EXL Export Lacquer Series incorporates Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology that puts sound first by blending premium poplar and rich mahogany for a lush tone.
Cort Guitars Earth 300V acoustic features a solid Adirondack spruce top with Adirondack bracing, solid mahogany back and sides, black body binding, teardrop tortoise pick guard, genuine bone saddle, and sunburst finish. The mahogany neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard and features Grover vintage tuners. The Earth 300VF adds a Fishman Sonitone EQ and Sonicore pickup system.
Jackson X Soloist SLX guitars feature basswood body, through-body maple neck, and 24 jumbo frets. The Duncan designed alnico HB102N (neck) and high-output ceramic HB102B (bridge) humbucking pickups offer ultra-fast playability. The bound compound-radius rosewood fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint.
This from Magic Fluke Cricket features wood neck and fingerboard mounted on a plastic body. Just launched this year, Cricket is a durable, versatile travel instrument for seasoned violinists, or a great starter instrument for beginners. Its three-way adjustable chin and shoulder rest has a unique design that allows comfortable playablity. “Because plastics can be engineered to have properties close to wood, acoustics can be very similar and in some cases enhanced,” says Dale Webb, Cricket designer and owner/founder of Magic Fluke.
Yamaha’s L Series acoustic guitars have been redesigned to deliver classic quality and value. Englelmann spruce tops are treated with Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (ARE) to give them the tonal richness of vintage models. Playability improvements include redesigned bracing, thinner five-ply neck design, lower string action, and wider string spacing. The simple-to-use undersaddle pickup expands the guitar’s capabilities without affecting unplugged sound. L Series guitars are available with mahogany back and sides or in rosewood.