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Artist HG500CEQ Solid Cedar Top Classical Guitar with EQ

Artist HG500CEQ Solid Cedar Top Classical Guitar with EQ


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Artist HG500CEQ Solid Cedar Top Classical Guitar with EQ

The Solid Cedar top gives the HG500 that classic cedar warmth and bottom end. The back and sides are a beautiful Laminated Walnut which is very eye-catching. The guitar also features a Laurel fretboard and bridge and a 3 Ply Okoume neck with a Spanish Heel for the neck join. For those of you that don't know the Spanish heel, it is a much more difficult way of making a guitar but it greatly improves the sustain, on standard Classical guitars they often use dowels to attach the neck and a lot of tone can be lost through this type of joint.

The guitars preamp/equaliser is a Presys II by the acoustic preamp heavyweights, Fishman.

As with all our solid top guitars we use a bone nut and saddle, the density of the bone allows great tone and sustain, the typical plastic nuts are quite soft and have the effect of deadening the sound.

Note: This guitar does not have strap buttons

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: HG500CEQ

Body Size: 39''

Type: Solid-Top Classical Guitar with Nylon Strings

Woods: 

  • Top - Solid Cedar,  
  • Back and Sides - Laminated Walnut
  • Fingerboard and Bridge - Laurel
  • Neck - 3-ply Okoume

Preamp/EQ: Fishman Presys II with built-in Tuner

Scale Length: 25.5 Inches

Nut: 52mm Bone Nut

Frets: 19 Frets. 1mm 2.3 White Copper Fretwires

Bindings:

  • Front and Back - Sapele Black-White Binding
  • Fingerboard - Laurel Wood Binding

Strings: Savarez 500CJ

Truss Rod: Yes

Colour: Gloss Natural

Optional Hardcases: CC300

Optional Gig Bags: HGBAG39, BAG39

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Better than expected!

By: on 23 June 2021
This guitar was shipped fast & arrived just a few days after I ordered it. When I opened the box my first thought was that Artist guitars sent me the wrong one. This guitar looks like an expensive one. I was really impressed as it looks stunning from the head stock to the bridge. It plays really well & it came with quality Savarez strings on it. The neck feels nice & the frets are nice & rounded so it plays well. I like the in-built tuner which works well as you just press a button & tune it so there's no need to fiddle with a separate tuner so it's a real time saver. I haven't used the in-built pre-amp yet as I dont have an amp but it came with a battery fitted which was very handy. I did buy it to play it acoustically & I'm so Impressed with the looks of this guitar I just should have bought it sooner. I'm really Impressed with it that I ended up buying a hard-case separately for it from Artist guitars as well which was a real good fit. I look forward to playing it as it sounds good as it is a solid top guitar. Artist guitars have really impressed me with this guitar I just love the look of it. So if you are thinking of buying this guitar give it a go as it looks better than the pictures show & sounds great to! Thank You Artist guitars for keeping prices affordable!
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