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Redwood RS1 Beginners Electric Guitar - Sunburst

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Available to Order. Estimated delivery is 14 working days.
  • Basswood body with a classic double-cutaway profile
  • C shape profile maple neck sits very comfortably in the hand
  • 21-fret sonokelin fingerboard complete with position inlays to find notes easier
  • 3 Wilkinson single-coil pickups deliver a varied tone
  • 3-ply pickguard protects the body of the guitar
  • 5-way pickup switching and tone controls to easily change the timbre of sound
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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UK mainland*FREE on orders over £75 £4.45 on orders under £751-3 working days
Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands Isle of Man Isle of Wight Channel Islands Republic of Ireland£12.95 – any order value up to 30kg Over 30kg - please call1-3 working days
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The Redwood RS1 beginner's electric guitar is an excellent introduction to the world of guitar playing. Thanks to the lightweight, ergonomically designed, double-cutaway body profile, the slender yet accommodating neck, versatile pickup and electronics' arrangement, and resilient hardware, this is an affordable model that punches well above its weight.

Lightweight and Comfortable Body Shape

As previously noted, the body has been ergonomically designed with shapely contours that allow it to rest snugly as you play, guaranteeing a comfortable playing position for everyone. The body is built using lightweight basswood, which provides a fat but well-balanced tonality. The midrange has plenty of clout, but is tempered by a subtle breathiness that ensures highs and lows are nicely rounded. Thanks to the basswood's power, the body yields a wide dynamic range. The lower bout beneath the pickups is protected from knicks and scrapes by a 3-play white pickguard, which also compliments the gloss sunburst finish nicely.

Slender, Easy to Navigate Neck

Fitted to the body is a bolt-on maple neck, shaped to a comfortable to grip "C" shape neck. Maple has the enviable properties of being both supple - great for sustain - as well as firm, which provides a secure feel in the hand - great for boosting your confidence in its ability to perform well. Paired with the neck is a sonokelin fingerboard, home to 22-frets that are adorned with white dot position inlays that aid you as you navigate the fingerboard.

Versatile Pickup Arrangement

The Redwood RS1 is fitted with three Wilkinson single-coil pickups in the neck, middle, and bridge positions respectively. A 5-way pickup switch allows you to select pickups individually, or create subtle blends of two or three at a time - depending on the tone you desire. The range of tonal options on offer means that no matter what genre or style of music you're playing, you can readily extract the perfect sound with ease. Using the master volume and two tone pots to sculpt your output exactly as you wish.

Solid Hardware

Fitted to the body is a single-direction tremolo in the bridge, which allows you to infuse subtle vibrato into your playing. The bridge provides a seamless connection between the strings and body for an anchored playing feel. The tuning machines uphold tuning integrity, whilst working with the nut to maintain string tension and tuning stability.

Beginners will find the Redwood RS1 is an excellent choice as a first full-size electric guitar, making learning guitar accessible for any age group. This well designed instrument is very versatile, and allows you to play a range of musical styles from Jazz and Funk, to Rock and Metal. Wherever your musical inspiration comes from, the Redwood RS1 electric guitar is a fantastic stepping stone on the path to stardom.

Model RS1 Beginners Electric Guitar
Body MaterialBasswood
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialSonokelin
Pickup ConfigurationSSS
Neck ProfileC Shape
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysWhite Dot
Pickguard3-Ply White
Bridge/TailpieceVintage Steel
PickupsWilkinson Single Coils
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Customer Reviews
Not what you'd expect, even at this price
Posted on 18/02/2014 by kev124 Whilst this guitar is aimed a beginner guitarists, it actually needs someone very proficient in guitar maintenance to sort it out to start off with.
Out of the box it appears to be quite well set-up (you of course have to slacken the trem as it has been wound in to prevent movement during transit) and you can get a tune out of it quite quickly - unless of course you actually want to use the trem.
First off the trem appears to be quite stiff, but when you press it a bit harder you get strange sproinging noises and the guitar just goes straight out of tune.
What I found causing this is that the back cavity has been routed for a different type of trem unit (one which has a slightly longer block). With the trem unit actually installed the springs rest against the wood of the body and when you use the trem the coils of the spring catch on the side of the trem hole locking the trem unit in the wrong position (if you pull back on the trem you can realign the unit but this shouldn't be necessary, even on a cheap Chinese guitar).
As I have actually built my own electric guitars I am quite happy to do a bit of woodwork to resolve this issue, but this really isn't what you would expect a beginner to have to cope with.

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