Best Guitars With LR Baggs VTC Pickups in 2024

Here you'll find the best guitars with LR Baggs VTC 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. Gibson Custom J-45 Deluxe Rosewood

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Playability 78
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 71
Overall Score 86

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  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2021 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional belly up bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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Gibson Custom J-45 Deluxe Rosewood
  • Made in United States
  • 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. Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String

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    Playability 78
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86

    What our users think

    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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    • From Gibson's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Reverse Belly, Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
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    • From Gibson's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Reverse Belly, Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String
    • 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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    3. Epiphone Frontier USA Collection

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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 84

    What our users think

    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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    • From Epiphone's 2021 Made in USA series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Figured Maple back
    • Solid Figured Maple sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood; Belly Up bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $4,499 >
    • From Epiphone's 2021 Made in USA series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Figured Maple back
    • Solid Figured Maple sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood; Belly Up bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Epiphone Frontier USA Collection
    • Made in United States
    • 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. Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe

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    Playability 78
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86

    What our users think

    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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    • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Modern Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional belly up bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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    • From Gibson Custom's 2020 Modern Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
    • Traditional belly up bridge
    • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Gibson Custom Hummingbird Deluxe
    • Made in United States
    • 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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      5. Gibson J-185 Original

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      Playability 78
      Sound 88
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 71
      Overall Score 86

      What our users think

      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • From Gibson's 2019 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Flame Maple back
      • Solid Flame Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional belly up bridge
      • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $3,999 >
      • From Gibson's 2019 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Flame Maple back
      • Solid Flame Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional belly up bridge
      • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson J-185 Original
      • Made in United States
      • 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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      6. Gibson Hummingbird Original

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      Playability 78
      Sound 88
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 71
      Overall Score 86

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • 3 Prices - New from $3,999 >
      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional belly up bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $3,999 >
      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional belly up bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Hummingbird Original
      • Made in United States
      • 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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      7. Gibson 50s J-45 Original

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      Playability 78
      Sound 88
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 71
      Overall Score 86

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional belly up bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Strap Cream Button tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $3,199 >
      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional belly up bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Strap Cream Button tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson 50s J-45 Original
      • Made in United States
      • 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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      8. Gibson Hummingbird Faded

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      Playability 78
      Sound 88
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 71
      Overall Score 86

      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: Very lightweight (1 vote)
      • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • From Gibson's 2022 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gold Gotoh with Green Keystone Buttons tuners
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      • 4 Prices - New from $3,499 >
      • From Gibson's 2022 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gold Gotoh with Green Keystone Buttons tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Hummingbird Faded
      • Made in United States
      • 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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      9. Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter

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      Playability 75
      Sound 90
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 71
      Overall Score 86

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Walnut back
      • Solid Walnut sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
      • 24 Medium frets
      • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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      • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 16" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid Walnut back
      • Solid Walnut sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
      • 24 Medium frets
      • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter
      • Made in United States
      • 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
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      10. Gibson Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western

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      Playability 78
      Sound 86
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 70
      Overall Score 85

      What our users think

      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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      • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Adirondack Red Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Indian Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Rectangular, Closed Slot bridge
      • Acoustic V Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $3,399 >
      • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Adirondack Red Spruce top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Indian Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
      • Rectangular, Closed Slot bridge
      • Acoustic V Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western
      • Made in United States
      • 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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