For $300 you can't really find a better guitar. Plugged in it can sound anywhere from an accoustic to a warm hollow bodied electric. If you're looking for a first accoustic and don't mind an accoustic that's a little heavy on the high end, this is for you! I totally havn't regretted buying this.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Rosewood fretboard, decent tuners, pickup that's actually positioned externally at the base of the neck instead of internally like most accoustic-electrics. Mine has a translucent blueburst finish over an ash body, but i've seen it with red and green burst finishes. It has a very nice cutaway to make the higher frets much easier to reach
I initially bought this because it had such a nice action, but after a year I took out the bridge and sanded the base down so that the action is even lower now! It's a very comfortable guitar to play. The cutaway extremly helps when reaching hte higher frets.
I generally use this accoustic for leading worship at my christian fellowship in college. It has a small body so it's more intended to be used in combination with an amp, but with a heavy pick and a small room you could get a nice sound out of this no problem. Especially with my elixer strings on it the tone is great for a $300 guitar. However, because of the small body and the external pickup, you get a much more of a hollow-body electric sound than an accoustic sound, but it's still very nice. I like it because i play a lot of lead. So it highlights the range I like.
Tank. I've dropped it 3 times from varying heights, banged it into lord knows how many doors, and tables, and let some untrustworthy people play with it, and hey, it's still goin' strong. Pretty nice tuners too.
I looked at the Ovation's and the Fenders but when I first saw this guitar I fell in love with it!!! If your looking for a good guitar with eletric pickup this is the one to get!!!
Where Obtained: Guitar Store in Shawnee Oklahoma
Its made in China. Its made up of a mahogany body and mahogany neck With a rosewood fretboard. It also hase a arched ash top witch is somewhat rare. It has 20 frets the neck is slightly thinner than a regular guitar. Has a AEq3m EQ which includes: high-mid-low, volume slides, and a 1-2 level knob and a phase button.
This guitar playes great the neck is perfect the The action is very low and I think it plays better than most guitars like it.
This guitar plays just as well through a amp as it does straight aoustic and their both great!!!
This guitar is very durable. One time i dropped my capo on it from a height of about 4 feet right on the back of my guitar and it took a nick out of it and exposed the wood and it was quite noticable. But then somehow I was looking at it again and I couldn't find any scratch or anything on it...It must have magical powers. I even showed my friend who was there when I did it and we were both like crap!
I have only had this guitar four months, but I feel in love with it when I saw it. If you can't afford a guitar for every occasion and want to spend under $500 I would realy recomend it. I also looked at Ovations and found that this had much more features and versitlity for the money. I would definalty recomend this investment for a beginner like myself.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Santa Cruz, CA
Mine is same as stated but I was fortunate enough to get my guitar in the dark green finsh.
Pretty easy to play. This was my first guitar and the action was relativily low.
Great versitility and fun to plug into an amp. Not plugged in the guitar is tinging not like a deep full sound of a Taylor.
Guitar travels well in a durable case. I have taken it from point "A" at 100 feet elevation in 100 degree heat to point "B" 40 degree place at 3,000 feet elevation. Stays in tune very well, requires minimal adjustment from time to time. Mine has also suffered in the hands of a fool and despite it banging a few things around the house it has yet to suffer any damage.