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Musicians Insitute Library

Instrument and Equipment Guide

This guide is meant to illuminate and educate readers about the many facets of what makes a guitar feel and sound different from one another. This is to aid students decide what guitar will best suit their needs when checking an instrument out at the libr

Acoustic Guitars

(A1) Dean Performance Plus

  • Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Slim "C" neck profile with jumbo frets
  • Dean 304T preamp with a 3-band EQ and tuner
  • Solid Spruce top with mahogany back and sides
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A2) SCHECTER ACS

  • Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • 20 medium frets
  • Diamond piezo pickup, with active 4-band EQ electronics
  • Quilted maple top with composite back
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A4) LTD AC-10E (LEFTY)

  • Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck profile with 20 XJ frets
  • Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
  • EQ designed piezo pickup with 2-band EQ and tuner
  • Mahogany back and sides with Spruce top

(A5) Yamaha NTX900FM

  • Classical Nylon
  • Nato (Japanese mahogany) neck
  • System 61 2-way A.R.T. preamp
  • Maple back and side with Engelmann spruce top

(A6) Yamaha FG-430

  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Nato (Japanese mahogany) body and sides with Stika spruce top
  • No electronics

(A7) LTD AC-30E

  • Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck profile
  • B-band electric film transducer
  • Quilted Maple back, sides & top

(A8) LTD AC-10E

  • Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck profile with 20 XJ frets
  • B-Band electric film transducer
  • Sapele back & sides with Spruce top
  • Acoustic-electric

(A9) LTD AC-30E

  • Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck profile with 20 XJ frets
  • B-Band electric film transducer
  • Quilted Maple back & sides with Spruce top
  • Acoustic-electric

(A10) Acoustic LTD RED

  • Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Set neck with 20 frets
  • 4-band EQ preamp
  • Maple body and sides, quilted Maple top
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A11) Takamine Acoustic 

  • Mahogany neck and rosewood Fretboard
  • 20 frets
  • 4-band TP4T EQ with built-in tuner
  • Mahogany body & sides with Spruce top
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A12) Ovation Applause 

  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Super shallow rounded back cutaway
  • OP-48 electronics and preamp
  • Spruce top with composite back
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A15) Takamine Acoustic

  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 20 frets
  • TP-4TD preamp with built in tuner
  • Mahogany body with a solid spruce top
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A16) Takamine GC-3CE Nylon

  • Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Classical body with 19 frets
  • Tp-4T 3-band preamp with tuner
  • Mahogany body with a solid Spruce top
  • Acoustic-Electric

 

(A16) Takamine GC-3CE Nylon

  • Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Classical body with 19 frets
  • Tp-4T 3-band preamp with tuner
  • Mahogany body with a solid Spruce top
  • Acoustic-Electric

(A18) Fender Malibu Classic

  • Gloss polyurethane finish in cosmic turquoise
  • Mahogany neck
  • Fishman electronics
  • 20 frets
  • Acoustic-Electric

(U1) Cordoba 20TM-CE Ukulele

  • Acoustic/Electric
  • Built-in electronics
  • 2-band EQ
  • Mahogany top, back, and sides
  • Piezo pickup

(UB1) Kala U-Bass

  • Solid spruce top, mahogany back, sides, and neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Custom die cast tuners
  • Proprietary polyurethane strings
  • Separate compensated saddles for each string 

(UB2) Kala U-Bass (Fretless)

  • Solid spruce top, mahogany back, sides, and neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Custom die cast tuners
  • Proprietary polyurethane strings
  • Separate compensated saddles for each string