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              Best Acoustic Guitars Under $5000 in 2023

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

              We've found exactly 20 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 Dove Original

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              Gibson Dove Original
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 94
              Value for money 73
              Overall Score 88
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              • From Gibson's 2016 Original Acoustic series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 25.5"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Sitka Spruce top
              • Solid Flame Maple back
              • Solid Flame Maple sides
              • Mahogany neck
              • Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
              • Dove bridge
              • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Grover Keystone tuners
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              Gibson Dove 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 Dave Mustaine Songwriter

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              Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter
              Playability 78
              Sound 91
              Build quality 94
              Value for money 73
              Overall Score 88
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              • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
              • Dave Mustaine Signature
              • 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

              3. Gibson Elvis Dove

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              Gibson Elvis Dove
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Gibson's 2022 Acoustic Custom Shop series
              • Elvis Presley Signature
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 25.5"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Sitka Spruce top
              • Solid Maple back
              • Solid Maple sides
              • Mahogany neck
              • Indian Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
              • Rosewood Dove with Mother of Pearl Dove Inlays bridge
              • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Keystone Waffleback tuners
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              Gibson Elvis Dove
              • 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. Martin J-40

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              Martin J-40
              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 1986 Standard series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 25.4"'' 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 (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Gold Open Gear tuners
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              Martin J-40
              • 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

              5. Martin 00-28 Modern Deluxe

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              Martin 00-28 Modern Deluxe
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 24.9"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce with VTS 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 Vintage Deluxe Set neck
              • 20 Medium Gold frets
              • Gold Open Gear tuners
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              Martin 00-28 Modern Deluxe
              • Gold Frets
              • Made in United States
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Compensated Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

              6. Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe

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              Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 2020 Modern Deluxe series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 24.9"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce with VTS top
              • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
              • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
              • Genuine Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
              • 20 Medium Gold frets
              • Gold Open Gear tuners
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              Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe
              • Gold Frets
              • Made in United States
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Compensated Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

              7. Martin 000-28EC Sunburst

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              Martin 000-28EC Sunburst
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
              • Eric Clapton Signature
              • 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

              8. Martin 0012-28 Modern Deluxe

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              Martin 0012-28 Modern Deluxe
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 24.9"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce with VTS 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 Vintage Deluxe Set neck
              • 20 Medium Gold frets
              • Gold Side Mount tuners
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              Martin 0012-28 Modern Deluxe
              • Gold Frets
              • Made in United States
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Compensated Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

              9. Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe

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              Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 24.9"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce with VTS 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 Vintage Deluxe Set neck
              • 20 Medium Gold frets
              • Gold Side Mount tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe
              • Gold Frets
              • Made in United States
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Compensated Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

              10. Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

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              Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe
              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 90
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 87
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              • From Martin's 2020 Modern Deluxe series
              • Made in United States
              • 6 strings
              • 25.4"'' scale
              • 16" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce with VTS top
              • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
              • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
              • Genuine Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
              • 20 Medium Gold frets
              • Gold Open Gear tuners
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              Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe
              • Gold Frets
              • Made in United States
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Compensated Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock