Best 20 Fret Concert Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 20 fret Concert 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. Gibson Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western

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Playability 78
Sound 86
Build quality 92
Value for money 70
Overall Score 85

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  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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  • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Adirondack Red Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Rectangular, Closed Slot bridge
  • Acoustic V Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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  • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Adirondack Red Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Rectangular, Closed Slot bridge
  • Acoustic V Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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Gibson Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Alvarez FYM70CE

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 92
Value for money 70
Overall Score 85

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  • Neck profile shape: V (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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  • From Alvarez's 2022 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Ebony with 12th AA Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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  • From Alvarez's 2022 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Ebony with 12th AA Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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Alvarez FYM70CE
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    3. Ibanez AE440

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    Playability 77
    Sound 89
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 83
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    • From Ibanez's 2021 AE series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid African Mahogany top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
    • Macassar Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Ibanez AP11 Magnetic, T-bar Undersaddle & Contact (Preamp/Active)
    • Macassar Ebony scalloped bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Comfort Grip Set neck
    • 20 Jumbo frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    • From Ibanez's 2021 AE series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid African Mahogany top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
    • Macassar Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Ibanez AP11 Magnetic, T-bar Undersaddle & Contact (Preamp/Active)
    • Macassar Ebony scalloped bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Comfort Grip Set neck
    • 20 Jumbo frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    Ibanez AE440
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84

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    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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    • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce with VTS top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
    • 20 Medium Gold frets
    • Gold Side Mount tuners
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    • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce with VTS top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
    • 20 Medium Gold frets
    • Gold Side Mount tuners
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    Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe
    • Gold Frets
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Compensated Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Yamaha AC5M ARE

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    Playability 73
    Sound 89
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 83

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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    • From Yamaha's 2017 A series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E. w/Scalloped Bracing top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • African Mahogany (3-ply) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM71(SRT2 System) + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Open Gear Chrome (Gotoh) tuners
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    • From Yamaha's 2017 A series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E. w/Scalloped Bracing top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • African Mahogany (3-ply) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM71(SRT2 System) + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Open Gear Chrome (Gotoh) tuners
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    Yamaha AC5M ARE
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Electronics
    • Ivory Tusq Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    6. Gibson Custom 1942 Banner LG-2

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    Playability 78
    Sound 84
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 81

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Won't stay in tune (1 vote)
    • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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    • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangle, open slot bridge
    • Acoustic Historic Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Golden Age tuners
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    • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangle, open slot bridge
    • Acoustic Historic Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Golden Age tuners
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    Gibson Custom 1942 Banner LG-2
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    7. Guild M-20 Natural

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    Playability 78
    Sound 84
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 75
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid African Mahogany top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons tuners
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid African Mahogany top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons tuners
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    Guild M-20 Natural
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    8. Cort Modern Black

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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 81
    Overall Score 81
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    • From Cort's 2022 Masterpiece series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid European Spruce (Master Grade) top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Matrix Infinity VT (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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    • From Cort's 2022 Masterpiece series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid European Spruce (Master Grade) top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Matrix Infinity VT (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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    Cort Modern Black
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      9. Gibson 50s LG-2

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      Playability 78
      Sound 86
      Build quality 90
      Value for money 75
      Overall Score 85

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      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Rectangle, closed slot bridge
      • Acoustic V Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Strap Cream Button tuners
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      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Rectangle, closed slot bridge
      • Acoustic V Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Strap Cream Button tuners
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      Gibson 50s LG-2
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      10. Martin 0-18

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      Playability 77
      Sound 86
      Build quality 86
      Value for money 73
      Overall Score 83

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      • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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      • From Martin's 1898 Standard series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.9"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
      • Select Hardwood neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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      • From Martin's 1898 Standard series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.9"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
      • Select Hardwood neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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      Martin 0-18
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Compensated Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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