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Dreadnought body shape


The Dreadnought body design dates back to the early 1900s. This grandfather of modern guitar body shape is respectfully represented by the Walden Dreadnought. It delivers the powerful bass, round mids, and crisp trebles expected from this body shape. With any wood combination, the Dreadnought is a big guitar with a big voice.
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Grand Auditorium body shape


Walden's proprietary Grand Auditorium body is an elegant, stylish guitar. With a slightly wider lower bout than our traditional Dreadnought and a narrower waist and upper bout, the Grand Auditorium speaks with ample bass balanced by clear and brilliant trebles. Inviting and wonderfully playable, the Grand Auditorium's rounded contours are visually pleasing and comfortable in your arms.
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Orchestra Model body shape


Walden's "O" body OM guitar is reminiscent of the pre-war guitar for which it is named. Smaller than our "G" body shape, the O body is popular among finger-stylists and female players. A shallower side depth makes it easier to play and contributes to its focused voice, great for a studio "tracking" instrument.
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Travel Guitar body shape


The "T" body shape is a 7/8 sized guitar with a 24.2" scale length. The short scale contributes to its easy playability. Similar to a parlor guitar with a slightly wider lower bout, the T is braced appropriately for its shape and produces surprising volume. It has a focused voice, making it particularly pleasing as a solo-lead instrument.
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Stage Guitar body shape


The “Stage” body shape is based of the WALDEN Grand Auditorium cutaway body with a reduced side depth of 3 1/2” to create a thin-body acoustic-electric that is particularly suited to live playing. It has a clear and precise acoustic voice even when played unplugged.
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PointFive Guitar body shape


The PointFive body has a 21.5” (547mm) scale and body dimensions within the range of measurements detailed by the European Guitar Teachers Association for 1/2 sized instruments. For parents that genuinely want their child to learn how to play, the P5 provides a quality instrument that is not an impediment to learning. With bracing optimized for this smaller body, the P5 has a unique voice, elegant design, and remarkable tone.
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Classical body shape


The traditional classical guitar body can trace its origins to the early 1800s. By the 1920s, Spanish-based designs emerged as the standard for the classical guitar. The Walden Classical remains true to its heritage and delivers a voice that has a mellow, singing quality with good bass presence.
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Sitka Spruce tone wood


North American Sitka Spruce produces a loud and balanced voice with a strong fundamental. Sitka top guitars are sought after by players with a strong attack.
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Certified FSC-Pure North American Solid Sitka Spruce tone wood


North American Sitka Spruce produces a loud and balanced voice with a strong fundamental. Sitka top guitars are sought after by players with a strong attack.

With an FSC Chain-of-Custody (“COC”) certification, all woods on the MADERA are tracked from forest to finished instrument thereby guaranteeing its sustainable origins. These woods are stiff and sawn perfectly on-quarter, maximizing tonality, voice and stability. We permit visual character inherent to wood such as mild bear claw and winter growth lines.
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Engelmann Spruce tone wood


North American Engelmann Spruce is a beautiful, rich, whitish soundboard wood. With the volume and crispness inherent to all spruces, Engelmann adds its brilliant complex overtone structure.
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Western Red Cedar tone wood


The voice of Western Red Cedar is characterized by dark, rich, smooth tonality. Solid Cedar top guitars are favored by fingerstylists and musicians with a lighter touch.
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Certified FSC-Pure Solid North American Western Red Cedar tone wood


The voice of Western Red Cedar is characterized by dark, rich, smooth tonality. Solid Cedar top guitars are favored by fingerstylists and musicians with a lighter touch.

With an FSC Chain-of-Custody (“COC”) certification, all woods on the MADERA are tracked from forest to finished instrument thereby guaranteeing its sustainable origins. These woods are stiff and sawn perfectly on-quarter, maximizing tonality, voice and stability. We permit visual character inherent to wood such as mild bear claw and winter growth lines.
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Sapele Mahogany tone wood


Sapele Mahogany has bright striped grain and is clear and responsive. Both beautiful and brilliant, Sapele is an excellent tonewood for back and sides.
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Indian Rosewood tone wood


One of the world's most prized guitar woods for back and sides, Indian Rosewood is visually gorgeous. Sonically, Indian Rosewood is complex, warm and deep.
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Certified FSC-Pure Solid Central American True Mahogany tone wood


Central American Mahogany is one of the most traditional woods used for acoustic guitar necks, sides and backs. Illegal logging and unsustainable export levels are threatening to render big-leaf mahogany commercially extinct in the near future. Big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) will now be listed on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendix II.

With an FSC Chain-of-Custody (“COC”) certification, all woods on the MADERA are tracked from forest to finished instrument thereby guaranteeing its sustainable origins. These woods are stiff and sawn perfectly on-quarter, maximizing tonality, voice and stability. We permit visual character inherent to wood such as mild bear claw and winter growth lines.
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Certified FSC-Pure Solid South American Katalox tone wood


With a density similar to ebony, Katalox is a sustainably available alternative.

With an FSC Chain-of-Custody (“COC”) certification, all woods on the MADERA are tracked from forest to finished instrument thereby guaranteeing its sustainable origins. These woods are stiff and sawn perfectly on-quarter, maximizing tonality, voice and stability. We permit visual character inherent to wood such as mild bear claw and winter growth lines.
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African Mahogany tone wood

Also known as Khaya Mahogany, its interlocking grain contributes to excellent strength and stability.
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Scalloped-X bracing


Walden Standard and Natura steel-string lines incorporate scalloped spruce X bracing on their soundboards. The scalloped-X brace and scalloped tone bars provide instruments with good clarity and openness of voice, while stabilizing the soundboard against the pull of the strings.
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"Pre-War" Scalloped-X bracing


On the SupraNatura line of steel-string instruments, Walden incorporates a scalloped-X braced design based on the great guitars of the pre-World War II era.
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Torres-Hauser inspired Fan bracing


d'Antonio Torres and Hermann Hauser built some of the greatest guitars of all time. Two of their guitars provided the inspiration behind Walden's SupraNatura and Natura fan bracing: the 1888 Torres played by Francesco Tarrega and the 1937 Hauser played by Andrea Segovia. In the most active location of the soundboard where most of the classical guitar's voice originates, brace dimensions, measurements and angles have been carefully reproduced. In the area most likely to change from the rigors of climate change (under the fingerboard extension), transverse bracing is strengthened to increase stability.
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Traditional Fan bracing


Walden Standard line classical guitars incorporate a traditional fan bracing design with good balance between sonic content and stability.
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2-way Adjustable Trussrod


All Walden guitars incorporate a 2-way adjustable truss rod that allows you to control the exact string height suited to your personal playing style. Walden's 2-way truss rod also allows for the precise tuning of your guitar's setup in response to seasonal changes.
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Carbon Graphite Rails


All Walden 1000-4000 Series guitars feature a modern thin-profile neck that is reinforced with Carbon Graphite. This feature is unique to Walden among comparably priced instruments, which increases stability and adds harmonic content.
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Glass-fiber Rails


Walden 500-700 Series guitars incorporate two rails of "Glass-fiber" which adds strength, stability and harmonic advantages.
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Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Nitrocellulose lacquer is made from plant fiber. Because it can vibrate along with the moving soundboard, it has been the finish material of choice among the best luthiers since the late 1800s. A satin finish allows for the application of a thin coat, transferring more energy into creating beautiful music. A satin finish is also smoother than a glossy finish which can sometimes feel sticky. this allows the musician to play with greater ease and speed.
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Semi-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Some people like it glossy. High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes are only available on the world's most expensive instruments and rightly so, given the intensive work needed to produce a high-gloss finish. Walden's semi-gloss provides the musician with a gloss lacquer finish at an affordable price.
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Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Some people like it glossy. High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes are only available on the world's most expensive instruments and rightly so, given the intensive work needed to produce a high-gloss finish. Walden's semi-gloss provides the musician with a gloss lacquer finish at an affordable price.
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Venetian Cutaway


Our gracefully curving Venetian-style cutaway provides easy access above the 12th fret for a classical guitar and the 14th fret on a steel-string guitar.
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Fishman Classic 4


The Classic 4 offers the quality sound and versatile tone shaping that you expect from Fishman. At the heart of the system is the classic equalizer which lets you zero in on the four key frequency bands for acoustic guitar. The Classic 4 system utilizes the Fishman Sonicore™ coaxial under-saddle pickup.
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Fishman Prefix Pro


The Fishman Prefix Pro offers volume control as well as bass, treble and a wide-range semi-parametric EQ which allows you to isolate certain frequencies and boost or cut them as needed. Additional notch filter, brilliance slider and phase switch for performers who desire more control of their sound.
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Fishman Ellipse Blend

With its flexible gooseneck condenser microphone and volume, blend and phase controls, the Fishman Ellipse Blend makes it possible to have the best of both worlds when you play: the sparkling, transparent sound and control that the Acoustic Matrix pickup affords, complemented by the unique tonal attributes that a microphone provides.
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Fishman Aero+ with tuner or Presys+ with tuner

(Fishman changed the name of this model fom Aero+ to Presys+)

• Volume control
• Bass, Middle, and Treble control knobs
• Built-in tuner with LED display
• Phase control button
• Low battery indicator(powered by 9V battery)
• Flip-open housing to access integrated battery compartment
• Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup for solder-free, plug and play installation
• Low profile control knobs
• Anti-feedback control
• Brilliance control
• Dimensions: 2.19’’(55.75mm) W x 3.19’’(81mm) H
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B-Band T35 3-Band EQ with Tuner


• Tuner ON / OFF button. Tuner can be used without preamp being plugged-in
• All-in-one, drop-in installation format
• Single input - (for UST pickup)
• HZZLess low noise / high output circuit
• 3-band EQ
• LED low battery and "blink" switch-on status
• Supplied with output jack / battery box one-piece assembly
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Fossalite Nut & Saddle

Walden uses Fossalite nuts and saddles produced by Graph Tech, makers of the precision materials Tusq and Nubone. This synthetic material is used on Walden 300 through 700 series instruments. Approximating the tonality of vintage bone, Fossalite increases the warmth and depth of the instrument’s harmonics and tone as well as contributing pristine highs and mids.
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