This week, we’re doing a Spectrum acoustic guitar review– the 36-Inch Acoustic Guitar with Award eMedia Lessons, to be exact. Spectrum Acoustic Guitars are definitely a company aiming for the budget range, but are they worth the money?
Overall: (2.5 / 5)
This guitar has a natural matte finished lindon top, with mahogany back and sides. The fretboard is rosewood, and the wood of the neck is not specified- which probably means it’s something fairly inexpensive.
To be honest though, unless you’re a professional standard player, you’re probably not that concerned with the exact tonewoods used on a guitar. If cheaper woods is something that bothers you, I’d suggest looking for something a bit more high end– this guitar is not for you.
If you’re a beginner guitarist, then this is probably more your thing. The guitar is definitely aimed at the beginner market- I mean, it comes with a set of instructions, a gig bag, strap and some picks…
…oh, and the free introductory lesson download!
Spectrum AIL 36K Student Features
- Student Size 36″ Acoustic Guitar
- Natural Matte Finished Linden Top with Mahogany Finished Back & Sides
- Rosewood Fretboard
- Decorative Sound hole Design
- ABS Binding.
- Includes Guitar Bag, Adjustable Strap and Picks
- Bonus Free download of media Introductory Guitar Lessons
What We liked
Well, you have to understand that most of the features in the list above are fairly standard for a guitar. You definitely can’t fault it on that, but it’s nothing special.
The main features to take note of with this guitar, are the included accessories and free lesson. This is just what you’ll need if this is your first guitar- although it may also be a good idea to buy a tuner also.
What We didn’t like
Why? Because cheap guitars tend to be that much harder to play…which can be very frustrating and off-putting when you’re trying to learn how to play in the first place!
Overall Impressions: Spectrum Acoustic Guitar Review
This acoustic guitar has obviously been designed for the beginner. The included accessories and free lesson download are a great addition, although they missed out a tuner…
…and there is nothing more discouraging to a beginner than when nothing sounds right due to tuning issues!
So, there is nothing particularly wrong with this guitar, but on the other hand you may want to take a look at some of the other starter kits out there before making your decision.