Two thousand twelve seemed to be the year of the acoustic. With hits like, “I Will Wait,” from Mumford & Sons, or “Home,” by Phillip Phillips, most of this year’s most popular songs had an acoustic guitar as the prominent instrument fueling the tune. Even mega-stars like Katy Perry took notice and stripped away the electronic beats of her hit song, “The One That Got Away,” to deliver a sensitive acoustic performance of it.
Cort Guitars has announced its new SFX Series guitars. The three-model, exotic-wood series of acoustics features built-in electronics and a slim body construction designed for comfort when standing or sitting. All SFX models are available now.
Guild has introduced the Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Model in honor of fingerstyle virtuoso Doyle Dykes. The guitar is the result of an extensive collaboration between Dykes, luthier Ren Ferguson and the team at Guild’s New Hartford, Connecticut, factory.
Fender has announced the release of three additional summer models, the CJ-290S Jumbo Flame Maple acoustic guitar, CJ-290SCE-12 Jumbo Flame Maple 12-string acoustic model and the Mino’Aka CE Concert ukulele.
The AO-3CE is a small-body, orchestra-style acoustic with a cutaway and Fishman electronics. It features a solid Sitka spruce top along with laminated mahogany sides and Guild’s unique arched-back body design that delivers plenty of volume. Other features include bone nut and saddle, koa roseete, pearl inlays and an included lightweight polyfoam case.
Cort Guitars has introduced its MR1200FX. This guitar targets the boutique acoustic guitar market but comes at a reasonable price. The model features a dreadnought body with Bearclaw spruce top, solid rosewood back and rosewood sides, rosewood fingerboard, genuine abalone purfling on the top and sides, and genuine abalone inlay on the fingerboard and headstock.