Problems With Crescent Acoustic Guitars

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Crescent guitars are popular among beginning musicians. Available new from Amazon.com for only $29.99, they are significantly less expensive than other beginner's guitars, which begin at prices around $100. The main issue customers have with Crescents is that the old adage, "you get what you pay for," sometimes applies.

Durability

  • One frequent complaint is that Crescent guitars lack the durability of other models. Some customer reviews report that new guitars arrived with broken strings, chips in the paint and scratches to the neck. However, none of these structural issues were significant enough to hinder a musician's ability to play, and a replacement set of strings is included with the initial order.

Tune

  • Crescent guitars typically must be tuned every time they are used. They slip out of tune easily, and it's possible that one will need to tune one repeatedly in order to play a song. Some musicians feel that devoting so much time to the tuning process is both annoying and wasteful.

Mass Production

  • Crescent guitars are mass-produced. As a result, they lack hand carvings and other signs of personalization that many higher-quality guitars possess. They are obviously spray-painted, and some musicians report that the guitars smell like paint and are still drying upon arrival. Musicians who think of guitars as works of art would not be pleased with a Crescent guitar.

Sound

  • Some customers report that the Crescent has an excellent sound despite its basic appearance. Others compare it to a child's toy. Some reasons the sound may be inconsistent are the guitar's tendency to slip out of tune and the fact that mass production results in occasional errors. In general, the Crescent is recommended as a learning guitar for beginners who are more concerned about getting a feel for the instrument than producing masterpieces or owning a beautiful instrument.

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