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Foothill Flat Top Acoustic / Electric Guitar with EQ - Cherry Marble Design
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Foothill Flat Top Acoustic / Electric Guitar with EQ - Cherry Marble Design

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:

String inches mm
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
Body Material Mahogany Back/Sides
Ply Spruce Top
Neck Material Nato (aka Eastern Mahogany)
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Construction Set On
Scale 650mm (Full-Size)
Weight 5.1 lbs
Machineheads Chrome
Pickups Piezoelectric with 4-band EQ

11 Reviews

92.73% of the reviewers recommend this product


Never Disapointed

  • Keith L,
  •  Roosevelt, MN 
  • 10/14/2015 2:07:38 PM

Pros: Playable right out of the box. Setup nicely no tweaking required. Gorgeous finish. Decent gig bag.

Cons: Seruoisly nothing wrong with this guitar.

I've purchased several models of of Monoprice guitars and they simply can't be beat at their price point. They all perfom like guitars that cost two to three times as much. This is my second Foothill Flattop, I damaged the first one tripping down the steps to my house and had you seen it, besides getting a good laugh, you may have seen a grown man nearly cry. I really loved that guitar. This one is even better.
The first one was the black model and though it was nicely finished this one is gorgeous. Although I am going from memory, as the headstock is broken off the other, the tone on this one is less bright and much fuller. This one came with two strap buttons installed and the older model only had one. I complained about the old headstock logo and I guess the guys at Monoprice listened, because I really like the new curvy "M". The gig bag is a huge improvement over the old one. As I said earlier I loved my first Foothill Flattop, but this one is next next level better.

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Very Nice Guitar

  • Anonymous,
  •  Sykesville, MD 
  • 8/16/2015 7:15:56 AM

Pros: Great finger action
No fret buzz at all, anywhere on the finger board
Nice sound
Easy tuning
Intonations are spot on

Cons: None

I've been playing guitar and mostly bass guitar for 25+ years. I have had the experience of playing all kinds of instruments good, average, and bad ones. Therefore, I believe I have a little experience and insight to offer a review of the Foothill Flat Top. There have been reviews regarding some of the cheap instruments coming from overseas and like everyone else, I was a skeptical. How can they make them so cheaply and make them a good buy for the money? I ordered the Foothill acoustic with the cherry marble top mainly because the price was right and the reviews were mostly positive although there are many who are doubters. Anyway, right out of the box it became clear the craftsmanship is excellent, the color and finish is flawless and the wood and grain beautiful. However, most impressive is the attention to detail, every edge is sharp and clean and fret work is smooth and the feel is comfortable. The setup was great too and doing some note work and chord playing there is no fret buzz that I could locate anywhere. The tuning pegs work smoothly and the guitar was easy to tune up play. The all mahogany neck has a solid feel and the rosewood fret board is very nice. I honestly see no need for any adjustments the neck is right and one knows this is true because the intonations for each string were right on. The sound of this guitar is rich and clear and each string has great sustain with the round wound strings. I would also go as far as stating this guitar is as good as any I've ever played including the far more expensive Gibson and Martin guitars. Is it a Gibson or Martin? No, but if you want a nice beginner, starter or practice/gig guitar this will fit those requirements and I have no reservations about that. I cannot say enough good things about this guitar and I wouldn't hesitate to make this purchase again. A very nice guitar.

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Just what I was looking for

  • Anonymous,
  •  Bakersfield, CA 
  • 7/1/2015 10:52:10 PM

Pros: Inexpensive guitar to play amplified or not
Great sound
Retains tuning from day to day
Beautiful finish

Cons: No cons that I have experienced

I was looking for an inexpensive guitar, mainly for practice. I didn't want a pos that sounded out of tune all the time and was not a real musical instrument but a toy. I wanted to be able to play it with or without an amp, so a solid-body would not suffice.

This guitar fits my requirements nicely. Not only that, it is quite pretty. My wife selected the color because she was buying me a birthday present, and I am very happy with the result. I keep it next to the keyboard, and it makes practicing a pleasant experience.

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A good purchase

  • Edmond Draper,
  •  Merritt Island, FL 
  • 6/12/2015 9:12:30 AM

Pros: Finish was perfect
Good sound

Cons: None

I did not have any of the problems that some report. There is no fret buzz nor intonation problems and the neck is straight. It did need to be tuned, but it was close enough to make that easy.

The guitar's finish is spotless, but be aware that it hides rather than accentuates the wood grain. That is to be expected at this price point, they can't afford to carefully select and match the wood, so they finish it in a more forgiving manner. It is still a darn good looking guitar.

The acoustic sound is a bit thin when compared to my Gibson, but played alone sounds fine. The sound through an amp is suprisingly good. I have a Fender Princeton Chorus amp which provides a great clean channel but when I add gain, there is a definate feedback problem, which I would expect from any acoustic electric. The equalizer works fine.

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Great but tons of Fret Buzz

  • Enrique S.,
  •  Hacienda Heights, CA 
  • 5/25/2015 5:08:36 AM

Pros: Price/Value
Color is more vibrant in person

Cons: TONS of fret buzz! Low E's 3rd and 12th fret.

I was eventually able to get rid of *most* of the fret buzz on the Low E's 3rd fret by adjusting the truss-rod. It still can happen. The 12th fret seems to not be fixable. It's been slightly dampened, but not by the same degree as the 3rd fret. Otherwise, the guitar sounds great, but it's hard to avoid chords not using that 3rd fret.

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