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5 Best Acoustic Guitars For Beginners Under $500

The 5 best acoustic guitars for beginners 2020

Setting your sights on learning the guitar and buying your first acoustic guitar is a moment you’ll never forget, which is why it’s critical to select the right one to suit your needs and invest in a guitar that will keep you interested in your newfound hobby long-term. This guide to the best acoustic guitars for beginners will help you do just that.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many items have been harder to come by. We’re pleased to report that, at the time of writing, most musical instruments can still be found pretty easily and delivered straight to your door.

The guitars we have chosen for our best acoustic guitars under 500 dollars list are from experienced manufacturers.

Martin Guitars LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar

While the Little Martin is the smallest Martin guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany high-pressure laminate HPL back and sides. Its ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire.

Fender Sonoran S, Acoustic Guitar – Natural

A classic from the late ’60s returns with the Sonoran S, a solid spruce-top acoustic that exudes the magical feel of Fender’s past legacy. A great guitar for songwriters or musicians who want to rock out acoustically, the Sonoran S offers the sonic benefits of clear and articulate tone, scalloped “X” bracing for excellent projection. Great for rock, pop, country and all kinds of music, its vintage styling will help you stand out from the “rest, and its surprisingly affordability makes it an ideal way to get into playing a Fender® acoustic.

Taylor Guitars BT1 Baby Taylor Sitka/Sapele Acoustic Guitar

The Baby Taylor is the ultimate travel companion, delivering volume and tone that surprise for its diminutive dimensions. At three-quarters the size of a full-sized guitar, the Baby Taylor lives for the road. It also loves little hands, which makes it an irresistible choice for kids taking lessons, and artists from Lindsey Buckingham to Bono to Taylor Swift have used one for songwriting, recording and performing.

Taylor’s ultra-portable travel mate belies its size with a sweet, full voice and great tone. With its unique dimensions and tonal personality, players have used it in other creative ways, from high-stringing it to setting it up to play lap slide to adding a capo to evoke mandolin-like sounds. The Baby includes a Taylor gig bag for easy portability.

Seagull Entourage Autumn Burst Acoustic Guitar

Autumn is a time for change and the Seagull Entourage Series has undergone a beautiful change of its own with its new Autumn Burst finish! The Entourage Autumn Burst also boasts other exciting new features, such as an eye-catching white binding, a redesigned pickguard, and a richer/shaded finish on the back and sides. The traditional dreadnought shape is perfect to help your playing project over campfire sing-alongs or cut through any given acoustic situation

Norman Encore B20 Acoustic Guitar 6 String

The B20 is the original member of the Norman line going back to 1972. It features wild cherry back & sides, a semi-gloss Custom Polished finish and a select pressure tested solid spruce top. The sound (as with all Norman models) will only get better the more the guitar is played overtime.

RELATED : Read also our blog post on how to choose the right acoustic guitar

If you are still unsure of what type of acoustic guitar to buy, you might want to read one of our previous blog posts “Choosing The Right Acoustic Guitar by Shape and Size” which basically describes the six main types of acoustic guitars and all the variables to consider when choosing an acoustic guitar.

Final Thoughts

Not only are these acoustic guitars great for beginners, they are also amazing back up or travel guitars. So if your an experienced player, you will find something great for a small amount of money.

If you are a beginner however, then these guitars will be the best place to start. Not only are they built well but they come with great warranties. So not only can you enjoy the great sound, but peace of mind as well.

And if you’re still not sure what to get, please do not hesitate to Contact Us either by phone or email or even drop by in person if you can and it would be our pleasure to help you.

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