D25VNT Review

manufacturer: Ashton date: 06/15/2011 category: Acoustic Guitars

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Ashton: D25VNT
This guitar was sold to me as an "ideal for beginners" model, and yes it certainly is the ideal beginners guitar with a built in tuner and affordable price. Affordability is the initial selling point, but don't let this mislead you from what is a hearty, warm sounding guitar!
 Sound: 7
 Overall Impression: 7
 Reliability & Durability: 6
 Action, Fit & Finish: 6
 Features: 6
 Overall rating:
 8 
 Reviewer rating:
 6.4 
 Users rating:
 9.5 
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 2 
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overall: 6.4
D25VNT Reviewed by: bmag118, on june 15, 2011
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Price paid: £ 125

Features: Spruce Top Mahogany Back & Sides Rosewood Fingerboard Dovetail Neck Joint Rosewood Bridge Built in auto chromatic tuner 21 frets. laminate top // 6

Sound: I play mostly Acoustic Indie rock, Folk and various other genres. The Ashton complements me well. On open chords and lower to mid bar chords it produces a crisp and full sound, however on higher fret bar chords it does tend to resonate and distort slightly. Nice range of styles, suits complex picking and simple chord progressions. // 7

Action, Fit & Finish: All quality materials, the space between string and fretboard gets progressivly greater, at such a rate it compromises the sound slightly from the 15th fret onwards. No flaws. // 6

Reliability & Durability: Only played casually. Solid reliable build. Playing two years and counting and playing as well as ever. Bottom stap button broke on dropping. Dependable but not exactly to gig extent. // 6

Overall Impression: This guitar was sold to me as an "ideal for beginners" model, and yes it certainly is the ideal beginners guitar with a built in tuner and affordable price (just incase the investment in musical talent fails). However having been playing the Ashton as a primary guitar for about 2 years now I have grown to appreciate what I feel is a decent quality sounding instrument. Very crisp sound from the lower to mid frets, however it does tend to resonate slightly on the higher fret bar chords. To conclude I am more than happy with this guitar, it far much more than a beginners model in my eyes. Affordability is the initial selling point, but don't let this mislead you from what is a hearty, warm sounding guitar! // 7

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