Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars

1st Nov 2012 | 15:15

Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars
Pete Turner Marrakech
£1995

TYPE: Single-cone, wooden-bodied acoustic resonator

TOP: Old stock Madagascar rosewood

BACK/SIDES: Indian rosewood

WE SAID: “An interesting and alluring take on the spider-style resonator, beautifully made with a unique tonality. We’re hooked”

www.stringsdirect.co.uk

Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars
Patrick James Eggle Parlour Cuban
£2,995

TYPE: 12-fret parlour acoustic

TOP: Cuban mahogany

BACK/SIDES: Solid Cuban mahogany

WE SAID: “A little beauty that’s hugely adept at handling a varied repertoire many parlours would struggle with”

www.eggle.co.uk

Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars
Atkin AA AM Special
£1,999

TYPE: Auditorium-size acoustic

TOP: Solid mahogany

BACK/SIDES: Solid mahogany

REVIEWED: 355

WE SAID: “There’s a timeless, vintage-like demeanour to this AM Special that greatly impresses and attracts. It’s not flash, but it shines where it needs to”

www.atkinguitars.com

Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars
Takamine LTD 2012 'Michi'
£2,518

TYPE: Dreadnought cutaway

TOP: Solid spruce

BACK/SIDES: Solid rosewood/ laminated rosewood

WE SAID: “Stunning sonic timbre, resonance and uniqueness, with stealthy looks to match. A work of art with practical uses... Cherish it”

www.takamine.com

Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars
Martin D-18
£1,699

TYPE: Dreadnought

TOP: Solid Sitka spruce

BACK/SIDES: Solid mahogany

WE SAID: “It oozes style and a sense of royalty, and Martin has managed to improve and refine what was an already great guitar. Truly fantastic”

www.martinguitar.com

Six Of The Best: high-end acoustic guitars
Taylor 712ce
£2,474

TYPE: 14-fret grand concert cutaway electro-acoustic

TOP: Solid Engelmann spruce

BACK/SIDES: Solid Indian rosewood

WE SAID: “A dream all-rounder, and a guitar that will accompany you from the sofa to the biggest stages, effortlessly”

www.taylorguitars.com

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