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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 form. 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 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 000-15M Acoustic Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"The deep and rich lows give your sound that beefy bottom end that an acoustic needs and the sharp and snappy mids/highs round out that signature sound for a balanced but definitely deep sound."
- Neil in San Antonio, TX

"Every joint, seam and square inch of the finish is absolutely perfect. When you first play it you will fall in love with this guitar, what a sound it has from heavy strumming to light picking and fingerstyle!"
- Paul in Cincinnati, OH

"The day it arrived I played it for 3 hours uninterrupted and had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep. The minimalist design and appointments are perfect for me. Martin lets the sound do the talking on this one."
- Michael in Cleveland Heights, OH
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Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"This guitar feels great to hold and play, especially for a short person like me who also has small hands. Even if you're a larger person, don't let the size scare you away. And what can I say about the sound? It's truly amazing. Mellow, warm and sweet with awesome projection and sustain."
- Rachel in Peshtigo, WI

"This little guitar is awesome! Well-made, sounds amazing, is reasonably priced and comes with a fantastic gig bag!"
- Todd in Palmetto, FL

"The ebony feels smooth and is extremely easy to play. I'm mostly an electric player and this neck makes it very easy on my hands. The tone is quite even and has a touch of the darker hog tone you want in a mahogany guitar."
- Chris
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Ovation 1778TX Elite T Series Mid-Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"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
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Ibanez AW54 Artwood Acoustic Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"This guitar is amazing and the action and sound quality are almost unbelievable. This can be an everyday guitar and I would record with it."
- Michael in Strongsville, OH

"The sound is amazingly clear, crisp, with some punch to it and it has a long sustain. Great tones all around. Super fun to play. A very pleasing voice from this all-wood acoustic."
- Sheridan in Mobile, AL

"It's got tons of warm mids and bass and the treble has a sweet tone. I really did say out loud, how did Ibanez do this for the price?"
- Robert in Millville, NJ
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Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Parlor Flat Top Acoustic Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"This guitar has a great tone for blues. The set up was dead-on and it plays so easy. I never expected it to play so good and sound so sweet for this price!"
- Gunner in Tooele, UT

"The sound is bright but at the same time has a little more bass than expected. It's light and comfortable to sit on the couch and play, well worth the price."
- Waylon in Hazel Green, AL

"I am in love with this guitar, it plays well out of the box and the action is perfect. Don't let the price fool you, this guitar is for real."
- Dave in Phoenix, OR
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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"Amazing. The nicest acoustic I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Almost impossible to put down."
- Sean in Seattle, WA

"The workmanship of the guitar is flawless, and the materials are as well."

"This is the guitar of my dreams! The tone will blow you away! The neck is perfect! The builders at Martin are true professionals. When I opened the case I got chills on my neck! Get a D-18 and I promise you won't regret it. Plenty of bass without drowning out the notes."
- John in Staten Island, NY
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Epiphone EJ-200SCE Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"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
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Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"The volume, like the tone, is up to you. If you dig in, it will rattle the fillings out of your mouth. If you play gently, the sweetness of the sound will give you cavities."
- Dru C

"WOW! This guitar sounds good. Very bright and an expanded midrange that makes for wonderful sound. I was also very surprised at the projection from such a small body guitar."
- Thomas in Warner Robins, GA

"The mahogany top gives this guitar a sound closer to the old ladder braced guitars of the '30s, which is great for fingerpicking blues and folk music. It's a 'clearer' sound but there are still nice, very well balanced harmonics, making it even better than the old ones."
- Terry in Caro, MI
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Guild D-240E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"This guitar is worth every penny of the purchase price, and then some. It sounds great, it plays easy, and the satin finish looks and feels amazing."
- Patrick in Elkton, VA

"This guitar is amazing and for the price you really can't buy a better, nicer sounding guitar."
- Patrick in Pico Rivera, CA

"Right out of the box the guitar sounded great. Great action, tone and overall sound! The electronics are conveniently placed near the soundhole and are crystal clear."
- Daniel in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Ibanez TCY10E Talman Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Our Customers Say...
"Must say I am very pleased with the overall quality, tone and most of all the compact size and the light weight of this gorgeous guitar."
- Gary in Seymour, IN

"Great guitar -- love the built-in tuner and it's acoustic/electric so I can plug it in too! I love mine and would highly recommend, a great guitar for the price."
- Brad in Springfield, MO

"Great feel. So comfortable and has a really good sound. If you want a good acoustic-electric then you need to grab one of these."
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Beginner's Guide to Acoustic Guitars
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