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Silver Creek T-160 Acoustic Guitar  

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The Silver Creek T-160 Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic Guitar features a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back & sides. The traditional auditorium bo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Total playing comfort and great tone!

The Silver Creek T-160 Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic Guitar features a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back & sides. The traditional auditorium body size and wider fingerboard make it ideal for finger-style playing. Silver Creek guitars feature the same quality materials and construction found on many high-end guitars but without a high-end price.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Auditorium
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Solid mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.9"
  • No. of frets: 20, open 14
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Mini Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Silvercreek logo with Decorative Inlay
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Neck width at body: 2-3/8"
  • String spacing at saddle E-E: 2-5/16"
  • Binding: White with Black/White Purfling
  • Rosette: Ringed
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Width at Upper Bout: 11-3/8"
  • Width at Lower Bout: 15-1/4"
  • Maximum Depth: 3-7/8"
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Tuners: Chrome
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4.8

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Follow-up Comment on the Great Solid Wood T-160 Silver Creek 000 Auditorium Guitar, intonation

Keeping the rating at 9, just because this is a great guitar. I finally took it down to the shop, just to check intonation and action at the 12th fret. While I...Read complete review

Keeping the rating at 9, just because this is a great guitar. I finally took it down to the shop, just to check intonation and action at the 12th fret. While I had the saddle out I discovered it was not cow bone as I earlier thought, neither is the nut, both are some synthetic plastic. Here is what I found:

1. Location, location, location> The bridge slot is about 1/16th inch too short, glued on just a bit shy of perfection, causing the intonation to be up to 20 sonts flat. Fixing it means more string length is needed. It's easy enough to measure from the nut to the 12th fret, double that measurement and you have the location of the saddle, except for adding the compensation, typically adding almost a 1/16th of an inch on the treble side, and adding 1/8 to 3/16th inch to the bass side. This angles the saddle a visual amount and of course is easily placed. Attaining intonation anywhere close required making a new saddle and angling the top of it to the rear of the existing slot. The steel B strings really desires a bit more length, but that won't happen for most folks.

2. While I had the strings off making a new bone saddle, I slipped my mirror inside and had a look around. The typical guaze joint on the x-brace is there, very Martinesque. I prefer solid wood splint glued over this joint as most luthiers do today, either way works. I liked the solid wood splints on the curved sides of the guitar. Martin used to use tape for this, I prefer wood like this, again, modern luthiers use solid wood splints, reminiscent of finger braces on the top, a little smaller. I like to check the damage caused when the bridge pins are drilled through. It was typical, some minor splintering. If they use a sacrifice block in there it would drill through cleanly, and a sharp bit is important. The main point here is I found damage to both insides of the x-braces. I think this happened when their clamping caul was accidently clamped on the braces rather than the maple bridgeplate while gluing on the rosewood bridge. Ooops. I judged it still substantial and should not cause a failure of the x-brace, but it could.

3. Plastic nut and saddle, not bone.

So there you have it: Intonation was off on my specimen, corrected about 75% of the problem which was .5 to 2 marks on a tuner flat. Bridge or slot would have to be repositioned.

Damage to the main x-brace due to the clamping caul misplacement during bridge install. Should be okay, but should not happen.

Bone saddles and nuts was a mis-speak on my part, they are plastic.

Others might want me to lower my appraisal of this Silver Creek T160 000 Auditorium guitar but I believe it's solid woods, good finish job, and overall quality and value rate 9 of 10. Thanks Musicians Friend for the great instrument. I'd feel great if you wanted to share this info with the manufacturer. Many times they do the best they can and may even copy instruments of historical significance, replicating even their mistakes. Cheers and have a great summer, JBD

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Ok for the money

My girlfriend bought one of these so I had to try it out. I play for a living in a bluegrass band so my standards are high. In a very unfair compairson, I...Read complete review

My girlfriend bought one of these so I had to try it out. I play for a living in a bluegrass band so my standards are high. In a very unfair compairson, I did an A/B against my Martin 000-18. It took me about 30 seconds to realize this is no Martin killer. But it is not very fair to compare a $250.00 guitar against a $2,000.00 Martin 00018. That aside, this is not a bad guitar for the money. This guitar requires a MAJOR set up after purchase. The nut and saddle are plastic. The nut was cut to high and the action was about 1/16 to high. That is a considerable amount. The truss rod needed tightened about 1/4 of a turn. Like most guitars in this price range, the finish is thick. It does have a bright sound. It is missing the bass that will blow your sox off from the Martin 00018. BUT ... for the money this is a good guitar for the price. Just get it setup before you play it. It is an amazing price for an all solid wood guitar. Just don't be fooled into thinking it compares to a Martin.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Follow-up Comment on the Great Solid Wood T-160 Silver Creek 000 Auditorium Guitar, intonation

By Arkansas Boy

from Next to Oklahoma

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Keeping the rating at 9, just because this is a great guitar. I finally took it down to the shop, just to check intonation and action at the 12th fret. While I had the saddle out I discovered it was not cow bone as I earlier thought, neither is the nut, both are some synthetic plastic. Here is what I found:

1. Location, location, location> The bridge slot is about 1/16th inch too short, glued on just a bit shy of perfection, causing the intonation to be up to 20 sonts flat. Fixing it means more string length is needed. It's easy enough to measure from the nut to the 12th fret, double that measurement and you have the location of the saddle, except for adding the compensation, typically adding almost a 1/16th of an inch on the treble side, and adding 1/8 to 3/16th inch to the bass side. This angles the saddle a visual amount and of course is easily placed. Attaining intonation anywhere close required making a new saddle and angling the top of it to the rear of the existing slot. The steel B strings really desires a bit more length, but that won't happen for most folks.

2. While I had the strings off making a new bone saddle, I slipped my mirror inside and had a look around. The typical guaze joint on the x-brace is there, very Martinesque. I prefer solid wood splint glued over this joint as most luthiers do today, either way works. I liked the solid wood splints on the curved sides of the guitar. Martin used to use tape for this, I prefer wood like this, again, modern luthiers use solid wood splints, reminiscent of finger braces on the top, a little smaller. I like to check the damage caused when the bridge pins are drilled through. It was typical, some minor splintering. If they use a sacrifice block in there it would drill through cleanly, and a sharp bit is important. The main point here is I found damage to both insides of the x-braces. I think this happened when their clamping caul was accidently clamped on the braces rather than the maple bridgeplate while gluing on the rosewood bridge. Ooops. I judged it still substantial and should not cause a failure of the x-brace, but it could.

3. Plastic nut and saddle, not bone.

So there you have it: Intonation was off on my specimen, corrected about 75% of the problem which was .5 to 2 marks on a tuner flat. Bridge or slot would have to be repositioned.

Damage to the main x-brace due to the clamping caul misplacement during bridge install. Should be okay, but should not happen.

Bone saddles and nuts was a mis-speak on my part, they are plastic.

Others might want me to lower my appraisal of this Silver Creek T160 000 Auditorium guitar but I believe it's solid woods, good finish job, and overall quality and value rate 9 of 10. Thanks Musicians Friend for the great instrument. I'd feel great if you wanted to share this info with the manufacturer. Many times they do the best they can and may even copy instruments of historical significance, replicating even their mistakes. Cheers and have a great summer, JBD

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I dig this guitar

By Ben Smith

from Undisclosed

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I played a Silver Creek at a friend's house and was Really impressed. He told me to check out the reviews Here and I did. And I bought it. Haven't regretted it! My luthier could not Believe what I pause for this guitar when he installed the Pickup in it. With guitar, pickup, and case, I have a low total invested in the instrument, and it plays and functions Like something worth much more. I gig a lot, and usually play An expensive Gibson J-45. On travel gigs where I fly, I HATE having To hand such an expensive guitar over to any baggage handler, so This Silver Creek has become my official travel guitar. If it gets lost or Distroyed, I'm not out as much money. I TOTALLY Recommend Guitar for any working musician trying to spend smart.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Silver Creek T160 (000 Martin Style Guitar)

By Arkansas Boy

from Next to Oklahoma

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This guitar is wonderful. Great tone from the solid spruce top and solid mahogany sides and back. The internal bracing seems just right. Two things on the con side, but I only deducted 1 of ten point rating for it. The toner used to make this guitar appear aged and yellowed is a bit much for my taste. Beside a clear lacquered guitar, this doesn't appear as much yellowed from age, but tinted yellow orange or pumpkin color. It's a small point, the finish is very good and buffed out nicely.

The other minor issue is this guitar has sharp fret ends. A file in a block of wood will make short work of that problem. Wood shrinks, metal does not. This is minor, but will have to be addressed.

I like the butterbean Kluson-style tuners. The inlays are really nice both mother of pearl abalone used on the headstock and the MOP dots on the rosewood fretboard. Action is strumming height, and can likely be lowered more to a fingerpicker's liking. However, if strumming this guitar you'll want to add a pickguard. Luthier's Merchantile has some nice ones that fit this smaller body. It will not look great with a dred size guard. I plan to add one to this guitar.

I'm still amazed at the quality overall of the instrument. The neck is a bit wider and you may notice that, the volute is nice, martinesque, and I do believe this is a sawn mahogany one piece neck, no heel block and no glue joint at the peghead either.

Overall, this guitar is a worthy machine, solid woods mean nothing if it doesn't have craftsmanship to go with it. Yes, this baby is made in China. The quality control reminds me of what we see in Nissan, Toyota, and other fine cars from Japan. Applause to the Chinese worker/luthier it's nice to see your efforts pay off. 9 out of 10, not perfect, but out of the box, it's very impressive. Hats off to the crew at Musician's Friend as well. I should have bought the matching case!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Silver T-160

By joe verville

from Tidewater,VA

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I have to rate it excellent and also a great value for those who would love to have a nice guitar to play with out a tremendous outlay of money. I in no way imply that it is better than a Martin or Gibson. I will say that those companies should look at how they are pricing their instruments. There are options to have and these guitars represent and excellent choice. They have a sound all their own and would do a player proud.
After unboxing this guitar and doing a quick once over, I went to work on tuning it up and did a minor truss rod adjustment. This guitar came well boxed and none for the worse from the UPS truck. This is a very nice instrument. It's as others described and is appointed spartanly, but therein lies its beauty. I have been playing it for a while and all is fine with the intonation and setup. I don't need to do anything else to it until it settles in some from playing.
I have had the pleasure to own some nice acoustics in the past, notably a Martin D35, D28, and a hand made from Wartrace, Tennesee made by a luthier named Tony Sullivan. I have worked on and repaired quite a few guitars in the past and have a good handle on what a quality guitar is. This is a quality instrument and while it's not perfect, it's pretty close, and for the price! It has nice overtones and bass response as well as good articulation in the mid registers of tone. It almost sounds like a rosewood guitar and that's what is most surprising.
Earlier yesterday, I stopped in my favorite guitar store and played a few Recording King guitars similar to this guitar and will tell you that the Silver Creek gives up nothing in comparison. They may be finished just a tad better but you really have to look. I'm very happy with this guitar.
I remember the days of "entry level "guitars and they were simply unfit to use as kindling for a fire. These are great days when you can get something this nice without going broke.Will it last? I think so and I'm looking forward to it opening up. It sounds great now so this is exciting as to the prospect of it sweetening up even more.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok for the money

By mandoguy-2RH3w

from Boulder, CO

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My girlfriend bought one of these so I had to try it out. I play for a living in a bluegrass band so my standards are high. In a very unfair compairson, I did an A/B against my Martin 000-18. It took me about 30 seconds to realize this is no Martin killer. But it is not very fair to compare a $250.00 guitar against a $2,000.00 Martin 00018. That aside, this is not a bad guitar for the money. This guitar requires a MAJOR set up after purchase. The nut and saddle are plastic. The nut was cut to high and the action was about 1/16 to high. That is a considerable amount. The truss rod needed tightened about 1/4 of a turn. Like most guitars in this price range, the finish is thick. It does have a bright sound. It is missing the bass that will blow your sox off from the Martin 00018. BUT ... for the money this is a good guitar for the price. Just get it setup before you play it. It is an amazing price for an all solid wood guitar. Just don't be fooled into thinking it compares to a Martin.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding 'beater' Guitar

By Stephen-_7uKR

from Upstate NY

I bought this model used. I got it quickly and it was well packaged. The strings that were on it sounded bad. I put some Martin SP Lights on it, and it did not sound as good as I thought it would. I was almost ready to send it back. Then, I tried some D'Addario light strings on it, and then learned the proper way to adjust the neck relief. Well I gotta say, that turned this average (ready to send back) guitar into an OUTSTANDING sounding and playing guitar. The playabilty (after set up) is as good as my 2001 Taylor 315CE. It sounds wonderful now too. I would not hesitate to recommend or purchase another one. You're not going to find a better value for an ALL SOLID WOOD guitar anywhere else, not even used. If you're on the fence, just buy it. Just make sure you set it up or have it set up when you get it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is way more guitar than the price would suggest.

By Tim McCord

from Texas

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I received my T-160 yesterday. It checked out beautifully. The finish is even and light. The Mahogony back and sides are tight grained and attractive. The top has the yellow/orange tint giving it the 1930s vintage Martin look. It easily tuned to pitch and intonation is accurate throughout the fretboard. The action is ideal for me right out of the box. It is low but not so low to cause buzzing even when thrashed with a pick.This guitar is clearly designed for fingerstyle players. I am amazed at the volume and the balance acrcoss the highs, mids and lows. If the same qaulity of sound came from a Martin I would be equally impressed. The smaller auditorium size body and wider fretboard make this a comfortable and easy guitar to play. I am seriously considering buying another one just because they are that good and I can afford it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A new high watermark for Asian made guitars

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had my Silver Creek T-160 for two weeks now, and I have to say it is the best money I've ever spent. I have had a Martin DC28 since 1993, and they only made about 300 of them, so I think of it as the holy grail of acoustic guitars. This little T-160 may change that thinking. I think these Silver Creek guitars represent a major threat to American guitar companies because of their premium quality, tone, craftsmanship, and value. The factory action setup is a little high for my preference, and the strings turn my fingers black, otherwise , it arrived absolutely flawless. For a small body guitar it has a surprisingly good volume, a nice low end, and nice mid range for fingerstyle. Fit and finish is equal to my Martin DC28. This T-160 is a winner!

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A Guitar Pretender

By Stratman-MDvwT

from West Palm Beach, Fl.

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First, yes it is solid wood. Second, Silver creek which I guess is a city somewhere in China has proven one thing to me. You can find guitars that are only solid top, but are better sound than solid wood guitars. These are the McDonald's of solid wood guitars. Agreed solid wood body guitars typically will sound better than simple solid top guitars. But Silver Creek goes a long way to prove otherwise. I just do not like cheap feeling cheaply put together guitars that pretend to be good quality guitars. I do not confuse price and quality. This is a cheap guitar that should sell for a"C" note except the makers used the cheapest wood they could salvage and the guitar finish, hardware, and sound shows that poor quality. Save your money and buy a decent guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent for the price

By Paul G.-ywSlo

from Birmingham, alabama

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Recieved my T-160 guitar the other day and being a Taylor 710 owner, went after this guitar with a Taylor-quality mindset...First thing I noticed was an inordinate amount of laquer on the guitar. Next came the tone and vibration. As I said, pretty decent for the price. Intonation was good. One of the tuning keys was loose but plan on replacing with Grovers or Schallers. Neck is thick and will take some getting used to, Otherwise, a good size and very playable. Seems to be well made and neck width is wide (1-3/4 at the nut)..All I can say is WE will see!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Update on the review of the T160

By Tim McCord

from Texas

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Since my first review I cleaned, oiled and restrung the guitar with Pearse Phosphor Bronze. The improvement in sound over the nasty tarnished strings it came with is startling. Enough to motivate me to write that I have already ordered a T-170. I will very likely buy another one of each to leave a set at home and the office. I can buy all four for less than a single Martin.

Don't get me wrong. I still aspire to own/play well enough to deserve a Martin. In the meantime though I would hate to live off the difference in playability between the T160 and the equivalent Martin.
Perfect for the fingerstylist. I am much more likely to take this guitar on outings than I would a $2K guitar.
In fairness although nicely set up it does not enjoy the subtle hand workmanship and finery like bone nut and saddle like you would get from Martin. However, it is imminently playable.
Rediculous value. I have spent a great deal of time playing Auditorium bodied Martins at various guitar shops locally. To my ear the volume, sensitivity to touch, tone and sustain easily matches the Martins.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Silver Creek T-160

By dent1

from Fort Worth

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This guitar was deliverd free of any dents or scratches. The setupis good, It stays in tune and looks nice. The one thing I dislikethe most is the V shaped neck, which other people have commented on. I have 5 differnt Alvarez AD series guitars andthis has as good, sound and tone as any of them. The spaceing on the strings is a little bit wider then normal.Which is good for finger style play. It has a hand crafted compensated saddle. Great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plays like butter!!!!

By AP-jn7gI

from Tinley Park, IL

It's not like I need anymore guitars but I wanted a 000 body size guitar. I read the reviews and decided to go for it. Best buy ever... at least for the year:P The action was low and perfect for me so there was no need to fiddle around with the saddle. The only thing I had to do was file down the frets a bit which was no big deal. Other than that this puppy sounds amazing. It just sounds so smooth. It really is like playing butter. I love it so much that I'm thinking about buying another one! Best $199 spent!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Buyers Remorse!

By 8up

from Arkansas

For a little background, I've been playing for 35 years. I evolved from front porch to school assemblies to traveling with a school ensemble to (after high school) local jamboree/fire dept. benefit/pie supper (it's easy to stay booked when you play for free) type gigs. Along the way I put away the Yairi DY-45 and picked up the Strat. I eventually went full time in '87, bouncing around between theatre shows and traveling bar bands. I tired of suitcase living, forming and re-forming bands etc. in '92, and decided to get a real job. Fast-forward to 17 yrs later, I still play enough to scratch the itch & have re-discovered my 1st love, acoustic fingerstyle. I still own my '81 Yairi dreadnaught, but after much debate and research, I decided to give this T-160 a try. I am glad I did! I have never played a Martin (or any other) Triple-O before, and now I don't want to. They may very well be better, but I would bet a large sum of money they aren't 5 to 10 TIMES better, which would be the difference in price. This guitar was GOOD out of the box. Plain as expected, hence the 2.5 for features. I would have checked "N/A" if possible. Fit and finish were outstanding. A new set of Martin PB lts, saddle shave & truss rod adjustment bumped it up to REAL GOOD, but the nut slots were a little off. Took it to a Pro for that and new Ebony end & bridge pins to replace the cheapos (hence the 4.5 on Quality) that came on it. That gave it a final bump into GREAT! The tone is sweet, and very balanced, not the boomy bass of the dred. Rich harmonics and full sustain. I was impressed with the dynamics & emotion it brought out in my playing. Very easy to relay the "moods" of the song. The only A/B I can relay is against my Yairi. Tonal differences aside, two things stand out to me. First; everyone, including me, who has played my Yairi thinks it is one of the best sounding acoustics they have played. I have loaned it out for recording in the past. To my ears this T-160 sounds just as good in its own way, better in some respects, i.e harmonic balance. Second; Volume. The T-160 can get as loud as the Yairi, with the exception of that dreadnaught bass. Very surprising. On a final note, the only other person to play or hear this guitar so far, the tech that did the nut work, seemed a little "ho-hum" at the "cheap chinese copy" (he said it was at the upper end of that group, kind of a back handed compliment) when I dropped it off. When I picked it up he could not stop bragging on it, how good it played and sounded. I got a distinct vibe like he didn't want to let it go! That told me ALOT!

 
5.0

silver creek t-160

By timo-FhHbV

from upper midwest

Been playing acoustic for 36 years finger picker. I've owned 60's epiphones, fender, 90's taylor all have gone away for one reason or another. Currently I play a 000-15 martin. Along with a few that I've built [perfer 000 or om bodies] O.K. silver creek t-160, I seen this guitar and thought for that money it must be junk! I been seeing reviews and all the high praises, so I took another look.It came on sale so now I own one. SURPRISE out of the box I thought wow that finish is thick with a few minor blems, oh well. Construction looked to be pretty nice. Replaced the strings and did a little setup but not much. Tuned and begain to play six hours past it begain to open up nicely. It is not in the league as the Martin. BUT for this price if you don't have one, get one of these silver creek guitars. They'll only get better with age and are agreat value.

 
5.0

What a beautiful instrument!

By R. Jones

from Tennessee

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I have wanted to get one of these since it came out. Many other all solid wood guitars I've looked at are priced hundreds more. Even though I could not see this one in person at a dealer, I decided to take the chance and buy it. It was not a mistake. It feels great in your hands--very well crafted. The work on the headstock is a really nice touch; it's as enjoyable to look at as it is to play. The main reasons I got it were the smaller body and the wider fretboard. The sustain is great--it seems to hold a note forever. I wanted at least a solid top guitar all along, and when the Silver Creek showed up in the catalog--that settled it. It's not that much more than a solid top/laminated back and sides instrument, and you can get an all solid wood guitar. It's a great instrument at a great price.

 
5.0

great guitar, great price

By Your Friend

from greensboro, nc

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Everything said about this guitar is true...it's a great guitar for the price, and even if it was twice the price I'd say the same thing. The only issues for me are: the dot inlays are different sizes...I'd rather them be the same size. Secondly, the cheap bridge pins/end pin need to be replaced with ebony ones. Thirdly, the white binding around the body looks a little cheap...it would look much better if it were just slightly less white...maybe it will change over time, but I doubt it. One major note: mine came with a bone nut and saddle. I'm not sure if they all are coming like that now or maybe someone put them on mine and returned it, not sure. Just an interesting note. It is a compensated saddle and the intonation seems perfect. This guitar favors the treble end and would be great for finger picking...it sounds really similar to my yamaha dread (all laminate) and just as good if not better than an alvarez dread (all laminate) I play often. I haven't compared it to any "high end" guitars but I've compared my yamaha to some expensive guitars and it sounded just as good if not better, so I assume this one does too (kind of a removed comparison, i know). But I like the sound, the bass doesn't overwhelm the treble...it's very well balanced and sounds good with vocals. It's nice to be able to afford a solid wood guitar...otherwise I'd have to sell an organ to get a martin, etc. Which I eventually will do, but until then this one will work.

 
5.0

Super All Solid Wood 000 Guitar

By Optik

from KC

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I replaced my Sigma DM1-ST solid top dreadnaught with the Silver Creek T-160 and haven't looked back. The T-160 is a gorgeous guitar and didn't have any cosmetic or functional flaws, which was a welcome surprise. I shaved the saddle and adjusted the truss rod when it was new as I like the action of my guitars VERY low. It set up great and has only had string changes since. This guitar is a super value and plays and sounds fantastic. Make sure and get the Silver Creek case as it is a perfect fit and will provide excellent protection.

 
5.0

Very surprised w/ this guitar

By GrayStratCat

from East Coast, USA

I've had this guitar for over a month now since I wanted to play it for a while before writing a review. Upon receiving it, I have to admit, the set up was very good. The action was just a tad high but I'll shave the saddle the next time I restring. The bone nut was cut well and the intonation was very close. Relief was dead spot on for my preference (YMMV). The factor strings were, well, pretty bad. After putting on a set of D'Addario PB's, this little guy had a very nice voice. It is opening up a bit with time and playing and starting to sound a bit better. The build quality is very good for this price point. I've had no problems with the tuners and the frets were dressed just fine. Inspection inside showed no glue 'blobs' and the bracing was done very well. The book matching of the top is also fine since some pictures appear to show two completely different pieces of wood making up the top. The V neck is very comfortable to play, although I have other guitars with this same neck profile. Again, YMMV. I couldn?t find any flaws in the finish other than it appears to be applied quite heavily.I bought this little guy for finger style blues and ragtime and it's working out just fine. Again, as many others have said, you can?t compare this guitar to Martins and the like since it's not a fair fight but for this price point, it's a winner. Not sure if I would carry it into a studio but for practice and small gigs/jams, it is absolutely a killer little auditorium. I also bought the matching case and again, for the price point, the case is great.

 
4.0

Silver Creek T-160 Acoustic Guitar

By Edd

from galt, ca

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After having this for a few months I am very pleased with the guitar. The tone should improve with age (I hope)it seems to be a bit heavier than other acoustic guitars I own. I guess in part due to the thicker sides, and back.I like the wide fretboard which, for us with large hands, makes for easy playing.All in all a nice instrument worth the price.

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