My Review of the Jasmine S-35 Acoustic Guitar

Best Beginner Level Acoustic Guitar…Hands Down 

The main reason I bought this acoustic offering was to see if a lower priced guitar could make the cut (besides to save a couple of dollars!).



The Specs

  • Takamine Jasmine Model: S-35
  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Bracing: Jasmine Advanced “X” Bracking
  • Back and sides: Agathis
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle: Synthetic Bone, Compensated
  • Bridge Pins: Black Plastic
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Chrome Covered
  • Strings: Phopher Bronze Light Gauge .012-.053



From Amazon:

The Jasmine S-35 is a great-looking dreadnought guitar with a big, bold sound and excellent features that represent exceptional value. Great for any player seeking a well-built and easy-playing guitar, the S-35 features a select spruce top with Jasmine’s Advanced “X” Bracing, and agathis back and sides. The slim neck and full 25 1/2″ scale length provide comfortable feel and excellent playability, and the smooth satin finish maximizes resonance for optimal sound quality. Other great features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, full body binding and chrome tuners.


The Jasmine S35 has received over 275 reviews of 5 stars.

Here is what a few buyers are saying:

“’Takamine’s model designation for this is ‘S35’. In my estimation, the ‘S’ must stand for ‘solid’, ‘smooth’, ‘superb’, ‘special’ or just plain ‘sweet’…”

“ I cannot believe how well-made this instrument is, with close attention to detail…”

“Bought this for my husband last February, great guitar!”

“This is not a toy. It’s a well crafted instrument.”

This Amazon Marketplace top-selling acoustic guitar works for me and is the perfect instrument for a beginner of any age, or as a second instrument for the seasoned player.

The best part of this acoustic is the low entry price. You can own this guitar for only $100. It is by far the best guitar in this price range.

I highly recommend it. Whether for yourself or as a gift, the price (and quality) is right.

After you buy it, consider posting your own video. I’d love to see it!



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