Best Dreadnought Guitars With 1 11/16" (42.9mm) Nut Width in 2024

Here are the top Dreadnought style guitars with 1 11/16" (42.9mm) nut width.

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 D-35 Johnny Cash

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 88
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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  • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
  • 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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  • From Martin's 2014 Custom & Special Editions series
  • 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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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

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2. Fender Highway Series Dreadnought

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Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 82
Value for money 88
Overall Score 83

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  • Neck profile shape: D (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Chambered Mahogany back
  • Chambered Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 20 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $999.99 >
  • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Chambered Mahogany back
  • Chambered Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 20 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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Fender Highway Series Dreadnought
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Taylor Academy 20e

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Playability 77
Sound 85
Build quality 72
Value for money 83
Overall Score 78

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  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $899 >
  • From Taylor's 2022 Academy series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Walnut top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Hard Rock Maple neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $899 >
  • From Taylor's 2022 Academy series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Walnut top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Hard Rock Maple neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor Academy 20e
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • NuBone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Martin D-15M

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 85
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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  • From Martin's 2013 15 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • East Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • East Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $1,599 >
  • From Martin's 2013 15 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • East Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • East Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin D-15M
  • 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. Martin D-15M StreetMaster

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 85
Value for money 77
Overall Score 82

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $1,599 >
  • From Martin's 2017 15 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Katalox fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Katalox bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Golden Age Relic Nickel tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $1,599 >
  • From Martin's 2017 15 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Katalox fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Katalox bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Golden Age Relic Nickel tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin D-15M StreetMaster
  • 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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6. 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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7. 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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    8. Martin D-28 Rich Robinson

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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 Custom & Special Editions 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: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic 1954 Rich Robinson Barrel and Heel Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Aged Nickel Enclosed Gear tuners
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    • 4 Prices - New from $6,999 >
    • From Martin's 2022 Custom & Special Editions 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: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic 1954 Rich Robinson Barrel and Heel Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Aged Nickel Enclosed Gear tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Martin D-28 Rich Robinson
    • 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. Taylor Academy 10e

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    Playability 77
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 83
    Overall Score 78

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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    • 4 Prices - New from $799 >
    • From Taylor's 2017 Academy series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Sapele back
    • Layered Sapele sides
    • Maple neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome (100/200) tuners
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    • 4 Prices - New from $799 >
    • From Taylor's 2017 Academy series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 24.9"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Sapele back
    • Layered Sapele sides
    • Maple neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome (100/200) tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor Academy 10e
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    10. Taylor 210ce Plus

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 74
    Value for money 77
    Overall Score 77

    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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    • 4 Prices - New from $1,299 >
    • From Taylor's 2020 200 series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Rosewood back
    • Layered 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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    • 4 Prices - New from $1,299 >
    • From Taylor's 2020 200 series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Rosewood back
    • Layered 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 210ce Plus
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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