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All-Star Gear: Acoustic Guitars from Martin, Taylor & More!

All Star Gear: Acoustic Guitars

Your Top-Rated Acoustic & Acoustic-Electric Guitars

The acoustic guitar is one of the most intimate musical instruments in existence. With so few elements coloring your sound, a simple strum on an unplugged acoustic is a representation of the woods used to create it and the shapes they were formed into. Is it any wonder guitarists are so particular when it comes to their acoustic instruments?

Whether you prefer a rustic dreadnought, or a more modern-shaped Grand Auditorium-style guitar with the latest electronics, your taste in acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars says a lot about you. We've put together a list of our top-rated acoustic guitars with quotes from their proud owners. Check it out below and see if any resonate with you!

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Martin M-36 Acoustic Guitar

"This instrument is everything I expected and more. It will be with me for my life, I'm sure."
- Donna in Manlius, NY

"The neck is comfortable and easy to play, while the body is small enough to easily be played for hours. The tight grain of the Sitka spruce top is finished in beautiful gloss that you just have to see to really appreciate."
- James in Jacksonville, FL
$2,859 or 12 payments of $238.25 | Learn more »

Ovation 1778TX Elite T Series Mid-Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar

"The first time I heard the crisp, clean highs, the full-bodied lows, I knew it wouldn't be going anywhere. The action is exceptional for an acoustic."
- Rhett in College Station, TX

"This guitar is extremely comfortable to play and has a very well-rounded sound. It's a mid-bass focused sound with a unique resonance about it."
- Mac in The Beach, CA

"Was blown away with the quality and finish work on this guitar...A+. Looks like it would cost a lot more; should last me for a long, long time."
- Kevin in Lodi, CA
$699 or 6 payments of $116.50 | Learn more »

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

"The Martin D-28 is the ultimate acoustic guitar. All other guitars are compared to this one. It will be a cherished item in my family and eventually passed down to my grandchildren."
- Scott in Paragould, AR

"Everything a Martin should be. Clear, bright tone and immaculate appearance."
- Patrick in Falbrook, CA

"I will keep this instrument with me for the rest of my life. Heck, I may have it buried with me!"
- Bryan in Silerton, TN
$2,629 or 12 payments of $219.09 | Learn more »

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

"This thing has two outputs and two pickups you can blend to create stereo imaging. It sounds wonderful plugged in! I got the black one and it looks like something Johnny Cash would play."
- Paul in San Diego, CA

"I took it to the club and the band, as well as the audience, was blown away by the guitar. The non-musician audience members LOVED the look of the guitar, and the more music-minded loved the sound, the projection and the articulation of the jumbo!"
- Steve in North Hollywood, CA

"The WOW Factor for me is in the studio performance of the nanomag and nanoflex pickups."
- Timothy in Glen, MS
$429 or 6 payments of $71.50 | Learn more »

Taylor 814ce Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

"The ES-2 system is head and shoulders beyond any pickup system out there. The neck on this 814CE is the most comfortable neck I've ever played."
- Steve in O'Fallon, MO

"After playing for a short time, it felt as though I had been playing this guitar for decades. The action is outstanding and the sound is rich and full, crisp clear highs, booming lows, and sweet mids."
- Steve in Clinton, TN

"It sounds more beautiful than I had ever expected."
- Patrick in Honolulu, HI
$3,499 or 12 payments of $291.59 | Learn more »

Fender CD-60CE Classic Design Acoustic-Electric Guitar

"For the money spent this is a no-brainer! This guitar is absolutely awesome and the hard shell case is splendid!"
- Kevin in Asheville, NC

"I'm just a beginner but I could tell instantly that this blew the guitar I'd been playing out of the water."
- Lesley in New York, NY

"I hesitated because Fender isn't known for acoustics but, wow...this beauty blew me away. Well built, sounds great, plus a case that is good as any."
- Jason B in Church Hill, TN
$299.99 or 6 payments of $50 | Learn more »

Beginner's Guide to Acoustic Guitars
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