Review of the Bedell Discovery BDMCE-18 M Acoustic Guitar
Review, Bedell Discovery BDMCE-18-M
Orchestra Size, slightly smaller than a dread naught, a little thinner and narrower in the waist
Neck is flat for an acoustic, I’m playing on the factory strings and it still handles nicely
No brand mark on the tuners but they work well
Top- Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides- Laminated Mahogany
Finish/Color Matte Natural
Pickup Fishman Isys-T
Volume knob • Though my Guild, lacks it, I like a volume on the guitar. It helps avoid feed back and lets you boost your sound if you think the song needs it.
Contour • Is one-button tone control. Push it in and it “Scoops” the sound by emphasizing the treble and bass and reducing midrange.
Phase • the phase button is supposed to improve bass response at low volume and suppress feedback at high volume.
When the batt lamp lights steadily it is time to change the battery (approx. 125 hours of use). To conserve the battery, unplug the instrument when not in use.
Comes with a decent Gig Bag
Of course the most important aspect of a guitar; how does it sound?
Remember that what you’re hearing is influenced by my camera mic, your computer speakers and whatever YouTube does to the signal in between. One way to compensate for this is to compare the sound to other acoustic guitars I’ve reviewed under similar circumstances
Acoustically: full, open. What I expect from a natural finish
Studio PA: a little thin, even with the contour and phase buttons in.
On a real PA, still thin and brittle but workable. Probably sound ok with EQ adjustment.
Made in China, as you’d expect of a guitar in this price range, it lists at $519
Can be purchased for $399.99 at one of my favorite local stores, The Doo Wop Shop in Lexington KY