I like the sound of a blueridge, but paying the same money as a Martin, Gibson or Taylor for a guitar made in China is ridiculous. Especially considering they don't sound anything near as good as a Martin, Gibson or Taylor. Blueridge sound good, but so do those Washburn acoustics for less than 500 made in China.

Blue ridge beats out Martin and Taylor I have all three

Great value for your money with outstanding quality and sound.

I have 2, a D28 copy and a J45 copy...both are beautifully constructed, very playable, and for the money, a bargain! If I put either up against my '61 D18 then you can hear the difference in overtones, detail and complexity immediately, but then again they are 1/5th of the price. I love them.

60 Granada
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