Best Dreadnought Guitars With 1 7/8" (47.6mm) Nut Width in 2024

Here are the top Dreadnought style guitars with 1 7/8" (47.6mm) 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. Takamine JJ325SRC-12

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 82
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80

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  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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  • From Takamine's 2019 Signature series
  • Made in Japan
  • 12 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Ovangkol back
  • Ovangkol sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine Gold tuners
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  • From Takamine's 2019 Signature series
  • Made in Japan
  • 12 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Ovangkol back
  • Ovangkol sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine Gold tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Takamine JJ325SRC-12
  • 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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    2. Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX

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    Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX
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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 75
    Overall Score 80

    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 200 series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 12 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Lutz Spruce top
    • Solid Maple back
    • Solid Maple sides
    • Hard Rock Maple 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    • From Taylor's 2019 200 series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 12 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Lutz Spruce top
    • Solid Maple back
    • Solid Maple sides
    • Hard Rock Maple 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      3. Alvarez AD6012CE

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      Alvarez AD6012CE
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      Playability 70
      Sound 88
      Build quality 72
      Value for money 82
      Overall Score 77
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      • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
      • Made in China
      • 12 strings
      • 25.512"'' scale
      • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
      • African Mahogany back
      • African Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
      • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
      • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
      • 21 Medium frets
      • Premium Die Cast tuners
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      • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
      • Made in China
      • 12 strings
      • 25.512"'' scale
      • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
      • African Mahogany back
      • African Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
      • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
      • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
      • 21 Medium frets
      • Premium Die Cast tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Alvarez AD6012CE
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        4. Guild D-1212 Natural

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        Playability 73
        Sound 85
        Build quality 69
        Value for money 81
        Overall Score 76
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        • From Guild's 2020 Westerly Collection series
        • Made in China
        • 12 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid African Mahogany top
        • Solid African Mahogany back
        • Solid African Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Guild G-ShieldCompact Closed Gear tuners
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        • From Guild's 2020 Westerly Collection series
        • Made in China
        • 12 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid African Mahogany top
        • Solid African Mahogany back
        • Solid African Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Guild G-ShieldCompact Closed Gear tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Guild D-1212 Natural
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • 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-X2E 12 String

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        Playability 73
        Sound 84
        Build quality 69
        Value for money 80
        Overall Score 75

        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: Lightweight (1 vote)
        • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (3 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
        • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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        • From Martin's 2015 X series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 12 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Spruce top
        • HPL back
        • HPL sides
        • Select Hardwood neck
        • Select Hardwood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
        • Select Hardwood bridge
        • Acoustic Low Profile Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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        • 2 Prices - New from $649 >
        • From Martin's 2015 X series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 12 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 16" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Spruce top
        • HPL back
        • HPL sides
        • Select Hardwood neck
        • Select Hardwood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
        • Select Hardwood bridge
        • Acoustic Low Profile Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Martin D-X2E 12 String
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in Mexico
        • No Expensive Woods
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        6. Taylor 150e

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        Playability 73
        Sound 85
        Build quality 72
        Value for money 82
        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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        • 3 Prices - New from $944 >
        • From Taylor's 2014 100 series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 12 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Layered Walnut back
        • Layered Walnut sides
        • Maple neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast Chrome Mini tuners
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        • 3 Prices - New from $944 >
        • From Taylor's 2014 100 series
        • Made in Mexico
        • 12 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Layered Walnut back
        • Layered Walnut sides
        • Maple neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast Chrome Mini tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Taylor 150e
        • Expensive Wood
        • Ivory Tusq 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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        7. Alvarez AD6012

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        Alvarez AD6012
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        Playability 70
        Sound 85
        Build quality 64
        Value for money 83
        Overall Score 73
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        • From Alvarez's 2021 Artist series
        • Made in China
        • 12 strings
        • 25.512"'' scale
        • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
        • African Mahogany back
        • African Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
        • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
        • 21 Medium frets
        • Premium Die Cast tuners
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        • From Alvarez's 2021 Artist series
        • Made in China
        • 12 strings
        • 25.512"'' scale
        • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
        • African Mahogany back
        • African Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
        • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
        • 21 Medium frets
        • Premium Die Cast tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Alvarez AD6012
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • No Electronics
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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