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Latest Wechter Guitars Articles

Half Nashville versus Nashville Tuning

Q: I see that Wechter offers both Nashville tuned and half-Nashville-tuned guitars. What is the difference in the two tunings? A: With Nashville tuning, the lowest four strings (E, A, D, and G) are all tuned up an... Read more »

24-day Giveaway!

You could win big — and you have 24 chances to do it! That's right, it's 24-day Holiday Giveaway time here at Sweetwater. Each and every day, from December 1 to December 24, we're giving away an awesome prize... Read more »

The Wechter Roundneck Resonator

The 2011 Summer NAMM show was a veritable candy store for guitarists. With so many new instruments and effects, it was difficult to take them all in! One very notable showing came from the new Roundneck Resonator... Read more »

Win TWO Guitars

Sweetwater's August Giveaway is an opportunity for you to walk away with not one, but TWO incredible Wechter guitars! You could win a Pathmaker SB Maple PM-7352 maple-topped solidbody electric guitar AND a DN-8142... Read more »

Guitars & Basses @ GearFest

GearFest is coming! Needless to say, there's a ton of cool stuff at GearFest, no matter whether you're a musician, a producer, or an engineer. But if you're a guitar player, you're definitely going to want to hit... Read more »

Hands On Review: Wechter Triple-O Select

Have you priced vintage 12-fret acoustics lately? Yikes, too rich for my blood! But if you want the sound, the feel, and the look of a vintage 12-fret (meaning the neck meets the body at the 12th fret), Wechter has... Read more »

NAMM News: Wechter Guitars Solid Body Series

Known for making high-quality guitars at reasonable prices, Wechter Guitars has just released a lineup of impressive solidbody instruments. Available with alder or mahogany bodies, the new Solid Body Series has a... Read more »

NAMM News: Wechter Guitars Select Series Dreadnoughts

Wechter's Select series introduces three amazing new dreadnought models, all made from solid rosewood, mahogany, and spruce. The DN-8128 Dreadnought Select Rosewood guitar features a solid spruce top with elegant... Read more »

NAMM News: Wechter Guitars Grand Auditorium Select with Cutaway

The GA-8221CE Grand Auditorium Select with Cutaway adds a tonally balanced and incredibly comfortable model to Wechter's Select series. Like the rest of Wechter's Select series, the GA-8221CE is made completely of... Read more »

NAMM News: Wechter Guitars Triple-O Select Guitars

The vintage-style Wechter Triple-O Select gives you everything you'd expect from a classy 12-fret acoustic, from its solid spruce top and solid back and sides to its classic slotted headstock. You'll love the... Read more »

Time is Running Out!

It's not too late, you can still enter to win three amazing acoustic guitars! (Not ONE of three, but THREE guitars!) Here's the deal: We've been blown away by Wechter guitars. The combination of tone, feel... Read more »

It’s a Guitar Trifecta!

Here at Sweetwater, we've been blown away by Wechter guitars. The combination of tone, feel, playability, construction, and awesome price is impossible to beet! And we think you're going to love them, too! We're so... Read more »

What The Plek?

Q: I see several manufacturers who advertise their guitars as being "plek'd." What is Plek, and what does it do? A: A Plek machine is a sophisticated computer-controlled device that is used to dress frets to an... Read more »

The Wechter Guitars Story – Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pFmtTA3PcM For more info: Master luthier Abraham Wechter, founder of Wechter Guitars, talks about the history of his company and his passion for building high quality, beautiful, and... Read more »

End of Summer Blowout!

Before the summer ends, we're giving you one more chance to save big on amazing gear! Take advantage of huge price drops. Enjoy generous manufacturer rebates. We even throw in incredible FREE stuff with your... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

Wechter Guitars 1735 - Frustrated at not having access to a guitar when you're traveling? Here's your surprisingly affordable solution! The Wechter 1735 travel guitar offers rich tone thanks to a solid spruce top... Read more »

Guitar of the Day

In 2005, Taylor sent shock waves through the guitar industry with the release of their hybrid electric, the T5 Thinline. Suddenly, it became apparent that you truly could use just one guitar on stage and in the... Read more »

Guitar of the Day

Wechter has been shipping high-quality, affordable acoustic guitars for quite some time now, and many of these have been equipped with up to three separate pickup systems. In fact, Abe Wechter has been crafting... Read more »

Wechter Shop Videos on YouTube

Unless you've been off studying the hardy lichens of Antarctica for the last few years, you know that YouTube has exploded in popularity. Just go to the site, type in some key words and the search engine will find... Read more »

Guitar of the Day

Sometimes there are interesting stories (to guitar players anyhow) behind many of the instruments we keep in our massive inventory. Less often there's just a really good instrument at a surprisingly affordable... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

Wechter 5730e - The affordable new 5730e Pathmaker acoustic-electric guitar has a solid spruce top with scalloped bracing and a gloss finish, rosewood back and sides, an abalone rosette and a nato neck with a... Read more »