Best Dreadnought Guitars With Fishman Pickups in 2024

Here are the top Dreadnought style guitars with Fishman pickups.

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 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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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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  • 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. Washburn D100SWCE

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Playability 73
Sound 90
Build quality 80
Value for money 81
Overall Score 81
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  • From Washburn's 2020 Heritage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Satin Mahogany with Walnut Rails & 2-way Truss Rod neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ Blend EQ with built in mic & tuner. (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Graphtech Ratio Tuned w/Black buttons tuners
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  • From Washburn's 2020 Heritage series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Satin Mahogany with Walnut Rails & 2-way Truss Rod neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ Blend EQ with built in mic & tuner. (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Graphtech Ratio Tuned w/Black buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Washburn D100SWCE
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in China
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    4. Epiphone J-45 EC

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    Playability 82
    Sound 88
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 87
    Overall Score 82

    What our users think

    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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    • From Epiphone's 2020 Inspired by Gibson Acoustic series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.72"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
    • Reverse Belly, Indian Laurel bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
    • 3 on a plate: Ivory buttons, press in bushings tuners
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    • From Epiphone's 2020 Inspired by Gibson Acoustic series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.72"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
    • Reverse Belly, Indian Laurel bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
    • 3 on a plate: Ivory buttons, press in bushings tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Epiphone J-45 EC
    • 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 China
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Cort MR730FX

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 80
    Value for money 90
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Cort's 2017 MR series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides back
    • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Prefix Plus T (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover w/ Black Knobs tuners
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    • From Cort's 2017 MR series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides back
    • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Prefix Plus T (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover w/ Black Knobs tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Cort MR730FX
    • 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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      6. Guild D-140CE Antique Burst

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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 75
      Value for money 84
      Overall Score 79
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      • From Guild's 2017 Westerly Collection series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid African Mahogany back
      • Solid African Mahogany sides
      • African Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls (Preamp/Active)
      • Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear Nickel tuners
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      • From Guild's 2017 Westerly Collection series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid African Mahogany back
      • Solid African Mahogany sides
      • African Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls (Preamp/Active)
      • Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear Nickel tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Guild D-140CE Antique Burst
      • 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 China
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      7. Harley Benton CLD-30SCM-CE SolidWood

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      Playability 73
      Sound 85
      Build quality 74
      Value for money 87
      Overall Score 77
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      • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.591"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Cedar top
      • Solid African A-Grade Okoume back
      • Solid African A-Grade Okoume sides
      • Okoume neck
      • Pau Ferro fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore / Presys-II with built-in chromatic tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Pau Ferro bridge
      • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Machine heads Grover tuners
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      • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.591"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Cedar top
      • Solid African A-Grade Okoume back
      • Solid African A-Grade Okoume sides
      • Okoume neck
      • Pau Ferro fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore / Presys-II with built-in chromatic tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Pau Ferro bridge
      • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Machine heads Grover tuners
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      Harley Benton CLD-30SCM-CE SolidWood
      • Ivory Tusq Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Ivory Tusq Saddle
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • No Expensive Woods
      • Laminated Top Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      8. Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe

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      Playability 77
      Sound 88
      Build quality 89
      Value for money 70
      Overall Score 85

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
      • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (2 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 (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
      • 20 Medium Gold frets
      • Gold Open Gear 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 (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
      • 20 Medium Gold frets
      • Gold Open Gear tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Martin D-42 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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      9. Martin D-35 Johnny Cash

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      Martin D-35 Johnny Cash
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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 88
      Value for money 68
      Overall Score 83

      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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      • 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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      10. Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe

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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 89
      Value for money 68
      Overall Score 83

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
      • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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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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      • 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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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      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

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