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TonyMan

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That's what she said!
Jul 9th, 2017 07:05 AM        

Anyone familiar with these? My neighbor just ordered one and I have read mixed reviews. I was trying to find some actual specs because he feels this has a neck the same width as a Fender start, but that seems like it would be kinda tight for 12 strings. I also saw one review that said their guitars are plywood.. just trying to get some more info on this.<br /> <br /> Thanks<br /> <br /> https://www.amazon.com/Ashton-SL29-12CEQWRS-12-String-Slim-Line/dp/B0090JXMV6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499560665&sr=8-1&keywords=ashton+12+string+acoustic+electric+guitar<br />



Peegoo

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Jul 9th, 2017 09:37 AM        

The one in the link below shows as 47.6mm nut width.<br /> <br /> Looking at the close-up pics of this (and others of the same brand) they appear to be typical of a budget-level guitar made in China. Not super quality--but not total junk either.<br /> <br /> The construction appears to be pretty good and there are additional features not seen in low-priced acoustics such as cast (vs. stamped) tuners, triple-layer body and headstock binding, etc.<br /> <br /> Generally, these cheaper MIC guitars perform as advertized, but don't improve with age as a higher-quality guitar will. <br /> <br /> These kinds of guitars can always be *greatly* improved by doing a fret level, crown, and polish, followed by a good setup using quality strings. This work is all by hand--and it's where the makers save big on production costs: they simply press the frets in, wipe off the fingerprints, and ship 'em out.<br /> <br /> Have a good setup done and it will play and sound a whole lot better.



TonyMan

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That's what she said!
Jul 11th, 2017 11:06 PM        

Thank you sir!



windmill

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Jul 15th, 2017 06:49 PM        

Australian-based company They design knockoffs of popular models that are made in Asia and are aimed at the low end of the market.<br /> <br /> They have been around for over 10 years so their product must be ok for the level it is aimed at.<br /> <br /> YMMV



Mick Reid

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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 15th, 2017 07:16 PM        

In addition to windmill's comment, I think their electronic gear (PA gear like speakers, mixers etc) are a step above their electric & acoustic guitars and guitar amps. But that said, I've not played any of their guitars, only looked online.<br /> <br /> FWIW, I have a pair of passive 12" monitors that I've owned for 13 years and they sound great. Never had an issue with them and they worked pretty hard the first half of their life too.<br />



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