Best Jumbo Guitars With Flame Maple Back in 2024

Here are the top Jumbo style guitars with Flame Maple back. This wood has beautiful patterns only found in specific types of maple.

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 J-185 Original

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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'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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  • 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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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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2. Alvarez JYM80CE

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
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  • From Alvarez's 2022 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.512"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Flamed Maple back
  • Solid Flamed Maple sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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  • From Alvarez's 2022 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.512"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Flamed Maple back
  • Solid Flamed Maple sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Alvarez JYM80CE
  • Made in Japan
  • 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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    3. Guild F-55E Maple Antique Burst

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Guild's 2020 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Arched Flamed Maple back
    • Flamed Maple sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2020 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Arched Flamed Maple back
    • Flamed Maple sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild F-55E Maple Antique Burst
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Takamine P6JC

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 73
    Overall Score 83

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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    • From Takamine's 2013 Pro Series 6 series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Flame Maple back
    • Maple sides
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine Gold tuners
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    • From Takamine's 2013 Pro Series 6 series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Flame Maple back
    • Maple sides
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Takamine P6JC
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      5. Gibson Custom 1952 J-185

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      Playability 78
      Sound 85
      Build quality 85
      Value for money 68
      Overall Score 83
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      • From Gibson Custom's 2019 Historic Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermally Aged Sitka spruce top
      • Solid Flame Maple back
      • Solid Flame Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Belly up, holes at rear, open slot bridge
      • Acoustic V Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      • From Gibson Custom's 2019 Historic Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermally Aged Sitka spruce top
      • Solid Flame Maple back
      • Solid Flame Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Belly up, holes at rear, open slot bridge
      • Acoustic V Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Custom 1952 J-185
      • 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. Washburn J40SCE

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      Playability 77
      Sound 85
      Build quality 79
      Value for money 85
      Overall Score 80
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      • From Washburn's 2019 Heritage series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.3"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Figured Flame Maple back
      • Figured Flame Maple sides
      • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gold Diecast tuners
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      • From Washburn's 2019 Heritage series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.3"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Figured Flame Maple back
      • Figured Flame Maple sides
      • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gold Diecast tuners
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      Washburn J40SCE
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • NuBone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • NuBone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      7. Gibson Orianthi SJ-200

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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 69
      Overall Score 84
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      • 2 Prices - New from $6,499 >
      • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid AAA Flame Maple back
      • Solid Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs (Preamp/Active)
      • Two bar SJ-200 Moustache; Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Keystone tuners
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      • From Gibson's 2021 Artist Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid AAA Flame Maple back
      • Solid Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs (Preamp/Active)
      • Two bar SJ-200 Moustache; Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Keystone tuners
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      Gibson Orianthi SJ-200
      • 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 SJ-200 Standard

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

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
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      • From Gibson's 2016 Modern Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid AAA Flame Maple back
      • Solid AAA Flame Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Indian Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Two bar SJ-200 Moustache; Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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      • From Gibson's 2016 Modern Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid AAA Sitka Spruce top
      • Solid AAA Flame Maple back
      • Solid AAA Flame Maple sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Indian Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Two bar SJ-200 Moustache; Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson SJ-200 Standard
      • 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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      9. Gibson SJ-200 Original

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

      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
      • 25.5"'' 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)
      • SJ-200 Four Bar Moustache bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $5,699 >
      • From Gibson's 2020 Original Acoustic series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' 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)
      • SJ-200 Four Bar Moustache bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh Keystone tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson SJ-200 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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      10. Guild F-512E Maple Antique Burst

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      Playability 73
      Sound 85
      Build quality 89
      Value for money 67
      Overall Score 82
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      • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
      • Made in United States
      • 12 strings
      • 25.625"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Arched Flamed Maple back
      • Flamed Maple sides
      • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
      • Indian Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $4,399 >
      • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
      • Made in United States
      • 12 strings
      • 25.625"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce top
      • Arched Flamed Maple back
      • Flamed Maple sides
      • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
      • Indian Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Guild F-512E Maple Antique Burst
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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