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          Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000 in 2023

          Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $1000. Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $1000.

          We've found exactly 189 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

          1. Epiphone J-45 EC

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          Epiphone J-45 EC
          Playability 87
          Sound 89
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 84
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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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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          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

          2. Fender PD-220E Dreadnought

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          Fender PD-220E Dreadnought
          Playability 85
          Sound 89
          Build quality 80
          Value for money 90
          Overall Score 85
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          • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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          Fender PD-220E Dreadnought
          • 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

          3. Martin 000JR-10E Shawn Mendes

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          Martin 000JR-10E Shawn Mendes
          Playability 83
          Sound 88
          Build quality 80
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 84
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          • From Martin's 2022 Custom & Special Editions series
          • Shawn Mendes Signature
          • Made in Mexico
          • 6 strings
          • 24"'' scale
          • 16" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid Sapele back
          • Solid Sapele sides
          • FSC Certified Sipo neck
          • FSC Certified Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
          • FSC Certified Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic Junior Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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          Martin 000JR-10E Shawn Mendes
          • 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
          • Made in Mexico
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

          4. Fender Malibu Classic

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          Fender Malibu Classic
          Playability 87
          Sound 88
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 84
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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

          5. Fender Malibu Special Mahogany

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          Fender Malibu Special Mahogany
          Playability 87
          Sound 88
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 84
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          • From Fender's 2020 California series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 24.1"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany 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 Special Mahogany
          • 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

          6. Epiphone Masterbilt Frontier

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          Epiphone Masterbilt Frontier
          Playability 85
          Sound 89
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 84
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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

          7. Epiphone Masterbilt Texan

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          Epiphone Masterbilt Texan
          Playability 85
          Sound 89
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 84
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          • From Epiphone's 2020 Original series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' 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)
          • Advanced Jumbo Reverse Belly bridge
          • Acoustic SlimTaper 60s C Set neck
          • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
          • 3 on a side with Ivory buttons tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Epiphone Masterbilt Texan
          • 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

          8. Fender PO-220E Orchestra

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          Fender PO-220E Orchestra
          Playability 85
          Sound 88
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 88
          Overall Score 83
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          • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Fender PO-220E Orchestra
          • 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

          9. Fender PS-220E Parlor

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          Fender PS-220E Parlor
          Playability 85
          Sound 88
          Build quality 77
          Value for money 88
          Overall Score 83
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          • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Fender PS-220E Parlor
          • 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

          10. Epiphone Dove Studio

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          Epiphone Dove Studio
          Playability 85
          Sound 86
          Build quality 75
          Value for money 92
          Overall Score 82
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          • From Epiphone's 2012 Epiphone Inspired by Gibson series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Select Maple back
          • Select Maple sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Indian Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
          • Indian Laurel bridge
          • Acoustic SlimTaper D Set neck
          • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
          • Grover Rotomatic 14:1 tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Epiphone Dove Studio
          • Expensive Wood
          • NuBone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Plastic 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