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.
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.
Pictured: Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar
Fender CD-60 Dreadnought V3
The Fender CD-60 Dreadnought V3 is a beginner acoustic guitar with an inspiring sound. Its spruce top, scalloped bracing, and dreadnought shape deliver the performance you'd expect from a much more expensive instrument. A comfortable C shape neck with gloss finish offer a comfortable playing experience each time you pick it up. Choose from a Natural, Black or Sunburst finish.
Epiphone Songmaker DR-100
Epiphone's Songmaker DR-100 is one of the top selling acoustic guitars in their line-up. 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.
Ibanez V70CE Acoustic/Electric
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.
Pictured: Ibanez V70CE Acoustic/Electric 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.
Pictured: Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha Gigmaker Acoustic Guitar Pack
The Gigmaker Acoustic Pack is perfect for aspiring players unsure what to pick up. It includes Yamaha’s F325D, an entry-level acoustic with a laminate spruce top and meranti body, nato neck and rosewood fingerboard and bridge. With this pack, you can choose between a Natural or Tobacco Brown Sunburst finish. To help you get the most of your playing experience, the Gigmaker Acoustic Pack includes a digital tuner, strap, picks, and gig bag.
Pictured: Yamaha Gigmaker Acoustic Guitar Pack
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.
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