Best acoustic bass guitars: Unplug and play with our pick of top acoustic basses

Taylor acoustic bass guitar leaning against a wall
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Us humble bass players shouldn’t be excluded from a good round of Wonderwall at a house party just because we’ve got two fewer strings than the guitarist, right? Fear not – we’ve gathered up today’s best acoustic bass guitars so you can join right in. 

All party tune clichés aside, an acoustic bass is a great option if you’re doing some traveling and want to be heard, without having to worry about amplification. They’re perfect for writing with other musicians too – you can all grab your acoustics and jam away without things getting too loud, but you’ll still be heard.

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.

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