ACOUSTIC GUITAR FEATURES
|Solid Top Acoustics
If you had to pick the most important part of an acoustic guitar, it would be the top. The top acts like a speaker cone in your stereo.When the string is plucked, energy is transferred to the top and the top starts to move. The movement of the top moves the air and we hear the music. A solid top is more flexible than a laminated top, making it more willing to resonate and move the air. The result is a louder, fuller sound with more attack, sustain, and projection. Solid spruce offers a tight, punchy low end response with great projection. Players who demand a powerful sound with tons of projection will hear the benefit of a solid spruce top. Solid cedar emphasizes the low mid response for warmth with great clarity and bright harmonics for definition. Players with a delicate or more intricate style will appreciate the cedar top.
|Rounded Fingerboard and Abalone Type Rosette
The fingerboard ends in an arc that follows the soundhole for an incredibly clean look. The single band of abalone type material really dresses up the appearance.
|Soft Corner BridgeThe rounded corners on our new acoustic bridge are visually consistent with the line, but there is a very nice physical advantage as well. The soft corners reduce the possibility of finish cracking that very often appears at the sharp corners of the typical bridge.|
|Fishman® Pickups and EQ System
Fishman® has done more to develop the quality of acoustic guitar amplification than any company in the business. Players who demand the ultimate in control, when playing live or in the studio, rely on Fishman® pickup systems.
The technique of scalloping or shaving the braces can have a huge impact on the power and tone of an acoustic guitar. By shaving or reducing the thickness of the brace, it becomes more flexible and therefore lets the top move more freely and to a greater extent.When done properly, the brace maintains its structural integrity, while making the top more efficient. The result is faster attack, longer sustain, more bass, more power, and an overall improvement in the whole tone system. Players who demand tons of bass and power will want this feature.
|Solid Body Acoustic
The term solid body acoustic sounds like a contradiction in terms. However, it is the only thing that really solves the acoustic feedback problem created at high volumes. By using a solid body rather than a traditional acoustic body, the energy from the speaker is not capable of making the guitar resonate and feedback out of control. The irony is that you are then able to make the sound as bassy or full as you like. It can actually sound more acoustic than a traditional acoustic guitar.