Typically, the word “great” wouldn’t necessarily be associated with an acoustic guitar under $500. However, new techniques in manufacturing and wood aging are allowing some builders to offer quality guitars at a very reasonable price.
Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation has put together a list of the top affordable acoustic guitars. We’ve included the list below but you can find additional information like manufacturer links and prices for each guitar here. Also be sure to check out our article What Everyone Should Know Before Buying Their Next Acoustic Guitar.
Breedlove Pursuit Concert Mahogany
The Taylor GS Mini Guitar
Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat
Ibanez Artwood Series Tenor Guitar
The Loar Brownstone LH-204
Recording King Torrefied RP1-16C
Ovation Celebrity Standard Plus CS24P-NBM
Epiphone “Inspired by 1964” Texan