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Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/rainsong-smokey-smh-element-acoustic/ This guitar features all Carbon Fiber construction. Which not only makes the guitar very resonant without the need of internal braces for structural support but this guitar can travel virtually anywhere with no worries about weather conditions. Carbon/Glass Hybrid Body & Neck Construction  24.9" Scale  1 3/4" Nut Width  LR Baggs Stagepro Element System Interested in this guitar?? Simply reply to this email, or give me a call...    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/collings-02h-engelmann-spruce-top/ This "Single 0" guitar from Collings has LOTS of power for a little guy! It's the perfect size for travel, yet works well as a performing guitar. It features an ebony bridge & fingerboard, prewar-style scalloped bracing, and a 14-fret neck joint.  The Engelmann spruce top adds clarity to the East Indian Rosewood tone.... making for a very responsive, clear sounding guitar!East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides  Engelmann Spruce Top 24 7/8" Scale length   1 3/4" Bone Nut Width  Interested in this guitar?? Simply reply to this email, or give me a call...    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! This limited run SJ-200 features AAA grade Quilted Maple back & sides and an Autumn-Burst finish. Only 40 of this model will be made. The Gibson SJ-200 is often referred to as the "King of the Flattops" There's really no other guitar that compares to the Gibson SJ-200! Sitka Spruce Top  AAA Quilted Maple Back & Sides 1.725" Nut Width LR Baggs Anthem Pickup P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything.    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-00-17-14-fret-mv-custom-mahogany/ This 14 fret all Mahogany 00-17 features a slightly thinner top (.105") and 1/4" scalloped braces. Also features a 1 3/4" nut width w/ 2 3/16" at the saddle.   Martin all mahogany guitars are known for their dark woody tone and the smaller body and short scale makes this an easy guitar to play. Perfect for old-time, blues or finger style playing.  Genuine Mahogany Top, Back & Sides  "Full Thickness" Neck Shape 24.9" Scale Length  1 3/4" Bone Nut  P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/taylor-custom-ga-koa-9136/ This custom Grand Auditorium guitar from Taylor features Master Grade hand selected Koa and Abalone inlay throughout.  Clear powerful tone on this all Koa guitar. Great for finger style playing or other folk stylings...  Master Grade Koa Top, Back & Sides  Adirondack CV bracing w/ relief rout 25.5" Scale Length  1 3/4" Nut Width (Bone) P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/eastman-e20ss-dreadnought/ The Eastman E20SS, short scale, slope shouldered dreadnought. This guitar has a classic style & look with the tone to match. Plenty of volume and low end response.   Very comfortable playability with a great setup direct from the Eastman shop. Solid Adirondack Spruce Top  Solid Rosewood Back & Sides 24 3/4" Scale Length  1 11/16" Nut Width (Bone) P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! This limited run J-45 features Granadillo tone wood and solid sitka spruce. The guitar also features the Autumn Burst sunburst which instantly sets it apart from the standard J-45.The short scale and Granadilla tone woods give this guitar a great tone and is very responsive when played either with a flatpack or finger style.  Sitka Spruce Top  Granadillo Back & Sides 1.725" Nut Width Trance Audio "Amulet M" Pickup P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/taylor-custom-gs-baritone-ruby-red/ This one-of-a-kind Taylor Custom Grand Symphony Baritone. Features 8 strings.... the two middle strings are doubled to give this guitar a fuller sound on the mid range. Also features hand selection Quilted maple &  Adirondack braces with relief route. Adirondack Spruce Top  Quilted Maple Back & Sides 1 3/4" Bone Nut Expression 2 Pickup P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-d12-35-50th-anniversary-12-string/ This limited production (only 183 made) 50th anniversary D-12-35 features a VTS Torrefied European spruce top, East Indian rosewood 3pc back & sides. Also features bone Nut & Saddle. Very responsive & well balanced guitar. Nice mid range attack with strong projection.  European Spruce Top (Torrefied) East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides Nickel Waverly Tuners 1 13/16"" Nut Width P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-d-28-authentic-1937/ This "Authentic" recreation of a 1937 D-28 features some incredible specs that are only available on the Authentic series.... Torrefied Adirondack spruce top, Madagascar Rosewood, Forward shifted scalloped braces (1937 style), Vintage gloss finish and 1 3/4" nut width with the 1937 neck profile, which is a very full profile. This is one cool guitar... a bluegrass machine for sure!   Adirondack Top (Torrefied) Madagascar Rosewood Back & Sides Forward Shifted Scalloped Braces 1 3/4" Nut Width P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/eastman-e20oo-double-oo/ All SOLID wood construction with genuine Adirondack top, Rosewood Back & Sides and Ebony Pyramid style bridge. Also includes Bone nut and saddle. This guitar is setup and ready to play and at a price that won't break the bank!  Solid Adirondack Top Solid Rosewood Back & Sides 24.75" Scale Length 1 13/16" Nut Width P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/taylor-k16ce-limited-edition/ This limited edition guitar has a lot going for it... Cedar top, Koa back & sides, Curly Maple binding & a Shaded Edge Burst finish. This is a very striking guitar with very limited availability. Big sound on this Grand Symphony guitar. Still has the same great tone that Koa is known for but the Cedar top adds a bit more warmth.  Western Red Cedar Top Hawaiian Koa Back & Sides Limited Edition Guitar Expression 2 Pickup P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-custom-00-14-fret-guatemalan-slothead/ This spectacular guitar is appointed with some of the finest hand crafted options available. Abalone binding and inlay throughout including full body purfling & torch inlay on headstock - also features Bubinga wood binding on body, fingerboard and peghead. Just a few of the playing features on this guitar are a 14 fret neck joint, slotted head stock, short scale (24.9") and 1 3/4" Bone nut. This is a great sounding, wide open & incredibly responsive one of a kind custom Martin guitar! Sitka Spruce Top Guatemalan Rosewood Back & Sides Adirondack Golden Era Style Braces Custom Guitar Only Available Here! P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/collings-0001g-german-spruce-mahogany/ The Collings "OOO" brings you back to the golden age of guitars with it's 12-fret neck joint & slotted headstock. The pyramid style ebony bridge completes the old-time look of this guitar.Very responsive & perfectly setup for finger style playing... The German spruce top produces a very warm tone. The Mahogany body gives this guitar lots of cutting power. German Spruce Top Mahogany Back & Sides 1 13/16" Bone Nut  Waverly Tuners P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-d-18-cutaway-mv-custom-natural/ This custom D-18 "Hot Rod" from the Martin custom shop features all the standard Music Villa custom options but with a cutaway body.The thinner top and Golden Era style braces make this a very responsive guitar and a dream to play.  Solid Sitka Spruce Top (sanded to .105" thickness) Mahogany Back & Sides 1 11/16" Nut Width Custom Guitar, only available here! P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/taylor-326ce-seb-shaded-edgeburst/ This Grand Symphony guitar features solid Sapele back & sides a solid Mahogany top which produces a dark woody tone. Combined with forward shifted x-braces (w/ relief rout) gives the guitar a great attack.  Solid Mahogany Top Sapele Back & Sides 1 3/4" Nut Width Expression 2 Pickup Hear what it sounds like... watch this review here. Hit reply or call me if you're interested in this guitar! Happy Pickin' Chad P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/taylor-612e-12-fret-grand-concert-2015/ The Taylor 612e features a very comfortable short scale, 12 fret neck joint & an ultra thin 3.5-mil gloss finish. This guitar has a great big open sound and great tone! Great playability, perfect for finger style as well as folk stylings for complimenting vocal arrangements. Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top Flamed Maple Back & Sides 24 7/8" Scale Length Expression 2 Pickup System P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-0000-14-fret-madagascar/ The striking unstained sapwood on this guitar it a real head turner. Adirondack and Madagascar give the guitar a clear and powerful sound.Great finger style guitar that is well balanced with clear, even tone. The 0000 (jumbo) body size is very comfortable to play!  Adirondack Spruce Top Madagascar Back & Sides 25.4" Scale Length P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/yamaha-f325-acoustic/ This is a great guitar for the beginner player or a second guitar for the more experienced player who doesn't want to take the expensive Martin on a camping trip.Good sound and playability. Includes a limited lifetime warranty. Laminated Spruce Top Meranti back and sides 25" Scale Length 1 11/16" Nut Width P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/santa-cruz-vintage-jumbo-used/ This 2003 Santa Cruz came to us in perfect condition, and as Tony states, it’s a blues machine! This baby is mellow, but crisp, and has great projection with a “throaty sound.”Sitka Spruce Top w/ Sunburst Finish Solid Mahogany Back & Sides Classic Fire-stripe Pickguard LR Baggs Pickup P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/collings-c10-deluxe-koa-with-german-spruce/ This parlor size guitar from Collings features spectacular Koa back & sides (click on the link for more views) and a German spruce top. Great for blues and old-time styles. Powerful mid range response. Clear and punchy tone with a very comfortable body size & neck profile. As beautiful to look at as it is to play!   German Spruce Top High Grade Koa Back & Sides 1 3/4" Nut 25.5" Scale P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/2015-taylor-916ce-standard/ Grand Symphony body size produces a powerful rich tone with even projection.  Featuring hide glue construction on top braces and bridge. 40% thinner finish and the very comfortable contoured ebony armrest.   Sitka Spruce Top Indian Rosewood Back & Sides 1 3/4" Nut Taylor's Expression 2 Pickup System P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/taylor-514ce-fm-ltd/ This limited edition guitar is very loud & punchy guitar with full clear tone. Perfect setup for finger style playing but works well for many different playing styles.   Featuring flamed Mahogany back & sides, Sitka spruce top w/ Adirondack CV bracing and relief route.   Solid Sitka Spruce Top Solid Flamed Mahogany Back & Sides 1 3/4" Nut Taylor's Expression 2 Pickup P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Sign up! http://acousticletter.com/join -- For weekly guitar comparisons, demo videos and acoustic guitar knowledge delivered to your inbox! Photos, Price, BUY NOW: http://acousticletter.com/shop/martin-d-18-natural/ The Martin standard D-18 is a true classic and now features the classic D-18 appointments...Tortoise pickguard, vintage style tuners with solid Ebony bridge & fingerboard.   The classic Mahogany tone combined with advanced shifted scalloped braces make this a Bluegrass powerhouse!  Solid Sitka Spruce Top Solid Solid Mahogany Back & Sides 1 3/4" Bone Nut Forward Shifted Scalloped Braces Happy Pickin' Chad P.S. If you need help deciding on the best guitar for you, I've set some time aside to help you. There's no obligation to buy anything. Click here to schedule a "find my perfect fit" call!    Chad Fadely    Guitar Advisor    Music Villa / Acoustic Letter    (855) 55-STRUM    Watch my interview-jam with Tony HERE.
Get the Acoustic Guitar Buyer's Guide here: http://acousticletter.com/join After releasing my Acoustic Guitar Buyer's guide I got flooded with questions like "What do you look for in the perfect fingerstyle guitar". In this series of videos I go into detail about how I choose guitars in a certain category, budget, and player style. Enjoy! - Tony
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Podcast Details

Created by
Tony Polecastro
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Aug 7th, 2015
Latest Episode
Jan 21st, 2016
Release Period
3 per week
Episodes
35
Avg. Episode Length
5 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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