Best Orchestra Guitars With Mahogany Back in 2024

Here are the top Orchestra style guitars with Mahogany back. 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. 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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2. Cort Gold-OC6

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Playability 73
Sound 86
Build quality 79
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79
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  • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend System (Preamp/Active)
  • Macassar Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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  • From Cort's 2020 Gold series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend System (Preamp/Active)
  • Macassar Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Cort Gold-OC6
  • 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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    3. Guild OM-140CE Natural

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    Guild OM-140CE Natural
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    Playability 73
    Sound 86
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 83
    Overall Score 78
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    • From Guild's 2019 Westerly Collection series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1with Volume and Tone control (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Vintage 18Open Gear – Nickel tuners
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    • From Guild's 2019 Westerly Collection series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid African Mahogany back
    • Solid African Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1with Volume and Tone control (Preamp/Active)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild Vintage 18Open Gear – Nickel tuners
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    Guild OM-140CE 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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    4. Fender PO-220E Orchestra

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

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    • 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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    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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    5. Harley Benton CLG-14SM Solid Top

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    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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    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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      6. Cort Flow-OC

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      Playability 73
      Sound 86
      Build quality 80
      Value for money 80
      Overall Score 80
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      • From Cort's 2022 Flow series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Red Cedar top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gold Die-Cast w/ Ebony Button tuners
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      • From Cort's 2022 Flow series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Red Cedar top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gold Die-Cast w/ Ebony Button tuners
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      Cort Flow-OC
      • 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
      • Made in Indonesia
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        7. Cort SFX-CED

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        Cort SFX-CED
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 77
        Value for money 89
        Overall Score 79
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        • From Cort's 2021 SFX series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Red Cedar top
        • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides back
        • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic Modern "V" Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast w/ Black Knobs tuners
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        • From Cort's 2021 SFX series
        • Made in Indonesia
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Red Cedar top
        • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides back
        • Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic Modern "V" Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast w/ Black Knobs tuners
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        Cort SFX-CED
        • 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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          8. Washburn O12SE

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          Washburn O12SE
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          Playability 77
          Sound 84
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 83
          Overall Score 78
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          • From Washburn's 2018 Woodline series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic Washburn Woodline Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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          • From Washburn's 2018 Woodline series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.5"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic Washburn Woodline Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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          Washburn O12SE
          • Expensive Wood
          • NuBone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • NuBone Saddle
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • Laminated Side Wood
          • Laminated Back Wood
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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          9. Washburn O10SCE

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          Washburn O10SCE
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          Playability 77
          Sound 84
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 83
          Overall Score 78
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          • From Washburn's 2016 Woodline series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic Washburn Woodline Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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          • From Washburn's 2016 Woodline series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce top
          • Mahogany back
          • Mahogany sides
          • Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic Washburn Woodline Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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          Washburn O10SCE
          • Expensive Wood
          • NuBone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • NuBone Saddle
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • Laminated Side Wood
          • Laminated Back Wood
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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          10. Cort Core-OC Spruce

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          Cort Core-OC Spruce
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          Playability 73
          Sound 86
          Build quality 74
          Value for money 88
          Overall Score 78

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          • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
          • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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          • From Cort's 2020 Core series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce 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 2020 Core series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Sitka Spruce 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-OC Spruce
          • 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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