Best Jumbo Guitars With Rosewood Sides in 2024

Here are the top Jumbo style guitars with Rosewood sides. Since the ban of Brazillian Rosewood, this has become a rare and expensive wood. It's not usually used for guitar bodies because of this, and also because it's heavy. Instead, it's used mainly for fretboards. Sometimes it's also used for necks because it's an extremely hard wood (even harder than maple). Its tonality tends to favor warm tones.

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. Guild F-55E in Natural

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    Guild F-55E in Natural
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    Playability 77
    Sound 88
    Build quality 92
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 86
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood 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 C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood 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 C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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    Guild F-55E in Natural
    • 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. Martin Grand J-16E 12 String

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    Playability 77
    Sound 88
    Build quality 86
    Value for money 74
    Overall Score 84
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    • From Martin's 2021 16-17 series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 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 12 String Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 2021 16-17 series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 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 12 String Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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    Martin Grand J-16E 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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    4. Takamine P7JC

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    Takamine P7JC
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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 87
    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 2019 Pro Series 7 series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine Gold tuners
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    • From Takamine's 2019 Pro Series 7 series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Takamine P7JC
    • Made in Japan
    • 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. Yamaha LL36 ARE

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      Yamaha LL36 ARE
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      Playability 73
      Sound 85
      Build quality 82
      Value for money 65
      Overall Score 80

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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      • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
      • Solid Indian Rosewood back
      • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
      • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22) tuners
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      • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
      • Solid Indian Rosewood back
      • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
      • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: (/)
      • Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22) tuners
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      Yamaha LL36 ARE
      • Made in Japan
      • 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. Guild F-512E Natural

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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 92
      Value for money 69
      Overall Score 84
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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
      • Solid Indian Rosewood back
      • Solid Indian Rosewood 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 C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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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
      • Solid Indian Rosewood back
      • Solid Indian Rosewood 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 C Shape Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Guild F-512E Natural
      • 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 Custom SJ-200 Deluxe

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      Gibson Custom SJ-200 Deluxe
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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 Gibson Custom's 2019 Modern Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' 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)
      • Moustache bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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      • From Gibson Custom's 2019 Modern Collection series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' 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)
      • Moustache bridge
      • Acoustic Rounded Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Grover Rotomatic w/ kidney buttons tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Gibson Custom SJ-200 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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        8. Martin J-40

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        Playability 73
        Sound 88
        Build quality 89
        Value for money 68
        Overall Score 83

        What our users think

        • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
        • 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 1986 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
        • Genuine Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gold Open Gear tuners
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        • From Martin's 1986 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
        • Genuine Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gold Open Gear tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Martin J-40
        • 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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        9. Guild F-55 Natural

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        Playability 77
        Sound 85
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 67
        Overall Score 82
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        • From Guild's 2018 Guild Usa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.625"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Indian Rosewood back
        • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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        • 3 Prices - New from $3,899 >
        • From Guild's 2018 Guild Usa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.625"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Indian Rosewood back
        • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Guild F-55 Natural
        • 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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        10. Guild F-512 Natural

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        Playability 73
        Sound 85
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 66
        Overall Score 81
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        • From Guild's 2018 Guild Usa series
        • Made in United States
        • 12 strings
        • 25.625"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Indian Rosewood back
        • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Indian Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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        • 2 Prices - New from $4,099 >
        • From Guild's 2018 Guild Usa series
        • Made in United States
        • 12 strings
        • 25.625"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Indian Rosewood back
        • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Indian Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
        • See all specs and compare >
        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Guild F-512 Natural
        • 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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