The Redwood ST-Mini Electric Guitar in Black is a delightful instrument that is suited to beginners and young players who are picking up the guitar for the first time. The scaled-down dimensions of the ST-Mini makes it more accommodating than a full-size model for those with a short reach. By combining excellent build quality with excellent tonewoods - whilst incorporating a very familiar double-cutaway body shape -, Redwood has ensured that the ST-Mini will become a firm favourite for many guitarists.
Cool alder body
The body of ST-Mini has been shaped to that of a very popular model, with a smoothly contoured design that is a joy to perform with. The deep double cutaway profile makes it very easy to access the neck and fingerboard in their entirety, giving players the confidence to roam and play in total freedom.
The body has been crafted using alder, a wood that is revered by many guitar manufacturers thanks to its naturally balanced timbre. From soft lows, chunky mids, and sparkling highs, alder packs in an impressive tonal arsenal to draw from. Whether you're looking to hit some grunge and post-rock inspired riffs, soar through some searing blues' riffs, or execute some sweet jazz licks - anything you can imagine -, alder is more than happy to oblige by delivering articulate tones every time. As well as boasting an enviable tonal range, alder is also a very lightweight wood, lending itself beautifully to the ST-Mini's comfortable playability.
Canadian hard maple neck
Paired with the body is a Canadian hard maple neck, which is fitted using the strong and reliable bolt-on construction method. The scaled-down dimensions of the neck makes it very easy for smaller fingers to navigate. The back of the neck has been treated with a matte finish to reduce the chance of stickiness from affecting the playability of the neck, and promote a smooth and fast playing feel. Married to the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, with dot position inlays to guide your way. Rosewood creates a luxurious playing feel, whilst holding up well to consistent playing so that you can pick up and play anytime.
The ST-Mini is equipped with a single-coil pickup in the neck position, and a humbucker in the bridge position. The single-coil offers a chunky and expressive output, which offers a little sizzle that sits just perfectly for playing blues, jazz, funk, rock, etc. The humbucker gives a bit more grunt, and a thick mid to low-end energy that makes it great for cranking out some fat, overdriven snarl. Alternatively, you can dial is back and appreciate the smoothness of the output with exceptional clarity throughout.
Control over the pickups comes in the form of single master volume and tone controls, with a three-way pickup selector switch that enables you to select either pickup individually, or combine the output of both for a wider and fuller sounding output.
Hardware and finish
The headstock is fitted with sealed die-cast tuning machines, which secure strings firmly so that once you have set your desired tuning, it remains that way throughout each and every performance. The body is home to a vintage-style steel tremolo bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain, whilst allowing you to have effortless tremolo control as you play. The body is finished in an understated yet stylish black, with white pickguard protecting the top around the pickups and control pots across the lower bout.
Each model is supplied with a gig bag to enable you to take your ST-Mini with you, wherever that may be.
Manufacturer Redwood Model ST-Mini Electric Guitar Scale Length 564mm Body Alder Neck Canadian Hard Maple Neck Finish Matte Fingerboard Rosewood Pickups Neck: Single-Coil
Pickguard 3-ply White Bridge Vintage Steel Tuning Machines Sealed Die-Cast Number of Strings 6 Finish Black Included Accessories Gig bag
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