Best Grand Auditorium Guitars With Fishman Pickups in 2024

Here are the top Grand Auditorium style guitars with Fishman pickups.

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1. Martin M-36

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

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • From Martin's 1978 Standard series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' 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)
  • East Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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  • From Martin's 1978 Standard series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' 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)
  • East Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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Martin M-36
  • 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. Cort Gold-A6 Bocote

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 80
Value for money 80
Overall Score 80
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  • From Cort's 2022 Gold series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 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 South Korea
  • 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-A6 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 South Korea
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Washburn G120SWE

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 79
Value for money 85
Overall Score 80
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  • From Washburn's 2018 Heritage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Mahogany 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 with Black buttons tuners
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  • From Washburn's 2018 Heritage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Mahogany 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 with Black buttons tuners
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Washburn G120SWE
  • 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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    4. Ibanez MRC10

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 74
    Value for money 77
    Overall Score 77
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    • From Ibanez's 2022 MRC series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Nyatoh neck
    • Macassar Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup (Preamp/Active)
    • Macassar Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Comfort Grip Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    • From Ibanez's 2022 MRC series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Pau Ferro back
    • Pau Ferro sides
    • Nyatoh neck
    • Macassar Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup (Preamp/Active)
    • Macassar Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Comfort Grip Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Ibanez tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Ibanez MRC10
    • 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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    5. Harley Benton CLG-48CE Wide NT

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 86
    Overall Score 76

    What our users think

    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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    • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.315"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Walnut back
    • Walnut sides
    • Walnut neck
    • Pau Ferro fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
    • Pau Ferro bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome-plated die-cast machine heads tuners
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    • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.315"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Walnut back
    • Walnut sides
    • Walnut neck
    • Pau Ferro fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonicore (Preamp/Active)
    • Pau Ferro bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome-plated die-cast machine heads tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Harley Benton CLG-48CE Wide NT
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Plastic Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Expensive Woods
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    6. Martin GPC-16E

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 77
    Overall Score 82

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
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    • From Martin's 2017 16-17 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' 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 Matrix VT Enhance NT2 (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 2017 16-17 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' 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 Matrix VT Enhance NT2 (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Martin GPC-16E
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Ivory Tusq 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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    7. Cort Gold-A6

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 80
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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 with tuner and internal microphone (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 with tuner and internal microphone (Preamp/Active)
    • Macassar Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Cort Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Cort Gold-A6
    • 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. Martin GPC-11E

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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 76
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 78

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (2 votes)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (2 votes)
    • Weight: Lightweight (2 votes)
    • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
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    • From Martin's 2019 Road series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Sapele back
    • Solid Sapele sides
    • Select Hardwood neck
    • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX-T (Preamp/Active)
    • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
    • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 2019 Road series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Sapele back
    • Solid Sapele sides
    • Select Hardwood neck
    • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX-T (Preamp/Active)
    • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
    • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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    Martin GPC-11E
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • Low-Quality Material Saddle
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    9. 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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    10. Washburn G20SCE

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    Playability 77
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 83
    Overall Score 78
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    • 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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    • 3 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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