Best Ebony Fretboard Orchestra Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Ebony fretboard Orchestra style guitars. This is one of the most expensive woods there is, which is why it's mostly used for fretboards. It is dense, heavy, highly resistant and comes in a really dark color that gives any guitar a classy touch. Tone wise, it helps the high side of the spectrum and provides good sustain.

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 CP7MO TT

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Takamine CP7MO TT
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Playability 73
Sound 86
Build quality 87
Value for money 72
Overall Score 82

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  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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  • From Takamine's 2019 TT series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Thermal Spruce top
  • Solid Ovangkol back
  • Solid Ovangkol sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine tuners
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  • From Takamine's 2019 TT series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Thermal Spruce top
  • Solid Ovangkol back
  • Solid Ovangkol sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine tuners
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Takamine CP7MO TT
  • Made in Japan
  • 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. Cort OM-LE KA

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Playability 73
Sound 86
Build quality 85
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • From Cort's 2018 Limited series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) back
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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  • From Cort's 2018 Limited series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) back
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Cort OM-LE KA
  • 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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    3. Takamine EF740FS TT

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    Takamine EF740FS TT
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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 72
    Overall Score 82

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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    • From Takamine's 2016 TT series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermal Spruce top
    • Solid Sapele back
    • Solid Sapele sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $2,799 >
    • From Takamine's 2016 TT series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermal Spruce top
    • Solid Sapele back
    • Solid Sapele sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Takamine EF740FS TT
    • Made in Japan
    • 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. Cort Roselyn Redux

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    Cort Roselyn Redux
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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 76
    Overall Score 81
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    • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Master Grade Solid European Spruce top
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
    • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh 510Z Gold tuners
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    • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Master Grade Solid European Spruce top
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
    • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
    • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh 510Z Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Cort Roselyn Redux
    • 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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      5. Cort Abstract Delta

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      Cort Abstract Delta
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      Playability 73
      Sound 86
      Build quality 84
      Value for money 81
      Overall Score 81
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      • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Master Grade Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
      • Mahogany 1pcs(Walnut Reinforced) neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh 510Z Gold Tuner tuners
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      • From Cort's 2023 Masterpiece series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Master Grade Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro back
      • “AAA” Grade Solid Pau Ferro sides
      • Mahogany 1pcs(Walnut Reinforced) neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Slim Neck Heel Design Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh 510Z Gold Tuner tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort Abstract Delta
      • 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. Cort Gold-OC6

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        Cort Gold-OC6
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 79
        Value for money 84
        Overall Score 79
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        • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
        • Macassar Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend System (Preamp/Active)
        • Macassar Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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        • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
        • Macassar Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend System (Preamp/Active)
        • Macassar Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Cort Gold-OC6
        • 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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          7. Cort Gold-OC6 Bocote

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          Cort Gold-OC6 Bocote
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          Playability 73
          Sound 86
          Build quality 80
          Value for money 80
          Overall Score 80
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          • From Cort's 2022 Gold series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Bocote back
          • Solid Bocote sides
          • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
          • Macassar Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
          • Macassar Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
          • Acoustic Cort Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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          • From Cort's 2022 Gold series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Bocote back
          • Solid Bocote sides
          • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
          • Macassar Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
          • Macassar Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
          • Acoustic Cort Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Cort Gold-OC6 Bocote
          • 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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          8. Cort Gold-OC8

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          Playability 73
          Sound 86
          Build quality 79
          Value for money 84
          Overall Score 79
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          • From Cort's 2021 Gold series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Pau Ferro back
          • Solid Pau Ferro sides
          • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
          • Acoustic Cort Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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          • From Cort's 2021 Gold series
          • Made in Indonesia
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Solid Pau Ferro back
          • Solid Pau Ferro sides
          • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
          • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
          • Acoustic Cort Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Cort Gold-OC8
          • 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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            9. Cort Flow-OC

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            Cort Flow-OC
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            Playability 73
            Sound 86
            Build quality 80
            Value for money 80
            Overall Score 80
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            • From Cort's 2022 Flow series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 6 strings
            • 25.5"'' scale
            • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Red Cedar top
            • Solid Mahogany back
            • Solid Mahogany sides
            • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
            • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
            • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Gold Die-Cast w/ Ebony Button tuners
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            • From Cort's 2022 Flow series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 6 strings
            • 25.5"'' scale
            • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Red Cedar top
            • Solid Mahogany back
            • Solid Mahogany sides
            • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
            • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
            • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Gold Die-Cast w/ Ebony Button tuners
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            Cort Flow-OC
            • 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
            • Made in Indonesia
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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              10. Cort Gold-OC8 Nylon

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              Playability 73
              Sound 86
              Build quality 79
              Value for money 84
              Overall Score 79
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              • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
              • Made in Indonesia
              • 6 strings
              • 25.6"'' scale
              • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
              • Torrefied Solid Engelmann Spruce top
              • Solid Pau Ferro back
              • Solid Pau Ferro sides
              • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Cort Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Vintage Classic tuners
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              • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
              • Made in Indonesia
              • 6 strings
              • 25.6"'' scale
              • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
              • Torrefied Solid Engelmann Spruce top
              • Solid Pau Ferro back
              • Solid Pau Ferro sides
              • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic Cort Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Vintage Classic tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Cort Gold-OC8 Nylon
              • 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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