Top 8 Best Acoustic Guitars under £200 – 2019 Update

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Top 8 Best Acoustic Guitars under £200 – 2019 Update

Posted on 23rd November 2017 by Lee Glynn

We show you the best acoustic guitars under £200, all of which will provide you with a great playing experience and sound great without breaking the bank. These great guitars prove that budget friendly can still be super high quality!

Acoustic guitar buying guide

 you’re on a tight budget, trying to find a decent acoustic guitar can be a little difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Sure, there are a whole host of cheap acoustic guitars out there that sound fantastic, but for just £200 and under you can get yourself an absolute workhorse of a guitar that will last you a lifetime and sound great for as long as you own it.

To help you choose your ideal guitar, these are our best acoustic guitars under £200 (or just a little over) that feature beautiful tonewoods, expert craftmanship and fantastic playability, above all.

1. Eastcoast D1S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic guitar buying guide

First up we have a really cool guitar from the new range of Eastcoast guitars. This new range has blown us away here at PMT as the brand has taken great care to produce hard working guitars that sound amazing, whilst still remaining budget friendly.

The Eastcoast D1S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is just over £100 and features a Solid Spruce top with Walnut back and sides – both are tonewoods you’d usually find on high budget guitars.

The dreadnought shape gives you that louder, fuller projection which is ideal for players of all styles and musical backgrounds. This is easily one of the best acoustic guitars under £200 that will sound good, offer a comfortable playing experience and provide a great foundation to learn guitar. It’s also a great option for those who just want something to play around the house or as a 2nd guitar for recording/touring with!

2. Tanglewood TWUD Dreadnought Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

The Tanglewood TWUD Dreadnought Mahogany Acoustic Guitar is a beautifully designed guitar featuring an all Mahogany construction a types of tone wood found on pro level guitars thanks to their lush resonance and dynamic range.You have a mahogany top and mahogany back and sides which when combined with a dreadnought design, offers up a particular warm and resonant playing experience.

High-quality hardware also ensures this is a reliable and great sounding guitar. This is a fantastic option for both beginners who don’t want to upgrade for many years and guitarists in need of a 2nd acoustic for around the home or studio. One of the best acoustic guitars under £200 for sure!

3. Washburn Harvest Series WD7S-ATBM Tobacco Sunburst Acoustic

Acoustic buying guide

The Washburn Harvest Series WD7S-ATBM Acoustic Guitar pictured here in a Tobacco Sunburst is a great entry-level guitar ideal for beginners, but also provides pro level players with an option they’ll appreciate due to the high level of playability and superb sound. For way under £200, you’ll enjoy the rich and warm sounds emanating from the Mahogany body – a design feature found on guitars at least twice the price.

The use of Quarter Sawn Scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing encourages a louder projection that can keep up with pro-level guitars, accentuating each note beautifully. One of the best acoustic guitars under £200 that you’ll actually enjoy playing.

4. Eastcoast MKOA Koa Acoustic Guitar, Natural

We think that the Eastcoast MKOA Koa Acoustic Guitar, Natural is one of the best acoustic guitars under £200, but we also think it’s one of the best under £500 too! A guitar with an all Koa body is a real treat to play, and thanks to the fact this has a solid Koa top as well as Koa back and sides offering up a rich and extremely warm tonality that really brings out the lower-end spectrum of your playing.

The mini, travel guitar shape ensures a loud and clear sonic quality whilst adding a bright resonance and projection that acoustic players will enjoy on and off the stage. This truly is a professional level guitar at beginner prices and one of the best acoustic travel guitars under £200 that you could hope to play. Also available as an electro acoustic version

5. Epiphone PRO-1 PLUS Natural Acoustic Guitar

The Epiphone PRO-1 PLUS Natural Acoustic Guitar is part of an extremely reliable range of acoustic guitars and makes our best acoustic guitars under £200 list with flying colours. The highly regarded Epiphone PRO-1 PLUS includes professional level tonewoods such as a Select mahogany body and Spruce top, which when coupled with the unique bell-like shape, produces a massive sound that will certainly surprise the most affluent of players.

With the likes of Don Everly, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Buddy Holly, and Pete Townshend (to name a few) counting the Epiphone guitars as their go-to models, you’re in great company when you decide to pick one of these up. At well under £200, you’re investing in a high-quality guitar that would not look out of place on the stage of the world, for a wallet friendly price tag.

6. Fender CC-60S Concert Acoustic Guitar

Top 8 Best Acoustic Guitars under £200 – 2019 Update

We simply had to include the Fender CC-60S Concert Acoustic Guitar WN Natural as it’s one of the most popular guitars for beginners and intermediates. It’s one of the best acoustic guitars under £200 thanks to its ‘Easy-to-Play’ neck shape and rolled fretboard edges which significantly reduces player fatigue – especially handy when you’re learning how to play guitar, but also down the fact you have a solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides as well as the all-important Quartersawn Scalloped “X” bracing which seriously projects the sound.

Professional level appointments such as a Walnut fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays and chrome die cast tuning machines also make it an extremely enticing guitar for the professional players out there in need of a new guitar (can you have too many?) or something to practice and record with.

7. Washburn WG7SBM-O Mini Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Black

Top 8 Best Acoustic Guitars under £200 – 2019 Update

Next up we have the beautifully designed Washburn WG7SBM-O Mini Jumbo Acoustic Guitar is a massive sounding Mini Jumbo style acoustic guitar, seen here in a sleek black finish. This makes our best acoustic guitars under £200 thanks to its incredibly pleasing tones and the fact its extremely fun to play! Don’t be fooled by its small price tag though, this is not a toy, but a blues and country powerhouse ready to follow you on your guitar related journeys for a lifetime!

The Washburn WG7SBM packs a punch thanks to a Solid Spruce Top and Mahogany back and sides, offering up crisp and punchy tones – perfect for fingerpicking and alternate tunings. Its larger size is ideal for country players who need those huge chords to ring out but articulate enough for the fingerpickers too!

8. Yamaha FG800 Acoustic in Brown Sunburst

Top 8 Best Acoustic Guitars under £200 – 2019 Update

he Yamaha FG acoustic guitars are some of the most well-made and beautiful sounding acoustic guitars available today. The Yamaha FG800 Acoustic is one of the best acoustic guitars under £200, but would easily make it on the list of best acoustic guitars of all time thanks to its lush sound, superior projection and superb construction to allow for the best sound possible.

The Yamaha FG800 features scalloped X bracing to add more volume, more dynamic tonality and a far more resonant sound overall. In addition, the Yamaha engineers have finished the solid spruce top with a 0.25mm thin finish which allows the guitar to breathe more and offer superior resonance usually associated with guitars 3-4 times the price. A thin neck profile ensures its comfortable to play, making it an ideal choice for professional musicians, intermediate players and beginners alike.

Check out a full range of budget friendly acoustic guitars over at PMT Online today or call in to your local store to try out a range of acoustics for yourself.

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