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                Best Gibson Custom Acoustic Guitars With Mahogany Back in 2023

                Here are the top Gibson Custom acoustic guitars with Mahogany back. This is the type of wood found in many top-of-the-line guitars, so that's a positive point for the build quality. This red-looking wood Mahogany is found in Africa and Central America and has great sustain and a warm tone due to its high density. The downside about this type of wood is that it's relatively heavy.

                Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. 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 1960 Hummingbird Fixed Bridge

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                Gibson Custom 1960 Hummingbird Fixed Bridge
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                Playability 82
                Sound 86
                Build quality 85
                Value for money 69
                Overall Score 84
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                • From Gibson Custom's 2017 Historic Collection series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Thermally Aged Sitka spruce top
                • Solid Mahogany back
                • Solid Mahogany sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: (/)
                • Traditional belly up bridge
                • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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                Gibson Custom 1960 Hummingbird Fixed Bridge
                • 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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                2. Gibson Custom 1942 Banner LG-2

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                Gibson Custom 1942 Banner LG-2
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                Playability 85
                Sound 85
                Build quality 82
                Value for money 69
                Overall Score 84

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                • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
                • Solid Mahogany back
                • Solid Mahogany sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: (/)
                • Rectangle, open slot bridge
                • Acoustic Historic Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Golden Age tuners
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                Gibson Custom 1942 Banner LG-2
                • 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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                3. Gibson Custom 1942 Banner J-45

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                Gibson Custom 1942 Banner J-45
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                Playability 78
                Sound 84
                Build quality 82
                Value for money 66
                Overall Score 81
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                • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Historic Collection series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
                • Solid Mahogany back
                • Solid Mahogany sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: (/)
                • Rectangle, open slot bridge
                • Acoustic Historic Set neck
                • 19 Medium frets
                • Strap open back, cream button tuners
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                Gibson Custom 1942 Banner J-45
                • 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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                4. Gibson Custom 1939 J-55

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                Gibson Custom 1939 J-55
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                Playability 78
                Sound 84
                Build quality 82
                Value for money 66
                Overall Score 81
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                • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Historic Collection series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 25.5"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
                • Solid Mahogany back
                • Solid Mahogany sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: (/)
                • Moustache, no inlay bridge
                • Acoustic Historic AJ Set neck
                • 19 Medium frets
                • Open back cream button tuners
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                Gibson Custom 1939 J-55
                • 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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                5. Gibson Custom 1936 J-35

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                Gibson Custom 1936 J-35
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                Playability 78
                Sound 84
                Build quality 82
                Value for money 66
                Overall Score 81
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                • From Gibson Custom's 2013 Historic Collection series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
                • Solid Mahogany back
                • Solid Mahogany sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: (/)
                • Rectangle, open slot, historic spacing bridge
                • Acoustic Historic Set neck
                • 19 Medium frets
                • Strap cream button tuners
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                Gibson Custom 1936 J-35
                • 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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                6. Gibson Custom 1934 Jumbo

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                Gibson Custom 1934 Jumbo
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                Playability 78
                Sound 84
                Build quality 82
                Value for money 66
                Overall Score 81
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                • From Gibson Custom's 2019 Historic Collection series
                • Made in United States
                • 6 strings
                • 25"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Thermally Aged Red spruce top
                • Solid Mahogany back
                • Solid Mahogany sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: (/)
                • Rectangle, open slot bridge
                • Acoustic Historic Set neck
                • 19 Medium frets
                • Waverly tuners
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                Gibson Custom 1934 Jumbo
                • 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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