Now, when you are looking for your first guitar, especially your first acoustic-electric guitar it is easy to just play it safe and research only the famous and big brands. While that is not necessarily a bad strategy, you will definitely be missing out on a lot of good products manufactured by small companies like Jameson Guitars. Their Thinline Acoustic-Electric guitar is a bargain for anyone looking to get into the music world without emptying their pockets.
This is a full-sized acoustic electric guitar that measured 41 inches in height and 3 inches in thickness (thus the name “thinline). The dimensions of this model along with a cutaway make it extremely comfortable and easy to use for beginners. As for the tonewood, the top is made out spruce while the back and sides are nato. These materials might not be the top-notch quality but they do not taint the sound in any way. As for the neck it is made out of maple (pretty decent quality) and is easy to grip and play.
For such an affordable model Jameson Guitars has definitely done pretty well. They have focused their attention on creating something for beginners and that is obvious not only when you look at the price and tonewood but also hardware. The die-cast enclosed tuners are simple to use while the nut width make even the first-timer feel like playing is their second nature. The high-gloss finish is probably not the highest quality but it does not decrease the vibration of the guitar which is a good sign. On top of that you get a gig bag and guitar picks which will definitely come in handy if you are a first-time owner.
Jameson Blue Thinline Sound
Now, if this guitar was marketed towards intermediate or professional players I would say it is not the best option for them. But for a beginner who is looking for a budget-friendly model this guitar has decent sound. It is warm and pretty clear but not comparable to a lot of higher-priced models. Nevertheless, as a first step in your journey this guitar has a pretty good sound and most importantly is very comfortable so that you can develop your skills and move on to other guitars.
Let’s talk a bit about the electronics on this model (it’s an acoustic-electric guitar, after all). The passive EQ under the saddle transducer pickup coupled with passive EQ preamp are decent for the price you pay. There is also volume and tone controls. This system is pretty basic but reproduces the sound very well.
Jameson with the Blue Full Size Thinline Acoustic Electric guitar offers an entry-level instrument with decent build. I would not recommend it to an intermediate or professional players (unless it is a temporary guitar while yours is being fixed). What a time to live in when you can get an acoustic electric guitar for only $200.
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