Cheap Acoustic Guitars

cheap-acoustic-guitarsWhat does it mean “a cheap” guitar? Well, it is not a crappy wood piece that could be only put hanging on the wall. No way.

Although there are many times when this has been misunderstood, a cheap guitar should be threaten like a quality instrument for lower budget.

And, trust me, such a cheap instrument could be really magnificent sometimes. Not only because you are lucky (maybe).

Some instruments have really low cost of production, but still very nice design, measurements and combination of materials that could surprise you in an undefined way every time you go to the music store.

Best Cheap Acoustic Guitars Recommendation


  • The Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar brings the legendary “Hummingbird” into the 21st century with the new Shadow performer preamp and Shadow Nano Flex pickup system.
  • It has a solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides.
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Pearled Parallelogram inlays.

Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric can drive an all-acoustic band or be front and center at a picking party with its sweet, balanced tone.

Epiphone Les Paul SPECIAL-II

With the Shadow ePerformer preamp and Shadow NanoFlex pickup system, The Hummingbird PRO can plug-in and hold its own on any size stage.

It has the look of its bigger brother Gibson Hummingbird. And i could be said that its tone is not too far away from the several thousand Gibby. The hummingbird is just a winner here. For many reasons.

2. Squier by Fender Bullet Strat

  • Affordable 6-string acoustic guitar-great for beginners
  • Solid sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, die-cast tuners
  • Accented with black-and-white body binding, tortoise pickguard
  • High-gloss natural finish looks great under the stage lights
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty

It’s the perfect first acoustic guitar, and one with surprisingly full, round tone for the truly value-packed price.

Squier by Fender Bullet Strat

Responsible for the FG700S stunning voice is its complement of deluxe features, including a solid Sitka spruce top, a nato body, dependable die-cast tuners, and a rosewood fretboard.

If you’re wanting to get started playing acoustic guitar, let your journey start with an amazing instrument you’ll love playing for years to come: the Yamaha FG700S.

3. Lag Guitars Tramontane T80D

  • Body type: Dreadnought  
  • Non-cutaway
  • Sitka SpruceBack & sides: Tropical KhayaBracing
  • Body finish: High Gloss
  • Nut width: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Indonesian Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.4″
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: French satin
Ibanez GRX20Z

Every guitar in Lag Guitars’ Tramontane 80 range, including this Tramontane 80D model offers solid Sitka spruce top construction with a professional high gloss finish.

This dreadnought style guitar is finished with a mahogany back and a full, balanced tone that will excel in any playing situation. Lag’s are always stylish, kind of boutique guitars, affordable at the same time. This one goes really fine with the price it has.

4. Washburn WD10 Series WD10SCE

  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Exclusive Wood Rosette
  • 1/4″ scalloped sitka spruce bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Fishman Preamp

The guitar sounds great plugged in. The preamp is a Fishman preamp and is located on the upper left bout. It has a built in tuner that works with LEDs. Green in the middle and red to the right and left. 

When the light is green, you’re string is in tune. It also has a display on the tuner that tells you what note you’re playing.

Squier by Fender Affinity Telecaster

When you have the tuner activated, it mutes the output (great for tuning on stage). There is a volume control, a bass control, and a treble control knob. Best choice for taking the stage from your very first day!

5. Fender FA-100

  • Color: Natural
  • Black nylon gig bag
  • Natural glossy Basswood top

Fender is a brand. A major one. Maybe there are 3 or 4 guitar brands which always have something to tell and being everywhere. The FA-100 is our thing here.

Epiphone SG-Special

It’s priced so affordably that jumping in doesn’t require a big investment. This instrument features a protective and glossy finish encompassing the body, time tested quartersawn X bracing, a compensated saddle and laminated Spruce top.

Included with purchase is a Fender padded gig bag that lets you safely carry it wherever you go. Also included with purchase is Fender’s limited lifetime warranty.

6. Ibanez – IJV50 – Acoustic Guitar Jampack

  • Grand Concert Body Shape
  • Mahogany Neck, dovetail neck joint
  • Back/Sides: Mahogany
  • Solid Mahogany Top
  • Abalone Rosette
  • Chrome Grover Tuners
  • Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

The Ibanez – IJV50 – Acoustic Guitar Jampack Artwood acoustic guitar serves up big dreadnought tone and great playability. The AC240OPN’s solid mahogany top and mahogany back and sides give you a great-looking instrument with a beefy, yet balanced sound that’s perfect for strumming or fingerpicking.

Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD

If you’re looking for an affordable, smooth-playing acoustic that sounds great, then you won’t go wrong with an Ibanez – IJV50 – Acoustic Guitar Jampack Artwood acoustic guitar.

7. Ovation AB24A-4 Applause Balladeer

  • Spruce Top with Natural Finish
  • Mid Depth Cutaway
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Nato Neck with Satin Finish

The Applause Balladeer AB24A Acoustic features all the essentials of the classic Ovation Balladeer sound and style,

with a loud and focused voice, supreme playability and remarkable value that make it ideal for beginning and intermediate players.

Recognized Balladeer hallmarks are here, including the sculpted Applause-style headstock and center sound hole adorned with the classic Applause chevron-pattern rosette.

Ibanez RG450DX RG Series

Premium features include a laminated spruce top for natural and balanced tone; a middepth Roundback Lyrachord body for greater volume and projection, excellent balance and supreme durability; and a fast, easy-playing neck profile.

8. Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD

  • Body Body type: Dreadnought 3/4th-Scale
  • Top wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Baby
  • Profile Nut width: 1 11/16″ (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 22-3/4″
  • Number of frets: 19

Taylor BT2, although being little, sounds big. It feels like some part of the instrument is gone away, but still makes a lot of noise. Definitely deserves your attention. PErfect for a travel guitar. Looks nice and sounds good enough for a $330 guitar!

Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD