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

    Idyllwild Cedar Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Enjoy the bright projection of solid cedar with the Idyllwild™ Cedar 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

    Solid Top
    Fishman® Isys+ Pick Up

    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.

    Simply Beautiful | Acoustically Rich | Affordably Priced

    Idyllwild Cedar Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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    Anybody know the width of the nut?
    A shopper on Nov 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: My Idyllwild Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric guitar measures 1-11/16th inches at the nut.
    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.
    Is this an accurate dreadnought size guitar ( will it fit in a standard dreadnought guitar hard case ?
    Gary I on Feb 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: All Idyllwild Acoustic Guitars are standard Dreadnought size.
    Is the size a true scale dreadnaught ?
    A shopper on Dec 19, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It's a slightly undersized dreadnaught.
    Body Length - 20"
    Body Depth @ End Pin - 4-3/4"
    Upper Body Width - 11-3/4"
    Waist Width - 10-7/8"
    Lower Bout Width - 15-3/8"
    Does this guitar have gold hardware or Chrome Hardware?
    Ronald J on Nov 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It is Gold Hardware. Strap Buttons and Tuning keys. The tuning keys also have Black buttons.
    How do you change the battery?
    Tim B on Oct 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: if you check the bottom side when you hold the guitar where the output cable is inserted, you will see there is a black box, pull the lock notch either with fingernails or small screwdriver and it will open to reveal a 9 V rectangular battery, pull it out and replace it with a new one and watch for the polarity when you insert a new one. Close the notch and enjoy the guitar with the new battery.
    Can someone tell me what gauge the original installed strings are on this? Great that they're D'Addario EXP's (coated phosophor bronze) but nothing on the gauge. Thanks.
    Jennifer L on Aug 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The guitar comes with extra lights. I've tried the mediums and the lights. I like the sound of the mediums the most. At around $7 bucks for a complete set of UNCOATED strings, they're not terribly expensive to experiment with.
    Can someone tell me what size bridge pins this takes? I don't own a caliper and the ebony pins I bought, don't fit right. Is it a 3 degree or 5 degree taper?
    A shopper on Oct 12, 2017
    4.7 / 5.0
    18 Reviews
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    Money for the money!
    First off, I own a few guitars from Monoprice. A nice black Route 66 Modern, a California Classic, and now the Idlewild Solid top Cedar guitar. The first 2 guitars I received are glorious and play like dreams for the price, I did have to renut the CC and get the intonation tied in on both, but no big deal. With this Acoustic, I pulled it out of the totally respectable gig bag, brought in the relief/action to my liking., and played. I got it at around noon and I'm still playing it 4 hours later. I keep reaching over for my Martin and Briarwood acoustics and then coming back to this one for comparison. It is flat out a better guitar than the more expensive briarwood, and it gives the Martin parlor a run for its money. The high end is crisp, tonal, and clear as a bell without being twangy. The mids are excellent on this thing and they punch right through, which Just adds to the great full bodied sound of this guitar. The Lows are solid, very wide in their resonance and body, seriously it's a beast of a guitar for the price. There's no dead spots on the fretboard, frets are trimmed, leveled, and polished extremely well. The strings are D'Addario EXPs, which is a massive bonus because they are awesome strings. Monoprice has heir own strings which are very good. But they went the extra mile and went with these. The inlays are just glorious on the neck. Not true MOP obviously but a very pretty pearloid, they are super cleanly installed as well. The sound hole inlay is absolutely stunning. No idea if it's real Mother of Pearl or not, but it's a beauty. (The darker wood is the Cedar by the way. The pictures are messed up for the spruce and cedar ones. While the spruce is more traditional looking, and had less frills and no pretty inlays, they are both crafted with a level of quality that just shouldn't be possible for this price) The nut is actually a great composite feeling and sounding thing, not sure what brand but it doesn't need changing at all. Just... Do yourself a favor, If you're looking for a guitar that is under 300 dollars but that will play, feel, and look like a much more expensive piece of equipment. Look no further, you've found a winner in my opinion. Solid job Monoprice. I am sincerely blown away, so seriously thanks!

    PROS: The woods are all great, the cuts on mine were expertly chosen and have awesome grain and resonance. The neck is this stunning light maple that compliments the sides and Cedar so much. Seriously everything about this guitar is just insane for the price. I love this thing, pick one of these babies up!

    CONS: Cons: None that I can tell on the guitar, like at all. It was immaculate, and it was set up pretty dang well upon arrival, All I had to do was set it up to my preferences and break the strings in for an hour or so. The bag did have a tiny part where the thread came undone. But who cares, it's a quality case for being freeeeee!
    June 16, 2016
    Another winner!
    Well, enough GAS build-up possessed me to purchase the cedar top version. Like the spruce top, it didn't disappoint...well, except for this time instead of being setup perfectly, this one buzzed like loose springs on a snare drum. Not to panic, however, this was remedied as expected with a slight adjustment to the truss rod. Unlike the reviewer from California, I could not find a flaw anywhere and that was close inspection with a magnifying glass. Is it high-dollar Martin/Taylor perfect...no. But it's a nicely crafted guitar and beautifully appointed for at the price point. Heck, I don't even know if that's real mother-of pearl fret inlays or not but each one (and they are each different designs) are implemented flawlessly on my particular guitar. Those and the edge binding as well as the sound hole ornateness against the dark(er) cedar top make this guitar look stunning. I believe the back and sides to be rosewood veneer as opposed to mahogany on the spruce top version. I don't think the nut and bridge are bone (I know the bridge pins aren't) but I could be wrong. They have to curb cost somehow so more than likely they are plastic. A cheap upgrade to bone would well be worth the expense imho as well as upgrading the tuners but they are holding well for now. If you're an aggressive strummer/picker, you may want to apply a pick guard to protect the finish (ebay has boat-loads) but it sure looks great without one! Another nice addition aside from the D'Addario EXP coated phosphor strings is the strap pin at the heel of the neck. The gig bag is also a nicely padded bag with BIG pockets. Again, the Fishman electronics is much better than the electronics on the Foothill guitars. These Idyllwilds sound sweet through a Fishman Loudbox acoustic amp! The sound of this cedar top is slightly warmer (as expected) than the spruce top but not significantly. They both have a nice low end (though not as full as full dreadnought) and a balanced midrange with the spruce top having a bit more shimmer on the top end. If you want a "purty" guitar, the cedar top is the one to get. If you can do without the purtiness and want to save a few bucks, get the spruce top. It is a very nice looking guitar in its own right...just not as flashy. Either one is a total winner...especially at the price point they're being offered for. Catch either one on sale and you're golden! If this guitar were lost, stolen, or was hit over the head with it by my girlfriend and broken...I would get another one. And another girlfriend!

    PROS: Fit 'n Finish
    Stock strings
    Neck strap pin
    Nice gig bag

    CONS: No bone nut, bridge, or bridge pins. But at this price point, who cares!
    July 19, 2016
    Fantastic guitar, poor finish
    I was saving up for a taylor acoustic for my first guitar when I got an email saying that this guitar was coming soon. I held off until there was at least one review on it before I decided to pull the trigger. I've had one acoustic before that was extremely cheap but I have played on a few different guitars at my work, a Gibson songwriter deluxe, a taylor 414ce, and a $12,000 Olson.

    That said I prefer this guitar over the Gibson any day. It's a bit brighter than the Gibson, so if you're looking for a deep boomy tone, then this guitar isn't for you.

    I purchased this guitar to play a lot. I don't currently perform anywhere but I wanted something that I could beat on and go deeper with my skills. This guitar really fits the bill in that regard.

    The downside to the guitar I received is that there appears to have been some sort of white stain or paint that dripped onto the guitar before they finished it, both on the side with the electronics and on the soundboard. I contacted Monoprice about a return but they said they were out of stock for months, and again, I bought this guitar to play, not to look pretty.

    Overall, after 20% off, I'm quite satisfied with the guitar and will not be returning it. I'm hoping for many years of enjoyment out of this thing or until I feel that my skills warrant an upgrade. Would have given it five stars if it didn't have the blemishes.

    PROS: Plays great, nice gig bag, great value for the money!

    CONS: nut and bridge seem cheap, finish issues with my particular guitar.
    August 3, 2016
    Unbelievable guitar for the price
    I was totally blown away by the quality level of this guitar given it's price point. I bought it to use as a travel guitar so I didn't need to worry about doing damage to my other more expensive guitars. But I can't bring myself put this thing in harms way. Out of the box it did need some neck adjustment but that's a simple task. After a couple months of playing I'd say the only weak point is the tuners. But it's not bad enough to replace them. Is this better quality/tone than higher end guitars? Absolutely not. But it's a solid guitar that easily competes with guitars in the $500-$1000 range.
    January 14, 2017
    1 year ago
    Plays great, but finish below expectations at this price point.
    Hello all,

    I purchased the cedar top guitar, and it plays phenomenally. The other reviewer is very enthusiastic, but for a good reason. Not a single fret buzz or rough edge. Perfect action/string height (for me), and the strings are exactly what I wanted. I tuned the guitar with the on-board electronics and the guitar really sang immediately. Setup and sound = 9.5/10. Better than anything in the price bracket (300) that I have personally played, and near some of my favorite guitars at twice the price point. This is a rich and bright sounding guitar, even with the cedar top. I can't imagine how bright the spruce top must be.

    But all is not perfect...

    The quality of the finish did leave much to be desired. There is an area over 2 inches long where the cutaway portion of the body meets the neck that was sanded heavily after staining, and it really shows if you go looking for it. I have 150-300 dollar guitars that got this right without issue, so I really think this is unacceptable on a guitar billed as being equivalent to examples beyond this price range. The bindings and perfling could use a bit more of a steady hand as well, but those types of issues are acceptable at this price point. (Smudges due to stain bleeding, slight damage) Also, the mother of pearl looking border around sound hole doesn't quite match the neck inlays. Still a beautiful guitar though, and I love that it doesn't come with a pick guard.

    Overall I am happy with the purchase, and hope mine was just a bad example from a finish perspective. I'm not sure if I will return it given that it plays so well. I would be disappointed to exchange for one that looks perfect, but plays/sounds different.

    PROS: - Sound was better that I could have hoped for
    - great cuts of wood
    - comfortable neck
    - On board electronic work nicely

    CONS: - Some finishing issues
    - Inlays don't match boarder around sound hole as well as hoped
    July 6, 2016
    Great guitar
    This guitar arrived with a flawless finish and great sounding. My only complaint is it is set up a bit too high on the action for me. This is probably the norm for set ups and luckily I know how to lower the action to suit me. Overall a great buy.
    March 10, 2017
    9 months ago
    In love with this guitar
    I have a 1950's Martin, it has a lot of soul, but I enjoy playing this guitar just as much as that one. Good action, good tone, you can't go wrong for the price.
    August 22, 2016
    Great buy - great guitar
    Mine was perfect. No flaws could be found! No buzzing and the action is excellent, very playable, as in easy to play.

    Like others have said, the tuners are nothing to get excited about but feel usable so far. Doubt I'll mess with the nut.

    Top is very nice, body appearance is an ok color tone.

    Sound for my guitar and in my ear sounds warm and bright, very bright. With a pick almost too bright, probably try different strings (Martin's maybe) to see if I get a more even tone.

    Nice gig bag, nice to have both strap connections. No comment yet on the pick-up, tested it and it works, sounds good so far.

    Tuner is simplistic, but in a pinch . . .

    For the money you think "beach guitar", but when you see an play it you think very nice guitar! As others have said, it's not a Taylor, or Martin, but so far amazing for the average player that doesn't perform regularly or wants an extra guitar around (like me)
    February 22, 2017
    9 months ago
    Super nice acoustic electric guitar!
    I read the reviews and thought, what have to lose? The action was very low and there was some fret buzz in several places right out of the box so I loosened the truss rod, with the help of my brother, the guitarist, and most of the buzz went away. I really like the sound, but my brother who's been playing guitar for about 35 years was really impressed with the sound, fit and finish. He was like, "How much did you say you paid for it?" He had a big grin on his face as if to say, "I need to get me one! I sounds WAY better than my more expensive Wechter." At church brought it along because the guitarist's Taylor was in the shop. He really enjoyed it, but said it had a lot of top end. It does have a lot of top because the strings seem to be D'Addario coated extra lights. I've replaced them with D'Addario uncoated mediums and now it has heftier & beefier tone and still has great playability.

    PROS: Pros: Awesome full tone and great resonance! Very nice action, fit and finish. Awesome electronics.

    CONS: Cons: A little fret buzz on the octave fret close to the heal of the neck, but other than that, it is has no competition!
    August 11, 2017
    More than I expected
    Came well packed. Action was low which caused string buzz. No problem relieved the truss rod a little and was good to go. Have a hard time putting it down. Little blemish on the finish but I was ok with it at this price. Tuner jumps around a little, but I use an app to tune the guitar anyway. Happy with my purchase.
    October 24, 2017
    1 month ago

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