Best Acoustic Guitars With 12" Fingerboard Radius in 2024

Here are the top acoustic guitars with 12" fingerboard radius. This is the same radius that Gibson uses in most of their guitars. When compare to the other popular radius of Fender Stratocasters, you can see that it's a lot flatter. Guitars with this radius are usually made to bring a good balance between single-note and chord playing.

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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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 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

2. Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String

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Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String
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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's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
  • Made in United States
  • 12 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 Mini Rotomatic tuners
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  • From Gibson's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
  • Made in United States
  • 12 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 Mini Rotomatic tuners
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Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone 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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3. Guild F-55E in Natural

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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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4. Epiphone Frontier USA Collection

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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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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. Takamine EF341DX

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Takamine EF341DX
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Playability 77
Sound 85
Build quality 87
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83

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  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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  • From Takamine's 2020 Legacy series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Maple back
  • Maple sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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  • From Takamine's 2020 Legacy series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Maple back
  • Maple sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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Takamine EF341DX
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Fender Highway Series Dreadnought

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Fender Highway Series Dreadnought
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Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 82
Value for money 88
Overall Score 83

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  • Neck profile shape: D (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Chambered Mahogany back
  • Chambered Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 20 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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  • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Chambered Mahogany back
  • Chambered Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 20 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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Fender Highway Series Dreadnought
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe

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Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe
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Playability 78
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 71
Overall Score 86

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  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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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  • 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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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. Gibson J-185 Original

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Gibson J-185 Original
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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's 2019 Original Acoustic series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' 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)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Acoustic series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' 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)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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Gibson J-185 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

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9. Gibson Hummingbird Original

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

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  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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
  • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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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
  • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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Gibson Hummingbird 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

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10. Gibson 50s J-45 Original

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Gibson 50s J-45 Original
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Playability 78
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 71
Overall Score 86

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  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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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  • 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

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