Selecting a new acoustic guitar can be rather overwhelming at times, especially with such an abundance of them in stores. Highlighting some of Dolphins “elite” acoustics we’ll help you find the best acoustic guitar for you. Unsure about what sized guitar to get? Then check out the Dolphin guitar size guide to help you out.
Yamaha APX500II Electro-Acoustic Guitar The Yamaha APX500II is a recent update of one of the world’s best-selling electro-acoustic guitars. In addition to its timeless shape and splendour, the APX500II features some the best electronics available including brand new pickup systems alongside the latest System 65 Preamp technology. With its thin-line body this guitar is incredibly comfortable to play. The APX500II is perfect for long performances or rehearsals and cut-away dreadnought shape allows easy top-fret access. The non-scalloped X-type bracing helps to bring out the brighter tones and improves the guitars resonance. The APX500II is simply great value for money for a genuine world-class electro-acoustic.
Available in Old Violin Sunburst (as shown), Black, Natural, Vintage White, Red Metallic and Oriental Blue Burst £283.00
Washburn WD 10S Mahogany Series Acoustic Guitar
The Washburn WD 10S, winner of the UK Music Industry Association’s Acoustic Guitar Award in 2006 and voted the best guitar under $500 in the USA by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Dreadnought style, Alaskan Sitka spruce top, mahogany body, rosewood fretboard bound in white plastic with a satin finish to the back. The WD 10S is a traditionally handsome guitar with a crystal clear, rich sound and excellent sustain. If a great sounding, classic looking guitar with an excellent reputation is what you’re looking for, then the Washburn WD 10S is exactly what you need.
Available in Natural (as shown), Black, 12 String and Left-handed £149.00
Yamaha F310 Acoustic Guitar The Yamaha F310 focuses on quality sound, design and value for money… the guarantee of the Yamaha F series guitars. Created using select tonewoods and sturdy, resilient hardware, featuring spruce top, rosewood fretboard and bridge, meranti back and sides, the F310 produces a well balanced, bright and responsive tone with excellent projection. Sharing the passion and attention-to-detail that Yamaha inject into their premium ranges, the F310 is a brilliant guitar for those not wanting to spend a lot, beginners and seasoned player alike.
Available in Natural (as shown) £108.00
Ibanez AEL40SE Electro-Acoustic Guitar Offering the largest body among the whole Ibanez AE electro-acoustic guitar range, the AEL40SE is perfectly capable of creating very large, resonant sounds even when unplugged. Featuring an original AEL body with a cut-away indentation, D’Addario EXP strings, rosewood bridge and fretboard and mahogany neck, the AEL40SE evokes the image of a somewhat more interesting traditional style acoustic. Balanced XLR and 1/4” jack output connections make this guitar perfect for any type of performance and excellent for recording and studio use.
Available in Resonant Vintage Violin (as shown) £355.00
Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar Distinction, quality and recognition are what this guitar is all about. The EJ-200 acoustic has been used by nameless legends and is truly a top guitar. The “super jumbo” sized body ensures good projection and resonance and the stylish design is a whole other story. From the unusual ‘crown’ fret inlays to the ‘moustache’ bridge this guitar will be appreciated and accepted by anyone who plays or even sees it. With striking gold tuning pegs, black headstock with crown icon, maple body, rosewood bridge and fretboard with a fantastic curved edge and pattered pickguard, the Epiphone EJ-200 is simply, beautifully different.
Yamaha F310 Folk Guitar Starter Pack with DVD (Natural)
The lively sound from the spruce/meranti body has a bright, sweet resonance not unlike Yamaha’s renowned FGs, and real rosewood is used for the fingerboard and bridge. The handling comfort of the slightly reduced body depth and intermediate scale length will be particularly appreciated by younger players.
Includes Instant Guitar DVD…
A common sight on stages around the world, Washburns are a workhorse for the gigging musician. Mahogany tone wood gives you depth with a bit of bright, articulate Sitka Spruce thrown in for good measure.
Washburn WD 10S Mahogany Series Acoustic Guitar Features
Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top
Quarter sawn scalloped bracing
For 2011, the APX and CPX ranges get a full overhaul with new electronics and updated cosmetics while remaining true to the original design brief – an acoustic guitar that's born to be on-stage. Launched in 1987, Yamaha’s APX range was designed to be the ultimate performance electro-acoustic guitar – combining great on-stage tone thanks to a unique body design…
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