It sounds like you’re looking for a bright/crisp guitar.

The acoustics that really deliver a bright and crisp sound are a favorite for folk/bluegrass as well as country players. Most often they’ll look for a guitar body that produces enough volume to be heard but keep that clarity.

We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite guitars to get you started including a couple with electronics built-in.

Epiphone EJ 200

This body has a maple construction which gives it a very bright and clean sound. Coupled with the jumbo size means it’s great for when you need people at the back of the room to hear your finger-picking.

  • Back and Sides: Solid Maple
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Freboard: Rosewood
  • Electronics: None

Yamaha FG Series Maple Body

The maple body delivers a really bright and crisp sound but doesn’t have all the low end.

  • Back and Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Top: Solid Sitka
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood

Breedlove Passport C250/CM

The c250 is a full body version of the Passport has a bright and clean sound with decent volume but still small enough for travel. With the pre-amp on the side of the body and a

  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fretboard: Rosewood

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