Best Acoustic Guitars Made In China in 2024

Here are the top acoustic guitars made in China . So you can expect lower build quality when compared to others made in Korea, Japan or the United States. Guitars made in this country are meant for mass production, which translates into less attention to detail and quality control. This doesn't mean the product is made poorly at all. Chinese products have a bad reputation since long ago, but they've definitely improved a lot the last few years.

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. Washburn D100SWCE

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Playability 73
Sound 90
Build quality 80
Value for money 81
Overall Score 81
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  • From Washburn's 2020 Heritage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Satin Mahogany with Walnut Rails & 2-way Truss Rod neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ Blend EQ with built in mic & tuner. (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Graphtech Ratio Tuned w/Black buttons tuners
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  • From Washburn's 2020 Heritage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Satin Mahogany with Walnut Rails & 2-way Truss Rod neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ Blend EQ with built in mic & tuner. (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Graphtech Ratio Tuned w/Black buttons tuners
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  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in China
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Epiphone J-45 EC

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    Playability 82
    Sound 88
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 87
    Overall Score 82

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    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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    • From Epiphone's 2020 Inspired by Gibson Acoustic series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.72"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
    • Reverse Belly, Indian Laurel bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
    • 3 on a plate: Ivory buttons, press in bushings tuners
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    • From Epiphone's 2020 Inspired by Gibson Acoustic series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.72"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
    • Reverse Belly, Indian Laurel bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
    • 3 on a plate: Ivory buttons, press in bushings tuners
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    Epiphone J-45 EC
    • 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 China
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Cort OM-LE KA

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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 81
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    • From Cort's 2018 Limited series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) top
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) back
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) sides
    • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh tuners
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    • From Cort's 2018 Limited series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) top
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) back
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) sides
    • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh tuners
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    Cort OM-LE KA
    • 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 China
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      4. Ibanez AE410

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      Playability 77
      Sound 89
      Build quality 75
      Value for money 80
      Overall Score 80
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      • From Ibanez's 2021 AE series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce 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 China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce 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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      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Fender Malibu Classic

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        Playability 82
        Sound 86
        Build quality 75
        Value for money 86
        Overall Score 81

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        • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (3 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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        • From Fender's 2018 California series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.1"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Pau Ferro fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman-designed preamp system (Preamp/Active)
        • Modern Viking bridge
        • Acoustic Slim C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Sealed Nickel tuners
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        • From Fender's 2018 California series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.1"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Pau Ferro fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman-designed preamp system (Preamp/Active)
        • Modern Viking bridge
        • Acoustic Slim C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Sealed Nickel tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Fender Malibu Classic
        • 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 China
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        6. Guild F-150CE Jumbo Acoustic

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        Playability 73
        Sound 88
        Build quality 77
        Value for money 79
        Overall Score 79
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        • From Guild's 2015 Westerly Collection series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Rosewood back
        • Solid Rosewood sides
        • African Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1with Volume and Tone controls (Preamp/Active)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Guild Vintage 18Open Gear – Nickel tuners
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        • From Guild's 2015 Westerly Collection series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Rosewood back
        • Solid Rosewood sides
        • African Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1with Volume and Tone controls (Preamp/Active)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Guild Vintage 18Open Gear – Nickel tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Guild F-150CE Jumbo Acoustic
        • 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 China
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        7. Alvarez MF60CEOM

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        Playability 73
        Sound 90
        Build quality 75
        Value for money 84
        Overall Score 79

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        • Neck profile shape: V (1 vote)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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        • From Alvarez's 2020 Masterworks series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.803"'' scale
        • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid African Mahogany back
        • Solid African Mahogany sides
        • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
        • Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay Extended fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
        • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
        • 22 Medium frets
        • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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        • From Alvarez's 2020 Masterworks series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.803"'' scale
        • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid African Mahogany back
        • Solid African Mahogany sides
        • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
        • Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay Extended fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
        • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
        • 22 Medium frets
        • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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        • 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 China
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          8. Yamaha LL16-12 ARE

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          Playability 80
          Sound 85
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 79
          Overall Score 79

          What our users think

          • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
          • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
          • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
          • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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          • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
          • Made in China
          • 12 strings
          • 25"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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          • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
          • Made in China
          • 12 strings
          • 25"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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          • Expensive Wood
          • Electronics
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Solid Side Wood
          • Solid Back Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • No High-Quality Nut
          • No Top Brand Pickups
          • Low-Quality Material Saddle
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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          9. Takamine GD93CE

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          Playability 77
          Sound 85
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 83
          Overall Score 78

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          • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
          • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
          • Tuning stability: Not bad (1 vote)
          • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
          • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
          • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
          • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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          • From Takamine's 2016 G series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Black Walnut/Quilt Maple back
          • Black Walnut sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: TK-40D (Preamp/Active)
          • Fixed bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Takamine Die-cast tuners
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          • From Takamine's 2016 G series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Black Walnut/Quilt Maple back
          • Black Walnut sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: TK-40D (Preamp/Active)
          • Fixed bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Takamine Die-cast tuners
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          • Expensive Wood
          • Synthetic Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Synthetic Bone Saddle
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • Laminated Side Wood
          • Laminated Back Wood
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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          10. Epiphone Masterbilt Frontier

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          Playability 77
          Sound 88
          Build quality 75
          Value for money 85
          Overall Score 80

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          • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
          • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
          • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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          • From Epiphone's 2020 Masterbilt series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Maple back
          • Solid Maple sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Indian Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
          • Indian Laurel bridge
          • Acoustic C Set neck
          • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
          • Gold, Keystone Buttons tuners
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          • From Epiphone's 2020 Masterbilt series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Maple back
          • Solid Maple sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Indian Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
          • Indian Laurel bridge
          • Acoustic C Set neck
          • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
          • Gold, Keystone Buttons tuners
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          Epiphone Masterbilt Frontier
          • Expensive Wood
          • NuBone 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 China
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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