Artist Delta1EQ Solid Wood OM Style Acoustic Guitar with EQ + Case
It is with great excitement that Artist Guitars introduce the latest high-end version of our acoustic guitar range - the appropriately named Delta1EQ. This guitar offers big-time quality at a very decent price not only as a seriously great blues box but also as that brilliant allrounder that will earn kudos in any playing situation no matter what the requirement may be.
Built of solid timbers throughout beginning with a closely grained solid sitka spruce top which is complemented by beautifully figured solid mahogany back and sides this guitar is definitely a class above. Ebony has been the timber of choice for both fretboard and bridge which not only looks good but feels great under the fingers. To top this off is the use of a lovely walnut laminate on the headstock and sexy looking Cocobolo purfling around the top and the back. A bone nut and compensated bone saddle and nicely geared open-backed vintage machine heads only add to this impressive instrument.
The attention to detail on the Delta1 is ultimately confirmed by the guitars internal structure which sees scalloped 'X' bracing employed allowing the top to 'move' in natural synergy with a players attack.
While the Delta1 retains many of the traditional characteristics of Artist's popular 'OM' series it should not be confused with these great instruments. This guitar is a very different beast. It lies somewhere between an 'OM' and the more bluesy 'OOO' guitars but the Delta1 has a noticeably deeper body than either of these two guitars measuring 4 inches at the upper bout and 4 9/16 inches at the lower bout. This deeper body profile allows for the guitar's sonic characteristics to really shine through.
Even when this guitar is electrified there has been greater attention applied to the detail with the nicely compact 'Fishman Ink' preamp system being employed. The preamp employs a very small footprint on the guitar's side while the 9-volt battery is housed in a similarly small separate compartment near the tail strap button- a very efficient and complementary unit.
Finally, these guitars have been checked by a local skilled luthier - Frank Grubisa who is one of the best in the business. Frank has individually fine-tuned each instrument to its optimum. This includes nut and saddle adjustments, fret balancing including shaving etc, and neck adjustment. This is the set up that all new guitars should get but rarely do. A $300 job that is part of the package!
This is a truly great guitar - the best yet in the Artist Guitars acoustic range and at a bargain price when you consider the level of quality on offer. Why not check it out?
The Tech Features:
Brand :- Artist
Model :- Delta1EQ
Body Size :- OM Size Acoustic Guitar
Overall Length:- 40'
- Top - Solid Sitka
- Back and Sides - Solid Mahogany
Fingerboard and Bridge: Ebony
Neck: 5 piece Mahogany
Scale Length: 24.75 inches
Nut Width: 44.5mm
Machine Heads: Open back/Vintage style
Machine Head Ratio: 14:1
Truss Rod: Dual action (2 way)
Accessories: Artist FC350 Hard Case
Strings :- D'Addario EXP16
Colour :- Natural
Artist FC350 Hard Case to Suit OM, Resonator and APX sized Guitars, Smaller Jazz Guitars
This Hard Case will fit an APX size Acoustic Guitar. It has a sturdy wooden construction with a lockable latch (the key is inside the case). It has a great little compartment for all your accessories and spare strings.
The Tech Features
Model :- FC350
Colour :- Black
Internal Dimensions :-
- Length: 103cm
- Upper Bout: 30cm
- Waist Width: 28cm
- Lower Bout: 40cm
- Depth: 13cm
- Body Length: Approx 52cm without strap button