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          Best Dreadnought Shape Guitars in 2023

          Here you'll find the best Dreadnought shape guitars.

          We've found exactly 121 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

          1. Gibson Dove Original

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          Gibson Dove Original
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 94
          Value for money 73
          Overall Score 88
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          • From Gibson's 2016 Original Acoustic series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Flame Maple back
          • Solid Flame Maple sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Rosewood fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
          • Dove bridge
          • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Grover Keystone tuners
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          Gibson Dove Original
          • Made in United States
          • 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

          2. Epiphone Frontier USA Collection

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          Epiphone Frontier USA Collection
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 94
          Value for money 73
          Overall Score 88
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          • From Epiphone's 2021 Made in USA series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Figured Maple back
          • Solid Figured Maple sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Indian Rosewood fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
          • Indian Rosewood; Belly Up bridge
          • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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          Epiphone Frontier USA Collection
          • Made in United States
          • 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

          3. Gibson Hummingbird Faded

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          Gibson Hummingbird Faded
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 94
          Value for money 73
          Overall Score 88
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          • From Gibson's 2022 Original Acoustic series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 24.75"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Rosewood fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
          • Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood bridge
          • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Gold Gotoh with Green Keystone Buttons tuners
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          Gibson Hummingbird Faded
          • Made in United States
          • 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

          4. Gibson Hummingbird Original

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          Gibson Hummingbird Original
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 94
          Value for money 73
          Overall Score 88
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          • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 24.75"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Rosewood fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
          • Traditional belly up bridge
          • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Gibson Hummingbird Original
          • Made in United States
          • 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

          5. Yamaha A5R ARE

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          Yamaha A5R ARE
          Playability 85
          Sound 84
          Build quality 92
          Value for money 82
          Overall Score 87
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          • From Yamaha's 2017 A series
          • Made in Japan
          • 6 strings
          • 25.6"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E. w/Scalloped Bracing top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • African Mahogany (3-ply) neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM71(SRT2 System) + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Open Gear Chrome (Gotoh) tuners
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          Yamaha A5R ARE
          • Made in Japan
          • Expensive Wood
          • Ivory Tusq Nut
          • Electronics
          • Ivory Tusq 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

          6. Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe

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          Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 90
          Value for money 72
          Overall Score 87
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          • From Martin's 2020 Modern Deluxe series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 16" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce with VTS top
          • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
          • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
          • Genuine Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
          • 20 Medium Gold frets
          • Gold Open Gear tuners
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          Martin D-18 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

          7. Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe

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          Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 90
          Value for money 72
          Overall Score 87
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          • From Martin's 2020 Modern Deluxe series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' 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 (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
          • 20 Medium Gold frets
          • Gold Open Gear tuners
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          Martin D-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

          8. Martin D-35 Johnny Cash

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          Martin D-35 Johnny Cash
          Playability 85
          Sound 89
          Build quality 90
          Value for money 73
          Overall Score 88
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          • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
          • Johnny Cash Signature
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 16" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Engelmann Spruce top
          • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
          • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
          • Select Hardwood neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Martin D-35 Johnny Cash
          • Made in United States
          • Expensive Wood
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Compensated 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

          9. Martin D-41

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          Martin D-41
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 90
          Value for money 72
          Overall Score 87
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          • From Martin's 1969 Standard series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 16" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
          • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
          • Genuine Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Gold Open Gear tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Martin D-41
          • Made in United States
          • Expensive Wood
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Compensated 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

          10. Martin D-42

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          Martin D-42
          Playability 82
          Sound 89
          Build quality 90
          Value for money 72
          Overall Score 87
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          • From Martin's 1996 Standard series
          • Made in United States
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 16" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
          • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
          • Genuine Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony bridge
          • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Gold Open Gear tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Martin D-42
          • Made in United States
          • Expensive Wood
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Compensated 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