Best Acoustic Guitars

In the 1950’s and 1960’s the acoustic guitar was front and center in the emergence of folk music with bands and musicians like Simon and Garfunkel, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, and more. Even the originals of Rock and Roll with musicians like Elvis, embraced the acoustic guitar as the messenger of rock. There’s a guitar out there for anyone, whether you’re a beginner or professional shopping for a pro model like the one in our Martin 000 28EC review.

Today the acoustic guitar is still a important part of music even despite the emergence of electronic music. Musicians like Dave Matthews, Jack White and Ed Sheehan feature the acoustic guitar at the heart of their music.


Best Acoustic Guitars Under $200

1 Epiphone Pro-1 Review

Epiphone Pro-1 Review

The price is right for this nice intro level Epiphone acoustic electric guitar.  It’s not t...

2 Gretsch Jim Dandy Review

Gretsch Jim Dandy Review

It’s hard to find such a unique and cool guitar for such a low price.


Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300

1 Yamaha FG800 Review

Yamaha FG800 Review

Yamaha is doing a great job of providing entry level guitars at entry level prices that have grea...

2 Ibanez AW54CE Review

Ibanez AW54CE Review

It’s a great guitar for the price.  Nice acoustic electric combo.


Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500

1 Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Review

Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Review

You are getting a great price for a guitar designed around a 4k guitar model Gibson.  Not bad.

2 Yamaha LS6 Review

Yamaha LS6 Review

While the electronics aren’t great, you get more than your money’s worth with this be...


Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

1 Taylor 114ce Review

Taylor 114ce Review

Taylor guitars are amazing and this line give you a chance to own a great one at a...

2 Fender Paramount PM-3 Review

Fender Paramount PM-3 Review

The Fender Paramount PM-3 is a great mid level guitar priced under $700 with a value well over...


Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1500

1 Martin D-15M Review

Martin D-15M Review

This guitar is the acoustic guitar that embodies what Martin is all about and why they have set...

2 Takamine EF341SC Review

Takamine EF341SC Review

Takamine is making themselves known with strong acoustic guitars like this one.


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The acoustic guitar is a famed and ancient instrument. Most of us hear the words “acoustic guitar” and nowadays think of sitting around a campfire with friends having a sing along after learning how to write a song on guitar, or singer songwriters and folk musicians on stage singing with all their hearts of the pleasant sounds of the strumming acoustic guitars.

While those ideas are steeped in reality, the history of the acoustic guitar can be traced back for over 4000 years dating back to the ancient Lute and Lire. In the Middle Ages, Gitterns were developed from the Lute to be one of the first small plucked acoustic guitars, forming the guitar shape that we know and love today.