Best Acoustic Guitars Under $5000 in 2024

Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $5000. Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $5000.

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. Gibson Custom J-45 Deluxe Rosewood

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Playability 78
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 71
Overall Score 86

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  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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Gibson Custom J-45 Deluxe Rosewood
  • 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

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    2. Guild F-55E in Natural

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    Playability 77
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    Guild F-55E in Natural
    • 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

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    3. Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter

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    Playability 75
    Sound 90
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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    • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Walnut back
    • Solid Walnut sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
    • 24 Medium frets
    • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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    • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Walnut back
    • Solid Walnut sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
    • 24 Medium frets
    • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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    Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter
    • 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

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    4. Epiphone Frontier USA Collection

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84

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    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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 Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Figured Maple back
    • Solid Figured Maple sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood; Belly Up bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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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 Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Figured Maple back
    • Solid Figured Maple sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood; Belly Up bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Epiphone Frontier 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

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    5. Martin 000-28EC Sunburst

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: V (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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    • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Modified V Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Modified V Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    Martin 000-28EC Sunburst
    • 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

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    6. Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB

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    Playability 73
    Sound 84
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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    • From Taylor's 2020 600 series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Maple back
    • Solid Maple sides
    • Hard Rock Maple neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 18 Medium frets
    • Gotoh tuners
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    • From Taylor's 2020 600 series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Maple back
    • Solid Maple sides
    • Hard Rock Maple neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 18 Medium frets
    • Gotoh tuners
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    Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    7. Takamine TSP100

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    Playability 80
    Sound 81
    Build quality 83
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 81

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    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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    • From Takamine's 2021 Thinline series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 24.8"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Quilted Maple top
    • Arched Maple top
    • Arched Maple back
    • Quilted Maple sides
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CT-3N (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    • From Takamine's 2021 Thinline series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 24.8"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Quilted Maple top
    • Arched Maple top
    • Arched Maple back
    • Quilted Maple sides
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CT-3N (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    Takamine TSP100
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • 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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    8. Yamaha LL56 Custom ARE

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 80

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    • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
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    • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast Gold (TM67G-Y22) tuners
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    • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast Gold (TM67G-Y22) tuners
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    Yamaha LL56 Custom ARE
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    9. Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic

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    Playability 77
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic
    • 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

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    10. Guild F-512E Natural

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild F-512E Natural
    • 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

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