Best Acoustic Guitars With Black Hardware in 2024

Here are the top acoustic guitars with Black hardware.

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. Taylor 326ce

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 84
Value for money 72
Overall Score 82

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  • 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 300 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
  • Satin Black tuners
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  • From Taylor's 2020 300 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
  • Satin Black tuners
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Taylor 326ce
  • 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

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2. ESP LTD TL-6

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 77
Value for money 85
Overall Score 80
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  • 3 Prices - New from $699 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2024 Thinline series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman S-Core Pickup, Fishman TL-3 Preamp w/ Onboard Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Jatoba w/ Graphtech XB bridge
  • Acoustic Thin U Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
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  • From ESP LTD's 2024 Thinline series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman S-Core Pickup, Fishman TL-3 Preamp w/ Onboard Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Jatoba w/ Graphtech XB bridge
  • Acoustic Thin U Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
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ESP LTD TL-6
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • NuBone Saddle
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 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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3. Washburn G66SCE Spalt Maple

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 75
Value for money 83
Overall Score 78
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  • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.31"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Spalted Maple back
  • Spalted Maple sides
  • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
  • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • 18:1 with Black Buttons tuners
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  • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.31"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Spalted Maple back
  • Spalted Maple sides
  • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
  • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • 18:1 with Black Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Washburn G66SCE Spalt Maple
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Martin 000-12E

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Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 72
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77

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  • Tuning stability: Won't stay in tune (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
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  • From Martin's 2019 Road series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Koa Fine Veneer back
  • Koa Fine Veneer sides
  • Select Hardwood neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX-T (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Black Enclosed Gear tuners
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  • From Martin's 2019 Road series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Koa Fine Veneer back
  • Koa Fine Veneer sides
  • Select Hardwood neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX-T (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Black Enclosed Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin 000-12E
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Harley Benton CLD-15CE Koa Exotic

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 70
Value for money 86
Overall Score 76
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  • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.315"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Koa solid top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
  • Pau Ferro bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Black DieCast machine heads with Mushroom buttons tuners
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  • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.315"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Koa solid top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
  • Pau Ferro bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Black DieCast machine heads with Mushroom buttons tuners
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Harley Benton CLD-15CE Koa Exotic
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Plastic Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    6. Ibanez AEWC32FM

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    Playability 77
    Sound 79
    Build quality 68
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 75
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    • From Ibanez's 2017 AEW series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Flamed Maple top
    • Flamed Maple top
    • Sapele back
    • Sapele sides
    • Nyatoh neck
    • Walnut fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman S-Core (Preamp/Active)
    • Walnut AEWC original top loading bridge
    • Acoustic Comfort Grip Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    • From Ibanez's 2017 AEW series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Flamed Maple top
    • Flamed Maple top
    • Sapele back
    • Sapele sides
    • Nyatoh neck
    • Walnut fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman S-Core (Preamp/Active)
    • Walnut AEWC original top loading bridge
    • Acoustic Comfort Grip Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    Ibanez AEWC32FM
    • Expensive Wood
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • Low-Quality Material Saddle
    • 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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    7. Taylor 322e

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 72
    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 2016 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    • From Taylor's 2016 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    Taylor 322e
    • 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

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    8. Taylor 322ce

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 72
    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 2016 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    • 5 Prices - New from $2,299 >
    • From Taylor's 2016 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor 322ce
    • 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

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    9. Taylor 327e

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 72
    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 2019 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    • From Taylor's 2019 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    Taylor 327e
    • 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

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      10. Taylor 324e

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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 84
      Value for money 72
      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 2013 300 series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
      • Tropical Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Satin Black tuners
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      • From Taylor's 2013 300 series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
      • Tropical Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Satin Black tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Taylor 324e
      • 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

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