Top 6 Best Acoustic Guitars

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Acoustic guitars are warm, rich sounding instruments that should be in any guitarist's kit. These guitars are great for learning to play, and practising new songs on. Some are even electro-acoustic guitars which means that musicians can connect them to an amp for better sound and projection. The best acoustic guitars cost more money, but last longer, and produce a better quality of sound. Many of these models are also a delight to look at and play. A few of the best guitars are retro models or the original models that have been sold for several decades. Guitarists can purchase acoustic guitars at instrument shops, some retail stores, through the manufacturers, and online at musical instrument websites or eBay.
1 Breedlove Retro OM/ER

Martin Standard OM-21 SpecialThe Korean made Breedlove Retro OM/ER is based on the classic American Performance series of acoustic guitars. However, this blast from the past features more conservative styling, such as lacking a shark teeth bridge design. This retro guitar has great playability and warm sound without being boomy. It features a solid Sitka Spruce top, a solid Mahogany back, and laminated sides. A tortoise shell binding and Mother of Pearl inlay dots help to complete the styling of this retro guitar. The Breedlove Retro OM/ER is an electro-acoustic guitar, so musicians can connect it to a sound system for a boost in sound and for added audio effects.


2 Martin Standard OM-21 Special
Martin Standard OM-21 Special

The Martin Standard OM-21 Special is a modern version of a classic guitar. This acoustic guitar consists of Solid East Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce with a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The Martin Standard features great projection and clarity with scalloped "X" bracing inside the body. Guitar players looking for crisp, clean sound can find it in the Martin Standard. This guitar has a higher price tag, but it is great for strumming and fingerpicking.


3 Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45

Another electro-acoustic guitar is the Gibson J-45.. This great looking guitar has been popular since the 1940s. It features a Mahogany back and sides, and a Sitka Spruce top. The Gibson fretboard and bridge are Rosewood, and it comes with nickel grover tuners, a sound hole mounted volume control, and Active electronics. Mother of Pearl dot finger inlays and white bridge pins accent the look of this attractive guitar. Many professional musicians refer to the Gibson J-45 as "The Workhorse".


4 Fender Dreadnought CD-100
Fender Dreadnought CD-100

Guitarists can choose from a few models of the Fender Dreadnought CD-100 depending on their needs. The original CD-100 features a natural Spruce top with Mahogany sides and back, Rosewood Nubone Saddle bridge, 3-mm dot inlays, Dual Action Truss Rod, and white pins. Guitar players can also pick up a left-handed CD-100, a 12 string CD-100, and CD-100CE with cutaway and Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard PreAmp and Tuner.


5 Taylor Dreadnought 110
Taylor Dreadnought 110

A more affordable, but no less quality similar style electro-acoustic guitar is the Taylor Dreadnought 110.. The Dreadnought 110 features Sitka Spruce top, Sapele back and sides, a Mahogany neck, and Ebony fretboard and bridge. Guitar players can enjoy the clear treble, and open midrange sound, along with a great bass response. This six string guitar includes a Dynamic string sensor, and a Taylor-devised Active PreAmp. The Taylor Dreadnought 110 is ideal for strumming or flatpicking.


6 Gibson Acoustic Robert Johnson L-1
Gibson Acoustic Robert Johnson L-1

A tribute to the guitar Robert Johnson played, the Gibson Acoustic Robert Johnson L-1 is modelled after the musician's own steel-stringed instrument. This acoustic beauty is lovely to look at with Honduran Mahogany back and sides, and Sitka Spruce top. Although it is a smaller guitar, the Gibson L-1 produces rich, warm tones. Musicians can enhance the sound projection with hand-scalloped top bracing in the guitar body. The Gibson L-1 also features an Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl inlays, and Nickel Gotoh white button tuners.


How to Buy Acoustic Guitars

You can find a high quality acoustic guitar through eBay sellers. These guitars, whether completely acoustic or electro-acoustic, are great for musicians who love the pure, clean sound of a string guitar. Since these instruments are a costly purchase, it is best to take time to research the best models before buying. The better models are made from solid wood, and usually have a Mahogany back and sides, and a Sitka Spruce top. Look for extra detailing like Mother of Pearl inlays or Rosewood bridges. The eBay search engine is a good tool to help you locate a specific make and model of acoustic guitar quickly.
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