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    String Musical Instruments - Guitars, Banjos & Ukuleles

    Music is a universal language that the whole world speaks. However, finding a musical language of your very own is a personal experience that is different for everyone. With various guitar options, including classical acoustic, electric, and even electric-acoustic, as well as banjos, ukuleles, violins, and cellos you’re sure to find the perfect instrument that speaks directly to your heart. With right and left-handed options that allow you to bow, pluck, pick, slide, strum, and slap - your soul will delight in finding its perfect stringed mate. With Ashthorpe by your side, you’ll be creating beautiful music that will last you a lifetime.

    5-String Banjo with Closed Back, Mahogany Resonator, 24 Brackets & Geared 5th Tuner

    $153.99 – $164.99

    Traditional style: This 5-string banjo is perfect for any style of play with its guitar-style headstock and neck combined with a tambourine shaped body. Whether you’re playing mellow country tunes,...

    38-inch Beginner Acoustic Guitar Bundle

    $54.99

    Perfect beginner guitar: Specially designed for students and teens who are just getting started. This right-handed, acoustic guitar features all the bells and whistles. Designed with 18 smooth frets, 6...

    41-inch Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle

    $99.99

    Incredible sound: Perfect for musicians-in-the-making or advanced players, this guitar features an impressive tone, standout projection and incredible sonics. It's waiting to be heard. Fine hardwood construction: Guitar is made...

    Left-Handed 41-inch Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle

    $89.99 – $99.99

    Incredible sound: Perfect for musicians-in-the-making or advanced players, this guitar features an impressive tone, standout projection and incredible sonics. It's waiting to be heard. Fine hardwood construction: Guitar is made...

    Left-Handed 41-inch Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle

    $86.99 – $99.99

    Incredible sound: Perfect for musicians-in-the-making or advanced players, this guitar features an impressive tone, standout projection and incredible sonics. It's waiting to be heard. Fine hardwood construction: Guitar is made...

    39-inch Electric Guitar Bundle

    $106.99

    39-inch full-size electric guitar: Features S-S-S pickups (three classic single-coil pickups) with Tremolo bar and adjustable bridge set, three controls, 2 for tone and 1 for volume, and a 5-way...

    41-inch Beginner Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Bundle

    $59.99 – $63.99

    Complete starter kit: Entry-level bundle includes 41-inch cutaway acoustic guitar, nylon bag, 3 picks (of assorted colors), shoulder strap, digital tuner, an extra set of 6 strings, and an instructional...

    41-inch Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    $99.99

    Incredible sound: Perfect for musicians-in-the-making or advanced players, this guitar features an impressive tone, standout projection and incredible sonics. It's waiting to be heard. Fine hardwood construction: Guitar is made...

    21-inch Beginner Soprano Ukulele

    $39.99

    Ukulele for beginners: This Ashthorpe ukulele has been designed for players of all ages and skill levels. The 21-inch soprano ukulele size is perfect for young learners. This ukulele bundle...

    41-inch Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle

    $99.99

    Incredible sound: Perfect for musicians-in-the-making or advanced players, this guitar features an impressive tone, standout projection and incredible sonics. It's waiting to be heard. Fine hardwood construction: Guitar is made...

    30-inch Beginner Acoustic Guitar Bundle

    $49.99

    Perfect beginner guitar: Specially designed for students and teens who are just getting started. This 30-inch, right-handed, acoustic guitar features all the bells and whistles. Designed with 18 smooth frets,...

    Left-Handed 41-inch Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    $99.99

    Incredible sound: Perfect for musicians-in-the-making or advanced players, this guitar features an impressive tone, standout projection and incredible sonics. It's waiting to be heard. Fine hardwood construction: Guitar is made...

    30-inch Beginner Electric Guitar Bundle

    $69.99

    30-inch electric guitar: Ashthorpe's 30-inch electric guitar is the perfect size for young learners. The small size makes it easy for them to handle and play comfortably. It features a...

    39-inch Classical Acoustic Guitar with Nylon Strings

    $89.99

    Classical design: With its classic body shape and wide neck, this full-size, 39-inch classical acoustic guitar stays true to its name. The rich natural coloring with high-gloss finish, exquisite rosette...

    6-String Banjo with Closed Back, Mahogany Resonator, 24 Brackets

    $159.99

    6-String banjo: With strings tuned similar to that of a guitar, this 6-string banjo is perfect for all player levels, from beginner to advanced. Guitar players looking to pickup playing...

    The Ashthorpe String Instrument Collection

    String instruments have a long and rich history, with simple beginnings and have evolved from rudimentary instruments into lyres, violins, cellos, guitars and more. Today, you have endless options when it comes to these wonderful instruments.


    Ashthorpe’s collection of string instruments features a variety of vibrant, beautifully crafted acoustic, electric-acoustic, and electric guitars, as well as banjos, ukuleles, violins and cellos.


    Our wide selection of string instruments is perfect for everyone, including professional musicians, beginners, school band members and parents looking to get their musically inclined children their very first instrument.

     

    Whatever Your Sound Is, You’re Covered

    Enjoy playing the smooth, mellow sounds of a jazz guitar? Do you want to get a little more emotional and play the blues? Or are you looking to pick it up a bit and play blue grass, jam to some rock or create sweet island vibes?

     

    Not a problem, Ashthorpe is sure to have an instrument that’s perfect for you and your playing style. Our electric, acoustic and combo electric-acoustic guitars are great for a variety of musical genres. If blue grass is your thing, our banjos are the perfect option. When it comes to sweet island sounds, our collection of ukuleles is the ideal choice.

     

    Even if you exclusively play classical music, our selection of exquisite violins and cellos are sure to meet even the most discerning players expectations.

     

    Guitars for Every Style of Playing

    Ashthorpe knows you love creating your own, unique sound and has a variety of acoustic-electric guitars to fit your style and let you play with passion and ease. From dreadnought to cutaway, you can easily play what you want to hear with an Ashthorpe electric-acoustic guitar. Our classical acoustic is a great choice if you prefer the pure sound of just you and your instrument. If your young ones are just getting into music (or can already play a bit) we also carry kid’s acoustic guitars. Left-handed? Not a problem as we’ve designed a line of left-handed guitars that’re perfect for the southpaw player.

     

    Dreadnought and Cutaway Guitars

    The first dreadnought style guitars were produced in the early 1900s. They were (and still are) larger and bolder than the smaller acoustic guitars popular then. A dreadnought guitar typically creates sharp, low and mid-range tones for an extensive sound providing huge chords and highs to great blue grass riffs.

     

    The advantages of a dreadnought guitar include:

    • Better, easier strumming
    • A large, broad body
    • Powerful, loud sound perfect for playing in a band

     

    The Cutaway Guitar

    The cutaway style is exactly what it sounds like and features a section that’s been cut away where the neck meets the guitar. Some musicians find its look to be aesthetically pleasing. If you’re looking to play super-fast solos on your acoustic guitar or want the space to move further up the neck and into the upper frets a cutaway guitar is perfect for your playing style.

     

    As for the sound, cutaway guitars tend to have a slightly more treble-heavy, brighter sound than guitars that don’t have cutaways. Some musicians also find cutaway guitars provide a more balanced sound.

     

    Ashthorpe has several dreadnought and cutaway style acoustic-electric guitars that are expertly crafted. Not only do they look and sound great, they’re a sheer pleasure to play.

     

    Fantastic Mahogany Finishes

    The type of wood used to build a string instrument has a huge impact on the sound it produces. Ashthorpe has several guitars crafted out of mahogany that create a powerful, midrange, earthy sound with subtle overtones. The strong sound produced from a mahogany guitar also makes it easier to hear when you’re playing with other instruments in a band.

     

    An Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle for Every Need

    Whether you’re going on the road, gigging at a local club or just playing at home, you’ll need all the proper accessories. Most Ashthorpe guitars include all the accessories you need to start playing right out of the box. Our bundles include:

     

    • Guitar
    • Soft, nylon padded gig bag
    • Three celluloid picks (thin, medium and heavy)
    • Extra set of guitar strings
    • Shoulder strap

     

    Electric Guitars That Keep You Rockin’!

    In the 1930s the first acoustic guitar was played with a pickup attached to body and is thus the first electric guitar. One problem with the early models was the annoying feedback they produced. To fix this, the solid-body guitar was created, eliminating the hollow cavity in acoustic guitars, making it harder for sound to resonate and cause feedback.

     

    Ashthorpe’s electric guitars are designed for all levels of musicians, from beginners, to intermediate players, and even professionals. You get a great variety of options, from sound (whammy bar, humbucker pickup or single-coil pickup) to iconic designs and fantastic colors.

     

    Ashthorpe also knows you’ll need all the fixins’, so all of our electric guitars include a strap, extra strings, guitar cable, padded gig bag, polishing cloth and set of picks.

     

    Features for a Full, Great Sound

    The first tremolo systems showed up on guitars in the 1930s. These pitch control systems have evolved since then and are perfect for adding a unique dash of flair and style to your playing. By putting pressure on the tremolo bar (or whammy bar) you release string tension, flattening the sound’s pitch. When you pull the bar away from the guitar’s body you sharpen the pitch. Several of our electric guitars include a whammy bar to increase your playing options.

     

    Our electric guitars with a humbucker pickup are perfect when you want to create a big, warm sound as opposed to the bright, speedy sound provided by single-coil pickups. They’re also great for stifling external noise.

     

    If you prefer the snappier sound of single-coil pickups, we’ve got you covered. You can also find an Ashthorpe electric guitar with SSS pickups (three classic, single-coil pickups).

     

    Ukuleles For Every Style

    The ukulele is a fun and fascinating instrument. Sure, it’s mostly associated with strumming away bright chords on some beach or tropical island. But it’s a versatile instrument that also lets you play arpeggios, solos, reggae or even rock. Looking specifically for a soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele? Ashthorpe’s got it. Look for your beginner kid’s ukulele? Yup, we’ve got those too. Many of our ukuleles are crafted with a solid mahogany neck in a walnut-finished and sapele body that provides an incredible sound with rich, bright tones.

     

    A Bundle of Great Sound with Our Ukulele Kits

    Ashthorpe’s variety of ukulele packages are great for professional players and beginners alike.

     

    Our standard ukulele kit includes:

    • Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
    • Pre-installed strap buttons
    • Premium, fabric-padded gig bag case with pocket, carry handle and shoulder strap
    • Ukulele strap

     

    Our bundle package includes:

    • Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
    • Pre-installed strap buttons
    • Premium, fabric-padded gig bag case with pocket, carry handle and shoulder strap
    • Ukulele strap
    • Extra set of Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
    • Three celluloid picks (thin, medium and heavy)
    • Polishing cloth

     

    Unbeatable Prices, Top-Notch Quality

    Ashthorpe is a recognized leader in affordable, quality guitars, ukuleles, banjos as well as other string, brass, percussion and digital instruments. We put our heart and soul into everything we create, just like you do when you start playing your favorite instrument.

     

    We know the performance of our instruments is crucial, so Ashthorpe uses high-quality woods and finishes to provide a great sound, look and feel. Our craftsmanship is also outstanding and can be seen in our beautifully designed electric, acoustic, electric-acoustic guitars, banjos, ukuleles, violins and cellos.


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