Best Acoustic Guitars With Pau Ferro Back in 2024

Here are the top acoustic guitars with Pau Ferro back. It's a beautiful wood used mainly for fretboards. It has a high density and looks very similar to Rosewood with its straight grains and dark brown color. According to Fender, it has a warm tone with a fast attack.

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. Ibanez JGM10

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Ibanez JGM10
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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 90
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
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  • From Ibanez's 2021 JGM series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.75"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Thermo Aged Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Pau Ferro back
  • Solid Pau Ferro sides
  • African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole, Tap (Preamp/Active)
  • Macassar Ebony top loading bridge
  • Acoustic JGM Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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  • From Ibanez's 2021 JGM series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.75"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Thermo Aged Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Pau Ferro back
  • Solid Pau Ferro sides
  • African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole, Tap (Preamp/Active)
  • Macassar Ebony top loading bridge
  • Acoustic JGM Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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Ibanez JGM10
  • Made in Japan
  • 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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2. Cort Gold-A8

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 79
Value for money 86
Overall Score 81
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  • From Cort's 2019 Gold series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Pau Ferro back
  • Solid Pau Ferro sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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  • From Cort's 2019 Gold series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Pau Ferro back
  • Solid Pau Ferro sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Cort Gold-A8
  • 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
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    3. Alvarez LJP70CEARSHB

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    Alvarez LJP70CEARSHB
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    Playability 82
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Alvarez's 2022 Artist series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 23.622"'' scale
    • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid AA Sitka Spruce top
    • Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
    • Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
    • Bi-Level Indian Laurel bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Premium Die Cast tuners
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    • From Alvarez's 2022 Artist series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 23.622"'' scale
    • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid AA Sitka Spruce top
    • Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
    • Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
    • Bi-Level Indian Laurel bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Premium Die Cast tuners
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    Alvarez LJP70CEARSHB
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone 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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      4. Washburn O20SCE

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      Washburn O20SCE
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      Playability 77
      Sound 84
      Build quality 75
      Value for money 84
      Overall Score 79
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      • From Washburn's 2018 Woodline series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.3"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Pau Ferro back
      • Pau Ferro sides
      • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Woodline Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Chrome die-cast w/Ebonite buttons tuners
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      • From Washburn's 2018 Woodline series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.3"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Pau Ferro back
      • Pau Ferro sides
      • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Woodline Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Chrome die-cast w/Ebonite buttons tuners
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      Washburn O20SCE
      • Expensive Wood
      • NuBone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • NuBone 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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      5. Cort Roselyn Redux

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      Cort Roselyn Redux
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      Playability 73
      Sound 86
      Build quality 85
      Value for money 76
      Overall Score 81
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      • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Master Grade Solid European Spruce top
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
      • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh 510Z Gold tuners
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      • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Master Grade Solid European Spruce top
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
      • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh 510Z Gold tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort Roselyn Redux
      • 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
      • Made in Indonesia
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        6. Cort Abstract Delta

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        Cort Abstract Delta
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 84
        Value for money 81
        Overall Score 81
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        • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Master Grade Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
        • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
        • Mahogany 1pcs(Walnut Reinforced) neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
        • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh 510Z Gold Tuner tuners
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        • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Master Grade Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
        • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
        • Mahogany 1pcs(Walnut Reinforced) neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
        • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh 510Z Gold Tuner tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Cort Abstract Delta
        • 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
        • Made in Indonesia
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          7. Cort Gold-OC8

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          Cort Gold-OC8
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          Playability 73
          Sound 86
          Build quality 79
          Value for money 84
          Overall Score 79
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          • From Cort's 2021 Gold series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Pau Ferro back
          • Solid Pau Ferro sides
          • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
          • Acoustic Cort Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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          • From Cort's 2021 Gold series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Pau Ferro back
          • Solid Pau Ferro sides
          • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
          • Acoustic Cort Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Cort Gold-OC8
          • 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
          • Made in Indonesia
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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            8. Cort GA-LE PF

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            Cort GA-LE PF
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            Playability 73
            Sound 86
            Build quality 82
            Value for money 85
            Overall Score 80
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            • From Cort's 2020 Limited series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 6 strings
            • 25.3"'' scale
            • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Adirondack Spruce (Master Grade) top
            • Solid Pau Ferro (Master Grade) back
            • Solid Pau Ferro (Master Grade) sides
            • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
            • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
            • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Gotoh 510Z Gold tuners
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            • From Cort's 2020 Limited series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 6 strings
            • 25.3"'' scale
            • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Adirondack Spruce (Master Grade) top
            • Solid Pau Ferro (Master Grade) back
            • Solid Pau Ferro (Master Grade) sides
            • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
            • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
            • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Gotoh 510Z Gold tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Cort GA-LE PF
            • 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
            • Made in Indonesia
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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              9. Cort Gold-OC8 Nylon

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              Playability 73
              Sound 86
              Build quality 79
              Value for money 84
              Overall Score 79
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              • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
              • Made in Indonesia
              • 6 strings
              • 25.6"'' scale
              • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
              • Torrefied Solid Engelmann Spruce top
              • Solid Pau Ferro back
              • Solid Pau Ferro sides
              • Walnut Reinforced 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 2020 Gold series
              • Made in Indonesia
              • 6 strings
              • 25.6"'' scale
              • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
              • Torrefied Solid Engelmann Spruce top
              • Solid Pau Ferro back
              • Solid Pau Ferro sides
              • Walnut Reinforced 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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              Cort Gold-OC8 Nylon
              • 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
              • Made in Indonesia
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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                10. Cort NDX50

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                Cort NDX50
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                Playability 73
                Sound 84
                Build quality 79
                Value for money 84
                Overall Score 79
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                • From Cort's 2020 NDX series
                • Made in Indonesia
                • 6 strings
                • 25.3"'' scale
                • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Sitka Spruce top
                • Pau Ferro back
                • Pau Ferro sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Ovnagkol fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys Blend (Preamp/Active)
                • Ovangkol bridge
                • Acoustic Cort Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Grover Gold w/ Black Knobs tuners
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                • From Cort's 2020 NDX series
                • Made in Indonesia
                • 6 strings
                • 25.3"'' scale
                • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Sitka Spruce top
                • Pau Ferro back
                • Pau Ferro sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Ovnagkol fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys Blend (Preamp/Active)
                • Ovangkol bridge
                • Acoustic Cort Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Grover Gold w/ Black Knobs tuners
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                Cort NDX50
                • 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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