Best 18 Fret Classical Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 18 fret Classical style guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Fender CN-140SCE

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Fender CN-140SCE
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Playability 70
Sound 79
Build quality 74
Value for money 84
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (3 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $429.99 >
  • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Laminated Ovangkol back
  • Laminated Ovangkol sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
  • Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic Fender 'Easy-to-Play' shape with rolled fretboard edges Set neck
  • 18 Vintage frets
  • 3-In-Line with Amber Pearloid Buttons tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $429.99 >
  • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Laminated Ovangkol back
  • Laminated Ovangkol sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
  • Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic Fender 'Easy-to-Play' shape with rolled fretboard edges Set neck
  • 18 Vintage frets
  • 3-In-Line with Amber Pearloid Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender CN-140SCE
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • NuBone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Cort AC120CE

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Playability 70
Sound 79
Build quality 67
Value for money 82
Overall Score 72
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  • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Merbau fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Cort CE304T (Preamp/Active)
  • Merbau bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Set neck
  • 18 Medium frets
  • Classical Style tuners
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  • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Merbau fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Cort CE304T (Preamp/Active)
  • Merbau bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Set neck
  • 18 Medium frets
  • Classical Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Cort AC120CE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Laminated Top Wood
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    3. Ibanez GA2

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    Ibanez GA2
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    Playability 78
    Sound 74
    Build quality 57
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 70
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    • From Ibanez's 2021 CLASSICAL series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 22.8"'' scale
    • Flat Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Meranti back
    • Meranti sides
    • Nyatoh neck
    • Nandu Wood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Maple bridge
    • Acoustic GA Set neck
    • 18 Medium frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    • From Ibanez's 2021 CLASSICAL series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 22.8"'' scale
    • Flat Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Meranti back
    • Meranti sides
    • Nyatoh neck
    • Nandu Wood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Maple bridge
    • Acoustic GA Set neck
    • 18 Medium frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Ibanez GA2
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • Low-Quality Material Saddle
    • Laminated Top Wood
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      4. Cort AC200

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      Cort AC200
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      Playability 70
      Sound 79
      Build quality 67
      Value for money 82
      Overall Score 72
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      • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Mahogany back
      • Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Set neck
      • 18 Medium frets
      • Classical tuners
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      • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Mahogany back
      • Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Set neck
      • 18 Medium frets
      • Classical tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort AC200
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in Indonesia
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Electronics
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Fender CN-60S

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        Fender CN-60S
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        Playability 70
        Sound 76
        Build quality 64
        Value for money 85
        Overall Score 70

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (3 votes)
        Own it? Share your opinion
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        • 4 Prices - New from $199.99 >
        • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Spruce top
        • Laminated Mahogany back
        • Laminated Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Walnut fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Walnut bridge
        • Acoustic Fender 'Easy-to-Play' shape with rolled fretboard edges Set neck
        • 18 Vintage frets
        • 3-In-Line with Amber Pearloid Buttons tuners
        • See all specs and compare >
        Show all Specs
        • 4 Prices - New from $199.99 >
        • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Spruce top
        • Laminated Mahogany back
        • Laminated Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Walnut fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Walnut bridge
        • Acoustic Fender 'Easy-to-Play' shape with rolled fretboard edges Set neck
        • 18 Vintage frets
        • 3-In-Line with Amber Pearloid Buttons tuners
        • See all specs and compare >
        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Fender CN-60S
        • Expensive Wood
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in Indonesia
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • No Electronics
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        6. Cort AC100DX

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        Cort AC100DX
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        Playability 70
        Sound 74
        Build quality 60
        Value for money 83
        Overall Score 68
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        • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Mahogany back
        • Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Merbau fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Merbau bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Set neck
        • 18 Medium frets
        • Classic tuners
        • See all specs and compare >
        Show all Specs
        • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Mahogany back
        • Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Merbau fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Merbau bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Set neck
        • 18 Medium frets
        • Classic tuners
        • See all specs and compare >
        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Cort AC100DX
        • Expensive Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in Indonesia
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • No Electronics
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • Laminated Top Wood
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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