Epiphone launches ultra-affordable entry-level Starling acoustic guitar range

Epiphone Starling Acoustics
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Epiphone has introduced its entry-level line of Starling acoustic guitars, which promise to combine impressive build quality with a super-affordable sub-$150 price.

Described by the Epiphone as the "perfect guitars" for beginners, the Starling models feature a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a C-shape profile mahogany neck, and an Indian laurel fretboard, for durability and good tone.

Other appointments include a shorter 24.75" scale length – meaning less stretching to form unfamiliar chord shapes – and 20 medium jumbo frets that make pressing the string down easier.

These features, along with the comfortable square-shoulder dreadnought body shape, seek to give aspiring guitarists the perfect platform to hone their skills and develop their technique on as they embark on their guitar-playing journey.

As far as aesthetics go, the Starling models boast both classic and contemporary finishes in the form of Wine Red, Ebony, Hot Pink Pearl and Starlight blue. A decorative Starling Tear Drop pickguard also appears.

The Starling models are available now for $139.

Visit Epiphone for more info.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.