Best Jumbo Guitars With Mahogany Sides in 2024

Here are the top Jumbo style guitars with Mahogany sides. 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.

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-45 Standard 12-String

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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 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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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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2. Epiphone Texan USA Collection

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 90
Value for money 74
Overall Score 84

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  • 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: C (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
  • 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 Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Round D Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Cream Button tuners
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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 Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Round D Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Cream Button tuners
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Epiphone Texan 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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3. Gibson Custom J-45 Custom

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Playability 78
Sound 83
Build quality 87
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2024 Custom Shop Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Mahogany top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Session VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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  • From Gibson Custom's 2024 Custom Shop Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Mahogany top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R. Baggs Session VTC (Preamp/Active)
  • Traditional Belly Up, Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom J-45 Custom
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • 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. Guild F-40E Antique Burst

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 87
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
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  • From Guild's 2014 Guild Usa series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.625"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid African Mahogany back
  • Solid African Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control (Preamp/Active)
  • Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons tuners
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  • From Guild's 2014 Guild Usa series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.625"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid African Mahogany back
  • Solid African Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control (Preamp/Active)
  • Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Guild F-40E Antique Burst
  • 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. Cort Little CJ Adirondack

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    Playability 82
    Sound 83
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 88
    Overall Score 78
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    • From Cort's 2019 CJ series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Adirondack Spruce top
    • Mahogany(Arched Back) back
    • Mahogany(Arched Back) sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic V Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Vintage Open Gear tuners
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    • From Cort's 2019 CJ series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Adirondack Spruce top
    • Mahogany(Arched Back) back
    • Mahogany(Arched Back) sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic V Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Vintage Open Gear tuners
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    Cort Little CJ Adirondack
    • Expensive Wood
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No High-Quality Nut
    • Low-Quality Material Saddle
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      6. Alvarez LJ2CESHB

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      Playability 82
      Sound 85
      Build quality 67
      Value for money 88
      Overall Score 78

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      • Neck profile shape: V (1 vote)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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      • From Alvarez's 2021 Artist series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 23.622"'' scale
      • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
      • African Mahogany back
      • African Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
      • Engineered Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: SYS250 EQ with Backlit Tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Engineered Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Chrome Die Cast tuners
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      • From Alvarez's 2021 Artist series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 23.622"'' scale
      • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
      • African Mahogany back
      • African Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
      • Engineered Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: SYS250 EQ with Backlit Tuner (Preamp/Active)
      • Engineered Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Chrome Die Cast tuners
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      Alvarez LJ2CESHB
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • 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. Yamaha LL16M ARE

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        Playability 73
        Sound 85
        Build quality 70
        Value for money 81
        Overall Score 76

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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        • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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        • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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        Yamaha LL16M ARE
        • Expensive Wood
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        8. Harley Benton CL CLJ-412E NT

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        Playability 77
        Sound 83
        Build quality 67
        Value for money 86
        Overall Score 76
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        • From Harley Benton's 2020 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 12 strings
        • 25"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Mahogany back
        • Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II system with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gold-plated DLX die-cast machine heads tuners
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        • From Harley Benton's 2020 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 12 strings
        • 25"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Mahogany back
        • Mahogany sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II system with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gold-plated DLX die-cast machine heads tuners
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        Harley Benton CL CLJ-412E NT
        • 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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        9. 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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        • 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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        • 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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        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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        10. Gibson J-45 Standard

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        Playability 78
        Sound 88
        Build quality 90
        Value for money 75
        Overall Score 85

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        • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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        • 3 Prices - New from $2,999 >
        • From Gibson's 2022 Modern 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
        • Indian Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
        • Reverse Belly, Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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        • 3 Prices - New from $2,999 >
        • From Gibson's 2022 Modern 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
        • Indian Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
        • Reverse Belly, Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Grover Rotomatic tuners
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        Gibson J-45 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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