There are few things in life that yield benefits as great as those that you can receive from being able to play an instrument, and there are few instruments out there that are as impressive and as beautiful as the guitar, especially if you’re looking to show off. The guitar has been around for hundreds of years, and stringed instruments similar to the guitar have been around even longer. Thankfully, we’ve moved on from the days where we used various disgusting substances for strings, and into a golden age where anyone with a few hundred dollars can get a decent guitar shipped to their home.
Best Acoustic Guitar – Comparison Table
This article is going to take a look at a few of the better guitars that are out there, and to rate them, to help you to figure out if they’re the guitar that you want to spend your hard-earned money on or not. We’ve got a lot of guitars to get through, so before we get into an in-depth review of the guitars in question, let us first take a general look at them through a table. The table shows the best acoustic guitars out there right now in 2017.
|Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides||L. R. Baggs Element Pickup|
|Gibson J-200 Standard Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top, Eastern Curly Maple back and sides||Fishman Ellipse Aura Electronics Package|
|Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top and Honduras Mahogany back and sides||L.R. Baggs Element Pickup|
|Martin HD28 Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides||None|
|Martin 000-15M Acoustic Guitar||20||All Mahogany||None|
|Martin D-35 Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides||None|
|Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top and Layered Sapele back and sides||Taylor ES2 Pickup|
|Tayler 314ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top and Layered Sapele back and sides||Taylor Expression System 2 Pickup|
|Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back||Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics|
|Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar||20||Sitka Spruce Top and Rosewood back and sides||None|
|Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic Guitar||21||Spruce top, Laminated back and sides||Fishman Sonicore Pickups|
|Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Cutaway Acoustic Guitar||20||Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Maple body and back||Single-Coil Gretsch Pickup|
|Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher Fideli’Tron Acoustic Guitar||16||Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany body||Fideli’Tron Pickup|
|Takamine GJ72CE-BSB Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic Guitar||20||Spruce top, Maple back||TK40D Preamp|
This table shows you just a small amount of the massive amount of information that has to go into picking the best acoustic guitar for you and your own needs. Acoustic guitars these days are made by dozens of reputable companies that are located all around the world. Today, many American guitar companies are outsourcing some of their production to China, Japan, Mexico, and Indonesia, and the product that they make can be argued to be not as high quality as they should be.
To be quite honest, if you are looking to find a good guitar, you are going to need to do a fair amount of research. There are so many different guitars, and different variants of guitars, that you are unlikely to ever encounter all the lines currently being offered by any guitar company, let alone all the common guitar models being offered in the US and Europe. With this being the case, picking out the best guitar for you has become a much more difficult task. But luckily, I’m here to help. The table above should have given you a decent idea of what it is that you are looking for in a guitar, and now we can do a bit of an in-depth look at the guitars that are on the market right now.