Best Acoustic Guitars With Vintage Neck Profile in 2024

Here are the top acoustic guitars with Vintage neck profile. This is a type of vintage neck, so it's thick and has a wider grip than most modern guitars. This is a very particular type of neck that usually only people with a specific taste for vintage guitars will like. We recommend you try this in person before buying if it's your first vintage neck. You might end up absolutely loving it or hating it.

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 1942 Banner LG-2

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Playability 78
Sound 84
Build quality 82
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Won't stay in tune (1 vote)
  • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rectangle, open slot bridge
  • Acoustic Historic Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Golden Age tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $4,499 >
  • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rectangle, open slot bridge
  • Acoustic Historic Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Golden Age tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1942 Banner LG-2
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged

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Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged
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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 82
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Martin's 2019 Authentic series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
  • Solid Madagascar Rosewood back
  • Solid Madagascar Rosewood sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Authentic 1937 Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back tuners
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  • From Martin's 2019 Authentic series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
  • Solid Madagascar Rosewood back
  • Solid Madagascar Rosewood sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Authentic 1937 Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    3. Gibson Custom 1942 Banner J-45

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    Playability 75
    Sound 83
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 80

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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    • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Historic Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangle, open slot bridge
    • Acoustic Historic Set neck
    • 19 Medium frets
    • Strap open back, cream button tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
    • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Historic Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangle, open slot bridge
    • Acoustic Historic Set neck
    • 19 Medium frets
    • Strap open back, cream button tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Gibson Custom 1942 Banner J-45
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Gibson Custom 1936 J-35

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    Playability 75
    Sound 83
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 80

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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    • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
    • From Gibson Custom's 2013 Historic Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangle, open slot, historic spacing bridge
    • Acoustic Historic Set neck
    • 19 Medium frets
    • Strap cream button tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
    • From Gibson Custom's 2013 Historic Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangle, open slot, historic spacing bridge
    • Acoustic Historic Set neck
    • 19 Medium frets
    • Strap cream button tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Gibson Custom 1936 J-35
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged

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    Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Martin's 2018 Authentic series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Authentic 1939 Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear - Aged tuners
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    • 2 Prices - New from $6,999 >
    • From Martin's 2018 Authentic series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Authentic 1939 Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear - Aged tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    6. Martin D-18 Authentic 1939

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    Martin D-18 Authentic 1939
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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 82
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Martin's 2013 Authentic series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Authentic 1939 Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 2013 Authentic series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
    • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
    • Genuine Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Authentic 1939 Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Martin D-18 Authentic 1939
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      7. Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

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      Martin D-28 Authentic 1937
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      Playability 73
      Sound 85
      Build quality 82
      Value for money 65
      Overall Score 80
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      • From Martin's 2022 Authentic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
      • Solid Guatemalan Rosewood back
      • Solid Guatemalan Rosewood sides
      • Genuine Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Authentic 1937 Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Waverly Nickel Open Back tuners
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      • 1 Prices - New from $8,499 >
      • From Martin's 2022 Authentic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
      • Solid Guatemalan Rosewood back
      • Solid Guatemalan Rosewood sides
      • Genuine Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Authentic 1937 Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Waverly Nickel Open Back tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Martin D-28 Authentic 1937
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Electronics
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      8. Martin D-18 Authentic 1937

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      Martin D-18 Authentic 1937
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      Playability 73
      Sound 85
      Build quality 82
      Value for money 65
      Overall Score 80
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      • 4 Prices - New from $7,399 >
      • From Martin's 2022 Authentic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
      • Genuine Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Authentic 1937 Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Waverly Nickel Open Back tuners
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      Show all Specs
      • 4 Prices - New from $7,399 >
      • From Martin's 2022 Authentic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS top
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
      • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
      • Genuine Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Authentic 1937 Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Waverly Nickel Open Back tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Martin D-18 Authentic 1937
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Electronics
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      9. Gibson Custom 1934 Jumbo

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      Playability 73
      Sound 83
      Build quality 82
      Value for money 64
      Overall Score 79

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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      • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
      • From Gibson Custom's 2019 Historic Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Rectangle, open slot bridge
      • Acoustic Historic Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Waverly tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
      • From Gibson Custom's 2019 Historic Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Rectangle, open slot bridge
      • Acoustic Historic Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Waverly tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Custom 1934 Jumbo
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Electronics
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      10. Gibson Custom 1939 J-55

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      Gibson Custom 1939 J-55
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      Playability 70
      Sound 83
      Build quality 82
      Value for money 63
      Overall Score 78
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      • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
      • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Moustache, no inlay bridge
      • Acoustic Historic AJ Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Open back cream button tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $4,999 >
      • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Moustache, no inlay bridge
      • Acoustic Historic AJ Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Open back cream button tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Custom 1939 J-55
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Electronics
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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