<p>Chinese manufacture<br>and sides Rosewood<br>Mahogany neck<br>Rosewood fingerboard 20 frets with binding<br>Fishman Classic 4T preamp with Volume / Brightness / 3 band EQ and tuner<br>Oil bath machineheads<br>Chrome hardware, except that the machinehead keys are black<br>Colour Natural with gloss finish<br>not unlike what is read here<br>it seems that the difference to the SFX 5 is the integrated tuner and more<br>of interest is the solid wood that will evolve, of course.<br>Complete and simple adjustment of the preamp box, arched back<br>Mine is gloss natural color, very pretty appearance, it is a beautiful guitar, really!<br>The varnish was a bit fragile on mine, maybe too new, so a big scratch on the back quickly and easily repaired though with a restoring polish (I'm a furniture restorer)</p>
Getting started is easy, it's not a big guitar, so she is comfortable<br>The neck is comfortable and glides well, it is lightweight, good ergonomics, shaped like a small jumbo, very nice guitar for the price, sold generally between 380 and 420 €<br><br>As for the sound it projects less than my Ibanez AEL 40 (Jumbo) acoustic and I had to change the strings for Savarez Argentines, but I'm still looking (if anyone has any ideas of better strings to fit .. . I am interested)<br>But it is not done yet.<br>Easy access to high notes due to the concave cutaway and low thickness (8 cm)<br>I find it a little difficult at first, compared to the Ibanez AEL 40 to which I am used ... it must be but plugged in it is REALLY GREAT, I plug in two small amps: Ibanez TA 35, and also on an Epiphone Valve Junior very simple that I love, powerful and warm despite the 5 w. .. in both cases is good, I have not tried it on my Peavey Prowler amp ...<br>Despite the newness of the guitar and strings and I found that the agreement holds.<br>Good single strap fastening.
With amplification all sounds seem possible, we can go to an accurate rendering of its sound amplified to sounds more "worked", that being in the Fishman<br>acoustics I find it a bit limited, but is primarily an electro-acoustic<br>and frankly I think it will evolve and this "doing", it has already begun elsewhere ...
My choice is recent (I wanted a small guitar to carry around, Ibanez, Cort and takamine)) so my opinion could be better ... maybe I'll come back.<br>value for money is unique, I would make the same choice or would go to the FX 10 for different woods, not, matter of tone and taste .. course taking into account the price unbeatable