Idyllwild Spruce Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar with Fishman Pickup Tuner and Gig Bag
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    Idyllwild Spruce Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar with Fishman Pickup Tuner and Gig Bag

    Idyllwild Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar


    Enjoy the bright projection of solid spruce with the Idyllwild™ Spruce Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar! Our solid top guitars offer a level of playability found only on guitars costing $400-$500 or more. Great for direct recording to computer, rockin' on a Saturday night, or leading worship on Sunday morning, the Fishman® Isys+ pickup system provides a warm, natural tone, while its built-in chromatic tuner ensures that you are always in tune and sounding your best. The 10mm thick heavy-duty gig bag protects your guitar from dings and scrapes as you travel. All Monoprice guitars are setup by hand in Southern California. Setups include having the frets filed so they are free of sharp edges, ensuring that the nut and bridge are properly seated at the correct height, that the strings have the right amount of action with no buzzing, and that the electronics are functioning properly, so you can plug in (or not) and play right out of the box!



     
    Solid Top
    Fishman Isys+ Pick Up
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    Solid Top
    Fishman® Isys+ Pick Up
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    Solid Top: Solid top guitars offer richer sound with a greater dynamic range than laminate or ply tops. This means that high frequencies sound sweeter and low frequencies are fuller.

    Fishman® Isys+ Pick Up: The Fishman® Isys+ pickup system provides a warm, natural tone, while its built-in chromatic tuner ensures that you are always in tune and sounding your best.

    Protection: The 10mm thick heavy-duty gig bag protects your guitar from dings and scrapes as you travel.



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    Idyllwild Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar




     
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    What is the neck shape? I'm looking for a very slim neck like Blueridge guitars have.
    A shopper on Jan 19, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your interest in our guitars. The neck on our Idyllwild acoustic guitars is a soft "C" shape. It is fairly thin compared to many acoustics so it is comfortable to play but thick enough to feel substantial. Give it a shot. If you do not like it you can take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee. I think you will like it, especially for the money.
    Does it come with a strap?
    A shopper on Apr 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Nopen but I think monoprice has a kit that includes a strap, pics, strings, and other "get started items"
    Hi , is this a true "Dreadnought" shape guitar ?
    i.e.: Will it fit in a dreadnought case , should I chose to do so !!
    Thanks ,
    Gary 
    Gary I on May 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It fits perfectly in a standard Dreadnaught case ... fits perfectly in my Martin case and others

    Ira Kay
    4.7 / 5.0
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    A lot of guitar for a little cash.
    Let me start out out by saying I have GAS...Guitar Addiction Syndrome. I'll also preface this review by saying that I started playing guitar about 53 yrs. ago and have/had a formal training in music early on. Made money playing and have never given up the craft. I also have an electronics background to compliment the artistic side of things. I've owned a fair amount of guitars over the years with the present arsinal of acoustics being a Martin, Gibson, Sigma 12, Ovation, and two Blueridges'. Up until last year I also owned the cheaper Monoprice acoustic/electric but sold it to a friend. So when Monoprice came out with these solid top guitars, I just had to have one (GAS took over!). To cut to the chase, this guitar blows me away for the price-to-quality ratio. As opposed to the lower priced acoustic/electric cutaway electric I purchased a year or more ago, this guitar was perfectly set-up out of the box.. There were no fret buzzes or abnomalies as such that needed to be corrected. The fit and finish were comparable to the Blueridges I own (also made in China that sells for 3-4x more). The sound emanating from the solid sitka spruce top is crisp, bright, clear, and articulate. Almost too bright. But that might lend itself to the strings...which are D'Addario EXP lights which, coincidentally, are (one of) my favorite strings. Kudos' to Monoprice for installing top-of-the-line strings on this guitar. A more mellower tone might be experienced with the solid cedar top guitar that, with enough GAS build-up, I might just have to make a move on. Whether or not you're a finger picker or a strummer, this guitar will fit the bill on both...and I do both myself. A lot of cut-away acoustics sound rather thin but this guitar does not. It sounds like a full blown dreadnought. The only negative I can think of is the onboard Fishman electronics. While I may be spoiled with the Fishman Aura active electronics setup on my Martin Performing Artist A/E, I will say that it is a better electronics package than is what is on the cheaper MP A/E's. It is subject, though, to feedback/low-frequency-howl but which could be eliminated with a sound-hole cover...which I plan to get for this guitar. While the tuners appear to be adequate, I may eventually change them out for Grovers. Also, the plastic bridge and nut pieces swapped out for bone. The bottom line is this...this guitar could serve to be a be-all/do-all guitar without the need to spend mega-bucks for an ALL SOLID BODY guitar when, in all seriousness, you (or anyone else) would never know that it is NOT an all solid-body guitar. This guitar is that good.

    Also, Kudo's to Monoprice for making good on an order discrepancy I brought to light. Their customer service head and shoulders above their competition.

    PROS: Build quality
    Sound
    Setup

    CONS: None at this price point..
    June 17, 2016
    Unplayably buzzy but clean & well built, hoping for better replacement
    Based on the reviews, I was expecting more. I wasn't expecting perfection, but in its delivered state it is unplayable.

    From prior reviews I heard such good things about the setup on this guitar. Mine was terrible. At concert pitch (A 440hz) the action on the first 3 frets is so poor that the guitar is unplayable, buzzing very loudly on all strings, and COMPLETELY "noting out" on the 1st string. Did Monoprice QA actually play this guitar before it went out? It doesn't sound like it, otherwise I doubt it would've shipped. The setup action of the guitar is very poor and buzzy up through the 12th fret, even with the lightest finger touch (forget it with a pick).

    Otherwise the fit and finish of this guitar is really nice: very pretty clear smooth gloss with nearly no hickeys, and it looks fairly thin, especially on the top, which is good. Nice inlays and binding, cleanly done. When it's not buzzing horribly, tone is bright, tight and "spruce-y", as expected, and should mellow with some age.

    I have a collection of about 10 guitars (mostly electric): Several Fenders, Gibson, Gretsch, and a few acoustics, and I've been playing both casually and professionally for over 25 years. I care about having great, playable setups, and sadly as-is it's unplayable. I bought this as a discount "beach guitar" that I could bang around with, and if it's set up properly I expect it would fit the bill. I've put in an RMA to replace this one, I'm hoping it was just a quality-control dud and the replacement will have a correctly set action.

    If this guitar had a playable action & setup right-out of the box as so many other reviewers have noted, it would be a 5-star guitar for sure.

    PROS: Almost impeccable gloss finish
    Clean fret edge dressing
    Pretty spruce top
    Generally nice sound (when not buzzing)
    Well assembled
    Decent gig bag

    CONS: Unplayable buzzing on the 1st 3 frets
    Generally buzzy up to the 12th fret even with light picking.
    September 2, 2016
    This is a really good guitar!

    Think about this one before you buy a Blueridge CE.


    PROS: Big sound. Deep, but clear, with big woody overtones. This ax is made to make a big noise in a string band, and can hold its own with big-name acoustics. I love the sound of this guitar!

    Beautiful - the spruce on mine has a small bearclaw deep enough to make it through both sides of the bookend, it looks like dimples. Otherwise, the grain is straight & clear. Fame flash evident across entire top. Sides are a sapele-colored and stripey. Back is well-matched and gorgeous, with striking quilting & deep flame pattern, which also shows on the inside ply, even though that mohagony is unfinished. To answer another reviewer - the rosette is real wood, and really nice.

    C-shaped hog neck is straight and easy to play, and I really like the way it rolls near the headstock. It's comfy for me. I need a magnifying glass to tell the fretboard on mine isn't ebony - it's that dark and dense. Love it! A picker's guitar. Frets arrived smooth and polished. Beautiful headstock with imitation ebony tuner buttons. Tuners work very well, nut and saddle are hard corian. Bridge on mine is Indo ebony or rosewood, and very light color. Seems a good design, with a routed belly. Tapered X-bracing inside, just about the best for a CE.
    Proper 9v electronics sound good, but I've only plugged it in a few times and can't comment on the need for a sound hole cover yet. The phase switch is nice.

    This is a bit more demanding guitar to play than the older Monoprice acoustics, but only because it's so expressive, clear, and distinct. The action is great right out of the box, I had no problem either with playing barre chords, or woodshedding it with a big bluegrass pick. Intones well. This guitar arrived with ZERO buzzes or dead frets.


    CONS: Be careful you don't unintentionally leave the tuner on and run down the 9v battery...

    My guitar arrived immaculate, but the case smelled perhaps a little "over humidified" ...Trivial at this overall value, but a little weird.
    July 29, 2016
    Like a Taylor for $$$ less
    Sound: Bright, articulate, rich, similar to a Taylor. If you like the Taylor sound and not the price, this is for you. If you like a soft top (martin) with a more balanced (smooth) tone this is not for you.
    Finish: Perfect! As a matter of fact, I own 5 monoprice guitars and the finish on all is perfect.
    Play-ability: No complaints. Medium size neck. Truss rod will need to be loosened 1/2 turn to relieve some buzzing.
    Electronics: not tested
    Overall: Amazing value. Excellent strings and gig bag too!!! I love the sound of this and have no intention of "upgrading". Thumbs up for Monoprice. Also, read the review from Woody Texas. Very accurate.

    PROS: Taylor type brightness and ring for a fraction of the price.

    CONS: none
    September 23, 2016
    How can you go wrong
    Awesome guitar. Had it for a few months now and scannot find a single issue with it. I did see a blemish on the finish about the size of a pencil eraser that is near the input jack. That is visible in the right light. Not being picky. Just pointing out how hard I had to look in order to find something. To be fair, I went to the local box store and picked up a 700.00 solid top which had many more flaws.

    As far as playability, I am not advance but this guitar plays beautifully and the tones are great. My neighbor who is an advanced player took this for a spin and after playing for about 2 minutes, found out how much I paid for it. After telling him he promptly put the guitar down, picked up the IPad and ordered one for himself.

    Love this guitar and will probably buy the Cedar top too.

    PROS: Sound
    Setup
    Strings
    Appearance
    Price

    CONS: I should have gotten both the Cedar and the Spruce top. For this price you can't go wrong
    October 9, 2016
    WOW
    Bought this guitar for my wife as a camping guitar. Way better than that. She loves it!
    May 22, 2017
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Beautiful Guitar
    I've wanted a decent guitar for a very long time. I'm not a professional guitar player at all, in fact it's my least skilled instrument out of many others. I've had my eye on this guy for a while though and finally pulled the trigger. I have not plugged it in to listen to the pickups yet, but other than that everything about this guitar is beautiful from the wood grains to the logo script. Very happy with the purchase!
    December 15, 2016
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Amazing guitar!!!!!
    Nothing, absolutely nothing bad to say about this guitar. Plays like a $1000 + guitar right out of the box. Great sound (haven't plugged it in yet so can't comment on that) .They even included a battery. You guys rock. Can't get over the play-ability of this thing . It is unbelievable at this price point.

    PROS: Everything.

    CONS: NADA thing.
    September 10, 2016
    This is a great guitar
    I just received mine three days ago and have been playing it non stop since then. I am totally blown away. The sound and fit and finish of this guitar is incredible. I have owned many high end Martins and Taylors but I think this instrument is just as capable. I decided to buy this on a whim to use as a traveling guitar so if it got banged up, oh well. However I think this has become my primary instrument instead.

    Well done monoprice!
    May 20, 2017
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Shocked ... in a good way ....
    Over the past couple of years I've tried various Monoprice Guitars ... set them up, played them, and then sold them or gave them away. The tele style guitar and the Flying V wre the best of the flock. The others were really OK for the money, but nothing to write home about.

    So I ha to try your new solid top acoustic electric guitars. Bought the Cedar To and the Spruce Top.

    I was amazed when I saw how well they were setup ... dam, right out of the box. Tuned to Eb, and had a ball playing them. Finsih was great, electronic did the job well.

    My hat's off to you Monoprice ... you did a great job on these Guitars.

    One comment ... the Cedar Top is a better looking, and possibly sounding guitar. The neck inlays are better then the dots on the spruce top ... just being picky ...

    Great Job again .....
    December 5, 2016
    Purchased
    9 months ago

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