Find The Best Acoustic Guitar Under 1000$
Ah, the sweet smell of premium! While a guitar in this category may not be deemed high-end by everyone, dropping $1000 on an acoustic guitar is a serious purchase for the majority of us.
Thankfully the guitars in our chart justify your money and give you more than a grand’s worth of feel, design and tone. You’ll find exotic woods, professional grade performance, stage-worthy electronics, and even a made-in-America Martin! We tried to include models from all respectable acoustic guitar brands.
If $1000 is stretching too far, you may want to check out our list of top-rated acoustic guitars for a quality guitar that will match your budget. But, for those of you still interested in buying something really special, let’s see what’s worthy of your time.
Note that in our chart we only feature steel-string models. If you’re looking for a nylon-stringed guitar, we have a separate page dedicated to classical guitars under $1,000.
Seagull Artist Mosaic
The Mosaic is a solid cedar top guitar with solid mahogany back and sides.
The cedar & mahogany combination typically produces a sweet warm sound.
The Custom Polished finish further enhances the sweet sound of this combination.
This model excels in more intimate musical settings.
The FG180 was Yamaha’s first folk guitar, dating back 50 years to 1966. This model has been developed based on the specs from that year, recreating a modern version by applying Yamaha’s latest technological expertise. More than a mere reissue, the FG180-50TH is a refined model that Yamaha is proud to introduce.
When it was introduced in 1966, the Yamaha FG proved that a great acoustic guitar didn’t need to cost a fortune. With a focus on great playability, musical tone and outstanding build quality, the original FG180 quickly became a classic with countless careers and hit records starting life on an FG. 50 years since the introduction of the FG acoustics, the new range features the best-ever FG tone and the same great playability and class-leading quality that’s made it the choice of millions of guitarists.
Wherever your musical journey’s going, it all starts here.
This cutaway acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium blends layered walnut back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, making it a great all-around acoustic that responds well to strumming, flatpicking and fingerpicking.
With our patented Taylor neck, you’ll enjoy easy playability and accurate intonation as long as you own the guitar, and the slightly narrower 1-11/16-inch nut width makes forming barre chords easier on the hands. The Venetian cutaway gives you access to more upper-end fretboard real estate, while our dynamic Expression System 2 pickup produces a natural amplified acoustic voice that will help you sound your best whenever you plug in.
The clean appointment scheme includes Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, a 3-ring rosette, plus black binding and a black pickguard that complement the look of the genuine ebony fretboard and bridge. The guitar includes a lightweight protective gig bag for easy portability.
Long a pioneer in using sustainable materials in their guitars, Martin continues this tradition with the DRS2 acoustic-electric guitar. With its distinctive solid Sitka spruce top, solid sapele (a close relative of mahogany) back and sides, the DRS2 gives you bright, clear trebles and a warm midrange.
The DRS2’s punchy lows (more like a D18 than a D28) make it an excellent choice for miked recording when you’ve got thicker tracks to work with.
But if you’re ready to take it out live, the DRS2’s built-in Fishman Sonitone pickup provides great plugged-in tone. No matter how you play it, you’ll love the true Martin craftsmanship in the DRS2 acoustic-electric guitar.
This pre-war inspired “Herringbone” dreadnought has it all. The BR-160’s great sound and great looks are just part of what will make it one of the more desirable vintage-style acoustic guitars in production today. It starts with a solid Sitka spruce top and hand-carved parabolic top braces that respect the prewar forward X-pattern.
Indian rosewood back and sides add a strong bass to the spruce top’s already full sound.
The slim mahogany neck is comfortable and features a dovetail neck joint and adjustable truss rod. Beautiful appointments include a Dalmation style pickguard and mother-of-pearl neck and headstock inlays.
When it comes to acoustic guitar tone and quality, nothing performs like an all-solid wood instrument.
Harking back to the 1930’s and our heritage as masters of acoustic guitar design, the Epiphone Masterbilt Collection combines traditional construction methods and historic features with premium all solid tone woods to bring you a new “vintage” instrument with deep rich lows, shimmering highs and a balanced mid-range.
While many other guitars in this price class use pressed backs, spliced neck joints and even artificial wood backs and sides, you can be assured that every Masterbilt holds true to it’s all solid wood promise.
Fender Paramount PM-3 Standard
Paramount – it’s a wonderfully proud-sounding name, and one that was used half a century ago by various manufacturers, including Harmony, Kay and Oscar Schmidt.
Now Fender has resurrected it for its new, six-strong line-up of electro-acoustics.
The Paramount series is refreshingly simple: it’s essentially three models – the PM-1 dreadnought, the PM-2 parlour and the PM-3 000 – in Standard and Deluxe forms.
Each comes with the same unique Fender/Fishman preamp.