For the beginner to emerging guitarist looking for wonderful tone, playability, and design, the Epiphone Starling Acoustic Guitar is a real stunner at an amazing price point. The Starling features a layered spruce top and layered mahogany back and sides, a storied tonewood combination known for its full, rich tone and robust projection. A mahogany neck with laurel fingerboard also offers stellar response and playability as you explore chords up and down the neck.
The Epiphone Starling is cut to a classic square shoulder dreadnought body shape — arguably the most sought-after body style in acoustic guitar history for its comfortable, balanced design and big volume. All that comfort and volume are especially important for players who are just getting started, since being comfortable and hearing yourself clearly help you take those little leaps forward on the instrument.
The mahogany neck on the Starling is cut to a “C” profile, maximizing comfort for your hand while you learn new chords and picking patterns all along the neck. The smooth Indian laurel fingerboard features dot inlays that keep you oriented to your position as you play. The legions of guitarists here at Sweetwater agree the Epiphone Starling is a great starter acoustic!