Best Orchestra Shape Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Orchestra shape guitars.

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. Takamine TF77-PT

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 87
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83

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  • 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 2012 Legacy series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Koa back
  • Solid Koa sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine tuners
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  • From Takamine's 2012 Legacy series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Koa back
  • Solid Koa sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Takamine TF77-PT
  • 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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2. Cort OM-LE KA

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Playability 73
Sound 86
Build quality 85
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
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  • From Cort's 2018 Limited series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) back
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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  • From Cort's 2018 Limited series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) top
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) back
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa (Master Grade) sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Cort OM-LE KA
  • 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 China
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    3. Washburn F11SCE

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    Playability 77
    Sound 84
    Build quality 77
    Value for money 89
    Overall Score 79
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    • From Washburn's 2019 Heritage series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid western red cedar top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome 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 western red cedar top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic Washburn Heritage Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Chrome Diecast tuners
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    Washburn F11SCE
    • 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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    4. Guild OM-150CE Natural

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    Guild OM-150CE Natural
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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 77
    Value for money 79
    Overall Score 79
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    • From Guild's 2018 Westerly Collection series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • African Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear Nickel tuners
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    • From Guild's 2018 Westerly Collection series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • African Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear Nickel tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild OM-150CE Natural
    • 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 China
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Fender PO-220E Orchestra

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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 83
    Overall Score 78

    What our users think

    • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: D (2 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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    • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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    • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.3"'' scale
    • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Mahogany back
    • Solid Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Fender PO-220E Orchestra
    • 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 China
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    6. Harley Benton CLG-14SM Solid Top

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    Playability 73
    Sound 83
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 90
    Overall Score 75
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    • From Harley Benton's 2022 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.591"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: HB-03 piezo system and preamp with integrated tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Bridge Pins bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Bolt-On neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Deluxe black die-cast tuners
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    • From Harley Benton's 2022 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.591"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: HB-03 piezo system and preamp with integrated tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Bridge Pins bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Bolt-On neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Deluxe black die-cast tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Harley Benton CLG-14SM Solid Top
    • Expensive Wood
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • 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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      7. Takamine CP7MO TT

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      Takamine CP7MO TT
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      Playability 73
      Sound 86
      Build quality 87
      Value for money 72
      Overall Score 82

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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      • From Takamine's 2019 TT series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermal Spruce top
      • Solid Ovangkol back
      • Solid Ovangkol sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine tuners
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      • 2 Prices - New from $2,249 >
      • From Takamine's 2019 TT series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermal Spruce top
      • Solid Ovangkol back
      • Solid Ovangkol sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Takamine CP7MO TT
      • 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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      8. Takamine EF740FS TT

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      Playability 73
      Sound 86
      Build quality 87
      Value for money 72
      Overall Score 82

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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      • 3 Prices - New from $2,799 >
      • From Takamine's 2016 TT series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermal Spruce top
      • Solid Sapele back
      • Solid Sapele sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $2,799 >
      • From Takamine's 2016 TT series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Thermal Spruce top
      • Solid Sapele back
      • Solid Sapele sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: TLD-2 Line Driver (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Takamine EF740FS TT
      • 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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      9. Takamine KC70

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      Playability 77
      Sound 85
      Build quality 85
      Value for money 72
      Overall Score 82

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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      • From Takamine's 2013 Signature series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Cedar top
      • Solid Sapele back
      • Sapele sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine tuners
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      • From Takamine's 2013 Signature series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Cedar top
      • Solid Sapele back
      • Sapele sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Takamine KC70
      • 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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        10. Takamine P3MC

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        Playability 77
        Sound 85
        Build quality 84
        Value for money 77
        Overall Score 82

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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        • From Takamine's 2013 Pro Series 3 series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Cedar top
        • Solid Sapele back
        • Sapele sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
        • Fixed bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Takamine Gold tuners
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        • 2 Prices - New from $1,799 >
        • From Takamine's 2013 Pro Series 3 series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Cedar top
        • Solid Sapele back
        • Sapele sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
        • Fixed bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Takamine Gold tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Takamine P3MC
        • 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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