The competitive nature of the acoustic guitar market is a double-edged sword of sorts. On one hand, companies are getting better at producing top-quality instruments at budget-friendly prices, but on the other, the sheer selection available is making it harder to choose the perfect guitar. And if you're a beginner, this choice is often even harder.
Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is set to bring some even sweeter deals on beginner acoustic guitars to the table. So if you're thinking of learning how to play guitar and you're planning to go down the acoustic route, now's the time to bag that strummer.
In the interesting of saving you time by narrowing your decision down, the team here at Guitar World HQ have been trawling the web for the best beginner acoustic guitar deals, and we've rounded them all up for you right here.
- Best beginner guitars: great acoustic and electric options
The top beginner acoustic guitar deals of Cyber Monday 2020 so far
Fender FA-135CE guitar: Was $199.99, now $149.99 (opens in new tab)
You really can’t go wrong with the big ‘F’ on the headstock. The slim neck and comfortable body size mean this guitar is impossible to put down, making the Fender FA-135CE a perfect beginner instrument. Natural, Black, Sunburst and classy all-mahogany finishes are all available from Guitar Center, who are knocking off $50 this Black Friday.
Fender CD-60S All-Mahogany: $199.99 at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
This classic version of the CD-60S has a warm, mellow tone with plenty of punch, courtesy of the all-mahogany body and solid mahogany top. Considering this is something that you’d usually only find on guitars at twice the price, you’re getting a serious amount of guitar for the money. The neck is slim and comfortable for players of all sizes, so those awkward chord shapes will be a walk in the park. For only $199, this guitar is a steal.
Fender CD-60S All-Mahogany Bundle: $289.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Fender’s all-mahogany CD-60S is a dreadnought acoustic guitar perfect for any beginner player. This bundle, courtesy of Walmart, gives you absolutely everything you could wish for to get started on the road to stardom. With a soft gigbag, picks, a Fender clip-on tuner, access to Fender Play online lessons and even more, you’ll be set to take over the world.
Fender CD-60SCE All Mahogany acoustic-electric: was $329.99, now $249.99 (opens in new tab)
If the standard mahogany CD-60S just isn’t quite fancy enough, you’ll love this limited edition acoustic-electric option from Fender. It’s still got the same slim neck as the regular model, but the cutaway provides easy access to the upper frets making those lead lines a breeze. The electronics are courtesy of Fishman, and include a built-in tuner, so you’re all set for live performances and easy recording. No mics needed here! Grab it today with $80 off at Musician’s Friend.
Alvarez Regent RD260CE Dreadnought:
$299, now $199 (opens in new tab)
The Regent Series from Alvarez offers stunning value for money already, but knock $100 off and that deal just gets better. With a laminate spruce top and scalloped bracing, Alvarez is looking to deliver as much resonance and sustain for your buck as possible. The dreadnought version is a great all-rounder, complete with on-board pickup, EQ, and a built-in tuner. The cutaway gives you full access across the fretboard, plus the sunburst finish is sure to appeal if you’re bored of natural spruce.
Alvarez Regent Series Grand Auditorium:
$299, now $199 (opens in new tab)
As with the dreadnought, this Grand Auditorium-sized acoustic offers a lot of guitar for the money. Featuring the same built-in under-saddle pickup and electronics, this is the place to look if you’re after a tighter sound and projection from your acoustic.
Mitchell D120PK beginner acoustic bundle: Only $129.99 (opens in new tab)
If you're just starting out on guitar, chances are you're not looking to break the bank buying your first instrument. And with all the necessary accessories, costs can rack up quick. If you want to get everything you need in one convenient, excellent value package, this Mitchell D120 beginner acoustic bundle is the option for you. It includes everything you need to get started: Mitchell D120 acoustic guitar, gig bag, clip-on tuner, strap, DVD, picks and extra strings. All for the humble sum of $130.
Fender California Newporter Player Teal Satin:
$429 $329 (opens in new tab)
This one breaks the $300 mark, but we promise, the extra investment will pay dividends. The Fender California Newporter Player is set up for incredible tone and playability, boasting a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, satin-finished mahogany neck, 20-fret walnut fingerboard and Fishman pickup system. Visually, it's a real eye-catcher, too. With a top finished in a luxurious Teal Satin, a two-ring rosette and a Strat-style headstock, you'll be turning heads all the while this baby's in your hands.
Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Cutaway:
$449 $379 (opens in new tab)
If looks are what you're after, look no further than the Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Cutaway in Wine Red. The finish alone is a head-turner, but that pickguard decal just demands attention. If you're a beginner with a little more budget to spend, this guitar will be a worthy ally in your quest for acoustic wizardry.
Yamaha F335 acoustic: was $159, now $135 (opens in new tab)
This acoustic gives users the feel, tone and classic looks of a dreadnought at a ridiculously affordable price point – it's an absolute must-buy for beginners. Simply enter the code CYBER at checkout to get 15% off in Black, Natural and Tobacco Brown Sunburst finishes.
Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $195, now $156, save 20% (opens in new tab)
The Oliver Jr takes the same grand concert shape as its big brother and shrinks it for the perfect portable/travel-size format. Here, the fretboard is swapped for ebony but that all-important solid top is still present. It usually sets you back an already affordable $195, but with 20% off this is the ideal guitar for playing at home and on-the-go.
Orangewood Echo: Was $295, now $236, save 20% (opens in new tab)
Dreadnought guitars are the go-to all-rounders. Orangewood's Echo takes this classic outline and gives you a well-specced guitar for just over $250 at the deal price. The top is solid sitka spruce, and while the sides are laminated, its appointed with Ovangkol at the bridge and fretboard, with a 25.5" scale length to make electric players feel at home.
Orangewood Brooklyn: Was $295, now $236, save 20% (opens in new tab)
What if you want a grand concert shape, but in spruce? Opt for the Brooklyn model. The squat shoulders and pinched waist combine the big, boomy punch of a GC, but with the added brightness of spruce, and the abalone rosette really pops against the lighter spruce top.
Save 50% on Fender Play, and 10% on Fender gear for a year! (opens in new tab)
Get access to an ever growing library of bite-sized, easily digestible guitar, bass and ukulele lessons tailored to players of all skill levels, and get 10% off all Fender gear for an entire year while you're at it!
These Cyber Monday deals are live now
- Sweetwater | Save 70% off guitar gear in their Cyber Monday sale (opens in new tab)
- Musician’s Friend | Up to 15% off qualifying gear with the code BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
- Sam Ash | Up to 15% off with the code BF15 in the Black Friday Now sale (opens in new tab)
- Reverb | Save up to 60% on thousands of pieces of gear all week long (opens in new tab)
- Pro Audio Star | Get up to 20% off new gear with the code BF20 (opens in new tab)
- Zzounds | Shop the latest time-limited Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab)
- Amazon | Explore all their latest guitar gear deals! (opens in new tab)