Best Affordable Acoustic Guitars in 2020
Acoustic guitars are probably the most popular choice when it comes to learn a new instrument. There are so many options in the market that one can be a little lost when choosing a nice priced, quality option. Is this even possible? Can we find a really good but affordable acoustic guitar?
We have searched among the broad variety of acoustic guitars available, so if you are looking for a nice acoustic guitar to start, this may help a lot.
Find the perfect acoustic guitar in this list!
Taylor Mini Mahogany GS
Founded in 1974, the Taylor Guitars company produces premium acoustic guitars around the world, combining new manufacturing techniques with a craftsman’s attention to details.
The GS Mini series compiles compact and super portable acoustic guitars, with the patented Taylor neck that makes them so easy to play. This model adds a solid mahogany top and sides, and sapele wood on its back, to achieve a strong and balanced sound.
- Fingerboard made of genuine African ebony
- Features Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium strings
- Includes a padded Taylor gig bag
Yamaha Storia I
The Storia series of Yamaha is a collection of acoustic guitars that feature beautiful finishes and shimmering details like gold tuners and brass adornments. But the best thing is that these guitars are comfortable to play, with a perfect body shape and a slim neck.
The Storia I does not only look good with its perfect finishes, but it does sound amazing too. You will get a rich and deep projection and a clear sound in a very playable guitar suitable for anybody.
- Made of solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides
- Ivory inlay and rosette with golden hardware
- With a beautiful semi-gloss finish
Guild M-240E Troubadour
Guild is a company that has been manufacturing guitars since 1953. And the Troubadour is a compact model from its Westerly collection, with a vintage sunburst top that reminds us to the 60’s folk era.
With a combination of a unique Sitka spruce top with a mahogany back, this guitar produces a broad variety of balanced and clear tones and overtones. Guild has also paid attention to details when producing this guitar, as we can see in the mother of pearl rosette and the ivory body binding.
- Features D’Addario EXP16 strings
- With nickel plated open gear tuners, and bone nut and saddle
- Satin polyurethane finish for an excellent resonation
Bristol BD-16 Dreadnaught
The Bristol BD-16 is a surprisingly affordable Dreadnaught quality guitar produced by Blueridge.
Precision has been taken into account, as we can appreciate in its spruce and mahogany body, handcrafted by skilled artisans with many years of experience on their backs. The result is a lightweight acoustic guitar, with a rich and strong resonance thanks to its vintage forward-X top bracing.
- Features chrome-plated 14:1 die-cast machine heads
- Rosewood fretboard on a slim mahogany neck
- Scalloped braces on its top for a bright sound
Seagull S6 Original New 2018
Handmade in Canada with sustainably sourced wood, the Seagull guitars have in common the main elements of quality handcrafted guitars, but at a reasonable price.
This can be seen in the S6 Original acoustic guitar, with a pressure tested cedar top and a silver leaf maple neck that projects a crispy sound. The custom polished semi-gloss finish gives the final touch on this beautifully constructed guitar
- Wild cherry back and sides
- Includes a quality hardcase
- Rosewood fretboard
Jasmine S34C NEX Acoustic Guitar
Jasmine brings us the most affordable option on our list. The S34C is a grand orchestra styled acoustic guitar with a Venetian cutaway: a comfortable and easy to play guitar with a satin finish for an excellent resonance.
A feature we would like to highlight in this guitar is the brand’s “Advanced X bracing” that helps producing a better and more defined sound as the braces are placed closer to the soundhole. The top of the guitar will vibrate freely while playing it.
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Features chrome tuners
- Spruce top with Jasmine Advanced “X” Bracing
Guild F-250CE Deluxe
A jumbo guitar in this case with premium elements: mother of pearl rosette, Pau Ferro fingerboard and bridge, and flamed maple back and sides.
Its soft cutaway gives us an easy access to the upper frets for an easier playability. With its solid Sitka spruce top and the mahogany neck we will enjoy its extra loud sound with a perfectly sustained tone.
- Spruce body with maple wood top and back
- Features a Fishman Sonitone pickup with volume and tone controls
- With D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor strings
Fender Malibu California
Fender has designed a beautiful collection of acoustic guitars in its California series. Among the models of this series, we loved the Malibu: a beautifully crafted guitar available in many original colors and with a look like that of an electric guitar.
With a painted solid spruce top that produces an open and strong sound, the Malibu is an excellent option suitable for almost any playing style, with Fender’s quality behind.
- C-shaped mahogany neck similar to electric guitars
- Features a GraphTech NuBone nut and saddle
- With a Fishman pickup/preamp system and a built-in tuner
Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought
The Rogue RA-090 is an acoustic guitar made for any beginner who wants to acquire an affordable instrument that can produce a balanced and strong sound. This is achieved thanks to its body depth and width, designed for an excellent sound projection.
Other elements of this guitar to consider are the nickel hardware, as well as the maple bridge and rosewood fingerboard.
- Also available with a black or natural finish
- Made of whitewood top and back
- Nato wood on neck
Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar
Probably Epiphone’s best selling acoustic guitar, the DR-100 has a select spruce top and gloss finish, with mahogany back and sides.
As usual, Epiphone has taken into account all details when producing this model, as it can be seen in its premium hardware and the materials used in this guitar’s body. If this was not enough, this guitar comes with Epiphone’s limited lifetime warranty, to give some peace of mind when investing your money on your first guitar.
- With a limited lifetime warranty
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Premium Die Cast tuning machines
Taylor is a brand to consider when it comes to acoustic guitars, and this model is our favorite one. With its patented Taylor neck, it is a guitar easy to play and suitable for all ages. We also love the looks!
- The Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium strings
- The padded carrying bag