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Product Description


Artist AB1 Natural Dreadnought Beginner Acoustic Guitar

This guitar is designed with the beginner guitarist in mind. Imagine how much quicker you will learn with a good quality guitar. With a great sound to inspire you and a great design to make it easy to play, you'll breeze through the first stages of your playing. You'll be playing your first song and impressing your friends in no time!

Here are the reasons why:

It has Steel Strings for a great sound. Watch the video above and have a listen to the audio clip to hear how it sounds. Most beginner guitars have nylon strings but unless you want to play classical or spanish music, you may be disappointed. (If you do prefer the sound of a classical/Spanish style guitar we have a range available in our store).

It has a Low String Action (all our guitars are set up at the factory for optimum beginner playing level). String action is the measurement from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, a guitar with too low an action will buzz and sound bad. Artist Guitars are set up at the factory for the optimum level for a beginner.

A Truss Rod that allows you to correct for the effects of weather on the guitar help keep the neck straight and the action height of the neck can be adjusted.

Die-cast Machine Heads - This means your guitar will tune quicker, be more stable and stay in tune longer.

Recommended by some of Australia's top guitar teachers (ask us about our free introductory guitar lesson)

Our price is always Lower Than a Retail Store (often by 30-40%) we keep our prices low by only selling our own range of guitars direct from the factory. Our business is built on offering a great value guitar at a great price.

Artist Guitars has been designing guitars for over 10 years and during this time we have developed a great working relationship with our factories to constantly improve the quality and value - we know how to get a great value guitar at truly unbeatable price!

Please Note: There are no accessories included with this guitar. For a full beginner starter pack, check out our LSP range.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: AB1

Body Size: 12700


  • Top, back and sides - Laminated Linden
  • Fingerboard & Bridge - Eco-Rosewood

Neck: Okoume wood, Truss Rod, Scale Length 25.5


Reviews (22)

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Acoustic Guitar from Artists Guitars

By: on 3 January 2024
I am impressed with the service and information while dealing with Artists Guitars. As for the guitar, for the price it came as no surprised that it has a good balanced tone and is well finished. This is the second instrument I have purchased off Artists Guitars as earlier on I bought a banjo that exceeded all expectations.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your review! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.


By: on 11 December 2023
Great product, great price, communication and delivery

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Excellent Beginner Guitar

By: on 25 September 2023
Excellent, Perfect for a beginner! and the quality is Superb. Fast Shipping. AAA+++. thanks Team Artist Guitars

Artist Guitars Response
It's our pleasure and thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

AB1 Acoustic

By: on 20 August 2022
Mindblown at the quality for the price. Super easy to play and perfect for a beginner guitar or just something to take wherever without worrying. Don't think just buy!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for the feedback! We are glad to know that you love the guitar. We're here if you have any questions. Cheers!

Great Quality, Quick and Hassle Free Delivery

By: on 2 August 2022
First guitar I've ever purchased and can attest to the quality of this product. Delivery was surprisingly quick too given I live in a relatively remote and rural area. Usually I'll wait a week or two for items to arrive but this arrived within a few days. 100% recommend this product if like me you're a beginner looking to learn acoustic.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the positive feedback. We are glad to hear that you love the guitar. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we're always happy to help.

Excellent quality

By: on 29 April 2022
Beautiful product, excellent sound, super easy to tune and prompt delivery.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Quality Guitar

By: on 12 April 2022
Pretty impressive. Looks and plays great straight away. Very happy with it!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

great quality :)

By: on 18 January 2022
i never really had any desire to play guitar as i couldn’t find the right fit for me, this guitar i got is super easy to play, and such great quality.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! Thank you so much for the review. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact us. Cheers!

Artist AB1 41 inch Natural Steel String Acoustic G

By: on 21 May 2021
Fantastic Service and Product! will buy again real soon !

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the review and for the support. Cheers!

Great guitar for the price

By: on 3 November 2019
I was really impressed. Looks and sound nice for a low cost guitar.

Very good

By: on 31 October 2019
A decent guitar for a beginner. Excellent if you are looking for a good guitar at an affordable price.

AB1 Acoustic Guitar Review

By: on 28 May 2019
Great quality guitar especially for the price, low action and great sound. Perfect for a beginner. Very happy with the guitar and the service from Artist Guitars. Extremely fast delivery even to Far North Queensland! 10/10

Impressive Quality

By: on 16 May 2019
Great beginner guitar . Well made and playable.

Better than “name” brand

By: on 2 May 2019
Cheapest acoustic guitar available, and better than all “Name Brand” budget models, that cost more. Tidy, easy to play, stays in tune, looks great, sounds great. What more could you want.

Artist 41 inch Trade Me purchase

By: on 14 March 2019
Great guitar. Great sound. Well packaged. Delivered promptly.

Very happy

By: on 16 January 2019
Solid build quality, doesn't feel cheap. Easy to play and it sounds great, perfect for a beginner's guitar. Very happy with my purchase :)

Nicely built beginners guitar

By: on 15 August 2018
I brought this for my 9yo nephew who was learning on an old nylon stringed guitar with horrible action. I was looking for a smaller guitar with steel strings to last him for the next 2 to 3 years - until a full sized guitar would suit him better. As in any case - transition to a steel stringed guitar is tough but ultimately worthwhile. The action on the guitar is quite good and it has a nice tone. I’m very happy with this purchase - I would suggest you also invest in a extra set of strings. Fitting nylon coated elixir strings to this guitar would be the icing on top for this well built entry level guitar.

Great first Guitar

By: on 22 June 2018
Great first guitar i have played it everyday since i got it

Guitar review

By: on 17 May 2018
The full size acoustic guitar is amazing and I love every part of it


By: on 30 March 2018
Great company to do business with have shopped here quite a few times never let down


By: on 24 February 2018
Really surprised of the quality and the sound! Looks great and the delivery was super easy. Perfect guitar for beginners! 5/5

Value for money!

By: on 13 October 2017
Honestly blown away by how great this guitar is for such a low price. Love it!

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