Hailing from the superb flagship Farida Soundboard series, the SM-58 Acoustic Guitar is built using a combination of crucial materials to produce a wide range of harmonies that enhance the overall sound output of the guitar. With a popular parlour profile, this smaller-bodied instrument certainly does not compromise on tone or comfort, and is guaranteed to please any guitar player out there looking to boost their collection.
EXCEPTIONAL PARLOUR GUITAR
The SM-58 is built to a small-bodied parlour profile, which over the years has become much more sought after for various reasons. The parlour guitar has a very compact frame which proves to be very popular among both smaller players and also fingerstyle players due to the body’s fantastic response.
The body top of the SM-58 is constructed using solid cedar and partnered by solid A grade pau ferro tonewood in the back and sides which looks truly stunning. The application of pau ferro wood enables the SM-58 to produce a range of shimmering highs and complex lows, while the solid cedar body top provides the guitar with plenty of projection.
A smooth mahogany neck is firmly fitted to the SM-58 which feels effortless to play, no matter what genre you prefer. Married to the neck is a sumptuous ebony fingerboard that has a slick feel, allowing you to make seamless transitions as you work you way up and down the frets. The dark colouring of the ebony fingerboard offers a striking visual contrast to the warm, mahogany neck.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
Farida have employed a rosewood bridge to maintain a strong connection between the strings and body of the guitar, thus elevating its sustain and boosting the tone. Vintage gold 3 in line machine head tuners are fitted to the headstock, upholding tuning integrity with accuracy and allowing for easy retuning whenever necessary.
The body binding is made up of four different materials; abalone, maple, rosewood and blackwood, and the mahogany, abalone, and spalted maple soundhole rosette accompanies it to give the SM-58 a decorative touch that complements its warm, Sunburst finish.
As always, it is incredibly important to ensure a guitar is well-kept and properly taken care of. As such, Farida include a case to protect against dirt or damage.
Manufacturer Farida Model SM-58 Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Cedar Back & Side Material Solid A Grade Pau Ferro Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Parlour Colour Sunburst Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Nut & Saddle Bone Binding Abalone/Maple/Rosewood/Blackwood Finish Gloss Included Accessories Case
- Customer Reviews
- Pleasantly Surprised!
The binding and soundhole rosette are built with such keen attention to detail. The engraving on the tuner plate is also stunning.
The sound is bright but with some real warmth from the low-end and is an absolute joy to hear.
My only complaint is that this comes with a gig bag, which is less than I would expect for a ~£1k guitar. To include even a Polyfoam case would be a significant upgrade! Other than that, very happy with my purchase.
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