Best high-end acoustic guitars 2024: 10 of the most lust-worthy instruments for guitarists

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If you're prepared to sink serious money into an instrument, we'd wager buying one of the best high-end acoustic guitars is the best place to invest it. In a nutshell, it's where you're going to get the best bang for your buck. 

Every cent you spend will buy you an uplift in playability, build quality, materials and tone. If a good electric guitar requires a skilled luthier to piece it together, trust us, an acoustic guitar is on a different level. They are notoriously difficult to craft.

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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Simon Fellows

When Simon's childhood classical guitar teacher boasted he 'enjoyed a challenge', the poor man had no idea how much he'd underestimated the scale of the task ahead. Despite Simon's lack of talent, the experience did spark a lifelong passion for music. His classical guitar was discarded for an electric, then a room full of electrics before Simon discovered the joys of keys. Against all odds, Simon somehow managed to blag a career as a fashion journalist, but he's now more suitably employed writing for Guitar World and MusicRadar. When not writing or playing, he can be found terrifying himself on his mountain bike.