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          Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300 in 2023

          Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $300. Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $300.

          We've found exactly 44 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. Fender CD-140SCE All-Mahogany

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          Fender CD-140SCE All-Mahogany
          Playability 85
          Sound 84
          Build quality 75
          Value for money 91
          Overall Score 81
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          • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD-1 Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
          • 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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          Fender CD-140SCE All-Mahogany
          • 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

          2. Fender Malibu Player

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          Fender Malibu Player
          Playability 87
          Sound 83
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 91
          Overall Score 81
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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
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD-1 Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
          • Modern Viking bridge
          • Acoustic Slim C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Sealed Nickel tuners
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          Fender Malibu Player
          • Expensive Wood
          • NuBone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • NuBone 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

          3. Fender CC-60SCE Concert

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          Fender CC-60SCE Concert
          Playability 85
          Sound 80
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 94
          Overall Score 79
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          • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany 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
          • 20 Vintage frets
          • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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          Fender CC-60SCE Concert
          • Expensive Wood
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 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

          4. Fender CD-60SCE Dreadnought

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          Fender CD-60SCE Dreadnought
          Playability 85
          Sound 81
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 79
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          • From Fender's 2018 Classic Design series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD-1 Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
          • 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 CD-60SCE Dreadnought
          • Expensive Wood
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 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

          5. Fender CN-140SCE

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          Fender CN-140SCE
          Playability 82
          Sound 80
          Build quality 75
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 79
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          • 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

          6. Fender FA-235E Concert

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          Fender FA-235E Concert
          Playability 83
          Sound 80
          Build quality 73
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 79
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          • From Fender's 2018 Fender Alternative series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 11.81" Fretboard Radius
          • Flamed Maple top
          • Laminated Flame Maple top
          • Laminated Mahogany back
          • Laminated Mahogany sides
          • Nato neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD-1 Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
          • Walnut bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Open-Back Geared tuners
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          Fender FA-235E Concert
          • Expensive Wood
          • Ivory Tusq Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Ivory Tusq 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

          7. Fender FA-345CE Auditorium

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          Fender FA-345CE Auditorium
          Playability 83
          Sound 80
          Build quality 73
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 79
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          • From Fender's 2018 Fender Alternative series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 11.81" Fretboard Radius
          • Flame Maple top
          • Laminated Flame Maple top
          • Laminated Lacewood back
          • Laminated Lacewood sides
          • Nato neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD-1 Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
          • Walnut bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Open-Back Geared tuners
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          Fender FA-345CE Auditorium
          • Expensive Wood
          • Ivory Tusq Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Ivory Tusq 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

          8. Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat

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          Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat
          Playability 80
          Sound 83
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 88
          Overall Score 78
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          • From Fender's 2016 Artist series
          • Tim Armstrong Signature
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 11.81" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Laminated Mahogany back
          • Laminated Mahogany sides
          • Maple neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman-designed preamp system (Preamp/Active)
          • Walnut bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 19 Vintage frets
          • Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons tuners
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          Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat
          • Expensive Wood
          • NuBone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • NuBone 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

          9. Epiphone PRO-1

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          Epiphone PRO-1
          Playability 90
          Sound 73
          Build quality 69
          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 ā€œCā€ 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

          10. Fender FA-125CE Dreadnought

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          Fender FA-125CE Dreadnought
          Playability 83
          Sound 81
          Build quality 65
          Value for money 91
          Overall Score 76
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          • From Fender's 2018 Fender Alternative series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 11.81" Fretboard Radius
          • Laminated Spruce top
          • Laminated Basswood back
          • Laminated Basswood sides
          • Nato neck
          • Walnut fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fender FE-A2 Preamp (Preamp/Active)
          • Laminated Hardwood bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Fender FA-125CE Dreadnought
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • No Expensive Woods
          • No High-Quality Nut
          • 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