Best Concert Guitars With Gold Hardware in 2024

Here are the top Concert style guitars with Gold 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. Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 89
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84

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  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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  • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce with VTS top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
  • 20 Medium Gold frets
  • Gold Side Mount tuners
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  • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce with VTS top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
  • 20 Medium Gold frets
  • Gold Side Mount tuners
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Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe
  • Gold Frets
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Compensated Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Alvarez WY1TS

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Playability 77
Sound 84
Build quality 87
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
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  • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AA Western Red Cedar top
  • East Indian Rosewood back
  • East Indian Rosewood sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
  • Rosewood Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Gold tuners
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  • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AA Western Red Cedar top
  • East Indian Rosewood back
  • East Indian Rosewood sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
  • Rosewood Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Gold tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Alvarez WY1TS
  • 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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3. 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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  • 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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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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4. Cort Modern Black

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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 2022 Masterpiece series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid European Spruce (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Matrix Infinity VT (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 Masterpiece series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid European Spruce (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Matrix Infinity VT (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 Modern Black
  • 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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    5. Yamaha LS26 ARE

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    Yamaha LS26 ARE
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    Playability 73
    Sound 84
    Build quality 80
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 79

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    • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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    • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Open-Gear Gold (SE700X XG) tuners
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    • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Open-Gear Gold (SE700X XG) tuners
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    Yamaha LS26 ARE
    • Made in Japan
    • 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. Washburn G-Mini 55 Koa

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    Playability 85
    Sound 79
    Build quality 62
    Value for money 80
    Overall Score 75
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    • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 23.25"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Koa top
    • Koa back
    • Koa sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Gold w/Ebonite Buttons tuners
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    • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 23.25"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Koa top
    • Koa back
    • Koa sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Gold w/Ebonite Buttons tuners
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    Washburn G-Mini 55 Koa
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • NuBone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • 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. Harley Benton CG-45E Natural

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    Playability 73
    Sound 79
    Build quality 60
    Value for money 91
    Overall Score 71
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    • From Harley Benton's 2021 Standard series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.591"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Roseacer fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Preamp with volume control and 4-band EQ (Preamp/Active)
    • Roseacer bridge
    • Acoustic Modern C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gold-plated diecast machine heads tuners
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    • From Harley Benton's 2021 Standard series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.591"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Roseacer fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Preamp with volume control and 4-band EQ (Preamp/Active)
    • Roseacer bridge
    • Acoustic Modern C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gold-plated diecast machine heads tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Harley Benton CG-45E Natural
    • Expensive Wood
    • Electronics
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • 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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    8. Alvarez WY1

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    Playability 77
    Sound 84
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 73
    Overall Score 83
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    • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid AA Western Red Cedar top
    • East Indian Rosewood back
    • East Indian Rosewood sides
    • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
    • Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood Direct Coupled bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh Gold tuners
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    • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid AA Western Red Cedar top
    • East Indian Rosewood back
    • East Indian Rosewood sides
    • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
    • Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood Direct Coupled bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Alvarez WY1
    • 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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    9. Cort Gold-Passion

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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 76
    Overall Score 81
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    • From Cort's 2023 Gold series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Torrefied Solid Engelmann Spruce top
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Flamed Maple back
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Flamed Maple sides
    • Hard Maple(Walnut Reinforced) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Triangle Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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    • From Cort's 2023 Gold series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Torrefied Solid Engelmann Spruce top
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Flamed Maple back
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Flamed Maple sides
    • Hard Maple(Walnut Reinforced) neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Triangle Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Cort Gold-Passion
    • 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. Yamaha LS36 ARE

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      Playability 73
      Sound 84
      Build quality 82
      Value for money 65
      Overall Score 80

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      • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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      • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
      • Solid Indian Rosewood back
      • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
      • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22) tuners
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      • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
      • Solid Indian Rosewood back
      • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
      • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22) tuners
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      Yamaha LS36 ARE
      • Made in Japan
      • 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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