Ahead of the MIA Awards at London's Park Plaza Riverbank hotel on 18 November, we asked you to help us narrow our longlist for the MusicRadar Acoustic Guitar of the Year Award down to 10 final instruments.
The winner will be announced at the ceremony, but for now we can reveal, in alphabetical order, the 10-strong shortlist. Let's start with the Aria 505...
"Sound, playability and affordability, this little OM has it all."
4.5 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Aria 505 review
(Reviewed in Guitarist)
Faith Neptune All-Mahogany Cut/Electro
Gretsch G9550 New Yorker Archtop
"The classic 1950s Gretsch New Yorker™ archtop guitar returns. From casual playing to pro performance, this grand auditorium-size archtop will be your new favorite for its excellent tone, effortless playing action and handsome good looks.
"Features include an arched solid spruce top, laminated maple sides and arched back, vintage-style "V"-shaped mahogany neck profile, rosewood fingerboard, 25" scale, compensated rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece, nickel hardware, and a stylish antique semi-gloss sunburst finish."
FULL PRESS RELEASE: Gretsch G9550 New Yorker Archtop review
Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran
Seagull Excursion Natural Folk SG
"The Excursion has become our go-to home guitar. It holds its own with far more expensive guitars and has impressed everyone who's heard it. Put some power back into your acoustic playing and try one."
4 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Seagull Excursion Natural Folk SG review
(Reviewed in Total Guitar)