Artist TG100EQ Solid Top Tenor Guitar w/ Fishman Presys II + Hard Case
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This pack includes:
- 1 x Artist TG100EQ Tenor Acoustic Guitar, Solid Top with Fishman Presys II
- 1 x Artist CC300 Black Classical Guitar Hard Case With Lock
Artist TG100EQ Solid Top Tenor Acoustic Guitar w/ Fishman Presys II
The TG100EQ tenor guitar is a fantastic example of an instrument from a bygone era. First appearing in the mid-1920s the tenor guitar, with its unique four string construction was designed with the banjo player in mind. Like the parlour guitar, it has seen a resurgence in popularity in more recent times and offers an interesting alternative for musicians looking for something different in their sound. Great when tuned in traditional tenor banjo tuning - CGDA, the guitar also offers great effect if you are willing to experiment with open tunings.
The top is constructed of solid Sitka spruce while the back and sides are laminated mahogany and the finish is matte. While many tenor guitars are smaller bodied instruments, the TG100EQ has been designed with a larger body and it fits nicely into our CC300 classical guitar case. When you combine this slightly larger sized body with the quality timbers used you are guaranteed to get a guitar that projects a well rounded acoustic tone.
The addition of the Fishman Presys II acoustic pre-amp offers a great option when the instrument is plugged into an amplifier.
If you are looking for that special sound TG100EQ could definitely be the guitar for you!
The Tech Features
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Fret Board: Eco-Rosewood
Scale Length: 22 3/4"
Truss Rod: Dual action
Nut Width: 1 5/16" (33mm)
Machine Heads: Diecast, 14:1 ratio
Pickup system: Fishman Presys II
Pick Guard: Tortoise Shell
Included Accessories: Gig Bag, 2 picks
Optional Hardcase: CC300
Optional Bags: BAG39, HGBAG39
Tenor Guitar ReviewBy: Colin on 15 July 2021After playing a friends Tenor I bought this guitar with expectations of it being the right purchase for me. The guitar arrived in good condition and relatively unmarked. The sound was what I expected and the neck was pleasantly slim to the hand. These assessments are the positives from this purchase. Now the negatives. The strings were badly corroded and toneless. Upon opening the package containing the guitar I noticed (and photographed) a chunk of the transfer surrounding the sound hole missing. Further examination revealed almost no adhesion between the guitar and the lower section of this “transfer” thing. Very poor, even for a mid to low priced guitar. Looking at that area some more I noticed that the scratch plate did not line up with the sound hole, seeming to sag lower than it should. Again I photographed this defect for later reference. I purchased a hard case with this and it arrived separately and in good condition. Very satisfactory and fit for purpose. Summary. I like this instrument and enjoy playing it in GDAE tuning for Irish tunes (with new strings). What spoils the experience is the terribly sloppy finishing touches that have been made to it. If you can look beyond these blemishes it is a great little guitar and represent good value for money.
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Artist tenor guitarBy: Andrew Charman-Williams on 1 September 2020I was very pleasantly surprised by how well the tenor guitar sounds and plays. The hard case is good and they still included the gig bag so I have both. Item was well packed and delivery was prompt. Pickup sounds very good through a Fender Acoustasonic and built in tuner is nice to have. I’ve tried it in a couple of different tunings and the tuners certainly seem to be good enough quality to easily change tunings and hold tune. If I didn’t know I would have put it as a guitar worth at least twice the price. As I play guitar and mandolin/octave mandolin the different tunings were easy to get used to and gives some sounds and chord shapes that you don’t get with a standard guitar. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to explore a tenor guitar without spending too much.