5 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500

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If you are on the hunt for a great acoustic guitar it is a good idea to do some research before hand so you know exactly what you want. There is a huge variety out there so we narrowed it down to the 5 best acoustic guitars under $500. All of these guitars would be excellent for any skill level from beginners to experts, making them awesome gifts as well.

Best Acoustic Guitars:

Fender T-Bucket 300CE

Starting off, the first guitar on our list of the best acoustic guitars is the Fender T-Bucket 300CE. This dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar has a beautiful flame maple top with laminated mahogany back and sides, as well as a mahogany C shaped neck and a rosewood fingerboard. This is a great sounding, sturdy guitar and definitely the way to go.

Yamaha FG850

Next, we have the all mahogany,Yamaha FG850 Acoustic Guitar. The Yamaha FG series really does an awesome job of proving that you can get one of the best acoustic guitars for a pretty reasonable price. And, because of the full mahogany body, you are really getting a steal on this guitar.

Epiphone AJ-220SCE

The third guitar we have is a little less money than the previous, however, the Epiphone AJ-220SCE acoustic electric guitar is still a choice you that you will not regret. Whether you are using it with an amp or just as an acoustic, it has a nice sound to it. The vintage sunburst is a great way to finish up this guitar.

Yamaha CG122MCH

If you are more interested in a classic guitar, the Yamaha CG122MCH is the perfect choice for anyone. Especially important is the  solid cedar top and 3-ply neck construction to make the neck stronger. Designed to be high end in sound quality, performance, and playability at a surprisingly low price, you are going to love this guitar.

Fender FA-100

Finally, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money the Fender FA-100 is a great way to keep the cost down and still getting a reliable guitar. It’s a well built acoustic guitar, and as long as you take care of it, you’ll have it for years.


What do you think? Have you played any of these guitars? Do you have any other recommendations? We love to hear your feedback!

5 thoughts on “5 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500

  1. Fender is known for having the worst acoustic guitars in the industry. The are dead and the tone can’t get past 3′ to 5′ feet.
    Yamaha was really great when they came from Japan. Epiphone Madter build are nice guitars. I like Sea Gull from Canada.
    Not a lot of money. I play it more than my Martin D28 because it just fits everything. I had mine a very long time.

  2. Pity. Those are all fine a/e guitars; but, the author’s research should have included JN (James Neligan) ASY-DCE (found at jnguitars.com). It is, to this ol’picker’s ears the finest sounding a/e I’ve ever heard. It is, to this ol’picker’s fingers, the easiest playing a/e I’ve ever played. Period. Price still stickers about $70 usd below the limit of the article. Just sayin’.

  3. I paid 300 € for my washburn d10s and it sounds much better than the fender and the yamaha above, even there is an ibanez beginners guitar wich sounds nice too for around 250 €

  4. Article was probably written after 15 minutes of research on the web.

    Would anyone who knows guitars write the following sentence?

    The vintage sunburst is a great way to finish up this guitar.

    There are tons of quite good guitars under $500. Try some out for yourself.

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