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                Best Acoustic Guitars Under $6000 in 2023

                Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $6000. Here you'll find the best acoustic guitars under $6000.

                We've found exactly 22 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 Orianthi SJ-200

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                Gibson Orianthi SJ-200
                Playability 85
                Sound 89
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 74
                Overall Score 89
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                • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
                • Orianthi Panagaris Signature
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 25.5"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
                • Solid AAA Flame Maple back
                • Solid Maple sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs (Preamp/Active)
                • Two bar SJ-200 Moustache; Ebony bridge
                • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Grover Keystone tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Gibson Orianthi SJ-200
                • 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 SJ-200 Original

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                Gibson SJ-200 Original
                Playability 82
                Sound 89
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 73
                Overall Score 88
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                • From Gibson's 2020 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)
                • SJ-200 Four Bar Moustache bridge
                • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Gibson SJ-200 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

                3. Gibson SJ-200 Standard

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                Gibson SJ-200 Standard
                Playability 82
                Sound 89
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 73
                Overall Score 88
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                • From Gibson's 2016 Modern Acoustic series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 25.5"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
                • Solid AAA Flame Maple back
                • Solid AAA Flame Maple sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Indian Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
                • Two bar SJ-200 Moustache; Rosewood bridge
                • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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                Gibson SJ-200 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

                4. Martin D-35 Johnny Cash

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                Martin D-35 Johnny Cash
                Playability 85
                Sound 89
                Build quality 90
                Value for money 73
                Overall Score 88
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                • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
                • Johnny Cash Signature
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 25.4"'' scale
                • 16" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Engelmann Spruce top
                • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
                • Solid East Indian Rosewood 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
                • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Martin D-35 Johnny Cash
                • 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 D-41

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                Martin D-41
                Playability 82
                Sound 89
                Build quality 90
                Value for money 72
                Overall Score 87
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                • From Martin's 1969 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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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Martin D-41
                • 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

                6. Taylor GT K21e

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                Taylor GT K21e
                Playability 83
                Sound 80
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 71
                Overall Score 86
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                • From Taylor's 2021 Koa series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.125"'' scale
                • 15" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
                • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
                • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
                • Tropical Mahogany neck
                • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
                • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
                • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Gotoh tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Taylor GT K21e
                • Made in United States
                • Expensive Wood
                • Black Tusq XL 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

                7. Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe

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                Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe
                Playability 82
                Sound 89
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 73
                Overall Score 88
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                • From Gibson Custom's 2020 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 Rounded Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe
                • 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

                8. Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce

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                Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce
                Playability 82
                Sound 80
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 70
                Overall Score 85
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                • From Taylor's 2020 900 series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.9"'' scale
                • 15" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Lutz Spruce top
                • Solid Indian Rosewood back
                • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
                • Tropical Mahogany neck
                • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
                • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
                • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Gotoh tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce
                • 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

                9. Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce WHB

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                Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce WHB
                Playability 82
                Sound 80
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 70
                Overall Score 85
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                • From Taylor's 2020 900 series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.9"'' scale
                • 15" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Lutz Spruce top
                • Solid Indian Rosewood back
                • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
                • Tropical Mahogany neck
                • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
                • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
                • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Gotoh tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce 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

                10. Taylor K26ce

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                Taylor K26ce
                Playability 82
                Sound 80
                Build quality 94
                Value for money 70
                Overall Score 85
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                • From Taylor's 2014 Koa series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.9"'' scale
                • 15" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
                • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
                • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
                • Tropical Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
                • Ebony bridge
                • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Gotoh tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Taylor K26ce
                • Made in United States
                • Expensive Wood
                • Ivory Tusq Nut
                • Electronics
                • Ivory Tusq 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