One of the most popular acoustic guitars is the Jasmine S35.
If you’re looking for a super affordable guitar, then this is definitely the one you want. It’s great for beginners and those who don’t want to spend a lot on what might be their first guitar, or just a spare guitar.
Keep in mind this is not designed for kids. It’s full size, plays well, and did I mention the price is right!
- Back Material: Nato
- Fretboard Material: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Nato
- Top Material: Spruce
- 6 Strings
- Brand: Takamine
- Price: $79.99 (at the time of writing this)
No matter what guitar website you visit, you’ll probably find an article about this guitar.
Based on all the consumer reports, popular guitar websites, and review websites from all around the world, the Jasmine S35 is the most recommended guitar for beginners.
If you’re an advanced player, you might want to grab this just to have around the house or at the cottage, however if you want to upgrade, there are a few other models which are better for very advanced guitarists.
But for beginners, this particular model is really the best selling option right now. It’s good quality, and it’s cheap (two things which rarely go together!)
More on the Specs
Nato is a material found in many guitars.
Some of the more expensive guitars will probably not have this, however it’s generally seen as a good alternative to mahogany. It has many of the properties of mahogany, however it’s not as expensive. This is why you will see it in this guitar, and other less expensive instruments.
This particular model has a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer, and is recommended for all types of music. It’s a standard guitar, with a nice loud sound.
The body style is called “Dreadnought”. This is really the standard acoustic style you’ll see on many guitars. The other styles are classic, FXC, FCN and so on.
Results from Tests with Consumers and Professionals
Everyone that uses this guitar loves the sound.
From amateurs to music shop owners. They're all blown away by the sound of this guitar.
They're also very impressed with the build. Yes it's under $100, but it's still very well built. The only thing you might need to do is change the strings. But the build of the actual guitar is great.
As I've mentioned above, people bought this and were happy if they were beginners, or they needed a spare guitar. Some people have guitars they keep in excellent condition and wouldn't want to travel with them. This is a great option for that. You don't need to worry about bumping or scratching this at all.
Many people feel that if you do decide to upgrade the strings, you will get a better sound. Also, if you have trouble tuning the guitar or setting it up properly, take it to a professional and pay them a few bucks.
Bottom line, if you want a cheap guitar, that doesn't sound or feel cheap, this is it. The only thing cheap is the price.
The sound and build is excellent considering what you will pay for this model. It's highly recommended.