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Product Description


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

Brand: Artist

Model: AB1

Body Size: Full-size Dreadnought 41""


  • Top, back and sides - Laminated Linden
  • Fingerboard & Bridge - Eco-Rosewood

Neck: Okume wood, Truss Rod, Scale Length 25.5"", 43mm Nut

Machine Heads: Die-cast chrome

Decoration: Soundhole Rosette, ivory coloured binding

Colour: Natural

Optional Extras to fit this Guitar:

  • Hard Cases - DC300, DC350TO,DC350FTB, or DFC701
  • Bags - BAG42, HGBAG42


Bargain Bin

Reviews (23)

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Great Guitar, I recommend !

By: on 24 April 2022
Bought it for a friend , he is a beginner and he absolutely love it , very pretty and easy to use , good sound , I recommend !

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Good Choice

By: on 21 January 2022
As beginner player, but not unfamiliar with acoustics, I found this instrument quite good for $119. I don't bother too much with warranties on cheap equipment so long as they are fully functional. I improved the tone and brightness by replacing the plastic nut, bridge saddle and bridge pins with bone items - the original setup produced quite a good output but with a change of strings to quality items and the bone replacement items, the effect is quite outstanding. A very good finish to the instrument and the action, setup and quality is quite good for the price range. For an extra outlay of $120 (plus 45 minutes of my time) this instrument changed from "very good" to "wow". K&K Pure Mini's are next to be fitted for some Amplified Punch.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

AB41 Acoustic - Perfect Beginner Guitar

By: on 24 September 2021
I wanted a guitar that I was happy to keep in our lounge room so I could do some mindless practice while watching TV. As we have young children I wasn't willing to put my Maton in there in case it was knocked over and damaged. So I decided to get something cheap and nasty so I wouldn't be too worried if it was knocked around. I wasn't expecting much and was just hoping for something barely playable. Very happy with what turned up! This little ripper exceeded all of my expectations. It stays in tune, the action is fantastic and it's a joy to play. I wish I'd had a guitar of this quality when I first started learning. I would gladly recommend this to anyone starting out... this may be the perfect beginner guitar. Keep up the great work Artist Guitars, if this is the standard of your cheapest guitars I can't wait to try something higher up on the price scale.... I'll be back.

Artist Guitars Response
So glad to hear how happy you are with this. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review, we are glad you liked this model.


By: on 15 September 2021
Awesome product for 109 bucks. Couldnt fault it for the money

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback! We really appreciate your support!


By: on 28 August 2021
I love this gutair, it's super nice. The shipping was really quick and it wasn't damaged.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the feedback!


By: on 20 April 2021
As 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.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the awesome review and we are stoked whenever we hear our customers are happy with their purchase! Cheers.

My 1st guitar

By: on 5 March 2021
Just 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

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate it.

Excellent value

By: on 6 January 2021
This 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 AB1

By: on 14 December 2020
First 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!


By: on 12 October 2020
Very happy. Great playing action. Very well set up.

Great Beginners Acoustic

By: on 16 September 2020
I 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: on 10 July 2020
This 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.


By: on 8 June 2020
Great guitar for what I need it for. Thanks guys.

Great budget guitar with great customer service

By: on 7 April 2020
I 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 Review

By: on 27 May 2019
Great 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

Impressive Quality

By: on 15 May 2019
Great beginner guitar . Well made and playable.

Very happy

By: on 15 January 2019
Solid build quality, doesn't feel cheap. Easy to play and it sounds great, perfect for a beginner's guitar. Very happy with my purchase :)

Great first Guitar

By: on 21 June 2018
Great first guitar i have played it everyday since i got it


By: on 29 March 2018
Great company to do business with have shopped here quite a few times never let down


By: on 23 February 2018
Really surprised of the quality and the sound! Looks great and the delivery was super easy. Perfect guitar for beginners! 5/5

Buy it

By: on 15 December 2017
seriosly $90? Let the sun shine off the body of this guitar and you'll see how much its really worth ;)

Very Surprised but happy

By: on 4 September 2017
I purchased and Artist AB1 41inch acoustic for my son's 13th birthday. At this price I was not expecting much quality wise, but more something my son could cut his teeth on. The delivery arrived early within 3 days and I opened the package first to see what I'd actually received. My first thoughts were this is a good looking guitar. I grabbed a pick and had a play myself before wrapping the present. Wow what a surprisingly rich tone and nice low action. I am very impressed at the build quality and sound of this guitar. For the price, this is a very good value guitar for a beginner to get going on. Thanks Artist, Justin.

Great guitar at affordable price. Good customer su

By: on 15 August 2017
I have ordered AB1 guitar online with WC450 case and it arrived in 2 days - fast delivery!! When I tried it, AB1 felt and sounded great. But WC450 case would get stretched out a bit when I put AB1 into it (very tight fit) and aluminum edge around the case's lid would come into contact with the guitar's body whenever I tried to close the case. So I've raised a dispute online, arranged a return and got a full refund at no cost with no question asked - just as it said on the website. Then I ordered a new DC300 case for my guitar which was a perfect fit!! Fabulous!! Very honest people with professional mind. Great customer support and flawless product. Would definitely buy from them again!! Thank you.