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Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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  • Hohner

    A perfect beginner's dreadnought, at a price that's easy on the wallet.

    The Hohner Essential Plus dreadnought guitar is built using a revolutionary technique Hohner calls Frequency Matching. Hohner's technicians use a form of tap tuning to determine the resonant frequencies of the woods and then match the solid Sitka spruce tops with similarly resonant mahogany backs. Combining this process with a micro thin finish produced an acoustic guitar with a powerful, rich singing tone that rivals guitars selling for three times as much.

    The Hohner acoustic guitar starts with a solid Sitka top, for a clear, balanced tone, with a crisp edge. The Mahogany body adds projection to the instrument, and the rosewood fretboard adds strength and lasting sustain. The 25-1/2" scale and 1-3/4" nut width adds comfort to intricate finger movements. Featuring chrome die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, and a satin natural finish, this dreadnought will be a welcome addition to your musical collection, and at a price that won't break the bank.

    All Hohner Essential Plus guitars go through a 12-point inspection process at Hohner's US facility to make sure every guitar is set up to sound and play great.

    Features

    • 6-string
    • Folk body
    • Mahogany body
    • Solid sitka top
    • 25-1/2" scale
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rose+wood fretboard
    • 20 frets (14 open)
    • 1-3/4" nut width
    • Chrome die-cast tuners
    • Chrome hardware
     
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    HohnerEssential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (3)
    • Fun to play (3)
    • Good audio (3)
    • Good feel (3)
    • Stays in tune (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Order it today ! You'll Love it !!!

        By "Elvis"

        from Fargo ND

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • A Class Act
        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Georgeous
        • Good Feel
        • Loud
        • Playable
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Play it anywhere

        Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        At 60 years old,(started performing at 14 years old) I have had well over 100 guitars and still have most of them. This is a Class Act, and you should have it in your collection. Plays like a guitar costing thousands and sounds even better !! Call Musicians Friend and order it today !! You will LOVE this guitar !!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST GUITAR I HAVE EVER PLAYED!

        By toonaofbrooklyn

        from New York City, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Expensive Feel
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Frets
        • Good Setup
        • Good Shape
        • Good Strings
        • Good Tuners
        • Great Wood Smell
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Very Raw Look

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I own several Martin and GUILD guitars that range 3000 plus and I must say THIS GUITAR BEATS THEM BOTH! BEST GUITAR I HAVE EVER PLAYED AND FOR FOR THE PRICE IT'S BARGAIN!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          it not about the name

          By @a13xtfp

          from arlington tx

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Amazing
          • Bright
          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Great
          • Lows
          • Nice
          • Quality
          • Rich Sound
          • Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anything
            • Jamming
            • Live
            • Performance
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Studio

            Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            guitar is not about its name its all about its great sound quality and great hand crafted looks

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Plain looks with a rich tone

            Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            The Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought arrived at my door step two weeks ago. It is a very plain Jane looking guitar, there are absolutely no fancy cosmetic frills any where, not even binding on the body or the neck and the entire guitar has a satin finish. But, it is this raw look that makes it so adorable. However, this guitar shines in the sound department. It has a rich and beautiful tone with a good volume. As Hohner claims, this guitar really is in tune with itself, better intonation than most guitars out there.The nut-width is the standard size, 1 11/16, and not the 1.75 thats advertised. I actually ordered this guitar because of the 1.75 spec since all my other steel-string acoustics have the standard size nut-width. The wider neck makes finger picking easier. As disappointed as I was about this I couldnt bring myself to return it. I really like the sound and the raw look of it. The neck is also a standard size neck, not bulky and not slim. There are no sharp fret ends and the tuning keys seem to keep the strings in tune for a reasonable length of time. The neck action (strings height) out of the box was a bit high for my playing style, but that was an easy fix. I played it side by side against my other Dreadnoughts that I have in its price category and it scored very high, it produced the low notes better than most of them.Im glad to have this baby in my arsenal of guitars; its definitely worth the money. If measurements are important to you, then here they are:Overall length 41-1/4Body length 20-0Lower bout 15-5/8Higher bout 11-5/8Waist 10-3/4Sides 3-7/8 at neck heal, 4-7/8 at rear strap buttonNut width 1-11/16Body fret (14th fret) 2-1/8Neck profile at 1st- 9th frets 0-13/16 (includes fretboard thickness)Soundhole Diameter 3-15/16 P.S. You can read or watch the review of this guitar that was done by the senior editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. You can simply log on to their website or watch it on youtube.com

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hohner Essential series dreadnaught

            By Dale Whitty

            from N.B. Canada

            Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            incredible value
            I took a chance and ordered this guitar without having the chance to try it out...as I could not find a dealer anywhere in Canada.
            Well....let me tell you this is one of the most exceptional guitars that I have ever had in my possesion(and I have had quite a few at 3 to 4 times the price of this). Certainly not fancy, but nice fit and finish(satin). Setup very nicely with great action and the best intonation I have heard in a long time......right out of the box. I cannot "over emphasize"...the balanced sound, great tone and volume of this instrument. M.F. was a real pleasure to deal with and the shipping to Canada (which usually kills the deal for me)...was very reasonable. I am very satified with this instrument and my dealings with Musicians Friend...they live up to their name..... Dale in N.B. Canada

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfection

            By scottnewman18

            from Shreveport, Louisiana

            Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I was in the market for a decent acoustic guitar that I could afford, without getting in trouble with my wife. My budget was in the 150.00-300.00 range. I have been playing for about 25 years.Its just a hobby,I have never had formal lessons,just self taught from magazine tab and cd tutorials and friends. It was time to get something new,not second hand pawn shop stuff. I wanted the best sound and quality for the money. I tried as many as six different acoustics in the 300.00 and down range in all the usual name brands at three different local music shops.When I picked up the Hohner,I immediatly noticed the Earvana nut and wondered how that could effect the sound and intonation properties.Other than that, it just looked like a no-frills entry level guitar manufactured by a harmonica company. As I strummed the open strings,to see if it was in tune, it had amazing tonal projection that all the other guitars could not come close to.Even some that cost 500.00 or more! I could not believe the sound,big,bell-like tone, perfect action,not too low,nor too high.It was set-up perfect. I went through my acoustic repertoire and the hair stood up on the back of my neck! I swear this Hohner sounds better than the Dove or the EJ200 that I've always dreamed of owning. This is the best example of a perfect acoustic guitar for under 700.00! Great tone woods,excellent build craftsmanship, all for under 300 dollars....Perfect.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NICE GUITAR

            By Dave-1zkQN

            from Texas

            Comments about Hohner Essential Plus Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Good setup right out of the box. The essential model has the compensated nut that keep the intoneation true all the way up the neck. All wood construction brings out the highs and lows very nicely. Good guitar for the price. I will keep this one in my personal collection for some time.

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