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The Jasmine S-34C is a stylish grand orchestra-style guitar with a rich, well-balanced sound and a graceful Venetian-style cutaway that represent exc...Click To Read More About This Product

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Grand Orchestra body with Venetian-style cutaway and special bracing.

The Jasmine S-34C is a stylish grand orchestra-style guitar with a rich, well-balanced sound and a graceful Venetian-style cutaway that represent exceptional value. Great for any player seeking a well-built and easy-playing guitar, the S-34C features a select spruce top with Jasmine's Advanced "X" Bracing, and sapele back and sides. The slim neck and full 25-1/2" scale length provide comfortable feel and excellent playability, and the smooth satin finish maximizes resonance for optimal sound quality.

FEATURES
Spruce top with Jasmine Advanced "X" Bracing
Sapele back and sides
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Slim neck profile
25-1/2" scale length
Synthetic bone nut and saddle
Satin Natural finish
Case sold separately

Get easy access to your frets and don't kill your wallet. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Body Style: Grand Orchestra
Top: Spruce
Bracing: Jasmine Advanced "X" Bracing
Back and sides: Sapele
Body Finish: Gloss
Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
Neck: Nato
Neck Finish: Gloss
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1-3/4" (44mm)
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle: Synthetic Bone, Compensated
Bridge Pins: Black Plastic
Hardware: Chrome
Special Electronics: N/A
Machine Heads: Chrome Covered
Strings: Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge .012-.053
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JasmineS-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (29)
  • Fun to play (27)
  • Good audio (23)
  • Stays in tune (23)
  • Consistent (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (30)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Recording (11)
  • School bands (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (11), Professional musician (5)

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar for the Money!

By Oklahoma Luthier

from Norman, OK

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • Well Built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Travel Guitar

    Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

    Though I bought this guitar for strictly for travel, I find myself playing it quite often now, even though I own very fine and more expensive acoustics made by Martin and a Larivee, among others. The only weak feature on this guitar (besides the replaceable tuners) is the laminated top, which is what you expect from an instrument of this price. However,the e S-34C has a surprisingly good sound and it's easy to play since it's set up very well at the factory. It makes a great travel guitar since it sounds good and is easy to play in nearly any acoustic style—blues, country, Celtic, folk, etc. Yet replacing it, in the event of an accident, is not a major setback, as it would be with my other much more expensive guitars. I even find myself playing jazz chords with a good response on this instrument. I should add that I build guitars and violins, and I'm impressed with the quality of this instrument, not as a fine piece of handmade artistry, but as a very playable and well made factory instrument with a surprisingly decent sound. (We can't keep cutting trees down just to make workhorse instruments for home use or for travel.) Thus, every guitarist should have one of these just for fun, even if you already have some more expensive instruments. This would also be great for a beginner, as the intonation and response are good.

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Pauly Pontoons

    from Excelsior, MN

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

      Nice smooth gears on the tuning pegs. Great quality all around.

      I removed a factory installed shim under the saddle, and loosened the truss 1/2 turn, now the action is great. I also replaced the strings right away.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great beginner guitar

      By Riffs

      from Denver, CO.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Very High Action

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

      I purchased this as a gift for a beginner. I feel that this is a great beginner guitar for the money, but the one I got did require setup to be playable. The action was extremely high and I had to adjust both the nut and saddle. Once setup the intonation was good even with light strings.

      Do yourself a favor and order yourself a set of strings when you order the guitar. The strings it comes with are not really usable.

      Even with new strings the sound was a bit dull. I expect that will improve as the guitar ages.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Needs a little work, but quite nice

      By Anrew Livingston

      from Kansas City, KS

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Arrival condition

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Travelling

      Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

      Long story short: really nice guitar after a small amount of work, would NOT recommend high-tension medium strings, go light.

      First impressions when opening the box: super light, good feel, strings need immediate replacement (don't know if they hang out in a warehouse for a few years before getting shipped, but they were corroded beyond belief) and the action was terrible.

      I spent a total of 20 minutes and it's now a really nice guitar! Put a capo on the 1st fret, unwound things enough to pull the pegs and set the strings aside. Then pulled out the saddle (don't be shy newbies, it's not a $5000 martin, learn the instrument!). Sure enough, there was a spacer down there. Pulled that out and tried again, but it was still too high for my taste. So I sanded the saddle down a few millimeters and voila, much much better.

      The only new strings I had on hand were elixer phosphor bronze mediums that I use on my Guild f50 (beast of a guitar), so I decided to give them a shot. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HIGH TENSION OF A STRING ON THIS GUITAR! The pegs don't really sit down and I was pretty nervous about the tension on the neck. Ordered some Martin lights and unwound things a bit.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A tremendous value

      By mslavik

      from Calif

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • Super Value
      • Warm Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

        I own lots of guitars. This has to be one of the best values on the market.

        Buy one. You'll be amazed at how beautifully the guitar opens up after a couple of weeks. Plus, it's a surprisingly nice-looking instrument.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Entry Level Guitar

        By Homer

        from Manila, Philippines

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Playability
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

          I so happy with my purchase. I never thought it would be this beautiful guitar. Good craftsmanship, fast neck and low action right from the box. Sound is rich better with those other entry level guitars and you can still improve it by changing the strings. Overall, this is a steal for its price range. Get one and see for yourself.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprising quality and playability.

          By Bernie

          from Sea Cliff, NY

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

          As other reviewers have stated: this is lot of guitar for the money. I did adjust the truss rod, sand the saddle and change the strings and it plays beautifully with good tone, but it was definitely playable right out of the box with good intonation. Fit and finish are quite nice and it is amazing that MF sells them at this this price. I am very satisfied with this guitar.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow! Great Service from start to fi

          By Garry

          from Columbia SC

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

            Bought this S34C Jasmine for my 13 year old grandchild
            as a gift, installed elixir x-lite polyweb that I ordered also. His
            first guitar and trying to make it easy on the fingers. Tuned the S34C
            and wow! Could not believe the feel and sound of this guitar not
            to mention the ease of playability. The lite satin finish gave it a
            wonderful sound and look. Fit and finish unbelievable for a guitar
            in this price range. It fit like a glove when playing. No wonder a
            lots of reviews on you tube say this is the best buy for the money.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good guitar that can be great...

            By Jim H

            from Decatur, IL

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Good sound

            Cons

            • Strings
            • Tuners

            Best Uses

              Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              First let me say don't buy this guitar expecting the sound of an expensive Takamine. With that said, if you need a player guitar...something to learn on or take on vacation or around the campfire or send with a kid to college...then this is the guitar to get. I would recommend to everyone that you spend another thirty or so on top of the cost of this guitar and change out the strings and tuners. A good set of Elixir Nanoweb coated strings and some good quality closed tuners make a huge difference with this guitar's sound and its ability to stay in tune. The S34C has a nice full sound and deep tone. There is no pick up so keep that in mind if you're looking for something to plug in. All in all...this is a great guitar for beginners and experienced players alike.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good, not great

              By pokey

              from ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Cheap
              • Fun To Play
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

              • Poor Tuning Hardware

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar is great for practice or taking with you, it plays ok but needs some work to make it nice. The frets are sharp on the ends, the neck needed adjustment, but overall great value for the price. If you are looking for Martin quality, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for an inexpensive strum that sounds decent, this one can not be beat.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great sounding guitar for the money for sure

              By Stephen

              from Napa, CA

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                The matte finish on face, sides and back is beautiful, and I think it enhances the beautiful tone of this guitar. Mine required some setup work (new strings, lowered the saddle and adjusted the truss rod), it's about perfect for me. Intonation is incredible. It's a great guitar for the money.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this guitar again..

                By javon

                from Columbia SC

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                  I love it.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Really nice starter guitar

                  By Bubbax19

                  from Sa Tx

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                    I bought this as a starter for my daughter - an absolute beginning guitarist. Appearance is really nice, tone is good, and overall it is very "friendly" for a beginner.

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It's a great little guitar

                    By Bigtime Jimbo

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Great For Finger-pickin
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                        OK, I've only been playing guitar for 3 years so I am no expert yet but for me this was a great little guitar for the price.
                        Higher frequency sound that is great for those fingerpicking songs....
                        And it only weighs 3 some pounds so it is easy to grab and make it sing.

                        Buy one of these little guys and you won't be disappointed

                        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best for the price

                        By SitarMike

                        from USA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound
                        • Stays In Tune

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                          Best guitars you can buy for this price. Period.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Jasmine S-34c.. Awesome, I Bought Two !!

                          By chucktuck369

                          from Vinton,Iowa.

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Rich Sound
                          • Stays In Tune

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                            I am a Professional Level Recording & Performing Artist.

                            I have owned many guitars through the years; good and bad.
                            This Jasmine Guitar is not the best guitar on the market, but for the price, it's quite the bargain.
                            I bought it to have around for students, and after playing it for a while... I am considering buying another one at this great price.
                            The Action & Intonation was great out of the box !
                            The play-ability was excellent; and sound was Great. New strings would only improve it's sound.
                            The Craftsmanship is excellent / Nice Woods, and the finish is nice

                            Bottom Line: Very Impressed / Well Worth Buying / Great For Beginner to Intermediate Players.
                            Highly Recommended !

                            Update: "After playing the instrument for two weeks, I did in fact order another Jasmine S34c".

                            Blessings;
                            Chaz Tucker

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Same Style As Takamine NEX

                            By HS

                            from US

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Not Consistent

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                              Jasmine is a Takamine company. This style is their NEX and it may be the best sounding design in the business, even though the listing says otherwise. Great natural sounding acoustic guitar with no electronics or pickups. Intonation and tuners, not the best, and quality from one guitar to the next is substandard. I absolutely recommend this guitar for the sound. You may have to ship it back.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Love

                              By Sadie

                              from Atl, Ga

                              About Me Novice

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Fun To Play
                              • Rich Sound
                              • Stays In Tune

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing
                                • Recording

                                Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                                The Jasmine S34C is a reasonably priced guitar for a beginner and Musician's Friend offered the best price with incredibly fast shipping. Go ahead and order new strings with this guitar as the factory strings are rusted and hard on the fingers. I ordered the Elixir Extra light Polyweb strings. After restringing the guitar plays like a dream. There are a couple rough spots on the neck of the guitar but nothing a little sanding will not cure. I am picking the guitar up after 15 years so it really is that simple just to get started.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Nice Guitar After A Bit Of Work

                                By Steve

                                from Finger Lakes, NY

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Rich Sound
                                • Stays In Tune

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                                  As other reviewers have stated this guitar comes needing a bit of work to make it nice. The finish is rough but with some elbow grease and extra fine wet or dry sandpaper it smooths out into a nice satiny finish. Some minor setup work and some fingerboard oil combined with a set of fresh strings yields a very playable, nice sounding guitar. It is a grand orchestra size, which is similar to dreadnaught with a slimmer waist, so its not small, but it is very comfortable to hold. Great sound fingerpicked. A solid good deal.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fingerpickers Delight!!

                                  By Six stringer

                                  from St. Cloud, MN

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Rich Sound
                                  • Stays In Tune
                                  • Well balanced

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Jasmine S-34C Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

                                    Yeah, the body material is not the best, nato neck and sapele body but it sounds really good. it compares nicely to my Breedlove. The orchestra style body feels great and the 1.75 inch neck is perfect for finger style ala Antione DuFour or Andy McKey. Well balanced and has a nice bottom end. for the price you really can't go wrong.

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