Best Acoustic Guitars With Black Tusq XL Saddle in 2024

Here are the top acoustic guitars with Black Tusq XL saddle. It's not made of plastic or low-quality materials. They're made to resemble the sound you get from bone and ivory nuts, but with slippery materials so the intonation and tuning are stable. Also, each nut is carefully cut to ensure you won't have tune stabilization problems.

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. Cort The Black Tree

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 87
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
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  • From Cort's 2020 Limited series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) back
  • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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  • From Cort's 2020 Limited series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) back
  • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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Cort The Black Tree
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Black Tusq XL Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Martin Steel String Backpacker Guitar

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    Martin Steel String Backpacker Guitar
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    Playability 78
    Sound 80
    Build quality 66
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 75

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    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
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    • From Martin's 2013 Backpacker series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 24"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sapele top
    • Solid Sapele back
    • Solid Sapele sides
    • Select Hardwood neck
    • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
    • Acoustic Backpacker Set neck
    • 15 Medium frets
    • Black Enclosed Gear tuners
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    • 6 Prices - New from $299 >
    • From Martin's 2013 Backpacker series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 24"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sapele top
    • Solid Sapele back
    • Solid Sapele sides
    • Select Hardwood neck
    • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
    • Acoustic Backpacker Set neck
    • 15 Medium frets
    • Black Enclosed Gear tuners
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    Martin Steel String Backpacker Guitar
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • Low-Quality Material Saddle
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Cort Little Forest Angel

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    Cort Little Forest Angel
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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Cort's 2022 Limited series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce(Master Grade) top
    • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) back
    • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) sides
    • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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    • From Cort's 2022 Limited series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce(Master Grade) top
    • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) back
    • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) sides
    • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Cort Little Forest Angel
    • Expensive Wood
    • Black Tusq XL Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Black Tusq XL Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      4. Cort LUXE Nylon

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      Cort LUXE Nylon
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      Playability 73
      Sound 86
      Build quality 80
      Value for money 80
      Overall Score 80
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      • From Cort's 2022 LUXE series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Flamed Blackwood AA top
      • Solid Blackwood back
      • Solid Blackwood sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Vintage Classic tuners
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      • From Cort's 2022 LUXE series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Flamed Blackwood AA top
      • Solid Blackwood back
      • Solid Blackwood sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Vintage Classic tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort LUXE Nylon
      • Expensive Wood
      • Black Tusq XL Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Black Tusq XL Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in Indonesia
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Cort LUXE II

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        Cort LUXE II
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        Playability 73
        Sound 84
        Build quality 77
        Value for money 78
        Overall Score 78
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        • From Cort's 2022 LUXE series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Adirondack Spruce top
        • Australian Flamed Blackwood back
        • Australian Flamed Blackwood sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gold Die-Cast tuners
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        • 1 Prices - New from $1,399.99 >
        • From Cort's 2022 LUXE series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Adirondack Spruce top
        • Australian Flamed Blackwood back
        • Australian Flamed Blackwood sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gold Die-Cast tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Cort LUXE II
        • Expensive Wood
        • Black Tusq XL Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Black Tusq XL 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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        6. Martin DX Johnny Cash

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        Martin DX Johnny Cash
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        Playability 73
        Sound 81
        Build quality 66
        Value for money 78
        Overall Score 73

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
        • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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        • From Martin's 2019 Custom & Special Editions series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • HPL top
        • HPL back
        • HPL sides
        • Black Birch Laminate neck
        • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
        • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
        • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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        • 4 Prices - New from $649 >
        • From Martin's 2019 Custom & Special Editions series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • HPL top
        • HPL back
        • HPL sides
        • Black Birch Laminate neck
        • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
        • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
        • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Martin DX Johnny Cash
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in Mexico
        • No Expensive Woods
        • 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. Martin OMC-X1E

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        Martin OMC-X1E
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        Playability 73
        Sound 80
        Build quality 66
        Value for money 78
        Overall Score 73

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
        • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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        • From Martin's 2020 X series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • HPL top
        • HPL back
        • HPL sides
        • Black Birch Laminate neck
        • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
        • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
        • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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        • From Martin's 2020 X series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • HPL top
        • HPL back
        • HPL sides
        • Black Birch Laminate neck
        • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
        • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
        • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Martin OMC-X1E
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in Mexico
        • No Expensive Woods
        • 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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