Best Dreadnought Guitars Made In United States in 2024

Here are the top Dreadnought style guitars made in United States . Guitars made in the USA have the reputation of being the best instruments you can get. This statement isn't as accurate as a few years ago, but you should still expect top-quality from a guitar made in this country.

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 Hummingbird Deluxe

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Playability 78
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 71
Overall Score 86

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  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe
  • 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

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    2. Gibson Hummingbird Original

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    Playability 78
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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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    • 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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    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

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    3. Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic

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    Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic
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    Playability 77
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic
    • 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

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    4. Martin HD12-28

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    Playability 80
    Sound 88
    Build quality 88
    Value for money 70
    Overall Score 85

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
    • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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    • From Martin's 1931 Standard series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
    • Select Hardwood neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 1931 Standard series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
    • Select Hardwood neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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    Martin HD12-28
    • 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

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    5. Epiphone Frontier USA Collection

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84

    What our users think

    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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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    • 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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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    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

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    6. Taylor Builder's Edition 717e

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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    • From Taylor's 2019 700 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Tropical Mahogany neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Taylor Nickel tuners
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    • From Taylor's 2019 700 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Tropical Mahogany neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Taylor Nickel tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor Builder's Edition 717e
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Black Tusq XL Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone 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

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    7. Gibson Hummingbird Faded

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    Playability 78
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
    • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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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    • 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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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    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

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    8. Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter

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    Playability 75
    Sound 90
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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    • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Walnut back
    • Solid Walnut sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
    • 24 Medium frets
    • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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    • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Walnut back
    • Solid Walnut sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
    • 24 Medium frets
    • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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    Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Ivory Tusq 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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    9. Guild D-55E

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84
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    • From Guild's 2017 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2017 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild D-55E
    • 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

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    10. Gibson Miranda Lambert Bluebird

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    Playability 78
    Sound 88
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 70
    Overall Score 85
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    • From Gibson's 2023 Artist Collection 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
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Round Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh with Keystone Buttons tuners
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    • From Gibson's 2023 Artist Collection 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
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Round Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh with Keystone Buttons tuners
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    Gibson Miranda Lambert Bluebird
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone 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

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