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Brand/Model: Jameson Acoustic Electric Guitar
Number of Strings: 6
Hand Orientation: Left, Right
Body Material: Rosewood/Nato top
Neck Material: Spruce
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Price Range: Under $100, Under $200
Our Rating: 8.8/10
Jameson Guitars Full Size Thinline Review
While there’s many cheap guitars on the market, there’s very few we’ll actually put our stamp of approval on. Mainly because they’re pieces of crap. But, the Jameson Full Size Thinline Acoustic Electric Guitar is far from a smelly turd. It has impressed us as a quality and genuine instrument with the best performance in value you’ll find.
For a cheap combo of both acoustic and electric components, the under 200 dollar guitar still packs a punch. The rosewood neck with white dot inlays, spruce top and sides, and the black-to-blue high gloss finish might scream cheap materials, but it works, and it has stunning aesthetic appeal.
When it comes to hardware, you’ve got a built-in EQ and an on-board stock pickup. What this means for you is a bright, mid-range set of sound with several audio settings that you can dial in and trust for crowd-pleasing music.
The die-cast tuners hold excellently. Don’t strum too hard and you’ll avoid tuning issues for life. This is extremely important to note when buying a guitar under 200 bucks. But, how does it sound?
Beginners and even intermediates will enjoy the high trebles, mid-range punch, and even the decent, solid presence of the bass frequencies.
Even better, the awesomeness doesn’t stop there. It comes loaded with extra accessories to get the beginner started off with an exciting bang!
- Full size
- Built-in EQ and stock pickup
- High Gloss Dark Blueburst Finish
- Includes extra freebies
- Some quality control issues
Buyer’s Feedback on the Jameson Guitar
There’s no getting around the fact that there is a small percentage of buyers that received a defective guitar in one form or another. It may have been a bowed neck, uneven bridge, or sharp frets.
However, inspecting your guitar purchase within the first 30 days is always advised to ensure you can take advantage of a replacement or refund warranty.
Other than the small percentage of unhappy buyers, the Thinline Full Size Acoustic Electric Guitar has proven to be a strumming hit! They love that there is zero tuning and intonation issues when set up correctly.
Many buyers were surprised that it already came pre-strung with brass strings instead of steel. Everything about this guitar from the finish to the well-done job of put-together components makes it a winning steal for buyers on a budget.
Alternative Guitars to Consider
If you’re sticking around the $100 budget, you might want to consider the Kona K2 Series Thin Body Electric Acoustic Guitar. Its mahogany and maple body is perfectly finished with a translucent blue gloss. The low-profile Dreadnought size is ideally accented with its enclosed gold die-cast tuners and D’Addario strings. For a cheap guitar, it certainly features value and quality that can’t be beat. We’re so impressed with this acoustic electric guitar that we strummed up a whole review for it.
If you’re still looking for something a little pricier much not too much, there’s no way you can avoid coming across the Ovation Acoustic-Electric Guitar. It’s still under 200 buckaroos, and it manages to impress its beginner-to-intermediate players. It’s fair enough to say that it manages to invoke a standing ovation with its smooth playability, loud and well-defined tones, excellent balance, and durability.
Jameson Thinline Guitar Q&A
There are many factors that affect tuning a guitar, and the same is true for the Jameson. However, with medium strings, it holds tuning very well. You shouldn’t have to tune it more than once each time before you play unless it’s been sitting for a while or if it’s been exposed to extreme temperature changes.
Yes, there is a hook on the heel of the guitar, but you do have to tie a string to the neck to complete the strap attachment. This is a normal feature for most acoustic guitars. However, a quick DIY job with a strap button can make life with a strap more convenient.
The Thinline Full Size Acoustic Electric Guitar comes with a free gig bag case and guitar picks.
It comes with medium gauge brass strings. Many buyers are happy with these strings, but you also might want to consider some light strings if you want to maximize the electric aspects of playing.
This blue Jameson Guitar is the right-hand version, but it also comes in a left-hand version as well.
This is basically an acoustic guitar that has amplification abilities with limited electric controls. It’s main demerit is the EQ that only allows for either high or low tones which limits capability for many skilled git players.
No cables are included in the purchase. You will need to buy a 1/4″ jack cable to plug into an amp.
Hardware/Electronics You’ll Need:
While this guitar comes with a bag, picks, and some great quality strings, there’s a few other pieces that you’ll need to get started right away.
As an acoustic guitar, you don’t need the amp or the cable to get started off the bat, but for amplification needs, you will. A tuner is an optional accessory, but for the beginner, it might prove to be invaluable to learn the tricks to the trade.
Standout Features of the Jameson:
- Smooth playability
- Easy to tune
- Great sound
Our Verdict on the Jameson Guitar
To strum it up, the Jameson Acoustic Electric Guitar is an excellent buy for value and performance. It’s the ideal acoustic-electric guitar for a beginner who wants to pave their own way in the strumming industry.
Just check the many happy players willing to post their skills online, it’s music magic!
- Play it acoustically or plugged in!
- Includes a free gig bag case & guitar picks
- Diecast Tuners and Built In EQ
- High Gloss Dark Blueburst Finish
- Top Seller & A Customer Favorite