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7 of the Best Acoustic Guitars Under $200

7 of the Best Acoustic Guitars Under $200

If you're an aspiring acoustic guitar player, there’s no need to invest in a high-end guitar when you're simply trying to master the basics. If you’re an established player, it’s always nice to have an extra guitar around the house for practicing and working out ideas without putting added wear and tear on your main instrument. Knowing this, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most reliable and best-sounding acoustic and acoustic-electric steel-string guitars from top-name manufacturers—all under $200. We’re sure these guitars will fit the bill without the bill giving you a fit.

Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar

One of Guitar Center's top-selling acoustics, the Yamaha F335 features a classic dreadnought shape and comes in your choice of three colors: Natural, Tobacco Brown Sunburst or Black. The F335’s bright treble notes and warm mids come from its laminated spruce top, which is paired with a lightweight meranti body, and rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Yamaha has finished it off with gold die-cast tuners, a urea nut and saddle, cream and black body binding, and a decal soundhole rosette.

Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar

Pictured: Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar

Mitchell T233E Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

With a striking all-mahogany body and built-in electronics, the Mitchell T233E Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable acoustic to plug in at their next jam session. Its X-braced top and auditorium-sized body deliver rich, warm tone with exceptional projection, while the slim mahogany neck offers a comfortable playing experience each time you pick it up.

Mitchell T233E Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Pictured: Mitchell T233E Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Epiphone Songmaker DR-100 Acoustic Guitar

Epiphone's Songmaker DR-100 is one of the top-selling acoustic guitars in their lineup. The DR-100 dreadnought features a spruce top, and mahogany back and sides. The SlimTaper C-shape mahogany neck offers a fast, comfortable playing experience. Other appointments include premium die-cast tuners and medium-jumbo frets and it comes in your choice of Vintage Sunburst, Natural and Black gloss finishes.

Epiphone Songmaker DR-100 Acoustic Guitar

Pictured: Epiphone Songmaker DR-100 Acoustic Guitar

Ibanez V70CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Ibanez V70CE is another dreadnought acoustic-electric with a convenient cutaway. Its tonewoods include a select spruce top with X bracing, laminate mahogany back and sides, and the popular combination of a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The V70CE’s built-in Ibanez AEQ200 preamp lets you plug in confidently with volume, bass and treble control. This top-selling guitar comes in Black, Violin Sunburst and Transparent Blue.

Ibanez V70CE Acoustic Electric Guitar Image

Pictured: Ibanez V70CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar

The most budget-friendly model on this list, the PR-150 is a workhorse starter guitar that offers the classic tone of a select spruce top and mahogany body. This full-size dreadnought features Epiphone’s SlimTaper neck for smoother play, as well as premium die-cast 14:1 tuners for easier tuning. The ‘60s-era Sloped Dovewing headstock and tortoiseshell pickguard give it classic appeal. Choose Natural or Vintage Sunburst.

Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar

Pictured: Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar

Fender CC-60S All-Mahogany Concert Acoustic Guitar

Fender's CC-60S All-Mahogany Concert Acoustic Guitar features a smaller concert-sized body and easy-to-play mahogany neck, making it a great choice for beginners working on their fundamentals or a more advanced player looking for a second guitar for the beach or the campfire. The all-mahogany instrument and scalloped X-bracing deliver a clear, articulate voice ideal for fingerpicking and strumming.

Fender CC-60S All-Mahogany Concert Acoustic Guitar

 

Pictured: Fender CC-60S All-Mahogany Concert Acoustic Guitar

Mitchell D120PK Acoustic Guitar Value Package

The affordable Mitchell D120PK Acoustic Guitar Value Package is built around the Mitchell D120, a full-sized dreadnought built with an Engelmann spruce top, and mahogany back and sides. The package also includes a gig bag, guitar strap, clip-on Deltalab tuner, guitar picks, extra strings and an instructional DVD.

Mitchell D120PK-Acoustic-Guitar-Value-Package

Pictured: Mitchell D120PK Acoustic Guitar Value Package

Looking for more great acoustic guitar recommendations? Check out our Beginner's Buying Guide for Acoustic Guitars and our look at the Top 5 Most Popular Acoustic Guitars

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