10 best acoustic guitars under $200 that you should check right now!

Best acoustic guitars under $200. If someone had told you that good music comes with a price tag, we are going to proof them wrong. You do not need to be a super hardcore guitarist with a high end guitar to create excellent music.  

In this article, I have compiled a list of top/best acoustic guitars under $200, which includes the best budget friendly guitars that you can find for yourself. 


But wait. The fact that these guitars are priced low does not mean that they are low in quality. These guitars are at the price range of 200 USD and can be considered as the best pick for any beginner who just wants to practice the instrument.  

If you are just starting out then select one from this list of best acoustic guitar under $200.Explore the instrument, practice hard and no one can stop you from becoming a ROCKSTAR.

Let me not make you wait for  long.  But before that do remember that the list is not arranged in any particular order. Here are our top 5 picks.

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Now that you have known the names of the guitars that has fulfilled our criteria to be in the list of best acoustic guitar under 200,  lets have a detailed look at these top rated guitars. I am quite sure there will be nothing to regret if you select one of these guitars.

Jasmine 6 String Acoustic Guitar

Jasmine guitars were originally made by a Japanese guitar manufacturer named Takamine. The production and ownership of Jasmine guitars are now shifted to an another company called KMC Music Company that produces stringed instruments whose quality is highly recognised by musicians across the globe. 


The Jasmine JO36-NAT is one of such orchestra styled guitar which is known for the sweet sound that it produces. The guitar comes with an advanced “X” bracing. The feel and comfort in playing the guitar is exceptional due to the slim neck and short 24 ¾’ scale length.

Besides these, the guitar has a phenomenal make and design in which the sapele back and sides as well as the spruce top renders a huge contribution. Finally, the premium features also include rosewood fingerboard and bridge, pearloid rosette and  full gloss natural finish.

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Epiphone dr-100 acoustic guitar

Epiphone is an American acoustic guitar manufacturer who is known for producing different models of affordable entry level acoustic guitars. The DR-100 is one of such model that will definitely surprise you with its sweet tone and great features.


The Epiphone DR-100 model is certainly one of the elites in this price range and once you purchase the product, I bet you will not be able to resist yourself from strumming a few chords on it. Even though this is an entry-level guitar, you will be taken aback by its make and design . The instrument features mahogany back and sides whereas the top is made of select spruce. The fingerboard and bridge are made of rosewood.

      The guitar though is priced like a beginner but definitely is versatile enough to attract amateur and advanced players. Surely enough this guitar has created a new standard for guitars of this price range. Remember that this model of epiphone guitar comes in three variants-  a) Vintage Sunburst b) Ebony and c) Natural.

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Yamaha FD01S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar

Even if you are an absolute beginner in the field of music, I guess Yamaha does not need any introduction. The brand that manufacturers quality musical instruments from ages has grown up to be the largest manufacturer of not only guitars but also other instruments like piano, violins, cello, drums etc. 

The FD01S model was launched by Yamaha in the year 2006-07. Since then the guitar has been a perfect choice for both beginners as well as seasoned guitarists. The best thing about this guitar is that since it is coming from the house of a reputable brand, there is no doubt it quality or design and make.

The materials used in making the guitar are  of premium quality. The top is made of solid spruce whereas the back and sides are made of Nato (eastern Mahogany). Besides that, the rosewood fingerboard and bridge also adds feathers to the cap of the guitar. The look and feel of the guitar matches perfectly with guitars of higher price range which professional guitarists use in stages.

I should not forget to mention that you can get more value of the guitar if you purchase the Yamaha GigMaker Package. This package is exclusively designed keeping in mind the beginner’s perspective. The package includes a Gig Bag, a Tuner, Instructional DVD which has guitar lessons , a Strap, an extra set of Strings, and Picks. Obviously, this guitar comes ahead of many others when quality of sound is taken into consideration.


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Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Just like Yamaha, Fender is also a highly reputed manufacturer of stringed instruments. The company is based in the USA. The company manufacturers a wide variety of guitars, both electric and acoustic. The FA-100 model is designed again for absolute beginners.


This guitar, like the others in the list, also has an excellent make and design. The body of the guitar has an excellent protective and and glossy finish. The time tested  quartersawn X bracing provides endurance to the instrument.

The material used in making guitar is high in quality which makes matches a premium quality guitar. The top of the guitar is made of compensated saddle and laminated spruce. The neck is made of Agathis and the fret board is made with top quality rosewood.
Last but not the least, the instrument is covered with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

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Cordoba Mini II MH

As the popularity of small sized guitars have grown these days, Cordoba has come with this amazingly designed guitar that suits perfectly for travelers. This new instrument from Cordoba is a nice example of miniature guitars that is not only easy to play but also easy on the price.


Though the instrument has a shorter-scale fretboard, it will not be difficult to play on the instrument due to its generous nut width of 1-7/8 inches.

As mentioned, the guitar is a perfect pick for travellers as well as kids who might find difficulty in playing a standard-sized guitar.
The tone produced by this guitar can be well compared with full-sized nylon string guitar. The mellow, soft and balanced sound of the guitar can be attributed to the all-mahogany wood built of the guitar .

The guitar comes in three variants – a) Ebony , b) Mahogany and c) Flamed Mahogany.

The neck and the body has a satin polyurethane finish. Lastly, one of  the most important parts of the guitar i.e the nuts are made of Nubone.  


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Though that ends our list of  best acoustic guitar under $200, we are not yet done. You may like to go through some more awesome guitars that are best choice for a beginner. You can find them in this article here .


Now as you have got a comprehensive list of best acoustic guitar under $200, its time for you to select one from this list and practice the instrument. Just keep in mind that learning guitar and mastering it is never an overnight experience. You will have to consistently practice and hone your skills. 


A professional guitarist and Guitar trainer, I love to write reviews of different guitar brands as well as music equipment.

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