Artist AB1 41 inch Natural Steel String Acoustic Guitar
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Not All Acoustic Guitars Are The Same!
This guitar is designed with the beginner guitarist in mind. Imagine how much quicker you will learn with a good quality guitar. With a great sound to inspire you and a great design to make it easy to play, you'll breeze through the first stages of your playing. You'll be playing your first song and impressing your friends in no time!
Here are the reasons why:
It has Steel Strings for a great sound. Watch the video above and have a listen to the audio clip to hear how it sounds. Most beginner guitars have nylon strings but unless you want to play classical or spanish music, you may be disappointed. (If you do prefer the sound of a classical/Spanish style guitar we have a range available in our store).
It has a Low String Action (all our guitars are set up at the factory for optimum beginner playing level). String action is the measurement from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, a guitar with too low an action will buzz and sound bad. Artist Guitars are set up at the factory for the optimum level for a beginner.
A Truss Rod that allows you to correct for the effects of weather on the guitar help keep the neck straight and the action height of the neck can be adjusted.
Die-cast Machine Heads - This means your guitar will tune quicker, be more stable and stay in tune longer.
Recommended by some of Australia's top guitar teachers (ask us about our free introductory guitar lesson)
Our price is always Lower Than a Retail Store (often by 30-40%) we keep our prices low by only selling our own range of guitars direct from the factory. Our business is built on offering a great value guitar at a great price.
Artist Guitars has been designing guitars for over 10 years and during this time we have developed a great working relationship with our factories to constantly improve the quality and value - we know how to get a great value guitar at truly unbeatable price!
Please Note: There are no accessories included with this guitar. For a full beginner starter pack, check out our LSP range.
The Tech Features
Body Size: Full-size Dreadnought 41"
- Top, back and sides - Laminated Linden
- Fingerboard & Bridge - Eco-Rosewood
Neck: Truss Rod, Scale Length 25.5", 43mm Nut
Machine Heads: Die-cast chrome
Decoration: Soundhole Rosette, ivory coloured binding
Optional Extras to fit this Guitar:
- Hard Cases - DC300, DC350TO,DC350FTB, DFC701 or WC450
- Bags - BAG42, HGBAG42
WowBy: Rod Meier on 20 April 2021As a beginner looking for my first acoustic guitar I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I read the reviews on the AB1 and they were all positive so for $109 with free delivery, 3 years warranty and 100 days return I didn’t think I could go wrong. I was right. This is a beautiful instrument even more so for the price. It sounds and looks great and it was delivered within two days of placing the order. Love it.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks for the awesome review and we are stoked whenever we hear our customers are happy with their purchase! Cheers.
My 1st guitarBy: Darren on 5 March 2021Just received my AB1 today and i absolutely love it. I couldn't ask for a better first guitar. Thanks artist, it's great to see such an awesome Australian company making great products
By: Artist GuitarsThank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate it.
Excellent valueBy: Matt on 6 January 2021This is a great sounding affordable guitar. Build quality is good. Sound is good. I bought this because I'm scared of taking my $3000 cole clark outside the house. Now I have this guitar I've been taking it everywhere outdoors and to the beach. It seems durable and its very easy to play with a great action for beginners but will suit players of all abilities. My fingers are sore from playing it and for 109 bucks and free post I can't think of anything else that comes close at this price point. If you are thinking about buying one just do it. You won't be stuck with a piece of junk you can't use. This is a very decent instrument at a very good price. 5 stars.
Artist AB1By: Matt Cram on 14 December 2020First off, how much do you expect from a cheap guitar? Poor build quality? Horrible feel when you play? It's about right on most. But not this one. The AB1 has a solid construction, amazing feel to play, the sound that comes out is very country, little bit of twang. But sounds amazing. The diecast tuning pegs make for near perfect tuning every time you pick it up and the overall look of the guitar is amazing. This is something I'd expect out of a $300+ guitar. Worth every penny for a veteran or a beginner Mine has now been modified with a pre amp and that performs amazingly and for well into the body. Done well Artist guitars!
AB1By: Luke Hudson on 12 October 2020Very happy. Great playing action. Very well set up.
Great Beginners AcousticBy: David on 16 September 2020I purchased this for my daughter and it’s a great instrument for its price. Nice crisp, clear sound, easy to tune.
Great guitar, well priced.By: Gina Keeble on 10 July 2020This is a great guitar for the price. Build quality is high, finish is perfect and it arrived well set up with a nice low action. It's very playable, and has a really lovely tone. Not sure what strings come standard with this guitar, but I'm also looking forward to putting some really good strings on to see exactly how great it can sound. Dispatch and delivery were really quick, and the protective packaging was great. Really recommend this guitar for beginner and intermediate players on a budget, because the value for money is incredible.
ARTIST AB1 41 INCH NATURAL STEEL STRING GUITARBy: Ray Williams on 8 June 2020Great guitar for what I need it for. Thanks guys.
Great budget guitar with great customer serviceBy: Arun on 7 April 2020I bought the Artist AB1 guitar as a muck around sort of acoustic to play on, I primarily play electric. First thing I noticed when I started playing the guitar was how good the action felt, expected for a beginner level guitar but unexpected on something of this price point. The sound was also noticeably good for a budget guitar, perhaps not outstanding but not as bad as similarly priced guitars. I enjoyed playing this guitar for about 5 months before the guitar slipped slightly from a low height and the head of the guitar bumped the coffee table holding it up. To my own surprise, the head had actually been completed detached from the neck. The guitar was in two. This was greatly upsetting given how highly I regarded this guitar. As a result, I contacted Artist to which they promptly responded and offered to replace it. The customer service was fantastic and I could not have been happier to still be able to play one of these guitars. Had it not been replaced, I would have probably bought another one anyway given the value for money for this guitar. I cannot speak more highly about how great the service was and how fantastic the product is. I would definitely recommend the Artist AB1 to beginner or budget guitarist and even those looking for something to muck around with.
AB1 Acoustic Guitar ReviewBy: Mitchell Allen on 27 May 2019Great quality guitar especially for the price, low action and great sound. Perfect for a beginner. Very happy with the guitar and the service from Artist Guitars. Extremely fast delivery even to Far North Queensland! 10/10