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Vintage VE300 Electro Acoustic Folk Guitar - Sunburst

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The Vintage VE300SB is a folk sized electro acoustic guitar that has made a name for itself amongst guitar players for its outstanding quality and value for money. Having won the award for ?Best Acoustic Guitar under ?1000? in Guitar magazine, November 2003, the V300 is not to be overlooked when considering purchasing a budget acoustic guitar. The V300 offers a solid Spruce top for better tone, sealed chrome machine heads and a finely detailed finish, all of which are indicators of quality, usually demanding a higher price tag.

The Machine heads are a key feature of the VE300?s playability and trustworthy-ness as a guitar. Spaciously laid out on the headstock in the three a side formation they respond with precision to adjustments, with comfort guaranteed thanks to the large Grover-style kidney shaped knobs. This feature is sure to take all the difficulty out of tuning, especially for a beginner just getting to grips with their instrument. In addition to the tuners, the glossy headstock bears the vintage logo in pearloid.

Moving on to the neck of the guitar and everything is smooth and tidy, with each fret tucked neatly into the Rosewood fingerboard by a cream binding. Young or inexperienced fingers should have no trouble with the frets as they have a low profile making easy work of chords and the strings are at just the right height to allow a fast action without muffling the tone. Large central dot position inlays give easy reference of fret number and there are also small black dot markers on the side of the fingerboard for convenience. The narrow neck, slender action and smooth frets make the VE300 a rewarding guitar to play especially for learning those first tricky chords.

The folk body shape of the Vintage VE300 has a narrower waist and thinner body than the standard dreadnaught acoustic guitar shape. This would make it a great guitar for younger players or those have a shorter reach around the body. A glossy finish surrounds the body, neck and headstock, allowing the natural wood tones shine through. On the front of the guitar the solid spruce top has a narrow grain, finished in a beautiful smokey Sunburst, whilst the Nato back and sides are of a darker Mahogany-like pattern. The VE300 is decorated with a multiple soundhole rosette and multi celluloid binding around the face. The back is also bound, creating cream lines that match those on the front and neck. A tortoise shell scratchplate adds the final touch to the decorations and protects the glossy layer underneath from your pick scratches.

The solid Spruce top ensures that the VE300 delivers a thick tone that is sweetened by the narrow body shape. There is plenty to work with here from ringing harmonics at the higher frets to percussive treble, and hard strumming on the open chords produces ample bass too.

Fitted to this model if a top quality Fishman Isys pickup system, with volume, bass, treble and phase controls and a built in tuner, allowing you to plug direct into an amplifier, PA sysytem, your computer to do a bit of recording, or even direct into a sound desk.

The VE300SB has a deservedly good reputation and for the money there are few contenders for quality and playability. The shape and feel of this guitar make it ideal for someone who is put off by the prospect of getting to grips with barre chords on a dreadnaught, and for this reason it is also suitable for younger players. If you are looking for a quality guitar on a budget then this instrument fits the bill perfectly - and then some!

As reviewed in Guitar Magazine Nov03:-

* gobsmackingly good for the money, and would be at even twice the price

* would stand comparison with any other acoustic, regardless of price

* a highly satisfying little player

* a downright steal

* simply a stonking little picker (!)

  • Top Solid Spruce
  • Body Nato
  • Binding Multiple celluliod
  • Neck Nato
  • Fingerboard Rosewood, fully bound
  • Scale 642mm
  • Tuners Chrome, kidney shaped buttons
  • Bridge Rosewood
  • Pickup Fishman Isys with built in tuner
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All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.

body finish check   strings checked   neck check
1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
  truss rod check frets check
4)  Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
5) Frets examined for playability 6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
strap hooks checked neck joint check machine heads checked
7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
8) Neck joint examined
9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings
top nut check controls checked pickups checked
10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections 12) Pickups checked for responsiveness

For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.


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