This was my very first guitar. I wish i had changed the strings on it when i first got it, but I didn't know anything about guitars then. I didn't have much choice in getting it. I purchased it from the music store where I was taking lessons from...it was the only one they had. With lighter strings this guitar would be wonderful. Great for a beginner or even intermediate guitarist who doesn't mind tuning up a lot.
Model Year: 1995
Where Obtained: Joplin & Sweeney
Made in Korea. Mahongany back and sides. NOt sure of fretboard wood. 20 fret, 6 string acoustic. Natural finish looks real nice and red-like. Fixed bridge with those little pins that hold the strings in. Dreadnought body styling. Grover tuning machines.
Smooth neck makes the fretboard easy to navigate. Action is quite high for me, but I never got around to having it adjusted. Compared to my Seagull S6, this guitar was a billion times more difficult to play, and here's why...some IDIOT put 13 GAUGE STRINGS on it!!! DO NOT DO THIS! This guitar should have 12s or 11s, no heavier. It was hell to learn barre chords on this guitar.
Nice full, warm sound. Good for bluesy or country music styles. Lacks the low tones and bass of my Seagull. I would not recommend this for rock. It is quiet, though. Perfect for playing at night wihtout disturbing anyone. Then, if you want it loud, you can really wallop this guitar.
I must have banged it into my desk a thousand times in the 4 months i had her. It goes out of tune fast. I found myself tuning up at least once or twice a day, and I don't do a lot of bending. Therefore i would not recommend it for live or studio work. However, i really beat the sh-t out of this guitar, and I went 4 months without breaking a string (keep in mind, there were 13 gauge strings on it). It still sounded great after all that abuse.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: wallick music company Jackson TN
Body is a dread, cutaway with select spurce top, mahogany sides and back. neck and fingerboard scale 25 1/2" 650mm, 20 frets, jonied at about 14th fret, nato neck, fingerboard radius 329mm, sonoklin fingerboard, standard (2.7mm) fretwire. finish red starr burst. hardware sonokelin bridge, artec piezo (pp-607) bridge pickup, eq-standard (dfc-s) preamp, chrome grover style tuning machine.
I think it is a very good guitar.