Epic quality sound and a Joy to play
What is your overall opinion of this product?
An outstanding guitar that places an orchestra in your hands. I am a church musician and this guitar allows me to play some newer songs in a better vocal range but without changing my chords. Its like having both a guitar and a piano in your hands! Highly recommend without reservation for any skill level.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality is perfect. Zero blemishes, perfect seams, top is beautiful, mahogany veneer is simply beautiful. clearly the bracing is done well, no dead spots at all.
Was it easy to reach the strings? How comfortable was the playing position?
this was the surprise, as I assumed, having smaller hands, that the wider scale would pose a problem...not at all. Also, even though the strings are thicker, because the tension is less they are very easy to chord. Also, the guitar is light due to the quality of the woods used.
Is the tone well balanced? How does it project?
Tone has blown me away. No videos do it justice; there is a just a deep warm, rumbly bass and mid that emanates from the guitar.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Flawless. I was able to easily just peel off the pick-guard, which is quite ugly. This improved the resonance and the guitar looks very clean and bright.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I would have paid twice as much for this. I cannot believe the low price, but the value is clearly in the quality of the top and bracing. In this it rivals any high-end guitar. Also, the woods are not heave and this improves resonance. On some cheap "solid tops" a very thick "B" grade sitka is used; the ABT60 has A grade sitka at a thickness similar to Taylor or Martin. Same with the sides. Cheap guitars are always heavy and dull sounding, this one is not.
How was the action out of the box?
Arrived from AMS in perfect condition but tuned a half step below normal, strings were lively and bright. It played perfectly and I did not put it down for two hours.