Best acoustic guitars under $1,000 in 2024: get great tone for less

Two Taylor Academy Series acoustic guitars leaning against a wall
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With $/£1,000 on your hip for a new acoustic guitar,  you're in the Goldilocks zone that will take you from a beginner or intermediate-level instrument to something truly incredible. The best acoustic guitars under $/£1,000 are the perfect stepping stone to improving your acoustic playing and performance with solid tops, excellent electronics, and rock-solid hardware.

There's a lot of competition here, so to help you narrow things down we've used our collective decades of expertise in acoustic guitar to help you make the best decision. From perfect sofa guitars to jumbo-sized gigging machines whether you're a forward-thinking player or just like to keep it simple, you'll find your perfect match here.

You can trust Guitar World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing guitar products so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.

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