The Valencia CG-150K Left Handed Acoustic Guitar Package
One of the toughest things to do as a left handed guitar beginner is finding a decent instrument to play. This is especially true if you aren't exactly a stockbroker and funds are tight. When I came across the Valencia CG-150K left handed acoustic guitar package, I rejoiced. This was not only a guitar but a package that had all I would need to start out as a left handed guitar student.
Famous Spanish Style Guitar
First, there is the guitar itself. Understand that this is a Spanish guitar, so the strings are standard nylon, not steel. It should be noted that steel strings can NOT be installed on Spanish guitars due to the bridge type, tuners and nut. All are nylon string specific.
This is a rather small model of dreadnought body style at a total of 38" from the end of body to the tip of the headstock. The neck joins the body at about the 12th fret and only offers 18 frets overall. With a 25" scale, you can see that the body is a bit small, but that is not a bad thing. This guitar is about sound, not size.
As far as sound goes, the Valencia CG150K left handed acoustic guitar is a sonic masterpiece in its price range (below $175 in most shops). The styling is commonly found in guitars twice the price. Around the sound hole is a decorative rosette that offsets the finish nicely. Now the small body works in conjunction with that small stature neck to produce some lovely bass tones and keeps the higher notes crisp. Not Gibson or Fender crisp, but nice nevertheless.
Adding to the value is the Natowood fret board and bridge, Basswood back and sides and the top is (I believe) maple. These materials are used in guitars of high quality, so the added value is easy to see. The sound is transferred evenly and smoothly from the neck to the body via a set joint neck. This allows the vibrations from the neck to be enhanced by the body and directed to the sound hole almost instinctively.
What else in the Package?
This guitar is complete with a nylon carry bag and an instructional DVD to round out the deal. All you need is a pick and a little time to learn a few things and you are of and strumming. Again, keep in mind that this is a classical Spanish left handed acoustic guitar package and the focus is classical Flamenco style sounds emanating from nylon strings.
This is a fantastic deal for the beginner or hobby player. Especially for those teenagers that decide they want a guitar and then leave it in the corner unused after a few lessons. Nevertheless, it is a good little instrument that delivers value, decent sound and quality materials for the low price.
I have been playing for over twenty years myself and would absolutely buy this for the Spanish styling alone, and take the nylon string tone as a bonus. Get yourself a Valencia CG-150K left handed acoustic guitar package and start your journey into musicianship.
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