rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Best acoustic guitar for under $500 might be the Guild DS-240

image

When it comes to the best you can get for just under $500, Guild is really nailing it right now.

I'm a hard believer that the dreadnought shape is the best there is for an acoustic. And by that I mean one that has full shoulders with no cutaway - and that's where this Guild gets really interesting.

The Guild DS-240 has sloped shoulders, which really lends to its very old-timey look, and does so in all the right ways.

Guild knows how to do an acoustic, so yes, this will sound good and will project properly. But the fact you get something that looks so nice (that vintage sunburst... wow) for a decent price just really works here.

Think of an old vintage Philco radio, and that's the look the Guild DS-240 has. Very woody in appearance, nice script for the logo on the headstock, really simple design and some seriously deep colors to bring out that top. It's a total 1920's look.

Speaking of woods, the DS-240 has a spruce top with mahogany back and sides. The back and sides has some nice mahogany stripe going on there, but the top is what really steals the show.

You would be hard pressed to find something this nice for the same price from anybody else. Good showing from Guild here with the DS-240 model.

image
A classy guitar t-shirt for classy people

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

210211

More articles to check out

  1. Guys who own stupid expensive and stupid cheap guitars at the same time
  2. The classiest little Casio, AQ230
  3. Old internet humor has not aged well
  4. Where can a middle aged guy get plain sneakers these days?
  5. An HSS guitar I can actually recommend
  6. The 1,000 year disc, M-DISC
  7. The watch you buy when your smartwatch breaks
  8. This is the cheapest way to get guitar picks
  9. This is the Squier I'd buy had I not just bought one
  10. Plywood might be one of the best electric guitar tonewoods