Best Acoustic Guitar Under Rupees 5000 In India

Buying your first guitar as a beginner is thrilling and an experience that one remembers for life. Still, making sure that the first guitar that you buy is the best guitar for you is a challenge.

In this article, I have compared and listed the best acoustic guitars under price of Rupees 5000 and above Rupees 3000 in India. I have compared a total of 24 Guitars and scored all of them based on Ten Different Criteria.

You can check the complete scoring of all guitars compared in the under Rupees 5000 category at the end of this article.

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Best Acoustic Guitars Under Rupees 5000 In India

Best Acoustic Guitars You Can Buy Under Rs.5000 In India Are:

  1. Kadence Frontier 40″ Semi-Acoustic Guitar
  2. Havana AAG 39 Guitar
  3. Vault EA20 Acoustic Guitar
  4. Juarez Fiesta 41 Acoustic Guitar
  5. Henrix 38C Acoustic Guitar

Top 5 Guitars Under Rs.5000 in India

Rank #1: Kadence Frontier 40″ Semi-Acoustic Guitar

 

Kadence Frontier 40 Acoustic Guitar Review

 

Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic Guitar is the Best overall guitar that you can buy in India Under Rupees 5000 category. Kadence Frontier 40" With EQ sounds great, is packed with features, sounds great for the price, plays well. Kadence Frontier 40" ranks #1 in our results with a score of 4.6 out of 5.

Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic is the best beginner guitar to buy in India under Rs.5000.

Rank Score Brand Model Category Price(Indicative) Electronics Playability Build Tone Life Features & Value For Money After Sales Brand Value Availability Looks Accessories
1 4.6 Kadence Frontier Series 40 Semi-Acoustic Under 5000 5000 INBUILT 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4

Pros

  • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 5000. It is very well-built and uses seasoned tonewoods that make it highly durable, stable and road-ready. The tuners and other hardware used is also of good quality.
  • Outstanding Playability (5/5) — The design of the guitar is outstanding for the price. Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic features a grand auditorium body shape with a cutaway. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players.
  • Great Tone (4/5) Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic offers a balanced tone.
  • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in different wood types.
  • In-Built Electronics — This guitar offers an inbuilt guitar tuner and pickup with 4-band EQs. Kadence Frontier 40" Semi-Acoustic also comes without the pickup. So make sure you are getting one with a pickup and tuner, as the price difference between the two is marginal.

Cons

Not Easily Available - You can buy this guitar easily online but Kadence guitars are not easily available at small retailers across small cities in India.


    Rank #2: Havana AAG 39 Guitar

     

    Havana AAG39 Acoustic Guitar Review

    Havana AAG 39 Acoustic Guitar Ranks #2 among the best guitars under 5000 in India. The score for Havana AAG 39 is 4.1 out of 5

    Havana AAG 39 guitar costs roughly around Rs.4400(price indicative) and is one of the best budget guitars that you can buy for beginners.

    Rank Score Brand Model Category Price(Indicative) Electronics Playability Build Tone Life Features & Value For Money After Sales Brand Value Availability Looks Accessories
    1 4.6 Kadence Frontier Series 40 Semi-Acoustic Under 5000 5000 INBUILT 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4
    2 4.1 Havana AAG 39 Under 5000 4400 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 5 0 5 5 2.5

     

    Pros

    • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Havana AAG 39 is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 5000. It is well-built for the price. The tuners and other hardware used is also of good quality.
    • Outstanding Playability (5/5) — The design of the guitar is outstanding. Havana AAG 39 features a 39-Inch body shape with a cutaway. This makes the guitar light, easy to hold and play. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players.
    • Good Tone (3.5/5) Havana AAG 39 offers a balanced tone.
    • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Havana AAG 39 looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in different finishes.
    • Easily Available (5/5)Havana AAG 39 is easily available across India in both offline and online stores.

    Cons

    • No In-Built Electronics -The guitar does not feature an inbuilt pickup, tuner and equaliser. If you are a beginner, you will not require a pickup and EQ and electronics in this budget are not common. This should not be a dealbreaker. Look to get a guitar with an in-built pickup only if you are already performing on small stages and require a pickup.

    Rank #3: Vault EA20 Acoustic Guitar

    Vault EA20 Acoustic Guitar Review

      Vault EA20 Ranks #3 among the best guitars under Rs.5000 in India with a Score of 4.1 Out of 5

      Rank Score Brand Model Category Price(Indicative) Electronics Playability Build Tone Life Features & Value For Money After Sales Brand Value Availability Looks Accessories
      1 4.6 Kadence Frontier Series 40 Semi-Acoustic Under 5000 5000 INBUILT 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4
      2 4.1 Havana AAG 39 Under 5000 4400 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 5 0 5 5 4
      3 4.1 Vault EA20 Under 5000 4800 Option 5 5 4 5 4 2 3 2 5 4

       

      Pros

      • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Vault EA20 is the best among its class. This is the only guitar that offers a double truss rod and uses basswood at this price point. The build is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 5000. The tuners and other hardware used is also of good quality.
      • Outstanding Playability (5/5) — The design of the guitar is outstanding. Vault EA20 features a 40-Inch body shape with a cutaway. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players.
      • Good Tone (3.5/5) Vault EA20 offers a balanced tone.
      • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Vault EA20 looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in different wood finishes.
      • Accessories(4/5) — Most accessories are included with the guitar.
      • Left Handed Variant Also Available Vault EA20 is offered in both left-handed and right-handed variants.

      Cons

      • No In-Built Electronics -The guitar does not feature an inbuilt pickup, tuner and equaliser. If you are a beginner, you will not require a pickup and EQ and electronics in this budget are not common. This should not be a dealbreaker. Look to get a guitar with an in-built pickup only if you are already performing on small stages and require a pickup.
      • Not Easily Available — Vault EA20 is not easily available across online or offline retailers in India.

       

      Rank #4: Juarez Fiesta 41 Acoustic Guitar

       

      Juarez Fiesta 41 Review

      Juarez Fiesta 41 Ranks #4 among the best guitars under Rs.5000 in India with a Score of 4.0 Out of 5

       

      Rank Score Brand Model Category Price(Indicative) Electronics Playability Build Tone Life Features & Value For Money After Sales Brand Value Availability Looks Accessories
      1 4.6 Kadence Frontier Series 40 Semi-Acoustic Under 5000 5000 INBUILT 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4
      2 4.1 Havana AAG 39 Under 5000 4400 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 5 0 5 5 4
      3 4.1 Vault EA20 Under 5000 4800 Option 5 5 4 5 4 2 3 2 5 4
      4 4.0 Juarez Fiesta41 Under 5000 4000 NO 5 5 3 5 4 3 3 2 5 3.5

       

       

      Pros

      • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Juarez Fiesta 41 is outstanding among its class.
      • Outstanding Playability (5/5) — The design of the Juarez Fiesta 41 guitar is outstanding. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players.
      • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Juarez Fiesta 41 looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in different wood finishes.

      Cons

      • Not The Best Tone (3/5) - The tone of Juarez Fiesta 41 lacks any focus and sounds a bit too muddy.
      • No In-Built Electronics -The guitar does not feature an inbuilt pickup, tuner and equaliser. If you are a beginner, you will not require a pickup and EQ and electronics in this budget are not common. This should not be a dealbreaker. Look to get a guitar with an in-built pickup only if you are already performing on small stages and require a pickup.
      • Not Easily Available Juarez Fiesta 41 is not easily available across online or offline retailers in India.

       

       

      Rank #5: Henrix 38C Acoustic Guitar

       

      Henrix 38C Acoustic Guitar Review

      Henrix 38C ranks #5 among guitars under Rs.5000 in India with a score of 4.0 out of 5

      Rank Score Brand Model Category Price(Indicative) Electronics Playability Build Tone Life Features & Value For Money After Sales Brand Value Availability Looks Accessories
      1 4.6 Kadence Frontier Series 40 Semi-Acoustic Under 5000 5000 INBUILT 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4
      2 4.1 Havana AAG 39 Under 5000 4400 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 5 0 5 5 4
      3 4.1 Vault EA20 Under 5000 4800 Option 5 5 4 5 4 2 3 2 5 4
      4 4.0 Juarez Fiesta41 Under 5000 4000 NO 5 5 3 5 4 3 3 2 5 3.5
      5 4.0 Henrix 38C Under 5000 3600 NO 5 5 3.5 5 4.5 3 0 4 5 4

       

      Pros

      • Most Affordable(4.5/5): Henrix 38C is a budget-friendly and affordable guitar to buy as a beginner.
      • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Henrix 38C is outstanding among its class.
      • Outstanding Playability (5/5) — The design of the Henrix 38C guitar is outstanding. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players.
      • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Henrix 38C looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in different wood finishes.

      Cons

      • Not The Best Tone(3.5/5) - Henrix 38C guitar tone lacks brightness and focus.
      • No In-Built Electronics -The guitar does not feature an inbuilt pickup, tuner and equaliser. If you are a beginner, you will not require a pickup and EQ and electronics in this budget are not common. This should not be a dealbreaker. Look to get a guitar with an in-built pickup only if you are already performing on small stages and require a pickup.

       

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      Ranking Of All The Guitars Compared Under Rupees 5000 In India

      Rank Score Brand Model Category Price(Indicative) Electronics Playability Build Tone Life Features & Value For Money After Sales Brand Value Availability Looks Accessories
      1 4.6 Kadence Frontier Series 40 Semi-Acoustic Under 5000 5000 INBUILT 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4
      2 4.1 Havana AAG 39 Under 5000 4400 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 5 0 5 5 4
      3 4.1 Vault EA20 Under 5000 4800 Option 5 5 4 5 4 2 3 2 5 4
      4 4.0 Juarez Fiesta41 Under 5000 4000 NO 5 5 3 5 4 3 3 2 5 3.5
      5 4.0 Henrix 38C Under 5000 3600 NO 5 5 3.5 5 4.5 3 0 4 5 4
      6 4.0 Juarez Arpeggio41 Under 5000 5000 NO 4 5 4 5 3.5 3 3 2 5 5
      7 3.9 Havana FA39 Under 5000 4900 NO 5 5 4 5 3 5 0 2 5 2.5
      8 3.9 Vault EA10 Under 5000 5000 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 2 3 1 5 4
      9 3.9 Vault ED10D Under 5000 5000 NO 5 5 3.5 5 3.5 2 3 1 5 2.5
      10 3.9 Martin Smith W101 Under 5000 5000 NO 4 5 4 5 4 2 2 2 5 5
      11 3.8 Santana HW41C Under 5000 5100 NO 4 5 4 5 3 2 3 3 5 2.5
      12 3.7 Havana AAG 38 Under 5000 4700 NO 4 5 3 5 3 5 0 3 5 2.5
      13 3.2 Pluto HW39-201 Under 5000 4800 NO 4 3.5 3.5 4 3 3 0 5 3 2.5
      14 3.0 Belear I280 Under 5000 3000 NO 5 3.5 3 4 4 0 0 3 4 2.5
      15 2.9 Hovner 215 Under 5000 3800 NO 4 3 3 5 3.5 0 0 2 5 4
      16 2.9 Belear K610 Under 5000 4800 NO 4 3.5 4 4 3 0 0 1 5 2.5
      17 2.9 Swan7 40C Under 5001 4800 NO 4 4 3.5 4 3 0 0 1 5 2.5
      18 2.7 Bluberry 38C Under 5000 3600 NO 5 3 2.5 3 4 0 0 1 5 2.5
      19 2.6 Givson Venus Under 5000 3900 Pickup 4 2 2.5 3 3 0 1 5 3.5 5
      20 2.6 Bluberry B40 Under 5000 4300 NO 5 3 2.5 3 2.5 0 0 1 5 5
      21 2.5 Cadenza QAG40 Under 5000 4900 NO 5 3 2.5 3 2.5 0 0 1 4 2.5
      22 2.2 Kordz Luana Under 5000 3500 Pickup 3 2.5 2.5 3 3 0 0 2 3 4
      23 2.0 Amaze AW39C Under 5000 5000 NO 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 2.5 0 0 1 2.5 2.5
      1 4.5 Kadence Frontier Series 40(Same Guitar Without EQ Under 5000 5000 NO 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 3 5 2.5

       

      How Scoring Is Done

      All guitars of the same price category are scored out of 5.

      Based on how a guitar performed in 10 Different Criteria(Refer to the table below), the best guitar of the category will score higher.

      I have used Weighted Averages to score. A Weighted Average is a calculation that takes into account the varying degrees of importance of the numbers in a data set.

      I believe the most important aspect of any guitar is its tone, build quality, playability, and life.

      So more importance is given to criteria like playability, build quality, tone, and life. Less importance is given to criteria like looks, accessories provided etc.

      Here is how different criteria are weighted.

      Criteria

      Weight

      Playability 15%
      Build 15%
      Tone 15%
      Life 15%
      Features & Value For Money 10%
      After Sales 10%
      Brand Value 10%
      Availability 5%
      Looks 2.5%
      Accessories 2.5%

       

      So for any guitar to rank higher, the guitar must perform well in playability, build, tone, and life criteria. These are the most important aspects of a good guitar.

      E.g., If a Guitar X is performing good in criteria like accessories but is lacking behind in criteria like tone, then Guitar X will not rank higher.

      On the other hand, if a Guitar Y is performing well in tone criteria but lacking in accessories, the Guitar Y will rank higher than compared to Guitar X.

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      Disclaimer: These comparison results are purely based on my judgement/opinion/tests and in no way influenced or sponsored by any brand or company. You are advised to use your own judgement/analysis before you make any purchase. The scoring is done among guitars of the same price category only. Prices are indicative and updated as of 18-01-2022. Prices may vary.

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