Turner Guitars was founded in 2000 by Terry Pack, an experienced luthier who later moved on to creating his own line of entirely hand built instruments. His aim was to produce ‘beautifully crafted instruments’ which readily compete with the best in the industry both in quality of materials used and also care and attention to detail during construction. Each guitar is made using the finest materials including solid spruce tops and carefully selected tonewood bodies, complemented with precise custom scalloped bracing. The company is based near Doncaster and is now run by local guitarist Dave Ryan who you can see in Finale Guitar every now and again!
The Turner 400-00 is a fantastic sounding acoustic parlour guitar. With its striking ovangkol (zebrawood) back and sides and solid spruce top it’s certainly got a memorable look. Once you play it you’ll find the sound is hard to forget too! With its elongated body shape the sound is concentrated in the longer than usual bass section of the body. This gives the guitar a rich, full tone with a resonant bottom end and full, warm mids. All our Turner guitars also come with bone nuts and saddles as standard rather than than the cheap plastic versions found on most guitars at this price point. This enhances sound transmission from the strings to the neck and body, giving greater sustain and clarity of tone. This guitar is beautifully built with attractive white fretboard binding and a simple, stylish black and white stripe decoration around the edge of the body and the rosette. The parlour body shape is very comfortable to hold even for smaller players who struggle with larger acoustics (jumbos, dreadnoughts, 000s, OMs etc). This guitar also has an under saddle pickup and AS4T pre-amp with a 3 band EQ and knobs for presence (brightness) and volume. These combine to give a faithful and well balanced recreation of the instrument’s tone when amplified. The pre-amp has its own built in tuner.
All our Turner guitars are professionally setup and given fresh sets of Ernie Ball Earthwood strings, so you can guarantee your guitar will be ready to play straight out of the box. If you haven’t played a Turner before then we really recommend giving them a try! You really couldn’t hope to find a better sounding or playing brand new parlour guitar at this price point. If you’d like to get your hands on this gorgeous instrument then checkout now to arrange affordable UK postage or call in to the shop between 10-5 any day except Wednesday to take it for a test drive.