Guitars from 300 to 600 dollars are medium-level components, still of good quality factory assembly line, good quality control. Professional acoustic guitar is the price range above 500 dollars: above this figure opens up a virtually unlimited world that sees the emergence of the first professional models and then, gradually, the most noble and prestigious specimens. It is from this price that we meet the first Martin.
Acoustic electric guitar: brands and prices
Guitars are instruments that have evolved over time. Before, only acoustic guitars were seen and then, when the rock era came, the acoustic guitar became an electric guitar that would become an icon of this genre until today. Due to these two great models, the electro acoustic guitar was born, a type of guitar that fuses the best of its predecessors to be versatile.
As with all instruments, the prices of electro acoustic guitars are extremely variable, and can range from about one hundred dollars of the cheapest models, up to thousands and thousands of dollars of the higher-end professional models. If we then talk about collectible models, perhaps belonged to famous musicians, prices are prancing touching the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The prices of commercial electro acoustic guitar models depend primarily on the destination – for beginners or professionals – that influences the build quality and the materials, from the more or less noble brand and the model market success: the most successful models they tend not to lose value over time. Buying an acoustic guitar is not easy because there are various factors to consider, for example the violin makers use a wide range of woods, various hardware and elements. Nevertheless those looking for a professional acoustic guitar usually have very clear ideas. There are several brands that produce good quality acoustic guitars under $600, such as Takamine, Cort, Ibanez, Tanglewood, Epiphone, Seagull, and Guild.
What are best acoustic electric guitars under 600
Let’s start with a real classic; the Seagull S6 guitar is suitable for both beginners and advanced guitarists. Aesthetically it is very beautiful, comfortable, and quite playable and has an amazing sound, even though it does not cost a fortune (between 500 and 600 depending on the woods you choose).
- It features an attractive top in solid cedar with back and sides in wild cherry wood from Canada.
- There is a silver-leaf maple neck (or of mahogany), finished by hand, with good rosewood fretboard and 21 frets, as well as a particular conical scoop.
- The sound is adorable thanks to its excellent projection and dynamics with a good average range: have a characteristic timbre that is placed between the soft sound of a mahogany guitar and the brilliant one of a maple guitar.
It is not the cheapest guitar on the list but the value for money is really high.
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME
The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME consists of a solid sitka spruce top that generates a sound that rivals that of the original Epiphone of the ‘30s. It is a versatile, quality guitar, suitable for a variety of musical genres.
- Body style: Square Shoulder
- Top material: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back and sides material: Solid mahogany
- Neck material: Mahogany
- Neck profile: SlimTaper ™
- Fingerboard material: Rosewood (fingerboard is embellished with “split diamond” inlays)
- Width at nut: 1.69 “
- Electronics: Shadow® Sonic ™ with Shadow® NanoFlex ™ sensor
- Mechanics: Grover ™ Sta-Tite ™
- Hardware: Nickel
Fender PM-1 Standard Dreadnought
The Paramount series guitars are made of solid wood, have the scalloped X-braces (for detailed note definition), fretboards and bridges in ebony, nut in bone. All features that give the Paramount series guitars a rich, deep tone with a fantastic sound projection.
Specifically this Dreadnought with solid mahogany back and sides has an excellent volume, defined and punctuated sound. The electronics are produced by Fishman and was created in collaboration with Fender optimizing it for each of the shapes present in the Paramount line-up.
- Body style: Dreadnought
- Soundboard: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back and sides: Solid Mahogany
- Bracing style and shape: scalloped X-braces
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard material: Ebony
- Scale: 25.3” (643 mm)
- Width at the nut: 1.69”43 mm)
- Nut material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge material: Bone
- Rosette: Fender ‘60s Checkerboard
- Electronics: Fender/Fishman PM System with integrated tuner
- Controls: Switch on/off tuner, Tone, Volume, Phase
- Mechanics: Nickel Aged Black Buttons
- Hardware: Nickel
- Accessories: Also included in the price is a humidifier, for the care of the instrument, and a beautiful Fender hard case.
Eko EVO Gipsy
Known above all for entry-level models, in recent years the Italian company Eko has amazed the market with excellent specimens of high end that have little to envy to the famous models of the most famous brands.
Eko EVO Gipsy (from the EVO series): the retro-looking guitar is a replica of the Gipsy guitars, historically linked to the extraordinary guitarist Danger Reinhardt, who brought Gipsy Jazz into the mainstream music between the 20s and the 30s of the twentieth century. The Eko has revived this model that resembles a classical guitar and mounts nylon strings, but has a particular sound because of the shape of the hole, not only, has the float bridge and a slightly different neck. The back and sides are in mahogany as in mahogany it is also the neck and the fretboard in rosewood. For the soundboard it chooses the fir. The quality of construction is very good, for those looking for a guitar to make gipsy jazz, jazz or popular music.
Mariner Eunoia OME
The Mariner series is completely in solid wood with the back and sides in Paulownia wood. Synthesizers and hardware are gold plated.
As a pickup system we find Fishman Presys Blend electronics, the Presys incorporates both a pre-wired pickup Sonicore saddle pickup and an internal microphone – the individual signals can be mixed. The preamplifier can be powered by a 9volt battery. The Presys Blend system offers the possibility to intervene on bass, mid and high and includes a notch filter to control unwanted feedback and a button for the phase. The Mariner Eunoia OME is balanced and comfortable to play.
Inserted among the best electro acoustic guitars under 600, the Washburn model impresses above all for its highly sought-after design. The HG26SCE is a Grand Auditorium electro acoustic guitar with a single missing shoulder for better access to the upper frets of the fretboard. The entire structure was made of wood, including solid Western red cedar for the top and mahogany for the neck. The rosewood fingerboard gives you the right balance between the strength needed to hold the pressed strings and a pleasant softness to the touch for your fingers.
Many musicians turn to the used market to find good deals at affordable prices. When appropriately stored and stored, a used acoustic guitar can actually be an excellent instrument, even and especially for professionals, given the high prices of new high-end models.