Best Grand Auditorium Guitars With Black Hardware in 2024

Here are the top Grand Auditorium style guitars with Black hardware.

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. Taylor 324e

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Taylor 324e
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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 84
Value for money 72
Overall Score 82

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 2013 300 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Satin Black tuners
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  • From Taylor's 2013 300 series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Satin Black tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor 324e
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Washburn G66SCE Spalt Maple

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    Washburn G66SCE Spalt Maple
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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 83
    Overall Score 78
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    • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid western red cedar top
    • Spalted Maple back
    • Spalted Maple sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 with Black Buttons tuners
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    • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid western red cedar top
    • Spalted Maple back
    • Spalted Maple sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 with Black Buttons tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Washburn G66SCE Spalt Maple
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Harley Benton EAX-500TL Black

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    Harley Benton EAX-500TL Black
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    Playability 73
    Sound 83
    Build quality 67
    Value for money 89
    Overall Score 74
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    • 2 Prices - New from €149 >
    • From Harley Benton's 2022 Standard series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.591"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Sapele back
    • Sapele sides
    • Okoume neck
    • Purple Heart fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Roseacer bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Machine heads Die-cast tuners
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    • From Harley Benton's 2022 Standard series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.591"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Sapele back
    • Sapele sides
    • Okoume neck
    • Purple Heart fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Roseacer bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Machine heads Die-cast tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Harley Benton EAX-500TL Black
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Expensive Woods
    • Laminated Top Wood
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Taylor 324ce

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    Taylor 324ce
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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 72
    Overall Score 82

    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: 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 2017 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    • 4 Prices - New from $2,499 >
    • From Taylor's 2017 300 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany 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
    • Satin Black tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor 324ce
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Black Tusq XL Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Washburn G20SCE

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    Playability 77
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 83
    Overall Score 78
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    • 2 Prices - New from $749 >
    • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Mahogany/Bound Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Diecast tuners
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    • 2 Prices - New from $749 >
    • From Washburn's 2020 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Mahogany/Bound Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Diecast tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Washburn G20SCE
    • 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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    6. Taylor 214ce-BLK DLX

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    Taylor 214ce-BLK DLX
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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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    • From Taylor's 2014 200 series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Maple back
    • Layered 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 2014 200 series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Maple back
    • Layered 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 214ce-BLK DLX
    • 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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    7. Washburn G25SCE

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    Washburn G25SCE
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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 77
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    • From Washburn's 2021 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2-way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Black with Black Buttons tuners
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    • From Washburn's 2021 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2-way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Black with Black Buttons tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Washburn G25SCE
    • 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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    8. Washburn G15SCE-12 String

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    Washburn G15SCE-12 String
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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 77
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    • 1 Prices - New from $849 >
    • From Washburn's 2018 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovankol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Black with Black Buttons tuners
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    • 1 Prices - New from $849 >
    • From Washburn's 2018 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovankol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Black with Black Buttons tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Washburn G15SCE-12 String
    • 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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    9. Washburn G55CE Koa

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    Washburn G55CE Koa
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    Playability 73
    Sound 83
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 80
    Overall Score 75
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    • 2 Prices - New from $999 >
    • From Washburn's 2021 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Koa top
    • Koa back
    • Koa sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Black with Black Buttons tuners
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    • 2 Prices - New from $999 >
    • From Washburn's 2021 Comfort series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.31"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Koa top
    • Koa back
    • Koa sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Mahogany Bound Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Comfort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • 18:1 Black with Black Buttons tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Washburn G55CE Koa
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • Laminated Top Wood
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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