Will the Airlines allow this guitar on board or must I check the guitar as baggage?
Does the guitar feel like a regular guitar?
Once playing position is assumed, the SoloEtte will feel just like your favorite guitar.
Are the frame pieces removable?
The guitar was developed with the traveler in mind. The frame pieces are removable and are stored in the soft gig bag.
Is the action adjustable?
The action of the guitar is adjustable. The guitar will leave the shop set at a standard action. The Classic, Nylon SongBird, Acoustic SongBird, and Thumper models are adjustable using shims. If the player desires a higher or lower action, simply call and we will provide shims at no cost to the buyer. The Jazz and DragonFly models use an adjustable Schaller bridge.
Does the guitar come with a case?
The guitar comes with a soft gig bag.
Is there a hard case available?
We do not have a hard case currently available. Please check back with us for a new hard case.
Does the guitar come with headphones?
The guitar does not come with headphones, although we do make some recommendations. Our customer base tells us overwhelmingly, that the Grado model SR-60i headphones (www.gradolabs.com) are the most compatible headphones. We recommend them because of superior sound quality and the fact that the ear pieces rotate to present a flat profile. We sell them for $79.00.
Do the nylon models use special strings?
Your nylon guitar leaves the shop strung with D'Addario, hard tension, ball end strings, comparable to the D'Addario model EJ-34 strings, although any nylon or composite strings can be used.
Can you put steel strings on the classic or hybrid?
No, it would invalidate the warranty.
What is the Return policy?
We allow you to return your instrument for a full refund if you are in any way unsatisfied. We ask to be notified within 3 business days of receiving your instrument. We will refund the full price of the instrument when returned in new condition. We do not refund any shipping costs. Please click here to read our full Return policy.
What is the Warranty?
The SoloEtte is warranted to be free of manufacturer defects and faulty materials for one year from the date of original retail purchase. Please click here to read our full Warranty policy.
What is a "figure 8 " knot and how is it tied?
A "figure 8" knot is used to keep the strings from pulling through the string holes. An example of a "figure 8" knot can be seen here.
What powers the guitar?
The guitar is powered with a 9 volt battery.
How long will the battery last?
It should last up to 30 hours if the player remembers to always unplug everything from the guitar when not playing. The output jack functions as the guitar's on/off switch.
Can the guitar plug into an amp, boom box or computer speakers?
Yes. The SoloEtte comes with two output jacks, one for headphones, and another for "Send to Amp"
Can the guitar plug into a computer or laptop sound card to play through speakers or for recording?
Yes. The SoloEtte can be plugged into the "line in" jack on any desktop or laptop computer. It's best to use the headphone jack when playing into a sound card.
What do the nylon guitars sound like?
In the headphones, the sound is believably that of a plain, simple nylon string guitar. It is easy to listen to, and comfortable to practice with for hours. Through a PA or sound system, or a nice tube amp, the SoloEtte is very effective when used in an ensemble, such as with percussion and electric bass. Solo performance at a small coffeehouse-type venue would be very pleasant through the house PA System. Any serious recording, or classical recital, would, of course, be much better with a fine classical guitar.
How does the frame assemble and disassemble?
Click HERE to view animations showing frame assemble and dissemble.