Review Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar – Maple Fingerboard, Arctic White

When Leo Fender introduced the world to the original Telecaster in 1950, nobody could have possibly imagined just how this plank body electric guitar would change the world of contemporary music. Even more surprising is the fact that after more than a half century, the Tele still looks as modern – maybe even radical – as it did when it was first introduced. Considering the fact that Leo Fender wasn’t even a guitar player, you have to wonder just how this magic happened. Were the planets aligned just right? Was the design beamed into Leo’s head by weird space aliens? No matter – the Tele is simply an inspired design. Since its introduction, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Today’s Standard Tele features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action maple neck and fingerboard, new pickups with hotter voicing for better overdrive sounds, and shielded body cavities for quieter operation.

For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Telecaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don’t have to break the bank, and this model delivers the best of both in an instrument ideal for Telecaster players everywhere at every level.

Solid alder body with 3-ply white pickguard and shielded body cavities

In the beginning, there was the Telecaster and the single-pickup Esquire, and you could only get one in the blonde finish. Over the decades, Fender has made concessions to the changing musical styles and the needs of both novice and pro guitarists, which has led to an astonishing array of Telecasters with new colors, special finishes, and upgraded electronics. But with the Standard Telecaster, Fender is taking the instrument back to its roots – with a few refinements (sorry, but they couldn’t help themselves). That means a solid alder body with a 3-ply white pickguard and special shielding in the body cavities for quieter operation and reduced hum.

Modern Neck With ‘C’ Profile

This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary ‘C’-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth back finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Newly designed bridge block with adjustable saddles

For the Standard Telecaster, Fender designed a new bridge block that’s the best of the vintage and modern designs, along with six adjustable saddles. The original Teles had a large, silly ashtray bridge cover that every guitar player hated, so it was removed and lost for all time.

Authentic Fender Tone and Styling

Pure and simple, this instrument features classic Fender tone styling that evokes and honors the timeless Fender mainstays that came before it and contributed crucial DNA. From the quietest chord to the loudest note, and from the rear strap button to the top of the headstock, it’s the very essence of classic Fender design.

Two new Standard Tele single-coil pickups

The original Tele single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions had more twang than any two normal guitars. Today’s Standard Tele has pickups that pretty much look the same but are voiced hotter, so it’s much easier to drive most amps into various levels of distortion, from mild to manic.

Maple neck and fingerboard with modern C shape and satin polyester finish

Leo Fender wasn’t a guitar player. In fact, he started out repairing radios. So he had no idea that guitars weren’t supposed to have maple necks. In time, those blonde maple necks and fingerboards became a Fender trademark – though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards on most of its models. Again, for the Standard Tele, it’s back to the basics with a maple neck and fingerboard with a modern C shape, a satin polyester finish on the back, and a gloss finish on the fretboard and headstock.

By No Means Ordinary

If you’re looking to embark on your musical journey with style and performance, you’ve come to the right place. Standard guitars and basses bring authentic Fender designs and sound to a whole new generation of players.

Durable enough to take a beating, dependable enough to last for the long haul and equipped with all the features you need, a Standard series instrument is the tool to get you playing and keep you playing.

Product Features:

  • Maple neck in a modern C shape
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 frets and dot inlays
  • Fender/Ping standard cast/sealed tuners
  • 2 hotter-voiced single-coil pickups in neck and bridge positions
  • Volume and Tone controls
  • 3-position blade for pickup switching
  • Newly designed bridge block
  • Chrome hardware

Technical Specification

  • Body Type:Solidbody
  • Body Shape:Telecaster
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:Alder
  • Body Finish:Polyester
  • Color:Arctic White
  • Neck Material:Maple, Bolt-on
  • Neck Shape:C
  • Radius:9.5″
  • Fingerboard Material:Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Black dots
  • Number of Frets:21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length:25.5″
  • Nut Width:1.650″
  • Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Vintage-style bridge
  • Tuners:Fender/Ping standard cast sealed tuners
  • Number of Pickups:2
  • Neck Pickup:Standard Tele single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup:Standard Tele single-coil
  • Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup selector

Review Blackstar HT-5R 5-Watt


Blackstar’s all-tube HT-5R is the compact combo amp you need when you want to get killer guitar tones in the studio. This amazing little combo combines an all-tube 5-watt guitar amplifier with a custom-designed 12″ Blackbird 50 speaker, allowing you to get high-gain tone without frying your eardrums. The HT-5R also lets you dial in a range of great tones, thanks to Blackstar’s stellar ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) tone-shaping control, which takes you from glassy cleans to down-and-dirty crunch, and everything in between. A handy onboard effects loop (complete with an effects level switch) lets you add your own effects into the signal path. Plus, an onboard speaker-emulated output makes it easy to record killer amp tones straight from the Blackstar HT-5R.

Back in the mid-2000s, Marshall R&D employees Ian Robinson and Bruce Keir founded Blackstar Amplification as a vehicle for their own design notions. Since then, the company has enjoyed an admirable run of success. Thanks to a line that ranges from the HT stompbox series to Artisan series handwired amps and the thunderous Series One amps, Blackstar quickly found fans among everyday guitarists and marquee players like Ozzy Osbourne axeman Gus G., Neal Schon, and such Britpop and New Wave stalwarts as Echo and the Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Ocean Colour Scene, and Paul Weller sidekick Steve Craddock.

Though the company’s highest-profile amps to date have primarily been mid- to high-power amps with a distinctly British flavor, Blackstar has more recently ventured into small-amp territory to give low-watt-loving studio artists and bedroom players access to Blackstar tones. The HT-5R combo is among the newest of these smaller offerings. Featuring a very cool stereo digital reverb, the amp uses a single ECC83 tube to produce 5 watts of output power.

The HT-5R’s main controls are mounted on the top panel. Its two channels, which are selectable via the footswitch or the overdrive switch on the control panel, give you the ability to conjure everything from snappy cleans to churning growls. The Clean channel has just one Tone knob that gives you everything from mellow warm tones to a brighter sparkle when cranked in the clockwise direction.

The Overdrive channel has a Gain and Volume knob. The latter acts as a master volume, adjusting the overall output of the amplifier. The Gain knob increases the crunch of the overdrive, which is capable of everything from near-breakup to a wild, hairy distortion. The Overdrive channel has an expanded EQ with Bass, Middle, and Treble knobs. There’s also Blackstar’s signature ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control, which is also found on select HT pedals and on most Blackstar amps. ISF lets you blend characteristics typical of American and English amplifiers. A counterclockwise turn emphasizes American-flavored rock tones—bass-heavy with exaggerated mids. A clockwise turn summons a more Brit-hued jangle. The reverb, meanwhile, ranges from the subtlest color to dramatic washes.

The rear panel of the HT-5R is home to some unexpected surprises. Aside from an Effects Loop, Blackstar includes a Cabinet Select feature, which can toggle between the 12″ Blackbird 50 speaker in the amp’s open-back cabinet, or an emulattion of a 4×12 closed-back cabinet. Engaging the 4×12 gives a tighter response to the output, which does sound remarkably close to the character of a larger cabinet, albeit on a much smaller scale.

You’ll also find a 1/4″ MP3/Line Input that allows you to hook up a portable audio device (CD player, iPod, etc.) to jam along with. The Emulated Output & Headphone jack is another blessing for bedroom enthusiasts. This output will give you the sonic qualities of a guitar cabinet at noiseless levels—perfect for recording or practice without rousing the neighbors.

With its handsome black vinyl and chrome knobs, the Blackstar HT-5R will be comfortable at both black-tie events and roadhouse saloons. Weighing in at 27 pounds and burnished with some hefty corner brackets, this little beast looks and feels rugged. But the sturdiness is more than skin deep—the ECC83 and 12BH7 tubes, as well as the rear panel controls, are all well recessed and secure from jostling onstage or in transit. You get the feeling that a lot of experienced players had a hand in designing this amp.

Blackstar HT-5R Tube Amplifier Head Features:

5-watt tube head
1 x ECC83 and 1 x 12BH7 tubes
12″ Blackbird 50 custom-designed speaker
Unique push-pull power amp design
HT Pedal preamp
2 footswitchable channels
Stereo digital reverb
Enhanced tone controls
Patent-pending Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
Fully equipped for studio or practice
Speaker-emulated output with 1 x 12″ or 4 x 12″ voicing
Effects loop with effects level switch
Footswitch included

– AWWWWWWW WOW!!!!!!!!!! i almost find myself playing this more than the gain channel. and i’m a hard rocker!!! sorry for my enthusiasm, but i really love this channel. i just sit around for hours playing little blues licks and bouncing chords around. brilliant channel.
-breaks up around 6-7 on the dial, gets a nice tube clip (depending on pickups)
– HUGELY touch responsive. if you dime the vol (like me), you can really “dig in” to notes as they say. or back off the attack and get a nice, sweet, rounded sound.
– 3D sound: this amp doesn’t have ‘verb, but you could almost swear it does with this channel. i was showing a very good friend of mine (who is one of the leading guitarists in the area), and he couldn’t believe the 3D feel of the sound. He’s played for 20 yrs etc etc billion amps etc etc and he is not easily impressed.
– shares eq with gain channel, but it really doens’t feel like you miss out. this channel has such a natural, back-to-basics sound
– NOTE: this channel will bring out sloppy chops very very quickly.
– i can’t say enough good things about this channel.

– not quite loud enough for practice with a drummer (which is what i wanted it for; easy transport to practice)
– the knobs are really really shiny which really does make it hard to see your settings (i thought people on HC were being picky, but it really is difficult with stage lights around)
– included footswitch has a lead only about 3 ft long, rendering it nearly useless :tard: once you plug it into the backand put it in front of the amp, you have very very VERY little room to move. i stretched it to it’s max and only had about 2feet between the amp and the pedal. USELESS. i connect an extension to it using a female-female 1/4″ coupler and a 10ft normal lead, works fine. also doesn’t have an LED. con for me, might not be for you. i like to know which channel it’s on, which can be hard as i run it at the same time as another amp (H&K switchblade).
– outputs, fx loop, ac cord, footswitch ports are all located under and AROUND the back chassis. makes it painful to set up in a rush; nearly have to turn the amp upside down to see what i’m plugging into. its kinda annoying when you’re used to everything just being on the backplate of the amp…
– still pretty damn loud when dimed, however you can get a good tube-driving sound at low volumes, as advertised. so i guess this isnt really a con.
– can feedback/gets a little noisey at high gain at high volumes. not any more than a normal tube amp though. some people may be pissed off, as it’s supposed to be a “recording” amp. doesn’t worry me, i have it set to a britishy-heavy crunch sound rather than uber distorted. my H&K is at a higher gain level, so the blackstar doesnt need to be.


The Blackstar HT-5R is a uniquely crafted amplifier that’s at home onstage, in studios of every type and—provided you don’t work with an aspiring Led Zeppelin rhythm section—the practice space, as well. With a responsive EQ, a wide range of clean-to-high-gain voices, and a booming reverb, this little black box is well suited for recording artists and bedroom pickers who are looking for more refinement and warmth than you get from a budget practice amp. At about $450, this little guy may be more than the average picker can justify for an amp that probably isn’t powerful enough for many gigging situations. But for home pickers who consider tone paramount, this little Blackstar does a lot for the price.

Review Roland Micro Cube GX


As a frequent user of the original two-Watt battery-powered Roland MicroCube guitar amp, I was intrigued to see what improvements had been incorporated into the latest GX version. Though the same size as its diminutive predecessor, at 247 x 172 x 227 mm, the 2.7kg MicroCube GX has a 3W output, can run for up to 25 hours on six NiMH AA-size batteries (around 20 hours on alkaline batteries), and now includes a basic sharp/flat/OK chromatic tuner. A mains adaptor and a strap are also included, and you can choose black, white or red versions of the amp.

Offering eight switchable amp types with separate gain, volume, tone and master volume controls, the modelled sounds range from clean, through blues and classic rock to the new ‘Extreme’ heavy metal amp setting. There’s also now a microphone setting, for use with karaoke-style mics that terminate in a jack plug. Of the five effects, the usual modulation options are joined by Heavy Octave, while a choice of delay or reverb (with the addition of a new spring model) can be added separately.

As the replacement for Roland’s successful MICRO CUBE, the MICRO CUBE GX improves on its predecessor in every way, adding a memory function, new amp and effects types, a chromatic tuner and more. i-CUBE LINK opens new opportunities for practice and mobile recording, providing a built-in interface for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The MICRO CUBE holds the mantle as the most popular battery-powered amp of all time. The MICRO CUBE GX retains the original’s tiny size and huge sound while adding great features and improvements.

Filled with eight of Roland’s renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBE GX offers a wide range of versatile tones, from the crystal-clear JC CLEAN to the new EXTREME for in-your-face metal riffs. Five different EFX types include a new HEAVY OCTAVE effect that works great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distorted tones.

Also new to this model is the ability to store your favourite settings by holding down the Memory button. There’s only space for one saveable setting, but by switching between that and the manual mode you effectively have a two-channel amp. The iCube Link interface jack integrates with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, providing two-way communication with your music apps. Not only does this allow you to play along with music tracks, you can also send the modelled amp sounds into an iOS recording app. Ingeniously, this all happens via a stereo mini-jack that can also accept a standard analogue stereo source — and the cable is included. If you don’t have a favourite music app, you can get Roland’s Cube Jam free of charge from the iTunes App store, which allows for recording your own 16-bit/44.1kHz jams.
Although there’s only storage space for one preset, the ability to flick between it and manual mode effectively gives you two switchable channels.

The sound of the amp seems weightier than that of the original, and there’s a slightly compressed feel to the cleaner tones that makes them sound more ‘produced’. Those blues and rock sounds come over well too, and with a surprising impression of power and depth. The sound gets a touch rough at high volumes, but used sensibly it actually sounds really good, and it’s certainly not a toy. For busking, garden jams or open mic nights, the MicroCube GX delivers the goods in style.

The Roland 3W 1×5″ MICRO CUBE GX combo amp gives you the same tone and versatility that you’ve come to know and love in the CUBE Series, and puts it in a battery-powered package that you can take anywhere.It features recording/Headphones output and stereo Aux input for MP3/CD players, etc. The MICRO CUBE GX can be powered on batteries (LR6 (AA) type x 6) or a supplied AC adapter. It also includes a carrying strap.

Rock for Hours on Batteries
The MICRO CUBE GX features the same ultra-compact footprint, battery-powered operation, and big tone that made the original MICRO CUBE such a massive hit around the globe. With up to 25 hours of playing time using six NiMH AA-size batteries, you can enjoy uninterrupted fun while jamming at home, at the beach, on camping trips, at parties-wherever! Increased power output delivers even better performance than before, and a chromatic tuner is built in, eliminating the need to carry an external tuner when you play.

8 Classic and Modern Amp Models
Filled with Roland’s renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBE GX provides tones for playing any musical style, from ultra-clean jazz to heavy rock and everything in between. The newly added Extreme amp kicks things up a notch, giving you a massive voice for crushing, in-your-face metal riffs. There’s also a MIC setting for using the amp with a vocal microphone. Five different EFX types are available to sweeten your sound, with a new Heavy Octave effect that works great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distorted tones. An independent Delay/Reverb processor is onboard as well, with a newly added spring reverb option for authentic surf and roots-rock sounds.

High-Quality Effects
There’s no need to lug around pedals when the MICRO CUBE GX comes with eight DSP effects. All the essentials are included-from chorus and flanging to a phaser and tremolo effect. A separate Delay/Reverb processor lets you dial in anything from slapback and long delays to reverb and more (in addition to using one of the aforementioned modulation effects).

Total Recall
The new Memory function turns the MICRO CUBE GX into a dual-channel amp, greatly increasing its versatility. It couldn’t be simpler to use-just dial up the amp tone and effects you want, hold the Memory button for a few seconds, and your settings are saved! After that, you can toggle between the saved setup and the current knob settings with a quick button press. Use it for saving a favorite sound, switching between rhythm and lead tones, or calling up a special sound for a particular song or style.

Product Features:

Power: 3W
Ultra-compact portable DSP guitar amp with 5-inch speaker
Runs on battery or AC power (adapter supplied) and includes carry strap
i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (interface cable included)
8 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model
8 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and separate Delay/Reverb
Built-in chromatic tuner
Recording/Headphones output and stereo Auxiliary input for CD players, etc.

Weighs only a few pounds. Size of a car battery. Runs on batteries. High Quality effects.

The recent MC amps come with robust jacks (this is usually a major weak link since you are constantly plugging in). Runs on AC power (included) as well as on batteries. A carry strap is provided to make it easier to carry.

These sound impressive and have lots of power. The look cute, but at the same time are ruggedly built. The biggest plus, as per most guitar players, is that you can take it outside and play it (without needing power supply); the battery setup is really cool. You can use it with your lead guitar or even your bass guitar. You may also plug in your microphone in for some fun.

Nothing Much..overall Good




The Roland Micro Cube Bass RX is more powerful and feature rich compared to the GX model. Besides sounding great with great output, this one has a tuner, metronome, drum machine, really good effects, modeling, full treble, mid and bass controls, volume and gain, and above all…it runs on batteries.

Roland Micro Cube RX is a tiny, battery-powered bass amplifier that packs a big punch. Small, yet loud, and gives sound in true stereo! These little amps can deliver powerful sounds through their stereo power amps and updated custom speakers, four per RX. This one can’t compete with your larger AC powered amps but its a lightweight, sound packed wonder.

Review Fender FA-100 Acoustic Guitar

Buying your first acoustic guitar is a tricky business. On one hand you want a guitar that won’t cost you too much in case the whole playing guitar thing is just a phase, but on the other hand you want a guitar that sounds good enough to actually get you excited about learning the instrument. And when it comes to most acoustic guitar starter packs, they tend to fall tragically short in terms of combining affordability and sound quality. Fender’s FA100 acoustic pack, however, might actually be one of the very few exceptions.

Fender has been in the business of making amazing sounding guitars since the 1930s so you know that any product that has the Fender name on it carries some weight. And at a little over a hundred dollars, the FA100 acoustic pack is a good bet as any for a beginner guitar.

First impressions:

The Fender FA100 is a no-nonsense dreadnought with laminate spruce top and basswood back and sides. The guitar also features a rosewood fretboard and Fender’s signature headstock shape. The tuners are chrome and the guitar comes with a standard gloss finish. All in all it’s no masterpiece, but it’s not too shabby either.

As far as the guitar’s setup goes, the action, while not excellent, is low enough to play comfortably. And in a way, starting off with a guitar with a higher action is a good way of developing finger strength before moving onto a higher quality instrument.

Body And Neck:

FA-100 brings you the now legendary dreadnought body shape in its most basic version. This is a no-thrill guitar, that’s for sure. Tonewood Fender went with for the top is basswood. While it’s anything but common, basswood is more or less what allowed them to cut the costs down and allow the FA-100 to reach its current price. Back and sides are made of Aghatis, which is a nice contrast to the soft basswood on top. The neck is also made of Aghatis and is standard in every aspect that is relevant. From a standpoint of someone who is just starting out, none of this matters that much. The guitar is affordable and offers a very decent performance for what it is.


As you would expect, Fender didn’t spend too much on the hardware for FA-100. You get a standard rosewood bridge with a synthetic compensated saddle on top. The set of tuning machines on the headstock belongs to your average die cast variety. With that said, they work pretty well. Straight out of the box, no one can guarantee that your FA-100 will sound flawless. More often than not, these guitars need to be taken down to a shop for a professional setup. While it is an additional expense, doing this can completely change the way FA-100 sounds and feels.


If you pick up this guitar expecting an incredible sound, you are sure to be disappointed. Guitar makers like Fender are able to offer their entry level models like the FA100 for such low prices because they use cheaper laminate woods on the bodies, as opposed to solid wood which can be extremely expensive. And although this results in a comparatively inferior tone, the FA100 still delivers a respectable full-bodied sound which gets the job done for any beginner guitarist. And with age and a set of high quality guitar strings, the instrument can actually sound quite nice.


  • Exclusive Fender Headstock Shape
  • Fender Traditional Bridge
  • Fender Pickguard
  • Factory mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement
  • Dot position inlays
  • Multiple body bindings
  • Includes gig bag

Product Specifications:

  • Back Material: Agathis
  • Sides Material: Basswood
  • Tuners: Chrome
  • Finish: Standard Gloss
  • Body Material: Laminate Wood

What’s in the Box?

The pack comes complete with a padded gig bag, strap, electric tuner and a collection of picks and strings.


Affordable: one of the cheapest beginner guitars you’ll find (that’s worth buying, at least)
Full Size: this isn’t a half size or 3/4 size guitar, this is a full-size dreadnaught acoustic guitar.
Package: Comes with gig bag, picks and a very helpful electronic tuner. You’ll be glad you have these, trust me.


Sound Quality: most beginners won’t hear the difference, but there is one.

Final Conclusion:

Fender’s presence on the acoustic guitar market is somewhat limited. Models such as this FA-100 have turned out to be a very successful move by Fender. They’ve found a way to give your average beginner a guitar which won’t ruin their bank account while sounding reasonably decent at the same time. Another reason why FA-100 is so popular has to do with the logo on the headstock. Some people simply trust a brand such as Fender to deliver a good product. As long as you set up the intonation and action properly, FA-100 should give you a great performance for the money.

Review Epiphone EAFTNACH3 FT-100 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, Natural


This guitar has a selected spruce top and mahogany body with a mahogany set neck. Fingerboard is rosewood with dot inlays

The ft-100 is 25.5 Scale length and has nickel hardware and premium machine heads. Also is available in ebony, natural, vintage sunburst and wine red

We know you have a lot of choices in acoustic guitars and from a distance they may all blend together. But the ft-100 is the only dreadnought that comes with our limited lifetime guarantee

Imported from USA

The ft-100 has the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professionals expect to find when they

pick up an Epiphone. The dreadnought is considered the classic go-to shape for bluegrass, folk, rock, country, and

everything in-between. The dreadnought sound is commanding when required, but its balanced sound means that at any

volume, you can be heard and hear yourself well, too.

The neck is glued-in with a traditional dovetail joint and has an easy-to- play 1960s SlimTaper profile.

The rosewood bridge has a compensated saddle and the black pickguard has the classic metal ‘E’ logo

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The Epiphone FT-100 Acoustic is a classic dreadnought style with a full, expressive tone thanks to its select spruce top, select mahogany sides, and solid mahogany neck. The neck is glued-in with a traditional dovetail joint and has an easy-to- play 1960s SlimTaper profile. The rosewood neck has classic ‘Dot’ inlays, a standard 25.5” scale, a 60s era Epiphone ‘dovewing’ style headstock, and a 2-way adjustable truss rod for perfect intonation. The FT-100 is available in Natural, Ebony, and Vintage Sunburst, finishes.

Nothing is better than trying by yourself. This one Epiphone EAFTNACH3 FT-100 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, Natural say its good and those one tell smashing but it cannot meaning that it will be good for you. Really don’t wait for long time. Immediately after trying, you will find the purpose in the future and love it.


Tuners are a little shaky, but I’ll tighten them up when I put on the lighter strings and adjust the truss rod and get the action lowered to where it’s supposed to be. All in all, can’t beat it for the money.


The action is sky high, but that’s easy enough to fix. Finish is less than amazing.


I bought this guitar for my little daughter and he loved it. It was delivered already tuned. The sound of the guitar is amazing. I would recommend this guitar. Plus, the packaging was awesome.


If you know how to tweak and do your own setup, buy it.


All in all, can’t beat it for the money. But if you’re looking for a player right out of the box, this isn’t it. If you know how to tweak and do your own setup, buy it. Buy it now.


You get a guitar that, with new strings and a rather minor adjustment, sounds like one you’d likely pay 20 times as much for. I am VERY happy with this purchase!


Review Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

From Rogue comes this amazing deal in the RA-90 dreadnought acoustic guitar. The Rogue guitar is an ideal instrument for the beginner, or young musician. The body depth and width bring out balanced tone and plenty of projection to be heard from across the room.

This ultra-affordable dreadnought acoustic guitar features a whitewood body, which brings out lots of mid-range punch. The nato neck adds sustain without losing any strength in tone. The painted maple bridge and fingerboard add clarity to each note, and a striking look to the front of the guitar. The RA-090’s C-shape neck, 1-2/3″ nut width, and 16″ radius help with intricate fretboard movements when running up and down the 20 frets. The RA-90 also features nickel hardware and covered tuners. This Rogue acoustic guitar will certainly get the job done, at a price that anybody can afford.

Body And Neck:

What we have here is an unbelievably cheap dreadnought made of whitewood, which is a very rare type of tonewood to be used, even in affordable guitars. As you’d probably expect, seeing solid pieces of tonewood goes out the window at this point. However, that isn’t all that important in this price range. The neck is a nato piece, featuring a colored maple fretboard. Again, a very unusual practice. Rogue went to extremes in order to keep the price of this guitar as low as possible.


For the most part, the hardware is relatively decent. Instead of a rosewood bridge, we have a painted maple one, which gets the job done but isn’t too generous on sustain. Tuners are run of the mill die cast units, and work pretty well as long as you don’t mess with them too often. So far so good. Once we reach the nut and saddle, we might run into some problems. Using cheap synthetic materials brings a risk of breaking either the saddle or the nut. Unfortunately, this is the reality with guitars which costs as little as this Rogue RA-090. One way to minimize the risk of damaging these components is to pay extra attention when changing strings. If something does happen, the best course of action would be to replace both with something more reliable.


The sound can best be described as adequate, leaning towards nice. It has decent sustain, as well as clarity, especially in the highs. The classic dreadnought design of this guitar allows it to resonate deeply and project powerful sonic blast to fill the room, or be heard over the chatter around the campfire.

The body delivers a good deal of punch in mid-range, while nato wood neck adds an impressive amount of sustain without sacrificing the strength of the note. The painted maple fingerboard and bridge contribute to the overall sound with lots of clarity, as well as to the overall aesthetic moment of the guitar.

Covered Tuners:

These refer to the bits that you twist to tune your guitar. The flat key part is attached to a peg, on which the string is wound. Tightening it or loosening it changes the tension on the strings, and changes the pitch as a result.

Product Specifications:

  • 6-string
  • Dreadnought design
  • Whitewood body
  • 25-3/8″ scale length
  • Nato neck
  • Painted maple bridge
  • Painted maple fingerboard
  • C-shape neck
  • 20 frets (14 open)
  • 1-2/3″ nut width
  • 16″ radius
  • Covered tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • ​Weight: 8.8lbs
  • Dimensions: 41 x 5 x 20 inches


  • Produces solid sound with some simple set-up
  • Light-weight and good for travel
  • Nice finishes that look good to beginners and experienced players


  • Some fret issues reported including sharpness and rusting
  • Possible shipping issues: check the guitar for cracks, holes, and other damage as soon as it arrives
  • Made entirely from laminate; even the rosewood fretboard is synthetic

Final Conclusion:

Rogue RA-090 is one of those surprises that no one expects, and everyone finds hard to believe. Sure, it’s not a top tier Taylor, but it was never meant to be one. For the money you are asked to pay, this dreadnought brings a performance that is well worth the investment. Whether you’re a beginner or someone looking for a beater acoustic guitar, Rogue RA-090 is definitely worth checking out.

Rouge RA-090 is a good quality and good sounding guitar. Don’t let the low price fool you into thinking it’s a toy, it’s not!! It has a nice neck, the action out of the box is good. The fit and finish on mine is almost perfect. The tuning keys keep the strings in tune once the new strings have been stretched out by playing them for a couple of hours. Not only this is a great starter guitar, it’s also a great “take-everywhere” guitar for an experienced player. Take it with you to the beach, park, hiking, camping, or traveling, If gets damaged, oh well, you only lost $50, keep your more expensive guitar safe at home. When I started playing guitar in 1974 a guitar of this quality would sell for $150 and back then $150 was a lot more money than it is today. I have many acoustic guitars which I paid a lot more for than this one. Since I got this, I have parked all the others. I just wish it had a satin finish neck, gloss finish on the neck gets a sticky feeling when the palm of you’re fretting hand gets sweaty; but, I can fix that with a 350-400 grid sand paper, then finish it off with a 600 grid and then lemon-oil the neck. GREAT BARGIN!!


I was worried about buying this guitar… especially since having owned a big manufacturers $120 model, and was very unhappy with it. But, to my surprise, This guitar actually plays pretty decent for the price! No fret buzz, action is a little high, but usable. The sounds is about what you would expect from a under $150 acoustic… It’s good,and decent, but lacks that “High-end quality” sound. Overall, this guitar will be with me wherever I go, for jams on the fly! The price let’s me travel without worry because if it breaks… heh, just buy another one!

Review Oscar Schmidt OG2SM Acoustic Guitar


The Oscar Schmidt OG2SM Acoustic Guitar is a dreadnought guitar with a full acoustic resonance, available in a wide variety of colors. Pearl inlay and wood grain finish catches your attention right away. For the price, this one is the best acoustic guitar available on the market.Great beginner / intermediate level guitar

Many a music legends have started their great journey to stardom by beginning on a simple guitar. The Oscar Schmidt OG2SM acoustic guitar not only look fabulous, it also plays well.

The Oscar Schmidt OG2 provides a great combination of expensive looks, superb tone at a reasonable pricing, and can be your second guitar (or even your first guitar if you want a great sounding guitar).

Its available in different colors/finishes and comes with a variety of features. With gorgeous looks, it’s the right guitar to flaunt about.


The Oscar Schmidt OG2SM takes the shape of a classic dreadnought, an instantly recognizable outline that almost all kids that have the hots for guitars try drawing even before learning about the different body shapes and brands. The guitar is a maple/mahogany/rosewood combo, each of which plays a part in making it a prize for any musician’s collection.

The back and sides are mahogany, which is a good choice if you want soft and mellow sound without sacrificing sturdiness.

It’s interesting to note that the coloration of the maple top comes from fungi. Fret not, the wood has been processed and lacquered, so there is no risk that they will re-appear and ruin your baby. The top contributes to the overall sound with precision and tightness in the lows, while it’s brightness is significantly mellowed by the mahogany body.

Mahogany also makes the neck, while the fretboard is rosewood, which is a good combo if you need resilience and smoothness in one package. Although the neck is capable to bear light gauge strings on its own, the manufacturer has included an adjustable truss rod and complimentary wrench to… well, adjust it.The build is quite sturdy overall, which, coupled with the more than affordable price, makes this a good knock-around guitar, although it would be a shame actually not taking care of it.


The OG2SM features a natural glossy finish which accentuates the intricate patterns of the spalted maple top.

Action & Feel

The action is very low, but there are no dead spots. If you’re worried that it might develop a buzz, ask someone experienced for help, especially if you’re a beginner.

The fretboard is smooth, frets are well-dressed and not sticking out, so you should have comfortable playability with this puppy.


The laminate combo of Maple/Mahogany yields an auditory balm that combines best of both worlds – the clear and well-defined tones of maple and the mellow, smooth low and mid-tones of mahogany. In this way, you get the solid well-roundedness and suppleness of the mahogany, with the added clarity and bite of the Maple.The Rosewood fingerboard and bridge contributes to the mix, as well, adding brightness and airiness to the warm fullness of the body

The dreadnought is an ideal shape to capture and resonate powerful tones, and the Oscar Schmidt OG2SM is no exception.

Moreover, it’s able to hold the tune even after a couple of hours of sustained playing, but you should consider tuning it weekly if you insist on practicing daily with it. It’s ideal for beginners, both those who are just going for the looks and those who are serious in their intentions.

Specifications and Feature:

  • Dreadnought style and Spalted maple top
  • Various options – Spalted Maple, Spalted Maple with Gold Tuners, Spalted Maple with Preamp/EQ
  • The sides and back are made of mahogany
  • It has a good finish – high gloss
  • Fingerboard and bridge are made of Rosewood
  • Acoustic model only, comes with Steel strings
  • Has colored plastic bridge pins
  • Comes with truss rod wrench and truss rod is adjustable.
  • Very low string action makes it easy to play
  • Comes with adjustable truss rod wrench
  • Sounds good
  • Good build quality


The guitar is highly playable, has easy action that beginners can easily learn how to play it. The guitar’s width fits well in the average hand.

Because of the mix of mahogany and maple tonewoods, the guitar has a unique, mellow sound from an audio perspective. It has good resonance and excellent volume.

According to people who reviewed this product, the stock strings that came with the guitar was usable and did not necessarily need changing unless preferred.


According to some people who reviewed this product, since this acoustic guitar is sort of an entry-level model, it has a laminated top instead of a solid-top.Although a laminated top has its own advantages like being less prone to humidity and warping, if you are quite particular with the how it sounds, a laminated top may not sound impressive for you.

No top strap screw on the neck joint for playing the guitar while standing.

A few people who reviewed this product have some issues with how it sounds and some string action.

Review KidKraft Symphony Electric Guitar

Give your little one the gift of music with this KidKraft Lil’ Symphony Electric Guitar. It features two play modes and an
eye-catching flashing light bar. The shoulder strap is adjustable, which allows a customized fit for complete comfort. This KidKraft guitar includes a volume control dial and a whammy bar that plays a special pre-recorded solo for one-of-a-kind performances. It is recommended for children ages 36 months to 8 years and does not require any assembly.

With KidKraft’s Lil’ Symphony Electric Guitar, anybody can jam out! Little rockers choose from two different beats as they tap the neck buttons for different riffs, or switch modes to strum individual notes and create a new song. The whammy bar plays a special solo and the removable shoulder strap adjusts to fit little musicians of any size. KidKraft’s Lil’ Symphony collection is a perfect way to introduce kids to the incredible world of music. Let’s rock!

Product Specifications:

  • Features 2 play modes
  • Flashing light bar
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Volume control
  • Whammy bar with a special pre-recorded solo
  • Kids’ electric guitar does not require any assembly
  • Recommended for ages 36 months to 8 years
  • Fabric Care Instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Age Group: Child
  • Brand: KidKraft
  • Color: Multi
  • Assembled Product Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 23.00 x 8.00 x 1.90 Inches
  • Warranty: 90 day Limited Manufacturer

This toy is fun for everyone in our house! The toddler all the way up to the 10 year old have fun with this. I was surprised that it has several modes, a few background beats and you can even control other buttons besides the ones on the frets to make different sounds. There’s a lot to explore here! Size wise it’s probably best for a preschool age child but it’s for sure to peak musical interest in kids of varying ages.
This guitar was an instant hit with my 22 month old grandson. It’s very realistic; he was rocking & dancing with the different beats. It has many features to explore & experiment with. A volume control & flashing light are extras that’s hard to find on other play guitars. I will buy it again for my other Grandchildren & for him also if the need arises. Thank you for a great guitar!
Our 2 year old son loves this guitar and plays it non-stop! We even take it with us to grandma’s house! The guitar is colorful, it easily takes batteries and plays all kinds of fun guitar riffs so the kids really feel like they’re making music. The guitar even lights up for extra effect! My favorite feature the guitar has is an on & off switch for the musical tunes/riffs, and also the guitar strap so my son can easily hold & play it at the same time.
My grandson loved this guitar, still does even though the neck has separated from the body and it can not be tuned. It looks to be on its last legs …only ten days from Christmas. Very shoddy workmanship especially for a child’s guitar which should be extra sturdy.
I bought this as a gift to a friend’s son. He carries it around with him and enjoys playing music with it.
The baby as far as possible up to the 2 years old play around with this. I was shocked that it has a few modes, a couple of foundation beats and you can even control different catches other than the ones on the fusses to make diverse sounds. There’s a considerable measure to investigate here! Measure shrewd it’s presumably best for a preschool age tyke yet it’s without a doubt to top melodic enthusiasm for children of differing ages.
My son adored this guitar, still does despite the fact that the neck has isolated from the body and it can not be tuned. It appears to be at the end of its usefulness …just ten days from festival. Extremely poor workmanship particularly for a kid’s guitar which ought to be additional tough.
I will get it again for my other Grandchildren and for him likewise if the need emerges. Much obliged to you for an extraordinary guitar!
This guitar was a moment hit with my 36 months old grandson. It’s exceptionally practical; he was shaking and hitting the dance floor with the distinctive beats. It has many highlights to investigate and try different things with. A volume control and blazing light are additional items that is hard to discover on other play guitars.
These are great I have two year old and three year old and they play them everyday and are perfect size with cool functions similar to a real guitar.
There is no place to place a strap which is a shame because it is a really cute and pretty good quality guitar for kids.

Review LyxPro Complete Case Bag Electric Guitar

If you’re looking for top recommended LyxPro Electric Guitar with 20w Amp, Package Includes All Accessories product.

Product Specifications:
Full-size 39″ electric guitar and all the accessories necessary to start playing, including a 20W amplifier, digital clip-on tuner, 6 strings, 2 picks, tremolo bar, shoulder strap, and carrying bag.
Perfect for beginner and intermediate players.
Ideal kit for anyone interested in learning how to play the electric guitar.
Everything you need to start playing.
Rosewood fingerboard, Canadian maple neck, Solid wood body, S-S-S pickups, One-way tremolo, Pickup switch, Volume & tone controls

20W Amplifier

This 20W amplifier is perfect for the beginning guitarist. Complete with headphone jack and overdrive, you’ll get great quality sound.

  • Power: 20W
  • Speaker: 6.5″/ 4 ohm
  • Equalization: treble, bass, gain, grind
  • Jacks: headphone, mp3
  • Dimensions: 11.6″ x 11.2″ x 4.1″ (29.5 x 28.5 x 10.5cm)
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs. (2.6kg)

Digital clip-on tuner
Playing in tune is essential for any guitarist. The digital tuner included with this kit ensures that your guitar is perfectly tuned every time you sit down to play. Easy to follow instructions will make tuning a breeze.

  • A4 frequency: 440Hz
  • Tuning item: chromatic, guitar, bass, violin, ukulele
  • Tuning range: 0A (27.5Hz) – 8C (4186.01Hz)
  • Dimensions: 2.1″ x 1.1″ x 3.1″ (55 x 30 x 80mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (32g)

What is in the box?

  • Digital Tuner
  • Strings
  • Picks
  • Tremolo Bar
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Case Bag
  • Complete Beginner Starter kit Pack

Everything came in on time with very fast shipping. Everything you see in the package came in just fine and very good quality. The amp is actually bigger than I expected and its great first amp for someone who is just starting out. The guitar is very vibrant and works perfectly. The only thing that went wrong is that one of the strings was broken but it was no big deal because extra strings are included. I got this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who is just a beginner. I let him play around with it to make sure it was something he wanted and I don’t think I have seen him out it down since. Recommended strongly for anyone out there looking for a cheap and affordable package deal on a guitar!!
Was worried at first. All worries gone once product received. Excellent starter kit with good sounding amp for the money. Guitar bag a little cheaply made, but does the job. Overall excellent purchase.
First AMP was defective but let me say that company was very efficient and professional in replacing. They more than made up for the inconvenience. It a great product!
Great set for a beginner or anyone wishing open the box and start playing, tuned up in about 1. Great kit, bought for my son to use with rocksmith on xbox and he loves it.Got for my son an he loves it, great starting kit. 5 minutes and played tuesday’s gone out of the box ! great value, great quality.
I purchased this guitar for my grandson’s birthday. He is thrilled with it. I personally have not seen it because I live out of town, but my daughter says it is very nice and that my grandson is Very Happy.
Seems decent enough for the price. I am picking up radio stations with the amp however and it is loud enough to be problematic. I would have been happy to pay more for something a little better quality.
Was shipped in a box not concealed so christmas gift was now visible. on christmas day he tried to play and amp doesn’t work, we tested guitar on a bundle we were renting that we were hoping to replace and it worked on that amp. emailed and got a response asking if i wanted a replacement or a refund. my son wanted to keep so i said new amp please, no fast forward about 5 days because they didn’t response with in 2 days (plenty of time) before another holiday only to say “sorry we don’t have that in stock, would you like a refund?” like really now you say something and you expect me to say no i will keep it damaged?! no i would not buy this again or nor do i refer a friend to brand or company. my son has been paying for lessons and now everyone in his class knows about this ordeal. Sorry i had better expectations then this, i know its a starter and low end but this is not expectable.
The guitar is great looks and feels nice,still getting use to the tuner
I’m very happy with everything for the cost less three hundred is worth it!!

Ok will speak about amp, i’ve seen bad reviews about amp ,think the reason is for younger crowd talking early teens to twentysix
want say if your looking for a loud amp then you will not be crazy about this amp at all

This amp is small works best for me with headphones on, it does not get loud want make this clear , its great though if you live close to people you will not disturbe them,agian considering the price and all you get worth it

Maybe down road if i get to playing better i’ll upgrade amp so on .

Review First Act FG127 Acoustic Guitar


Start strumming! Perfect for beginning players, the First Act Discovery acoustic guitar has a sunburst finish for a classic look. It’s sized especially for young players, and has thin frets and low string action to make it easy to play. Includes patented string post covers to protect little fingers and exclusive Learn-a-Chord cards to get kids started playing right away.Learning to play the guitar is fun and easy with this First Act Discovery Acoustic Guitar. This finely crafted instrument produces warm, bright notes and features a classic dreadnought body shape. The string posts of this First Act discovery guitar are protected by a durable plastic guard to prevent damage. Ideal for young beginners just getting started this instrument has a smaller frame and low string action. First Act might not be as famous as Yamaha, Ibanez, or even ESP, but, rest assured, this brand is more than reliable. We’re here to review one of their best guitars, the FG127 acoustic. It comes outfitted with a whole set of easy-to-use, enjoyable features, among which the tuning heads are the most unique.

Features and Specifications:

Thin Frets

The First Act FG127 acoustic guitar comes outfitted with exceptionally thin frets. This might suit people with low-paced playing styles, but fast guitarists might not like it that much. Anyhow, the fret’s width has a huge impact on the playability. Depending on how you play this guitar, you’ll either love it or hate it, there’s no middle ground.

Low action

Another factor that affects the playability is the action – namely, this guitar features a low action, which gives a substantial boost to this field of performance, but it comes at a cost. In case you’re new, the lower the action is, the

higher the risk of bad intonation is. This is not a rule, though, and there are other means to compensate for this small drawback.

Durable Classic Neck

The neck of this guitar features exceptionally durable build materials, among which the materials used for the neck are even sturdier than the others. A durable neck is less prone to warping, thus affecting the overall intonation in a very positive way.

Patented String Post Cover

The covered strings were introduced so that beginners won’t hurt their tiny fingers. Even though most professionals will find little use of this feature, it’s great to have it onboard.

Learn-a-cord cards

One of the many complimentary features given by the First Act with this bundle, the “learn-a-cord” cards are here to help the youngest beginners in an illustrative way. Combined with the youngster’s vivid imagination, these cards are bound to help with learning the fundamentals of guitar play.

Rosewood Bridge And Fingerboard

Rosewood is often considered as an “exotic” material – it’s pretty durable, and it heavily affects the tone quality. Apart from that, when the majority of your guitar is made from a single material (rosewood, in this case), it gets a massive boost to consistency.


  • Ideal for immediate beginners and children
  • Comes with illustrative “learn-a-cord” cards
  • Highly durable
  • Great playability
  • Thin strings and string protectors guarantee safety during playing


  • Virtually unusable by intermediate-level players (and higher)
  • Toy-like guitar


Basically, the First Act FG127 is a great beginner, entry-level guitar. It’s very affordable, even for a budget guitar bundle, and it comes supplied with useful beginner-friendly features, such as string protectors and the illustrative learn-how-to-play cards.

This guitar features a massive level of playability due to low action, but at the cost of intonation. The sound quality is pretty nice, even though it can’t be compared to more expensive guitars. Overall, the FG127 holds a huge value for the cash.

If you are looking for a toy, you are in the right place. It is just that…a plastic toy. It will not tune. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER’S GUITAR!!!


A little too small for a 10 year old so gave away to friend.
Updated the review because we found out it also looses tune very fast due to poor materials and construction – allot of flex in neck.
If you use it just to practice frets and and chords for small children its fine but you’re not going to get quality sound and consistent tuning out of the instrument.


Plainly put, it’s fit for most children between the ages of 5 and 10

This guitar is pretty small in size, even for “¾-size” guitars.

Thin frets and low string action make it easy to play


If you’re looking for top recommended First Act FG127 Acoustic Guitar, then First Act FG127 Acoustic Guitar is our suggestion


The First Act FG127 Acoustic Guitar completed with a lot of capabilities which makes it great product.


This is The Best Selling First Act FG127 Acoustic Guitar By First Act tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST!!


Recently purchased for granddaughter, who plays other instruments. Ended up buying an electronic tuner, pics, and a lesson book. About equal cost to the guitar. Too soon to tell how well this will work out, but the guitar seemed decent for the money, for a beginning instrument.