These outstanding beginner electro-acoustic guitars are designed by UK brand Woodstock and manufactured to a very high standard in China. Their folk style bodies are fairly slim with a 10cm depth and 39cm lower bout which makes them very comfortable to play with young guitarists or smaller adult players. They have a laminated sapele (closely related to mahogany) back and sides, selected for rich tone and long sustain times. This has been coupled with a spruce top to add bright overtones which really help these affordable acoustic cut through when playing alongside other instruments. The necks are fairly chunky, which gives a nice solid feel under the hands for beginners who are just starting out with open chord shapes. This also aids sound transmission, giving these guitars a rich and chunky tone in spite of their small-ish bodies and ultra low price. The cutaway provides easy access to the higher frets for soloing or higher chord shapes, to say nothing of how cool it looks! The unique headstock design and gold hardware also give them a classy aesthetic a cut above most sub £150 guitars.
These awesome beginner electro-acoustic guitars have a built in tuner and a quality pre-amp operated by a 9v battery. This has a two band EQ and volume control so that you can control your tone on stage without needing pedals or to get up and adjust the mixing desk. They also have a phase reverse switch which can be very handy when gigging or recording. Our guitars are also all given a full set up by Simon, the Finale Guitar technician and strung with light gauge phosphor bronze strings. This means that the action (gap between the strings and the fretboard) will be nice and low so that you can concentrate on getting the chords down without having to battle against impossibly high strings! The phosphor bronze strings give a bright, resonant tone and the light gauge means they’ll be easy to hold down for beginners. You will not get a setup included with most guitars you buy online meaning they’re difficult to play until you’ve spent more money on having them set up. At Finale Guitar we refuse to send out an instrument you can’t play straight out of the box, so all you need to do is unpack and play. All in all these are a superb beginner guitar- easy to play, easy on the wallet and easy on the ears! They would make a lovely gift, even if it’s for yourself.