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Are expensive guitars really better? What’s the difference between cheap and expensive guitars?

The main factors that go into determining how much an acoustic guitar will cost are:

  • Wood
  • Hardware
  • Brand

The quality of the wood used as well as the type will have a major impact on how much the guitar costs. Lower-priced acoustic guitars tend to use laminated wood, while more expensive guitars are made from solid hardwoods.

More affordable guitars also tend to use lower-grade hardware for the bridges, nuts, pickguards, knobs, and other components.

And like with most consumer goods, the brand you are buying from will often have an impact on the price you pay. Some brands are more expensive than others because of their popularity.

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