's 200 Deluxe Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar; exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck and 's top-of-the-line, professional-grade pickup. All of this is at a price within reach of many. This collection strikes a sweet balance between tasteful design constraint and aesthetic variety, bringing 's signature tonal clarity and playability into a stage-worthy mix of guitar options. The Deluxe moniker refers to the addition of a fully glossed body as opposed to a glossy top with satin back and sides. This Special Edition adds a striking figured sapele back and sides for an aesthetic that's second to none at its price. In addition, this guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by for optimal fit and protection.
A original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.
Tone Wood Pairing
Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions, which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered back and sides are not only beautiful to the eyes, they create a sturdy and complementary platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.
The heart of the Expression System 2 is ’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your guitar. The Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
Body type:Grand Auditorium
Top wood:Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides:FiguredSapele
Bracing pattern: II
Neck shape:Standard Profile
Nut width:1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Fingerboard:Genuine African Ebony
Scale length:25.5 in.
Number of frets:20
Headstock overlay:Genuine African Ebony
Bridge:Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Nubone, Micarta
Number of strings:6-string
Case:Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.