Stagg is a manufacturer known for producing valuable electric and acoustic (or combined) instruments. They keep to the lower ends of the price spectrum, deemphasizing on flashiness and special features, yet emphasizing on value and quality. If you’ve ever wanted to own an electric-acoustic guitar without breaking the bank, the C546TCE-N is one of the cheapest options on the market.
By “cheapest” I don’t mean that it will break in two months, what I mean is the price is as low as it gets without sacrificing sound and components quality. This instrument is a compact solution while offering every base element acoustic and electric guitars are praised for. If you decide to stick with it, it will last you a long time.
Body & Neck
The instrument’s slim body profile (3” thickness) sports comfort and along with its single cutaway shape – accessibility is a non-issue. The body is made of a spruce top and catalpa back and sides with an attractive natural high gloss finish. The catalpa neck hosts the rosewood fingerboard – armed with 18 frets. The instrument holds a total scale of 25 ½ inches.
Hardware & Electronics
The instrument’s hardware is comprised of six gold machine heads laying atop its headstock, and a rosewood bridge system accommodating an active pickup system underneath its saddle. The hardware enables immaculate string precision and intonation, while the electronics are in charge of reshaping your sound, upbringing it to new heights. The onboard EQ7545R preamp allows for vast modifications to your tone through its four-band control system (volume, middle, treble, bass).
Take it out of the box and start playing your favorite melody, this beauty will deliver an unexplainably alluring charm through its sound. It will impress you and anyone who’s tuned it to have a listen.
The comfort and playability offered by the git’s body construction cannot be stressed enough. When you combine that with its superb medium neck action the end result will be an overly satisfying playing experience.
For just under 200$ you get an excellent sounding guitar with quality electronics and hardware, giving you an authentic and enjoyable playing experience. I have a few complaints about the strings, as they might need replacing to tap into the git’s full potential. However, that would be a cheap and extremely worthy investment, you’ll still be saving when looking at the overall quality. All in all, if you’re looking to get into playing electric-acoustic gits, I would not pass up on this affordable work of art.