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A student must feel comfortable with their chosen instrument right from the off. Therefore, every one of our Booths student guitars upon arrival is shipped to the workroom, where all sizes go through the same set up procedure, which includes:
- Attention to the saddle. This is the first thing to receive any adjustment, the height of the strings being massively important for a comfortable playing action. Strings that are too high from the fingerboard can be hard to press down and may result in the student unduly giving up.
- The top nut is the next ancillary to look at. This again is as important as the saddle. A well-tailored top nut results in a light and dexterous action at the lower end of the neck.
- We next tune the guitar, pre-tensioning the strings several times to take the elasticity out of them (a trait with new strings) continuing until the string holds their pitch. They may slip slightly once playing starts, but should your tutor not be at hand, as with all Booths student guitars you are most welcome to bring the instrument into the store where we will tune it for you anytime free of charge. Similarly, should you unfortunately break a string we will replace it with no fitting charge.
What’s included with our guitars?
Once we are happy with the overhaul set up of the guitar, a gig bag is supplied along with an identification tag, in case of accidental loss or misplacement. Added extras include a maintenance booklet, a Booths practice diary and free loyalty card.
We also include a half price lesson voucher, in the case of younger students, should school lessons not be possible or extra one-to-one tutorage out of school be required. Adults of course, should they find they need guidance at any point along the way are also more than welcome.
Price: £54 (1/4 sizes) £59 (1/2, 3/4 sizes) £69 (4/4)
Why choose Booths student instruments?
These new products are of good quality and will see you a student happily through to intermediate level. However, what we also offer has been carefully thought through with our staff and teachers, using our 180+ years of experience in musical retail and aftercare to make these instruments stand out from the crowd:
Post manufacture check-up
All Booths students instruments go through the workshop for a full check up and service to ensure full playability from the off. For instance, taking a Booths violin, the bridge and top nut are set and cut to optimum heights and positions, pegs are checked for ease of tuning, strings are pre-tensioned and inlays have been added to aid initial intonation. Similar attention is given to all other Booths student instruments.