Best Acoustic Guitars Under $200 in 2024

Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $200. Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $200.

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. Harley Benton CLMJ-15MCE

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Playability 82
Sound 83
Build quality 67
Value for money 92
Overall Score 77
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  • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 23.504"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Okoume top
  • Sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore system (Preamp/Active)
  • Pau Ferro bridge
  • Acoustic Oval modified C Shape Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • DLX die-cast chrome machine heads tuners
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  • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 23.504"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Okoume top
  • Sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore system (Preamp/Active)
  • Pau Ferro bridge
  • Acoustic Oval modified C Shape Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • DLX die-cast chrome machine heads tuners
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Harley Benton CLMJ-15MCE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Plastic Saddle
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • 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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    2. Epiphone PRO-1

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    Playability 88
    Sound 83
    Build quality 60
    Value for money 92
    Overall Score 77
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    • From Epiphone's 2014 Original Acoustic series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.72"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Select Spruce top
    • Select Mahogany back
    • Select Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Granadillo fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Granadillo bridge
    • Acoustic EZ-Profile “C” Shape Set neck
    • 20 Jumbo frets
    • 18:1 ratio Epiphone Deluxe tuners
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    • From Epiphone's 2014 Original Acoustic series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.72"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Select Spruce top
    • Select Mahogany back
    • Select Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Granadillo fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Granadillo bridge
    • Acoustic EZ-Profile “C” Shape Set neck
    • 20 Jumbo frets
    • 18:1 ratio Epiphone Deluxe tuners
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    Epiphone PRO-1
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • NuBone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • 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. Cort GA-FF

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    Playability 73
    Sound 83
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 75
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    • From Cort's 2020 Grand Regal series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Flamed Maple back
    • Flamed Maple sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Merbau fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys I (Preamp/Active)
    • Merbau bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast tuners
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    • From Cort's 2020 Grand Regal series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Flamed Maple back
    • Flamed Maple sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Merbau fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys I (Preamp/Active)
    • Merbau bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast tuners
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    Cort GA-FF
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 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. Washburn G-Mini 5

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      Playability 85
      Sound 78
      Build quality 60
      Value for money 89
      Overall Score 74
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      • From Washburn's 2020 Apprentice series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 23.25"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Select Spruce top
      • Mahogany back
      • Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Engineered Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Alternative bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Apprentice Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Chrome Diecast w/black buttons tuners
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      • From Washburn's 2020 Apprentice series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 23.25"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Select Spruce top
      • Mahogany back
      • Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Engineered Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Alternative bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Apprentice Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Chrome Diecast w/black buttons tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Washburn G-Mini 5
      • 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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      5. Ibanez V44MINI

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      Playability 82
      Sound 78
      Build quality 60
      Value for money 88
      Overall Score 73

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      • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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      • From Ibanez's 2022 V series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 22.8"'' scale
      • 9.843" Fretboard Radius
      • Meranti top
      • Meranti back
      • Meranti sides
      • Nyatoh neck
      • Nandu Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Nandu Wood bridge
      • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Ibanez tuners
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      • From Ibanez's 2022 V series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 22.8"'' scale
      • 9.843" Fretboard Radius
      • Meranti top
      • Meranti back
      • Meranti sides
      • Nyatoh neck
      • Nandu Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Nandu Wood bridge
      • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Ibanez tuners
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      Ibanez V44MINI
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 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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        6. Fender CP-60S Parlor

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        Playability 78
        Sound 79
        Build quality 60
        Value for money 87
        Overall Score 72

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        • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (3 votes)
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        • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.75"'' scale
        • 12" 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
        • 20 Vintage frets
        • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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        • 5 Prices - New from $199.99 >
        • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.75"'' scale
        • 12" 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
        • 20 Vintage frets
        • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Fender CP-60S Parlor
        • Expensive Wood
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • 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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        7. Harley Benton CLJ-45E VS

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        Playability 73
        Sound 81
        Build quality 69
        Value for money 89
        Overall Score 74
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        • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Mahogany back
        • Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II preamp with integrated tuner (Preamp/Active)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Keystone vintage chrome machine heads tuners
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        • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Mahogany back
        • Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II preamp with integrated tuner (Preamp/Active)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Keystone vintage chrome machine heads tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Harley Benton CLJ-45E VS
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Bone Saddle
        • Strap Lock
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • Laminated Top Wood
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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          8. Harley Benton CLD-15MCE

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          Playability 73
          Sound 83
          Build quality 67
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 74
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          • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.315"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Okume top
          • Okume back
          • Okume sides
          • Okume neck
          • Pau Ferro fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II preamp system with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Pau Ferro bridge
          • Acoustic Oval C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Machine heads Chrome-plated die-cast DLX tuners
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          • 1 Prices - New from €249 >
          • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.315"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Okume top
          • Okume back
          • Okume sides
          • Okume neck
          • Pau Ferro fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II preamp system with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Pau Ferro bridge
          • Acoustic Oval C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Machine heads Chrome-plated die-cast DLX tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Harley Benton CLD-15MCE
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Compensated Saddle
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • No Expensive Woods
          • 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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          9. Harley Benton CLG-14SM Solid Top

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          Playability 73
          Sound 83
          Build quality 69
          Value for money 90
          Overall Score 75
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          • From Harley Benton's 2022 Custom Line series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.591"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Rosewood fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: HB-03 piezo system and preamp with integrated tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Bridge Pins bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Bolt-On neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe black die-cast tuners
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          • From Harley Benton's 2022 Custom Line series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.591"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Rosewood fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: HB-03 piezo system and preamp with integrated tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Bridge Pins bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Bolt-On neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe black die-cast tuners
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          Harley Benton CLG-14SM Solid Top
          • Expensive Wood
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • No High-Quality Nut
          • 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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            10. Cort Earth60M

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            Playability 73
            Sound 83
            Build quality 67
            Value for money 89
            Overall Score 74
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            • From Cort's 2022 Earth series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 6 strings
            • 25.5"'' scale
            • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Mahogany top
            • Mahogany back
            • Mahogany sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Merbau fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: (/)
            • Merbau bridge
            • Acoustic Cort Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Die-Cast tuners
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            • From Cort's 2022 Earth series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 6 strings
            • 25.5"'' scale
            • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Mahogany top
            • Mahogany back
            • Mahogany sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Merbau fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: (/)
            • Merbau bridge
            • Acoustic Cort Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Die-Cast tuners
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            Cort Earth60M
            • 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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