Selecting an acoustic guitar by tone can be difficult. Not everyone agrees on what to call a certain sound. There are a number of factors that bring out the tone of an acoustic guitar: top, back and side tonal woods, size of the guitar, the finish, top thickness, bracing and strings. We do our best to explain these tones so you can get just the sound you’re looking for.
String Harmony

String Harmony is the concept that when you strum the 6 strings of an acoustic guitar you hear a singular harmonic chord or note.   This sound has less wow factor when first playing it but ulitimately is the sound many people often enjoy in the long run.   This tone tends to be pleasing to the ears when a guitar is strummed solo over a longer period of time.

If you enjoy this type of tone then you be most interested in our 02, and 05,  Series guitars. They both produce quite the harmony with the 05 Series bringing the mids more into play.

String Separation

String Separation can be thought of the as almost the opposite of String Harmony. With String Separation you hear many, if not all, of the acoustics 6 strings in a chord individually.   This sound is one that produces very clear voicing and a wow factor when first played.   Even after the strings have settled, this is still true for these guitars.   It’s a more modern sound for acoustic guitars.

You find more string separation in our brighter guitars and our   07 Series guitars.


Acoustic Guitars that have overtones have a more complex and haunting sound.   Certain notes may be highlighted but overall the tone provides a lot of layers.   Engelmann Spruce tops produce this type of harmonic characteristic.

Our   06 Series freatures an Englemann Spruce top and exhibit these overtones.


Bright guitars tend to have a very distinct beginning and end to individual notes and chords.   They have a punchy sound which works well for many player’s styles.

See our 03 and 09 Series guitars.