Turner 40-00 Parlour and 55CE Jumbo

There is a great choice of budget and mid-price acoustics on the market and here, we take a look at a couple of UK designed, Turner acoustic guitars, a brand that you may not have come across before. Turner make their guitars in the Far East and set them up here at their UK premises. With 45mm wide nuts their guitars are great for fingerpicking and strumming.

Turner 40-00 Parlour
A solid spruce top paired with ‘Ovangkol’ back and sides. Ovangkol whilst tonally similar sounding to rosewood offers a slightly ‘fuller’ midrange voice, ovangkol has a high end that is not quite as bright as maple. Always popular amongst Turner Guitar players the 40 series are real ‘lookers’ and do stand out from the crowd. This model sounds particularly good for blues and fingerpicking styles.

Specification
Top – Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing – Scalloped
Back & sides – Ovangkol
Neck – Mahogany
In-lays – Off set pearl dots
Nut & Saddle – Bone
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Bridge – Rosewood
Fretwire – Nickel
Machine Heads – Die cast “Grover”
Strings – D’Addario EXP11 EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Light (.012-.053)
Finish – Gloss natural top, gloss or satin back & sides

Turner 55CE Jumbo
A solid ‘Cedar’ top paired with solid ‘Mahogany’ back and sides that radiate a warmth of tone that could easily melt chocolate! The colourful midrange from the mahogany & smooth warmth & clarity from the cedar will encourage and inspire your creativity.

Specification
Top – Solid Cedar
Bracing – Scalloped
Back & sides – Solid Mahogany
Neck – Mahogany
In-lays – Offset Pearl dots at 12th Fret
Nut & Saddle – Bone
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Bridge – Rosewood
Fretwire – Nickel
Machine Heads – Die cast “Grover”
Strings – D’Addario EXP11 EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Light (.012-.053)
Finish – Natural top, satin back & sides
Electrics – Fishman Isys+ fitted on CE Models