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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
GREAT INSTRUMENT FOR THE PRICE !!!
Where do I begin??? For starters, I have been playing for almost 20 years and have been doing repairs on solid body electrics and acoustic guitars for 5 years now commercially. Not to sound arrogant - but I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE....
The craftsmanship for this guitar is excellent. The construction is solid feeling and the paint finish is handsomely done. The bridge is glued straight and even onto the body with no exposed seams. The nut is precisely cut for the strings - they sit there nice and snug. On cheaply done 12 strings, you see that the nut is not cut very evenly. This guitar feature a NUBONE brand nut & compensated saddle & that makes for great intonation on this guitar and your strings will stay in tune much longer.
The tuners are standard sealed tuners and do well holding the guitar in tune. I normally like to replace the tuners immediately on my acoustics with "GROVER" brand tuners but after playing this guitar for a week straight - no less than 3 hours a day (seriously folks), I've only had to tune the guitar twice.
The guitar arrived with the action set perfectly. The strings were nice and low from the start and still had enough clearance for hard strumming with NO BUZZING. The strings didn't need changing either since the guitar has D'Addario XL strapped on - great bright/jangly sounding highs with nice clear lows!!!
The body has a spruce top with mahogany sides & back. This guitar sounds great. I compared it to my friends 18 year old FENDER brand 12 string and it sounds better than hers! (I told her it sounds just as good as her guitar so as not to hurt her feelings. But in reality this guitar beats hers....LOL)
The electronics are not top of the line - obviously. BUT... The wiring is neat and the sound when amplified is pretty darn good. Naturally, you need to reduce how much gain you use if you play really loud on your amp. But that's just the way it is when dealing with acoustic guitars anyway. I might in the future change it out for a PIEZO system but then again - I might not. It holds up well as is. The instrument control board also includes a nice handy tuner which always helps & it does the job accurately.
Kudos to the manufacturer for including an output jack for direct line connection to a soundboard/mixer besides the standard output jack you would plug into your amp. That's real versatility and very helpful. You usually don't find such versatility except on more expensive instruments!!! Very nice, indeed.
On the control panel for the electronics, the buttons are a little stiff when you press them. The knobs are a little too small to grab and a little too tight when you turn them. You have to have a moderately "soft touch" when pushing the buttons and a little more strength when using the knobs. Personally speaking, I tend to leave the "tone tweaking" alone on the actual guitars I own and always use my amp or pedals for tone shaping alteration anyway. So i won't be using the buttons or knobs too much anyway.
Lastly, I wish it came with a pick guard. Oh well, I just ordered a nice one with a fancy hummingbird design on it.
What's the bottom line, people???
BUY THIS GUITAR !!!!!!!!!
You'd be a fool not to. You get so much for under $200. What the heck are u waiting for???
I'm seriously gonna get a second one.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
this is worth the money was very surprised
for the price this is a good guitar I found out what people meant by the setup for the capo to take stress off the guitar neck you have standard tuning so you turn the guitar down one step E = D A=G and so on then when you put the capo on the second fret and tune it it will be tune for E A D G B E so you must put the capo as far back on the second fret with no string sound quality lost so when you play open chords you finger have room
I wish to thank the people who responded to my question on what was step down tuning. This guitar package was worth the money I want to thank the people who review this I always wanted to learn 12 string but did not want to spend a lot of money to setup learn about the different tuning of the string pairs and between the the bass string and tuning the High E and B to almost the same note but to leave the inner one a touch higher
now hopefully I can do it justice and learn come together on it and some of the beautiful music that was played on the 12 when I was younger
for tuning pick the the top string up and the bottom of the pair down with you finger on the other string of the pair to deaden it do it softly& slow
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. See all 33 customer reviews...
Beautiful-looking guitar. One problem. It doesn't match the photo or description. I received a LEFT-HANDED model.