Wechter Guitars Pathmaker Elite - Natural No Longer Available

Double-cutaway 6-string Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, and Fishman Aero Electronics - Natural
Item ID: PM5730E

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This Solid-topped Pathmaker Plays and Sounds Amazing!

The Wechter Pathmaker Elite is an innovative 6-string acoustic-electric guitar that's perfect for players who are used to electric guitars. Its patented double-cutaway design gives you full-on access to 19 frets clear of the body, adding easy playability to its rich acoustic tone. The Pathmaker Elite sports a solid spruce top and rosewood body material. The neck itself is slim for easy playing, and the action is low, yet precise. In fact, this guitar gets an accurate final Plek Pro setup so it plays its best right out of the included case. The onboard Fishman Aero 501 electronics make the Pathmaker Elite sound great onstage, too.

Wechter Pathmaker Elite 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Excellent construction
  • Fishman electronics
  • Pathmaker double-cutaway body style
  • Low action for an electric-like playing experience
  • Precise Plek Pro setup
  • Wechter Guitars — a fine tradition
  • Includes Wechter Elite hardshell case

Excellent construction
This Pathmaker Elite boasts a solid spruce top with hand scalloped bracing, plus a beautiful rosewood back and sides. This combination of quality tonewoods produces rich acoustic tone and excellent projection. The Pathmaker Elite is ideal for everything from picking on the couch to plugging in on the road.

Fishman electronics
Wechter's Pathmaker Elite sounds as great onstage as it does unplugged. Onboard Fishman Aero 501 electronics provide natural acoustic sound when you plug in, and you can control volume, EQ, and even fight feedback with a handy phase switch. The Aero 501 controls also include a handy tuner that lets you instantly tune your Pathmaker Elite.

Pathmaker double-cutaway body style
The Pathmaker Elite boasts Wechter's acclaimed double-cutaway acoustic body style. This design allows you to enjoy full access to 19 frets clear of the body, along with an ultra-stable neck joint. You can spot it a mile away — this guitar is as distinctive-looking as it is playable!

Low-action for an electric-like playing experience
If you're migrating from electric guitar back to acoustic, or if you just want a smooth-playing guitar with low action, you'll love the Pathmaker Elite. Plus, its slim neck only adds to the easy playability Wechter builds into all their instruments and refines with the comprehensive Plek Pro setup.

Precise Plek Pro setup
Before they reach your hands, all Wechter guitars go through the USA Wechter shop where they get premium treatment from skilled craftsmen. To start, all Wechters receive a Plek Pro setup. This revolutionary guitar technology mechanically dresses each guitar under true playing conditions, identifying precisely what the guitar needs to achieve perfect fretwork. What you get in the end is an instrument that intonates better, is buzz-free, and has a personalized setup that's even more accurate than what the finest luthier could ever offer. In addition, Wechter takes the time to install all electronics before they adjust the action, trussrod, bone nut, and saddle to perfection. Then, after ensuring the guitar is in top playing shape, the Wechter team buffs the finish, cleans the fingerboard and bridge, polishes the top, and finally carefully repacks every guitar, every time. With a Wechter, you can be sure you're getting an instrument that will look and play its best right out of the box.

Wechter Guitars — a fine tradition
Abraham Wechter has been designing and building fine instruments for more than 30 years. Having crafted guitars for such artists as John Denver, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Earl Klugh, Jonas Hellborg, and BB King, Abraham has rightly established a solid reputation among musicians the world over for his blend of artistic craftsmanship and innovative design — and now, he applies his uncompromising quality and skill to a line of guitars anyone can enjoy.

Includes Wechter Elite hardshell case

Wechter Elite hardshell cases are 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! These cases are built road tough, and they cradle your Wechter guitar in fitted comfort. Put your Wechter guitar where it belongs - in a genuine Wechter hardshell case!

Wechter Pathmaker Elite 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Finish: Natural
  • Electronics: Fishman Aero 501
  • Body: Pathmaker, double-cutaway design
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Hand-scalloped braces
  • Back and sides: Rosewood
  • Plastic "Abalone" Rosette: Plastic "abalone"
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Width at Nut: 1.715"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number Of Frets Total: 22
  • String Spacing At Bridge: 2-1/8"
  • Body Depth At Heel: 4"
  • Body Depth At Tailblock: 4-1/2"
  • Body Width: 15-7/16"
  • Deluxe hardshell case included
The Wechter Pathmaker Elite combines craftsmanship, great tone, impressive playability, and a custom setup!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number PM-5730E

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Wechter Guitars, Wechter Guitars 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Wechter Guitars Acoustic / Electric Guitars