Best Mahogany Top Acoustic Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Mahogany top acoustic guitars. 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. Ibanez AE440

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Playability 77
Sound 89
Build quality 84
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
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  • From Ibanez's 2021 AE series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid African Mahogany top
  • Solid African Mahogany back
  • Solid African Mahogany sides
  • African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ibanez AP11 Magnetic, T-bar Undersaddle & Contact (Preamp/Active)
  • Macassar Ebony scalloped bridge
  • Acoustic Advanced Comfort Grip Set neck
  • 20 Jumbo frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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  • From Ibanez's 2021 AE series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid African Mahogany top
  • Solid African Mahogany back
  • Solid African Mahogany sides
  • African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ibanez AP11 Magnetic, T-bar Undersaddle & Contact (Preamp/Active)
  • Macassar Ebony scalloped bridge
  • Acoustic Advanced Comfort Grip Set neck
  • 20 Jumbo frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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Ibanez AE440
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Taylor GTe Mahogany

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Playability 82
Sound 86
Build quality 82
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83

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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: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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  • From Taylor's 2022 GT series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.125"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Eucalyptus fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Eucalyptus bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Nickel Mini tuners
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  • From Taylor's 2022 GT series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.125"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Eucalyptus fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Eucalyptus bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Nickel Mini tuners
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Taylor GTe Mahogany
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • 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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    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. Fender Highway Series Parlor

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    Playability 85
    Sound 84
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 88
    Overall Score 83

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    • Neck profile shape: D (2 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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    • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany top
    • Chambered Mahogany back
    • Chambered Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
    • Modern Viking bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
    • 20 Narrow Tall frets
    • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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    • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany top
    • Chambered Mahogany back
    • Chambered Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
    • Modern Viking bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
    • 20 Narrow Tall frets
    • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Fender Highway Series Parlor
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Ivory Tusq Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • 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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    5. Martin D-15M

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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)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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    • From Martin's 2013 15 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Mahogany top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • East Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
    • East Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    • From Martin's 2013 15 series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Mahogany top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • East Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
    • East Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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    Martin D-15M
    • 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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    6. Alvarez FYM66HD

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    Playability 77
    Sound 84
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 72
    Overall Score 82

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: V (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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    • From Alvarez's 2018 Yairi series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany top
    • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany back
    • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany sides
    • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
    • Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • 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 2018 Yairi series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany top
    • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany back
    • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany sides
    • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
    • Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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    Alvarez FYM66HD
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Ivory Tusq 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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    7. Guild M-20 Natural

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    Playability 78
    Sound 84
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 75
    Overall Score 80
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid African Mahogany top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons tuners
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    • From Guild's 2021 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid African Mahogany top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons tuners
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    Guild M-20 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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    8. ESP LTD TL-6

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 77
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 80
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    • From ESP LTD's 2024 Thinline series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
    • Quilted Maple top
    • Mahogany top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • 3Pc Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman S-Core Pickup, Fishman TL-3 Preamp w/ Onboard Tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Jatoba w/ Graphtech XB bridge
    • Acoustic Thin U Set neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    • From ESP LTD's 2024 Thinline series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
    • Quilted Maple top
    • Mahogany top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • 3Pc Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman S-Core Pickup, Fishman TL-3 Preamp w/ Onboard Tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Jatoba w/ Graphtech XB bridge
    • Acoustic Thin U Set neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    ESP LTD TL-6
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • NuBone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 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. 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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      10. Cort Core-DC Mahogany

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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 79
      Value for money 85
      Overall Score 80

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      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
      • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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      • From Cort's 2022 Core series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.3"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Mahogany top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Die-Cast w/ Black Knobs tuners
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      • From Cort's 2022 Core series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.3"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Mahogany top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Die-Cast w/ Black Knobs tuners
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      Cort Core-DC Mahogany
      • 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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