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Simon and Patrick Songsmith Dreadnought - Burst

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SP30088

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With a very responsive and extremely well balanced dreadnought sound, the Songsmith is an honest and true acoustic guitar. With a Varnish Burst finish and a select pressure tested solid top, its sound (as with all S&P models) will only get better the more the guitar is played over time.

Specs
Back & Sides : Red Wild Cherry
Top : Spruce (Select Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi Gloss Varnish Burst Finish
Tusq nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly made in Canada.

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Closest StoreToronto - Long & McQuade Pro Studio and Broadcast, Ontario
I've played acoustic guitar for over 30 years and by chance came across my songsmith in a hock shop! The instant I strummed it I knew it was a gem. Have played it regularly since, including live gigs (with a pick up inserted) and at parties and fires. Can't beat the sound and it's only gotten better with age.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2017
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Closest StoreChilliwack, British Columbia
I purchased this non-cutaway Songsmith dreadnought yesterday after comparing it with a handful of other instruments roughly in the same price range.The only guitar that sounded as good to my ear was a Yamaha acoustic/electric (the exact model escapes me)that was about 150 dollars more dear.As I have no current interest in having to compete with a band sound, the added electronics struck me as an unwarranted expense. My main concern this time was in finding the best sounding guitar I could for under 500 Canadian dollars and I feel like I've succeeded in spades. This box has a nice tight crisp resonance with a delicate and musical high end as apposed to brittle and sharp like many new instruments can sound and feel.A little more low end would really compliment the overall sound but at this price I can't complain. The slender satin finished neck has a sensual feel to it being comfortably wide and easy to skip up and down. The 16' radius and medium sized fret wire show no signs of fret buzz (whereas the pricier Yamaha needed adjustment and was buzzing noticeably.) By the way the (S&P) frets could stand to be dressed but in this range it's rare to find a model with rounded off fret ends. Anyway I am very pleased with this purchase.As someone who has been playing for almost 5 decades I can honestly say I have never found a better deal, and I am continually amazed at the quality of the instruments coming off the line now for relatively very low prices.
Posted by Scott Matheson on Jul 20, 2017
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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
I got this guitar last year for Xmas and it is truly amazing. It feels really nice. The sound quality is really really good. The price is a steal! And it doesn't look half bad either! This guitar is perfect for me cause I don't have to worry about scratching it, or taking care of it because it is so affordable. Not that I don't take care of it or anything. Just nice if I do drop it by accident, I don't have to have a heart attack. It is durrable. The sound of this guitar really does sound good though. Overall this is an amazing guitar.
Posted by Keenan on Jan 12, 2017
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Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
Been playing for years, recently had my normal gigging Martin crushed when someone backended me on icy roads, totalling my trunk, which of course, my Martin was in. Bought this in a panicked rush, because the neck felt great and the tonality shocked me. The price was right, considering I was running late to the gig, and now needed a cab. I have not put this guitar down since. Working on aging it now, for no other reason than to let the passion of the wood shine. Try this one out folks, you won't be dissappointed.
Posted by Dan on Dec 22, 2016
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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
I went in looking for the Trek model Simon and Patrick and had my heart set on it, but just after the first few chords on this guitar I just instantly knew it was the one I had to get, amazing instrument and plays so well.
Posted by Jordan Bridge on Sep 12, 2016
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Left it out in the rain for a night and it still sounds the same. Great for packing your socks in when you run out of room in your suitcase. There's been a dead fly stuck inside it for at least two years but it doesn't affect the sound quality. All in all a great guitar.
Posted by Sadie on May 25, 2016
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awesome guitar3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I have owned this guitar for about 2 years and I absolutely love it. No regrets in buying this guitar, its sound has truly grown the more it is played. I play it everyday and it has been through a lot but it is still in amazing condition like the first day i bought it. Plus amazing value. I strongly recomend this guitar.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2016
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Genuinely great acoustic guitar competitive with Martin and Gibson.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I went into L&M's acoustic room on Bloor quite prepared to pay $1000, played every guitar I could, and walked out with this, which simply sounded the best. I put a Baggs M1A on it and it's been my main gigging and recording guitar now for almost five years. I now have a Martin 000-15m, which plays a little better and sounds different, but the Songsmith genuinely holds its own with the Martin at less than 1/4 the price. And I still gig the Songsmith because it's indestructible, unlike the Martin!
Posted by John B on Jul 12, 2015
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Just buy it.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
This guitar is beautiful in every way. It's mellow and sweet and a joy to play. The strings sit on the fretboard. It's Canadian made. It's so nice to look at, as well. Elegant headstock. Tuners are high quality. Why would you consider a guitar made half-way around the world, sent over on a container ship, when you can get a Canadian made gem like this? Watch the youtube video of the Godin factory and you'll be sold. Best deal in the acoustic guitar world. Just buy it.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2015
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Play it for hours2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
I love this guitar. I can and do play it for hours at a time. Love the sound, quality, workmanship and the fact that it is Canadian made.
Posted by John MacLean on Jan 9, 2015
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Great guitar6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
Love it. Have had it for a couple months now. I'm a beginner and just learning and it feels and sounds awesome. Holds tune great. I practice/play maybe 1-2hrs day and tune about once a week and it's barely out, if at all. I keep it in the case humidified, and need to fill up the humidifier every week. The wood on this guitar smells awesome, every time I open the case. I've never owned a more expensive guitar but this one feels like quality to me. It's rock solid and true and the sunburst looks great to me. The finish is slightly matte which I think makes it feel and look even more solid (woody vs plasticy). I've read the reviews where some have changed the nut and strings etc, but I'm not sure I can hear those subtle differences yet. I think it sounds and plays great as is! Once again people at L&M were fantastic!
Posted by Gerry on Jan 5, 2015
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Excellent
Posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2014
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Just a great guitar!9 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
I want to address this to anyone reading these reviews to make up their mind on buying a Songsmith. First off they are NOT just a beginner guitar. Yes they are quite inexpensive but that doesn't mean lower quality. I have played for 45 years and the Songsmith dread is my only acoustic. I have had the usual variety of Martins and Larrivees over the years and lost them to mostly bad decisions. This is a guitar I will gig with without any qualms at all. There is no shame in owning a truly great Canadian made guitar. So please don't dismiss them because of cost or lamination. Trust your ears.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2014
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Extremely happy3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
There is not much to say. This guitar plays and sounds so nice. The real kicker for me is that it's made in Canada with wood right from our own backyard. Stop buying all those made in China guitars people. This guitar blows them all away especially for the price. I love it
Posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2014
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Quality workman/womanship, material and sound. Simon & Patrick Guitars mirror the sound of a USA Martin at 1/4 the price. For $315. i would buy this Canadian made all wood guitar over a North American off shore any day of the week. Try it, you will like it.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2014
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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I got it for christmas and I couldn't have gotten a better gift. It feels amazing! So much better than my old one.
Posted by Miles on Dec 25, 2013
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Closest StorePrince George, British Columbia
I have the songsmith folk I enjoy it so much sounds great plays great needed a set up with the trus rod but no problems after that the action feels like a electric it has electronics in it that sounds great.
Posted by Prince George BC on Dec 17, 2013
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It has made me a much better player.0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I was given mine as a gift about a year and half ago. I could not have picked a better guitar for myself. the tone and play-ability are amazing. the action is perfect . i recommend this model to anyone. More than a few people have been surprised it's a "Beginner" guitar .
Posted by James on Nov 7, 2013
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Bought a used Songsmith CW A3T, and it sounds amazing! The dreadnought produces such nice-sounding chords. My daughter and I are very pleased with the guitar. Price was outstanding too!
Posted by Diane S. on Oct 25, 2013
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Bought a slightly used S & P Parlour burst guitar, and I love it! It plays well, and fits my hands nicely. Simon & Patrick guitars are great!!!
Posted by Diane S. on Oct 22, 2013
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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
I went to Long and McQuade in Fredericton NB looking for a good acoustic guitar, I planned on spending between $800-$1000....I had seen this pretty little blue burst Simon my previous visit but hadn't played it, it reminded me a lot of a Norman I owned years ago...so I tried out a Taylor, a Martin, and a couple other high end guitars, my wife actually insisted I try the "pretty blue" Simon & Patrick, and when I did I was very surprised, then shocked when I looked at the price, I had to ask if it was a used guitar!! I tried the high end guitars again, I couldn't believe how very little difference there was between this $320 guitar and a $1000 Taylor or Martin, of course there were some subtle differences but none that warranted spending the extra $700....I bought this guitar and love it, and had enough in my budget left to buy a set of electric drums lol....Best guitar I have owned to date, been playing for over 20 years, and its one of the nicest I've ever played even, well.at least for under $1000. Try one, you won't be dissapointed.
Posted by Draper on Sep 30, 2013
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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I ordered online. One I got is unplayable. Overall action is too high and at the nut its ridiculously high. I can't casually play this thing without always having to concentrate on pressing down hard. Really hurts fingers. At this price point, its not worth taking to a luthier. I'm taking it back tomorrow and maybe try the Woodland models.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2013
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I went into the store thinking this was a nice cheap guitar now i think its underpriced0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I got this guitar for my fathers b-day and i was suprised that retired people could play that well but long story short its an awesome guitar. Give it a try
Posted by James on Jul 11, 2013
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Best guitar to start with2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Around 1 year ago i picked up guitar and this one is still going strong i have tried Taylor's for around $500 and this one beats them every time u should try it it rocks
Posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2013
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Around 1 year ago i picked up guitar and this one is still going strong i have tried Taylor's for around $500 and this one beats them every time u should try it it rocks
Posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2013
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This has got to be the best sounding guitar in its price range and even above its price range. It is so clear and crisp without losing all the low end. I was looking for a cheaper guitar because I did not want to take my $3000 Martin to the campfire… Tried many guitars before trying this one. Wow is all I can say!!! It also seems very durable for camping. Give this one a try!!! See Tom at L&M South Edmonton!!! Tell him Keith sent you!!!
Posted by Keith on Jun 12, 2013
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Excellent2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
If your looking in this price range You will not find a better acoustic guitar for the money. Tthis guitar would suit a beginner to advanced player. the tone is bright and crisp. I would order another anytime, especially from long & Mcquade, they are awesome!
Posted by Joe on Apr 16, 2013
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Can't go wrong3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
This is the type of guitar that makes the player sound better. At least for me...I truly feel that I sound better on this gem. I think some of the wood may come from BC, I know a friend who brokered wood to Godin several years ago. Boy, did I not know how well they perform. Sustain, tone, volume, dynamics, harmonics, tuning, action...this is my favorite acoustic guitar ever, hands down.
Posted by Harry on Jan 20, 2013
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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Just bought this guitar and already can say that it is one of the best acoustic guitars I've ever owned!!!
Posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2013
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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
Been playing for 16 years, and have played many guitars of varying quality. This little gem stacks up against the very best of them, and considering the price point it may be the best of them all for overall quality/value. If you want a first (or tenth) guitar this should be it, no question at all. Great quality, even beter tone.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2012
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I have been playing guitar for 43 years and have owned dozens of instruments. Acoustic guitars I currently own include a '71 Martin D28 and a Larrivee L-03, as well as a LaPatrie classical. I'm absolutely floored at the sound that comes out of this little, plain looking guitar. This was definitely the sweetest one hanging on the wall that day at the Burlington L&M, but I must say I've been consistently impressed by these Godin/Simon & Patrick acoustics wherever I find them. I initially picked an S&P off the wall just out of curiosity. I'm usually interested mainly in the Gibsons, Martins, Taylors, etc. When I first casually strummed this little guitar I was immediately impressed by the long sustain and the clarity of the notes. Then I noticed the beautiful balance between the lows, mids and highs, the way a single string would cause harmonics to bloom even when all other strings were muted. Intonation was remarkably accurate, workmanship flawless, the neck a pleasure to play. SOLD. I'm going to keep cruising the S&P section in any music store that carries them until I find another one of these gems. And another, and another.
Posted by Griz on Dec 13, 2012
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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
Rented one for a month for a second guitar. This thing is an absolute blast to play with the short scale. Less string pressure required so easier on the fingers and faster picking. The neck has a profile that just fits - nicely shaped and fits my shorter fingers. Sound - for this price - sweet. I can't put this guitar down - finger style - pick - it does it all.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012
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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Absolutly love this guitar. Went to L&M to look at something else altogether and with a higher budget in mind. Picked this up as the finish caught my eye and have barely put it down in the year since.
Posted by James on Nov 22, 2012
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I picked up a S&P Luthier Songsmith about a year ago and I am impressed. The guitar sounds great, looks great, keeps tune and is a joy to play. The best part is that it's made in Canada!
Posted by TWB on Oct 28, 2012
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I absolutly love my S&P Songsmith! I paid less that $300 with a gig bag 2 yrs ago and I haven't played anything under $500 that came close to it. I play it regularly and it just keeps sounding better.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I bought it played it fell in love with.I've had it for three years now and it sounds better every year.I play for at least 2 hours a day and just love the sound for this price range you can't go wrong.t's solid wood spruce top has a big sound.. I tried Martins and Taylor models in the low end price range as-well no comparison.While the Taylors and Martins low end are mostly laminates.If you want great quality this baby is a keeper.
Posted by Doug on Sep 3, 2012
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
plays great, the sound is great. and the price is right.
Posted by richard on Jul 29, 2012
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great guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
4th guitar andd play this one the most.
Posted by brad mcrae on Jun 23, 2012
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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
went looking for a new good quality acoustic , never heard much about s&p played a bunch af guitars and when i picked up the songsmith and played it ,it was amazing , the sound was amazing no comparison to the $500 + guitars . even playing two diffrent songsmiths i found one that was over the top (can tell there hand crafted) . anyways , awsome guitar , try one , you will not be disapointed.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2012
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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
The sound of my 12 string version was much richer than the 4 other 12 string guitars I tried out at L&M today. I bought it, a steal at $415. Magical sound.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2012
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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
I have 8 guitars, this one is by far my favorite.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2012
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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I got the Songsmith dreadnought (no pickup). Really great value and sound. The detailed craftsmenship is noticeable, even though it is no high-end guitar. Solid spuce top, synthetic bone nut and saddle (when you get lower end guitars you often need to swap out their plastic nut and saddle, e.x. Yamahas) and the lacquer finish really let this guitar sing. The tone is so clear because of the thin finish. Looking forward to hearing how this guitar changes sound as it ages over time. The finish also allows for a very smooth neck. You often can't find all these features at this price point. I'm guessing they can save costs because the woods are locally sourced and the guitars are made in the country. It also helps that the factory strings and the out-of-the-box setup are pretty decent.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2012
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Great Guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
My first acoustic. Played electric for 2 years and wanted an affordable acoustic too. Tried this at the store and fell in love with the sound. Canadian made ! And everything is nice...looks, feel, sound....love it !
Posted by LS on Feb 26, 2012
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This is an amazing guitar!0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I love this guitar alot! it's the perfect size for my twelve year old.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2010
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