Farida M-26E Electro Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst

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Special Price £339.00

Regular Price: £499.00

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  • The Farida M-26E is an electro-acoustic parlour guitar with B-Band A1.2 pickup
  • Suitable for all genres, in particular blues, country players and fingerpickers
  • Solid cedar top, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage sunburst finish, striped rosewood back and sides, and green abalone binding
  • Coated in satin to provide a comfortable playing surface
  • Exceptional value for a guitar that punches above its price tag
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The Farida M-26E Electro Acoustic Guitar takes the design of the original, non-electro model and adds B Band electronics, as well as switching out the Pau Ferro back & sides for striped rosewood. The result is the same easy-to-handle dimensions of a parlour and the high projection that made its predecessor so popular but with the added option to plug into an amplifier or P.A system, a massive plus for those who want to gig with the guitar.

At the top of the M Series of parlour guitars, this model of course impresses within the Farida brand but you’ll find it also it easily competes with guitars above its price bracket, providing an instrument of exceptional quality that is also excellent value; something Farida is well known for. As mentioned above, although a parlour guitar, you’ll be surprised at the level of projection that is possible with the Farida M-26E. The trade off of a smaller body is usually that volume and tone take a hit; this isn’t true with this model, which somehow breaks the mould, giving a wonderfully large sound, whilst always seeming to have space left to give even more and retaining clarity throughout.

It’s the smaller body size and the narrow neck of the guitar that will appeal to blues and country players and fingerpickers in particular but players of any genre and uses of any technique will find something to love here.

The Farida M-26E Electro Acoustic Guitar has been put together with carefully selected woods, to get the best sound out of the parlour shape. The top is crafted from solid cedar, the back and sides are striped rosewood¸ and the neck is mahogany topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The resulting tone of these woods is beautifully rounded, with a warm, full sound, and a lot of presence at the bass end and rich mids, whilst remaining crisp throughout.

Beyond the tone, the Farida M-26E looks amazing, with a brown/purple, vintage sunburst finish on the top that makes it look like a hidden gem that could have been crafted in the ‘20s, found in the back of a dusty, old guitar shop. This theme continues at the back and sides, which are a dark, striped rosewood, and emphasis is given to both woods by the subtle, beautiful green abalone that has been used in the guitar’s binding and soundhole rosette. From body to neck, the guitar has been finished in satin, which lets the woods resonate and gives an exceptionally comfortable playing surface.

The major update that comes with the Farida M26E is the inclusion of onboard electronics. Farida have matched the guitar with a B-band pickup, which has been unobtrusively installed with just a simple, easy-to-access volume control situated inside the soundhole and an output jack (and of course the pickup). This seemingly small, but very significant, update allows you to get plugged in, so you can finally gig with this little gem.

ModelM-26E Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialRed Cedar
Back & Side MaterialPau Ferro
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Body ShapeParlour
PickupsB-Band A1.2
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
TunersDie-cast Chrome
Posted on 21/10/2018 by I bought an m 26 about ten years ago, it's not got the electrics, but it's still a great little guitar, it's also my 'go to' guitar!!
I have a Gibson and a Martin, but I love my Farida best!
Posted on 17/10/2016 by I bought the Farida M26e Parlour nearly a year ago, knowing very little about Faridas. Have grown very fond of it. Great sound and easy playability. The guitar is well put together with quality materials and the finish is very attractive. It is now my go to guitar for song writing.
Posted on 28/05/2015 by Overall this guitar is outstanding. It sounds beautiful and plays magnificently. For such a cheap price for such a high quality guitar, its hard to argue with. I've played this for over a year and it had never disappointed. It plays well for beginners and pros. Honestly cannot fault this guitar one slight bit. (Plus you get a free case!)
Posted on 03/04/2014 by I was initially to Farida Palours because of the huge amount of volume and wonderful tone they produce it really wasn't what I was expecting from small bodied guitars. The M26 has the same low end and high end as the Tanglewood SJ5 Jumbo I used to own (played the two side by side), but also has more pronounced and rich mid tone and is better balanced overall. Plugged in the M26 doesn't let the side down either, the b band pick up is a good match for this guitar and I've not had any issues with feedback like I have with other acoustic guitars.

A common complaint about Parlours (especially cedar tops) is they the tone tends to break up if they are strummed hard, the M26 just sings louder! The narrow neck makes it a joy to play and because of the smaller body size it is more comfortable to play around the house than larger guitars; it has become my "go to guitar" even though its by far the cheapest guitar I own!

The only improvements to this guitar would be a bone nut and saddle (easily changed).

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