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              Best Acoustic Guitars Under $3000 in 2023

              Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $3000. Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $3000.

              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. Gibson 50s J-45 Original

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              Gibson 50s J-45 Original
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 92
              Value for money 78
              Overall Score 88
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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)
              • Traditional belly up bridge
              • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Grover Strap Cream Button tuners
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              Gibson 50s J-45 Original
              • 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

              2. Gibson 50s LG-2

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              Gibson 50s LG-2
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 92
              Value for money 77
              Overall Score 87
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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

              3. Gibson J-45 50s Faded

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              Gibson J-45 50s Faded
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 92
              Value for money 78
              Overall Score 88
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              • From Gibson's 2022 Original Collection 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)
              • Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood bridge
              • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Gotoh White Button tuners
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              Gibson J-45 50s Faded
              • 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

              4. Gibson J-45 Standard

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              Gibson J-45 Standard
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 92
              Value for money 78
              Overall Score 88
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              • From Gibson's 2022 Modern 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
              • Indian Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
              • Reverse Belly, Rosewood bridge
              • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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              Gibson J-45 Standard
              • Made in United States
              • 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

              5. Epiphone Texan USA Collection

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              Epiphone Texan USA Collection
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 92
              Value for money 78
              Overall Score 88
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              • From Epiphone's 2021 Made in USA series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 25.5"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce top
              • Solid Mahogany back
              • Solid Mahogany sides
              • Mahogany neck
              • Indian Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
              • Indian Rosewood bridge
              • Acoustic Round D Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Grover Cream Button tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Epiphone Texan USA Collection
              • 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

              6. Martin 0-18

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              Martin 0-18
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 88
              Value for money 76
              Overall Score 86
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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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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              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

              7. Martin 00-18

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              Martin 00-18
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 88
              Value for money 76
              Overall Score 86
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              • From Martin's 1931 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 (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Martin 00-18
              • 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

              8. Martin 000-18

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              Martin 000-18
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 88
              Value for money 76
              Overall Score 86
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              • From Martin's 1933 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 (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Martin 000-18
              • 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

              9. Martin CEO-7

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              Martin CEO-7
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 88
              Value for money 76
              Overall Score 86
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              • From Martin's 2013 Custom & Special Editions series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 24.9"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Adirondack Spruce top
              • Solid Mahogany back
              • Solid Mahogany sides
              • Select Hardwood neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Modified V Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Golden Age Relic Nickel tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Martin CEO-7
              • 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

              10. Martin D-18

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              Martin D-18
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 88
              Value for money 76
              Overall Score 86
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              • From Martin's 1931 Standard series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 25.4"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce top
              • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
              • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
              • Select Hardwood neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Martin D-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