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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, DFC701 or WC450 
  • Bags - BAG42, HGBAG42


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Reviews (22)

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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.