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89 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: private trade
reasonably clear tone and volume
Sound Rating: 6
hadn't been particularly well cared for by previous owner - adjusted action and changed a couple of strings
Setup Rating: 6
no inlays, dark brown sunburst pattern and gold-coloured hardware. No visible wear and tear apart
Appearance Rating: 7
hard to say at such short acquaintance but no visible wear and tear apart from mismatched strings
Reliability Rating: 7
Customer Service: not rated
no standout components, no obvious weak spots
laminated spruce top, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard.
Components Rating: 7
generally a reasonable beginners' instrument, sells around the UK at the sort of price you'd expect. Probably the same instrument sold under the Ozark, Ashbury and Tanglewood brands.
Overall Rating: 7
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