Affordable and great guitars for beginners - this is the theme with which the santanas are made. With a bold resonant sound, these guitars are pretty good for performances as well. Go for these if you want quality at good prices. Santana is one of the best brand of imported acoustic guitars. Santana guitars combine a visually striking 3-piece back design with many classic dreadnought features. Tonally, the rosewood back produces a strong bass, making it ideal for rhythm playing. The top is constructed of solid sitka spruce and braced with scalloped 1/4' high-performance braces to deliver big, open tones.