Wechter Guitars DN-8118 Mahogany DreadnoughtItem ID: DN8118
6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard
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Incredible Solid-topped Acoustic Tone!What a guitar! The DN-8118 Dreadnought Select Mahogany guitar from Wechter Guitars features a tone-producing solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides to give you a bold and electrifying acoustic guitar sound. The sating finish on the DN-8118 Dreadnought Select Mahogany's neck makes this an incredibly comfortable guitar to play, and the high-gloss finish on the rest of the guitar give it an elegant look to match its amazing sound. If you're looking for an acoustic guitar that represents tremendous value, while offering sound that rivals guitars costing much more, get the Wechter DN-8118 Dreadnought Select Mahogany into your hands.
The included Wechter Elite hardshell case is made to fit your Wechter guitar perfectly and keep it safe. Perfect protection for your Wechter guitar! An ill-fitting case won't do your prized axe any favors; you need a perfect fit! This case is built road tough, and it cradles your Wechter guitar in fitted comfort. Put your Wechter guitar where it belongs - in a genuine Wechter hardshell case!
Wechter DN-8118 Dreadnought Select Mahogany Features at a Glance:
The Wechter DN-8118 Dreadnought Select Mahogany represents an outstanding acoustic guitar value!
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
Love this guitar
by Ron Welch from Lubbock TX USAThis is a great guitar setup is good strings a little high for me but not bad at all .Has good tone highs and lows plays realy well its just a realy great solid wood guitar at a realy good price.If yo... read more [+]u don"t check this one out you will be hateing it. close [-]
May 21, 2013
by Steve D from Chicago, IL USAI would have been skeptical of a solid wood dreadnought at this price but has read about Abe Wechter in ToneQuest Report. This guitar sounds and plays as well as guitars many times its price. The... read more [+] craftsmanship is excellent and the wood quality is very fine. It booms when picked hard but is sensitive enough for fingerpicking. All and all I couldn't be happier with the guitar. close [-]
April 5, 2013
Music Background: Enthusiast
One heck of a guitar!
by james davis from Phoenix, AZI have owned quite a few guitars in my 48 years of playing and this Wechter is a real treat. The opinions of the Sweetwater crew and the praise for Wechter guitars in general is very well founded. Be... read more [+]sides being a top notch player, the action was perfect. Only needed some minor tuning and was good to go. It is also a very good looking guitar with the attention to the details being first rate. I am especially blown away by the service from the first contact and all the way to my doorstep. Outstanding! If you are looking for a top of the line guitar for a fraction of the price, get a Wechter. They are the real bargain. Thanks Sweetwater. close [-]
March 26, 2013
Music Background: Played a bit everywhere for the past 48 years and am continuing to play another 48!
GREAT VALUE/BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
by Richard Shirley from Columbia,SCPREFACE:
October 29, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
This is my second Wechter, my first is a GA-Acoustic Electric with solid spruce top and laminated rosewood back and sides I bought from SWEETWATER 2 years ago. It certainly is a great gu... read more [+]itar for the price, but recently I decided I wanted a SOLID wood pure acoustic with a little more bottom end punch and an overall richer sound like a MARTIN D 18. That's where my new WECHTER DN8118 comes in. After researching for 3 months(I enjoy the process) and considering other brands, I bought the WECHTER for $599 which includes a fantastic perfect fitting hardshell case.***I still play my GA-E either unplugged or plugged into my acoustic amp as it has excellent FISHMAN electronics.
The DN 8118 looks much better than some of the pictures indicate with a golden amber solid spruce top and deep solid mahogany back and sides finish. It's a good looking guitar even though it doesn't have any extra "bling" on it. I couldn't find a single flaw on the guitar. I also like that since it is solid wood with no electronics, it's lighter than my GA. And the headstock and tuners are smaller which also lends a " comfortable to hold and play feel" to the guitar.
SOUND/PLAYABILITY: It definitely has a deeper bottom end "martin" tone and the midrange has superb articulation and an overall "rich" sound that I really wanted and got. As for playability, as others has stated, it is PLEKED by Wechter on their Quarter million dollar machine. It plays great all up and down the fretboard and is ready to play on arrival.(no extra set up fees needed)
SERVICE: I like smaller companies as a whole and/or at least companies in which the OWNER is actively involved. This is the case with Abraham Wechter. I have emailed Wechter many times over the last 2 years and have always gotten a response usually within hours from Abe Wechter himself or his sales manager, Gerson. I feel that Wechter really does care about offering a great product with personal service at an affordable price. And the same goes for Sweetwater's personal service and my sales engineer, Andrew Stryffeler who has been great to correspond with and get feedback from.
VALUE: I believe in the "laws of diminshing returns" or BEST VALUE. In this case I feel that for $599 I got a guitar as good as or Nearly as good as others that may cost 2-4 times as much and certainly as good as I need and want.
CONCLUSION: There are so guitar companies and models available and obviously many good guitars that I could be happy with. But after factoring in all of my personal criteria, I decided that WECHTER offers the best all-round package of quality product, price and service. close [-]
I was blown away by the tone of the Wechter DN-8118 Dreadnaught. It was on par with another guitar with the same body style and wood materials costing many times its price. Very even tone throughout, and plays very well too. The Select Series is an amazing value!
Wechter Guitars DN-8118 Mahogany Dreadnought
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