Amazing mid-price acoustic
By: Connor from Boston, MA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Extremely well made, really nice wood and overall a beautiful guitar.
How has it stood up over time?
I've only had it for about 3 months, but no problems so far.
Your general opinion of this product.
This is my first "real" acoustic (the starter pack one doesn't count) and I honestly couldn't be happier with this purchase. In the price range of $500 and under, it beats out competitors like Ibanez, Fender, and Yamaha.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The is a little bit thick as compared to an electric, which is absolutely normal for acoustics. I actually love how the neck is satin finish, its so comfortable and easy to move around. I haven't plugged it in all that much, but the tuner is really easy to use.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The top is cedar, which is different from spruce because cedar has a lot more mid-range and I would say less base. The base on this guitar doesn't boom out like a Martin, and if I had to pick one bad thing about the sound I would pick the lack of base. However, the mids and highs sound absolutely amazing.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is satin, which looks very nice, however there's no gloss, so its very easily dented and scratched. Like I said, I've only had this a couple of months and there are a couple of tiny nicks in the finish just from regular use. Nothing that detracts from the overall look, but just something to note.
How was the action out of the box?
I actually bought this from a music store, so this question doesn't really apply. But, one thing with acoustics is that humidity plays a huge factor. So I ended up having to adjust the truss rod a couple times to stop the neck from bowing in the changing humidity and changing strings. But now I am 100% happy with the action, I didn't even need a professional set-up.