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Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Product Description

Hohner's Essential Series Acoustic Guitars are affordable masterworks that combine technological advances with simplicity of design. Utilizing tone matched woods, the Essential Plus Dreadnought is incredible resonant thanks to its solid spruce top, and mahogany back and sides. The rosewood fingerboard on a mahogany neck offers comfortable playability and the compensated Earvana nut and saddle combo ensures correct intonation for accurate tuning. An excellent guitar from beginner to pro players, own one today.

Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Features

  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top with X-scalloped Bracing
  • Mahogany Back, Sides and Neck
  • Constructed from Frequency Matched Woods
  • Perfect Intonation with the Earvana Nut and Saddle
  • 12 point inspection, ready to play
Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought
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Amazingly Resonant
These guitars are built utilizing a revolutionary technique Hohner calls frequency matching. Hohner's technicians utilize a form of tap tuning to determine the resonant frequencies of the wood and then match the solid spruce tops with similarly resonant mahogany backs and sides. The result is a guitar that is unusually resonant, producing a rich, singing, tone that makes even the small bodied Parlor and Folk guitars in the Essential series sound huge. These guitars feature a micro-thin finish and pick guards were left off in order to encourage the vibration of the tops. Quality of sound was sacrosanct. These guitars were kept cosmetically simple, Hohner chose to invest in perfecting the manufacturing process.

In Tune
Guitars by their very nature play consistently out of tune. In the first position, play an E chord and it sounds perfectly in tune, play a D chord and it's a little out, play an A chord and it may sound so badly out of tune that you want to tune up again. This only gets worse as you play up the neck. To rectify this situation, Hohner has equipped each Essential model guitar with the Earvana Compensated Tuning System. This special nut and bridge assures that these guitars play with perfect intonation, up and down the length of the neck making them a pleasure to play.

Inspect what you Expect
Each Essential guitar goes through a 12-point inspection at Hohner's US Facility in VA to insure that every guitar is set up to sound great. Intonation, action, and overall quality are carefully checked.

Product Specifications
Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Specifications
  • Model: EL-SD PLUS
  • Description: Essential Dreadnought
  • Body Shape: Dreadnaught
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Bracing Material: Spruce
    • Inner Bracing: X-scallop
    • Construction: Frequency Matched
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
    • Construction: Frequency Matched
  • Neck: Mahogany
    • Construction: 3 piece neck from solid wood
    • Stabilization: 2-way trussrod
  • Head: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 inches
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Frets: 20
    • Fretwire: White Copper
    • Width at Nut: 1.7 inches
  • Bridge: Rosewood
    • String holder: Bridge Pin
  • Saddle/Nut: Earvana Compensated Tuning System
    • String width at nut: 37mm
    • String width at saddle: 56mm
  • Rosette: Wood Mosaic
  • Strings: D'Addario 11's
  • Tuning Machines: Diecast Chrome
  • Total length: 41 inches
  • Finish: Ultra thin polyurethane

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-446-6010 Warranty: 
David D from Murphysboro, IL, USA
Overall Rating
Comfortable, Enjoyable Guitar
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I personally find this to be a well constructed guitar, with warm resonant sound at a very reasonable price.
Your general opinion of this product.
I like the 'natural' satin finish, it is pleasing to the touch, and doesn't smudge up with fingerprints like the heavily lacquered instruments. Handsomely made. I never tire of playing this guitar.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The tone of this guitar is warm and rich. I have no complaints. As a local songwriter, I write country songs and ballads that sound nice with the quality of tones produced. The pickup takes a little getting used to. I played it live, and when I got it to the desired level during performance, when I stopped, the pickup was so 'hot' that I got feedback. But after some minor tweaking, we were able to get the maximum sound from the guitar without the feedback.
How did the stain or paint job look?
I love the finish on my guitar. The natural satin finish is very pleasing to the eye. As corny as it may sound, I feel almost as though I am holding and playing a work of art. My next purchase is going to be a hard case so that I may preserve the quality finish. I intend this to be the last guitar I will ever need.
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