Best Spruce Top Dreadnought Mini Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Spruce top Dreadnought Mini style guitars. This wood has a light color with tight grain patterns. It's very stiff but relatively light. It's known for producing a well-rounded tone with a broad dynamic range.

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. Martin DJr-10

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Martin DJr-10
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Playability 82
Sound 85
Build quality 74
Value for money 85
Overall Score 80

What our users think

  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • From Martin's 2021 Junior series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce or Sapele top
  • Solid Sapele back
  • Solid Sapele sides
  • Select Hardwood neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Dreadnought Junior Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $599 >
  • From Martin's 2021 Junior series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce or Sapele top
  • Solid Sapele back
  • Solid Sapele sides
  • Select Hardwood neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Dreadnought Junior Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin DJr-10
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Taylor BT1e

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Taylor BT1e
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Playability 82
Sound 84
Build quality 72
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $549 >
  • From Taylor's 2017 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Hard Rock Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $549 >
  • From Taylor's 2017 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Hard Rock Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor BT1e
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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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3. Taylor Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBTe

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Taylor Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBTe
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Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 72
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $549 >
  • From Taylor's 2012 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Sapele neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $549 >
  • From Taylor's 2012 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Sapele neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBTe
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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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4. Taylor Big Baby Taylor BBTe

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Taylor Big Baby Taylor BBTe
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Playability 73
Sound 84
Build quality 72
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $599 >
  • From Taylor's 2015 Big Baby series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Hard Rock Maple neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $599 >
  • From Taylor's 2015 Big Baby series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Hard Rock Maple neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor Big Baby Taylor BBTe
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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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5. Taylor Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBT

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Taylor Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBT
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Playability 78
Sound 79
Build quality 67
Value for money 85
Overall Score 75

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $449 >
  • From Taylor's 2012 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Maple neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 2 Prices - New from $449 >
  • From Taylor's 2012 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Maple neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor Taylor Swift Baby Taylor TSBT
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Taylor Baby Taylor BT1

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Taylor Baby Taylor BT1
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Playability 78
Sound 79
Build quality 67
Value for money 85
Overall Score 75

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
Own it? Share your opinion
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  • 4 Prices - New from $399 >
  • From Taylor's 2012 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 4 Prices - New from $399 >
  • From Taylor's 2012 Baby Taylor series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 22.75"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Walnut back
  • Layered Walnut sides
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor Baby Taylor BT1
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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