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Foothill Flat Top Acoustic / Electric Guitar with EQ - Cherry Red Burst
Play unplugged or plug it in to amplify your acoustic guitar sound on stage using this Foothill Flat Top Acoustic/Electric Guitar from Monoprice!
This full-sized electric/acoustic guitar features a single-cutaway dreadnought body style. It is constructed with mahogany sides and back, ply spruce top, a set-in nato (aka eastern mahogany) neck, rosewood fretboard, and chrome tuners. It features a built-in piezoelectric pickup with a 4-band equalizer built into the preamplifier, so you can plug in to amplify your sound. It uses coated steel and phosphor bronze wound strings in the following sizes:
|E (Coated Steel)||0.012||0.30|
|B (Coated Steel)||0.016||0.41|
|G (Phosphor Bronze Wound)||0.024||0.61|
|D (Phosphor Bronze Wound)||0.032||0.81|
|A (Phosphor Bronze Wound)||0.042||1.07|
|E (Phosphor Bronze Wound)||0.053||1.35|
Before it gets shipped to you, each Monoprice guitar undergoes a setup, tuning, and inspection process by Master Luthier Roger Gresco here in Southern California. The setup ensures that the neck is straight, the action is right, and that it will stay in tune. To protect your investment, it comes with a 10mm padded, zippered, gig bag with shoulder strap and a truss-rod wrench.
|Body Style||Single-Cutaway Dreadnought|
Ply Spruce Top
|Neck Material||Nato (aka Eastern Mahogany)|
|Pickups||Piezoelectric with 4-band EQ|
PROS: beautiful guitar, well built, fabulous sound. Definitely comparable to a significantly more expensive guitar
Glad I was wrong =) The color on this guitar is simply beautiful. I'm glad I went with this one rather than a typical black or natural wood one. My only complaint, and it's extremely minor, is that just inside the sound hole, the paint/finish didn't cover the edge very well. It's really a nitpicky thing. If I paid $1,000 for this, I might raise a fuss. But for less than $100 on sale, I truly don't care. Especially since you have to hold the guitar in a really weird angle to even see it. In fact, I bet a lot of dark colored guitars have the same issue. I imagine it's really hard to paint that spot, but it's probably unnoticeable on a lighter natural colored guitar.
I can't find any fret buzz, and only one free MIGHT need just a tad of filing, but I don't think I'll bother. I can't really notice it unless I look for it. I wouldn't have noticed it at all if other reviews didn't bring it up and put it in my head.
I've been playing guitar off and on for 20 years (more time off than on). I'm far from pro, but I know enough about guitars to judge a nice one. I would value this at $300-500 based off the two Fender and one Takamine acoustics I've owned. I would much rather play this one from Monoprice from either of those.
I'm just playing around for fun in my bedroom, so I haven't tested the pickup. I don't even own an amp but I might try it out with Rocksmith. I'll never play live, but it's fun to pick up a guitar again and goof around on it, trying to remember the songs of my youth. I'm glad Monoprice had such a deal to allow me back into playing!
PROS: Beautiful guitar, near-perfect finish, amazing value.
CONS: Very slight imperfection in side the sound hole
PROS: Nice looking, great price and compared to much higher priced guitars it sounds comparable. Plus it comes with a nice case.
CONS: A bit of a fret buzz and guitar strings aren't the best, but these are very minor issues
PROS: great value
CONS: none so far
PROS: Beautiful, great sound, easy to tune, stays tuned. This is the 1st time I have tried to play a guitar in earnest. So, my fingers are killing me, but I love the guitar. It seems like a nearly perfect guitar to me. At least for me it is.
CONS: bought it one week before it went on sale.
PROS: Very well crafted
Body is solid
PROS: Nice rich sound
Great feel to fingerboard
CONS: Chinese manufacture
PROS: Beautiful guitar, nicely crafted, great feeling neck, well packaged
CONS: Fret buzz
CONS: Needs setup work
PROS: Great guitar, especially for the price with case and electric pickup.
CONS: Slight fret buzz.