Best Acoustic Guitars Under Rupees 10000 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 acoustic guitars between Rs.5000 and Rs.10000 in India. I have compared a total of 32 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 10000 category at the end of this article.

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Best Acoustic Guitars Under Rupees 10000 In India

Top 5 Acoustic Guitars You Can Buy Under Rs.10000 In India Are:

  1. Fender Squier SA150C
  2. Yamaha FS100C
  3. Cort AD810
  4. Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic
  5. Yamaha F310

Top 5 Guitars Under Rs.10000 in India

Rank #1 — Fender Squier SA150C

 

Fender SA150C Best Guitar Under 10000 In India

 

Fender Squier SA150C Ranks #1 among the best guitars under 10000 in India. The score for Fender Squier SA150C is 4.5 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 Fender Squier SA 150C Under 10000 ₹9,000 NO 5 5 4 5 4 3.5 5 5 5 2.5

 

 

Pros

  • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Fender Squier SA150C is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 10000. It is very well built and use well-matured 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. Fender Squier SA150C features a dreadnought 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) Fender Squier SA150C offers a shimmery tone. To my ears, the tone of Fender Squier SA150C is bright and sustains well.
  • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Fender Squier SA150C looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in Natural Finish and looks superb.
  • Easily Available (5/5)Fender Squier SA150C is easily available across India across offline and online stores.
  • Value For Money (5/5) - Fender Squier SA150C Retails for around Rupees 7000 which is outstanding given the build quality and offering.

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. 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.
  • Accessories(2.5/5) — The guitar comes along with just a guitar bag. This according to me is no dealbreaker and not an important measure to consider while making a purchase.

Who Should Buy This Guitar

Fender is well renowned and among the top guitar brands in the world.

Fender Squier SA150C does justice to the Fender name. it is well built, sounds bright, plays well and great guitar for beginners.

For the price, Fender SA 150C is a clear winner in this category. I highly recommend this guitar for all beginners, intermediate and even advanced players.

Rank #2: Yamaha FS 100C

Best Acoustic Guitar Under 10000 In India - Rank 2 Yamaha FS100C

Yamaha FS 100C is the second best guitar you can buy Under Rupees 10000 in India. It ranks #2 in our results with a score of 4.6 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 Fender Squier SA 150C Under 10000 ₹9,000 NO 5 5 4 5 4 3.5 5 5 5 2.5
2 4.6 Yamaha FS100C Under 10000 ₹9,900 NO 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 2.5

 

 

Pros

  • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Yamaha FS100C is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 10000. It is very well built and use well-matured 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. Yamaha FS100 C features a concert 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) Yamaha FS100 C offers a balanced overall tone. To my ears, the tone of Yamaha FS100c lacks a bit in sustain and focus when compared with Cort AD810 which is the best sounding guitar Under Rupees 10000 in India.
  • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Yamaha FS100c looks great, and is well finished. The guitar is available in two different colours, Natural and Black. Both of them look superb.
  • Easily Available (5/5)Yamaha FS100C is easily available across India across offline and online stores.
  • Outstanding After Sales Support (5/5)Yamaha India provides one of the best after-sales support in the country and is among one of the most reputed musical instrument’s brands.

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. 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.
  • Accessories(2.5/5) — The guitar comes along with just a guitar bag. This according to me is no dealbreaker and not an important measure to consider while making a purchase.

Who Should Buy This Guitar?

If you are a beginner and want a well-built guitar that lasts long, looks good, sounds decent and is an overall winner. Without second thoughts, go for Yamaha FS100C.

Yamaha brand is well renowned. Yamaha FS 100C guitar is easily available, after-sales support is outstanding, and you cannot go wrong with this guitar. The reason this guitar ransk second is because its price is on the higherr side when comapred with Fender Squier.

I would recommend buying this guitar over fender if the Fender is not available and you are concerned about after sales service.


Rank #3 - Cort AD810

Best Guitar Under 10000 - Rank 3 Cort AD810

Cort AD810 Ranks #3 among the best guitars under 10000 in India. It is the best sounding guitar that you can buy in this category. The score for Cort AD810 is 4.5 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 Fender Squier SA 150C Under 10000 ₹9,000 NO 5 5 4 5 5 3.5 5 5 5 2.5
2 4.6 Yamaha FS100C Under 10000 ₹9,900 NO 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 2.5
3 4.5 Cort AD810 Under 10000 ₹9,800 NO 4 5 5 5 4 3.5 4 5 5 5

 

Pros

  • Best Sounding Guitar In This Category(5/5) - The tone of CortAD810 is balanced, focused, well rounded and sustains well. To my ears, Cort AD810 is the best sounding guitar Under 10000 in India.
  • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Cort AD810 is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 10000. It is very well built and use well-matured tonewoods that make it highly durable, stable and road-ready. The tuners and other hardware used is also of good quality. Cort AD810 also features a dovetail joint which results in better sustain.
  • Great Playability (4/5) — The design of the guitar is outstanding. Cort AD810 features a Jumbo Dreadnought body shape. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players. The guitar does not have a cutaway which might result in difficulty playing higher up the frets but for beginner guitar players that should not be a concern.
  • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Cort AD810 looks great and is well finished. The guitar is available in several different colours including natural, black and brown sunburst.
  • Easily Available (5/5)Cort AD810 is easily available across India across offline and online stores.
  • Accessories (5/5)Cort AD810 is also offered with a complete starter kit that offers all the accessories required to get started.

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. 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.

Who Should Buy This Guitar

Cort AD810 is the best sounding guitar Under 10000 in India. This guitar is my favourite in terms of sound, for the price.

The reasons why this guitar is behind Yamaha FS100c are after sales and brand value. If you are not someone who is bothered about the brand name and after-sales, definitely go for this guitar.

 

Rank #4 - Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic

 

Best Guitar Under 10000 In India- Rank 4 Kadence Slowhand

 

Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic Ranks #4 among the best guitars under 10000 in India. It is the only guitar among the top 5 that offers inbuilt electronics in this category. The score for Kadence Slow Hand Semi-Acoustic is 4.5 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 Fender Squier SA 150C Under 10000 ₹9,000 NO 5 5 4 5 5 3.5 5 5 5 2.5
2 4.6 Yamaha FS100C Under 10000 ₹9,900 NO 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 2.5
3 4.5 Cort AD810 Under 10000 ₹9,800 NO 4 5 5 5 4 3.5 4 5 5 5
4 4.5 Kadence Slowhand Semi Acoustic Under 10000 ₹10,000 INBUILT 5 5 4 4.5 5 5 4 3 4 2.5

 

Pros

  • Outstanding Features and Inbuilt-Electronics(5/5) - Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic comes in different wood variations like spruce wood, cedar wood, Mahogany wood and others. This guitar also offers in-built electronics that include a guitar tuner, 2 Band Eq and an inbuilt pickup.
  • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 10000. It is very well built and use well-matured tonewoods that make it highly durable, stable and road-ready. The tuners and other hardware used is also of good quality. Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic also features a dovetail joint which results in better sustain.
  • Great Tone (4/5) Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic offers a balanced tone.
  • Great Playability (5/5) — The design of the guitar is outstanding. Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic features a Jumbo 41" Dreadnought body shape with a cutaway. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players.
  • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic looks great, and is well finished. The guitar is available in several wood finishes.

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.

Who Should Buy This Guitar

Kadence is a rapidly growing Indian music instrument brand. They have exclusive stores across most metro cities in India.

Kadence Slowhand Semi-Acoustic offers the maximum feature and best value for money in this category. If you are a performer and require a great guitar with in-built picks, this guitar might be the one for you.

 

Rank #5 - Yamaha F310

 

Best Guitar Under 10000 In India - Rank 5 Yamaha F310

 

Yamaha F310 is at Rank #5 among Best Guitars Under Rs.10000 in India. The score for Yamaha F310 is 4.4 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 Fender Squier SA 150C Under 10000 ₹9,000 NO 5 5 4 5 5 3.5 5 5 5 2.5
2 4.6 Yamaha FS100C Under 10000 ₹9,900 NO 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 2.5
3 4.5 Cort AD810 Under 10000 ₹9,800 NO 4 5 5 5 4 3.5 4 5 5 5
4 4.5 Kadence Slowhand Semi Acoustic Under 10000 ₹10,000 INBUILT 5 5 4 4.5 5 5 4 3 4 2.5
5 4.4 Yamaha F310 Under 10000 ₹9,500 NO 4 5 4 5 3 5 5 4 5 2.5

 

Pros

  • Outstanding Build Quality (5/5) — The build quality of the Yamaha F310 is outstanding among guitars under Rupees 10000. It is very well built and use well-matured tonewoods that make it highly durable, stable and road-ready. The tuners and other hardware used is also of good quality.
  • Great Playability (4/5)Yamaha F310 features a Jumbo Dreadnought body shape. The neck profile and finish is outstanding for the price and is comfortable for beginner guitar players. The guitar does not have a cutaway which might result in difficulty playing higher up the frets but for beginner guitar players that should not be a concern.
  • Great Tone (4/5) Yamaha F310 offers a balanced overall tone. The guitar is loud and offers a balanced tone with rich lows and decent highs.
  • Outstanding Looks (5/5)Yamaha F310 looks great, and is well finished. The guitar is available in different colours.
  • Easily Available (5/5)Yamaha F310 is easily available across India across offline and online stores.
  • Outstanding After-Sales Support (5/5)Yamaha India provides one of the best after-sales support in the country and is among one of the most reputed musical instrument’s brands.

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. 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.
  • Accessories(2.5/5) — The guitar comes along with just a guitar bag. This according to me is no dealbreaker and not an important measure to consider while making a purchase.

Who Should Buy This Guitar

Yamaha F310 is an all-time classic. This guitar has been around for years. It is loud, plays well and is very easily available across India.

If you need a trusted and road-tested guitar, go for Yamaha F310.

 

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Ranking Of All The Guitars Compared Under Rupees 10000 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 Fender Squier SA 150C Under 10000 ₹9,000 NO 5 5 4 5 5 3.5 5 5 5 2.5
2 4.6 Yamaha FS100C Under 10000 ₹9,900 NO 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 2.5
3 4.5 Cort AD810 Under 10000 ₹9,800 NO 4 5 5 5 4 3.5 4 5 5 5
4 4.5 Kadence Slowhand Semi Acoustic Under 10000 ₹10,000 INBUILT 5 5 4 4.5 5 5 4 3 4 2.5
5 4.4 Yamaha F310 Under 10000 ₹9,500 NO 4 5 4 5 3 5 5 4 5 2.5
6 4.3 Yamaha FS80C Under 10000 ₹8,100 NO 5 4 3 5 3.5 5 5 5 5 2.5
7 4.3 Kadence Slowhand Semi Acoustic Hardcase Under 10001 ₹9,000 EQ 5 5 3.5 4.5 4 5 4 3 4 3
8 4.3 Kadence Acoustica Series Under 10000 ₹9,400 EQ 4 5 3.5 4.5 5 5 4 3 5 2.5
9 4.2 Yamaha F280 Under 10000 ₹7,000 NO 4 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 2.5
10 4.2 Fender SA135C Under 10000 ₹9,700 NO 5 5 3 5 3 3.5 5 4 5 2.5
11 4.2 Kadence Slowhand 38" Under 10000 ₹8,000 NO 5 5 3 4.5 4 5 4 3 4 2.5
12 4.1 Ashton D20C Under 10000 ₹8,000 NO 5 4 4 4 3.5 4 3.5 4 5 4
13 4.0 Ibanez MD39C Under 10000 ₹7,000 NO 5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 5 5 4 2.5
14 4.0 Kadence Frontier Series 41 EQ Under 10000 ₹6,000 EQ 4 4 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 2.5
15 3.8 Ashton D10CEQ Under 10000 ₹7,200 EQ 4 4 3 4 4 4 3.5 4 5 4
16 3.8 Aria AWN 15C Under 10000 ₹6,500 NO 5 4 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 2 5 2.5
17 3.8 Vault EA40 Under 10000 ₹7,400 NO 5 5 4 3.5 4 2 3 2 4 2.5
18 3.8 Ashton D10C Under 10000 ₹6,500 NO 4 4 3 4 3.5 4 3.5 4 5 4
19 3.7 Aria AWN 15 Under 10000 ₹6,300 NO 4 4 4 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 2 5 2.5
20 3.7 Pluto HW41CE Under 10000 ₹8,800 EQ 5 4 3.5 4 4.5 2 2 3 5 4
21 3.7 Pluto HW41 Under 10000 ₹6,000 NO 5 4 3.5 4 4 2 2 3.5 5 4
22 3.6 Aria FET M2 Under 10000 ₹6,000 NO 4 4 3 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 2 5 2.5
23 3.5 Alvarez RT26 Under 10000 ₹9,800 NO 3.5 4 3.5 4 3 2 3.5 2 5 5
24 3.2 Havana AAG41CEQ Under 10000 ₹7,400 EQ 3.5 3.5 3 3 4 5 0 4 3.5 4
25 3.2 Havana AAG41 Under 10000 ₹5,800 NO 3.5 3.5 3 3 4 5 0 4 3.5 4
26 3.0 Pluto HW39C Under 10000 ₹5,800 NO 3 3 3 3 4.5 2 2 3.5 3 4
27 3.0 Proel AG1CE Under 10000 ₹8,100 EQ 3.5 3.5 3 3 3 2 3 2 3.5 2.5
28 3.0 Juarez Arpeggio Guitar Under 10000 ₹6,000 NO 3 3 3 3 3.5 2 3 2 3 5
29 2.8 Grail AGD120C Under 10000 ₹7,900 NO 3.5 3.5 2.5 3 2.5 3 1 2 3.5 2.5
30 2.5 Pluto CS50 Under 10000 ₹7,000 NO 2.5 2.5 3 3 2.5 2 2 1 2.5 2.5
31 2.1 Samara SA41 Under 10000 ₹5,600 NO 3 2.5 2.5 2 3 0 0 1 4 5
32 1.9 Revolt RT39C Under 10000 ₹5,200 NO 2 2.5 2 2 3 0 0 2 2.5 5

How Scoring Is Done

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

All guitars of the same price category are scored based on how they perform in 10 Different Criteria(Refer to the table below).

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.

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 25-07-2022. Prices may vary.

 

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2 comments


  • Udeeksh Sood

    Hey Joseph!
    Thanks for your comment. I guess all three are great guitars. Go and play them. Which one you find most comfortable and pleasing to play, buy that one.


  • Joseph

    sir, i just gone through your guitar comparison. if i need a semi acoustic (Electrical) which one i should by with best built in electronics for lead and rhythm playing . i have opted these three: Fender CD 60 SCE / Fender 140 SCE / Epiphone Hummingbird Pro. which one is best out these three. if you have any other best choice please let me know. thank you


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