I think that overall this is one of the best guitars you can buy for under a thousand dollars, and i highly reccomend it to anyone that plays acoustic music. It is a professional quality guitar with an amateur price tag, making it perfect for mostly everyone that plays guitar as a hobby.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $750.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: The Acoustic Music Shop, Emonton, AB
The G25 is crafted in Newfoundland, Canada. It is made with cedar, birch, mahogany, and ebony woods. It is a regular dreadnought with no cutaway, and a standard size, 20 fret neck. Special features include a two toned, inlaid wood rosette, abalone inlays on the fretboard and the string pegs, and 14k gold machine heads. The bridge is a standard, string through body setup, and the machine heads are non locking grovers.
I would say the action on this guitar is about medium height. It doesnt have a low action by any means, and electrically minded guitarists would probably have a hard time playing it, but it plays very nicely for an experienced acoustic player, only buzzing when played really hard. It is designed to be used with medium to heavy guage strings, so again, is on the higher side when it comes to action. As for the neck, it feels very natural, a bit thicker than an electric neck, as it should be. As far as im concerned it doesnt contain any flaws, but for someone looking for a guitar that is like butter on your fingers, this is definetely not the guitar for you.
As for sound i can't say enough about this guitar. I was trying out many others when i bought this one, and i didnt need to keep looking once i found it. The sound is probably the best ive heard so far when it comes to regular bronze string acoustic guitars. The sound is well defined on all levels, sounding very bassy on the low end, yet crisp on the highs. When playing chords, one string never stands out over another, all the sounds blend into one, which i find is rare, usually a guitar is high or low in my experience. All in all, it is great if you are planning on using one guitar for most of your applications, as it has that sonic versatility.
As for durability, it is good on most fronts. The best example i have for its durability is when i went with it on a 2000 mile road trip, with it travelling in a trailer, through various temperatures, and arriving with it still in perfect tune. that really surprised me, cause my electric that made the same trip was all out of whack. the only problem i have with it is that it is very susceptible to warping, being all solid wood. this can be counteracted with a humidifier, and actually hasnt been a problem for me yet, but i could see it being one for someone that doesnt like to have to care for their instrument very much.