Best 10 Acoustic Guitars in 2011 May02

Best 10 Acoustic Guitars in 2011

All best 10 Guitars picks were chosen by our senior editor, depending on his personal opinion.
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1.

Alvarez FD60AMB Thin Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

It needs a bit of adjustment to the neck when you first buy it. I have run it through the mill at near 20 hours weekly performing with it. This guitar has excellent tone, holds a tuning, and is one good buy as an all-around instrument.

2.

Taylor Guitars GS Mini Reduced Scale Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar

This is one of Taylor's mini guitars, but it's no toy. The intonation is perfect and the sound is full. In fact, you'll be surprised at how loud this little guitar is. The tote bag is sturdy, with straps. If you have large fingers, watch out though.

3.

Taylor Guitars Big Baby Taylor, BBT, Natural

There must be some kind of mistake, or perhaps this is an experiment by Taylor. How can a $400 guitar sound so rich? This is the sound you expect from a $2000 instrument. It's hard to put this down, since it is both light and has that fantastic sound.

4.

Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar

The craftsmanship is outstanding, action superb, and the sound warm. It is ideal for fingerpicking, with the 1.8 inch nut. It is not quite a full-sized guitar, but not a 3/4. The finish is a semi-gloss, which both looks good and feels sleek.

5.

Seagull S6 Original Slim Guitar

Even after 5 months this Seagull sounds better each time I play it. The sparkling reviews convinced me to buy it sight-unseen. It is great to own a quality guitar made in Canada and not Asia. I do not regret buying this one.

6.

Ovation Celebrity CC28 Acoustic-electric Guitar

Some people complain that the action is too tough and needs to be loosened with extensive playing. I did not feel that way. The quality of play right from the start, without any correcting, was top notch for a guitar in the $500 class.

7.

Taylor Guitars Baby Taylor, BT2

If you are worried buying online, fill out the warranty guarantee online. This is an ideal smaller sized guitar. The lines are sleek and the sound is large. However, you'll want the mahogany version over the spruce. It has a richer tone.

8.

Cordoba C5 Classical Guitar

The cedar top sings beautifully, the action is low, and the combinations of woods is gorgeous. The amazing value was the bag. There is more than adequate padding and duel shoulder straps for back toting. This guitar is a complete package delight.

9.

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

This one has both rich lows and bright highs. The action is good across the whole neck. While it's not for the professional guitarist, it makes a great one for the beginner. The amazing thing is that Yamaha made such a fine instrument for this price.

10.

Silvertone SD50N Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

This is definitely a beater guitar or an ultimate beginner guitar. It does have a solid spruce top, giving a bright acoustic sound, but the rest is not mahogany as it seems. Nevertheless, this is an excellent buy for the money.