These are the guitars that have left the industry leaders standing, unrivalled in terms of pure quality and value. Expertly crafted from the finest tonewoods available, the acoustic range offers a guitar to suit any style.

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Farida Marina MD-05

Farida’s entry level Dreadnought model, the Marina MD-05 is quite simply unbeatable at its pricepoint.

Incredibly resonant for a laminate body guitar, the MD-05 keeps everything simple and effective, focusing on sound and reliability. The satin finish of this model aids the wide open tone, as well as looking and feeling fantastic. The action is set low and easy, ideal not only for the beginner but for anyone looking for a fantastic acoustic at a fantastic price.

Model Marina MD-05
Type Dreadnought
Top Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany Rotary
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish Satin

Farida D-8

Farida’s best-selling model, the D-8 has come from nowhere to become one of the UK’s favourite starter guitars.

Every aspect of the D-8 is designed for the student guitarist. The action is low and easy, the gloss neck has a slim comfortable profile, and the design leans towards function and reliability rather than unnecessary trim.

The D8′s unassuming appearance, however, belies the hours of R&D poured into this instrument. The construction principles employed are aimed at producing the most tone with the least effort, making it an ideal choice for the beginner.

The D8 also comes with a free course of fifty-two internet guitar lessons courtesy of playmusictoday.com, and a fitted hardcase, making this the complete acoustic guitar package for the committed learner.

Model D-8
Type Dreadnought
Top Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany Rotary
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish NA

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Farida D-10N

Big brother of the D-8, the D-10 has the same no-nonsense aesthetic and approach to tone. Several upgraded features, however, make the D-10 the first choice for the student wanting to put more in and get more out of their guitar.

The deeper-profile, matt finish, mahogany neck allows the player to dig in for greater sustain, whilst still maintaining a low action for maximum ease of play.

The top, or soundboard, is made from solid Sitka spruce, which resonates to produce a warm upper range. Not only does the solid top increase the tonal spectrum of the guitar but also it increases its volume, making the D-10 ideal for softer strumming and finger-picking styles.

The D-10 is also available as a left-handed version, the D-10L.

Model D-10N
Type Dreadnought
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish NA

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Farida D-12ce

The D-12CE is Farida’s entry-level Dreadnought electro, and is designed with the same easy playability as the D-8.

Perfect for the new guitarist, or for the electric guitarist new to acoustics, the D-12-CE has a slim, low action neck and lightweight body, complete with cutaway for upper fret access. Electronically this model is equipped with an under saddle piezo pick-up system which feeds directly into a Fishman powered pre-amp. The EQ allows the player to tailor their own plugged-in sound directly from the guitar, and with the LED-lit onboard tuner this model is ideal for the gigging musician.

Model D-12ce
Type Dreadnought Cutaway
Top Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany Rotary
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer Fishman Isys T
Finish NA SB GB

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Farida D-10ce

A fantastic all-rounder, this guitar is ideal for the player who wants an outstanding electro without any sacrifice acoustically.

The solid Sitka Spruce top produces a warm, rounded tone when unplugged, balanced by the mahogany back and sides. The soundboard vibration is captured by the piezo pick-up located under the saddle, translating the guitar’s natural resonance into an authentic amplified sound.

The cutaway allows extra access for the adventurous picker, ideal for adding acoustic lead lines to your compositions.

Model D-10ce
Type Cutaway Dreadnought
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer Fishman Isys T
Finish NA

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Farida D-16N-12

Much more than the usual ‘six string model with a few adjustments’ design so often employed by guitar manufacturers, the D-16N-12 is a perfect example of Farida’s individual approach to each new guitar.

Every aspect of this model’s design and construction has been conceived to enhance the increased dynamics of the extra strings, making a huge difference to the resulting tone. The soundboard is a higher grade of solid Sitka spruce, giving an extra boost to the higher frequency range of the octave strings, and producing a truly massive strumming sound. The rosewood back and sides balance this brightness with a rich bass response, equally rewarding for the enthusiastic strummer or the light-fingered picker.

The mahogany neck is expertly set to accommodate the extra tension of twelve strings whilst still keeping the action low, perfect for the player new to twelve strings.

Model D-16N-12
Type Dreadnought 12-Strings
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Rosewood
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding White
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish NA

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Farida D-52E

Farida’s award-winning, all-solid Dreadnought model, now complete with a B-Band A1.2 pick-up system.

Total Guitar’s five star review of the ’52 singled out its’Beautiful sound, slim neck and great quality woods’ as outstanding features of this model, declaring that the ‘neck is as slim and as comfortable to play as any electric guitar we’ve tried’.

The top is cut from solid Sitka Spruce, giving a crisp, bright tone, perfectly complemented by the all-solid Mahogany back and sides. This classic combination of Spruce and mahogany is incredibly versatile, equally capable of a delicate, floating tone when picked, and a boisterous, boomy strum when really hit. This broad open tone is also partly due to the matt finish of the D-52E, with the un-lacquered timber resonating freely and delivering maximum volume and sustain.

Model D-52E
Type Dreadnought
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Solid Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Nickel Diecast
w/Grover Button
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Bone
Binding Mahogany
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer B-Band A1.2
Finish NS

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Farida D-32E

Guitarist magazine distinguished the D-32 by awarding its much coveted Guitarist Gold Award, giving this stunning guitar the maximum five stars in every single category.

Now fitted with the A1.2 pick-up system, this model is the complete gigging electro.

The D-32E features a solid red cedar soundboard gloss finished and edged in walnut binding. What makes this guitar something truly individual, however, are its back and sides, cut from quilted mahogany, a wood as known for its scarcity as it is for its stunning appearance. The D-32E matches this luxuriant appearance sonically with the mahogany adding a crisper edge to the warm mid-range tone of the red cedar.

Ideal for finger-style, the D-32E radiates a soft, even tone, with thickness of the soundboard providing a deep, lasting sustain.

Model D-32E
Type Dreadnought
Top Solid Red Cedar
Back & sides Quilted Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Walnut
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer B-Band A1.2
Finish NA

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Farida D-62E

The D-62E is Farida’s flagship electro-acoustic guitar, designed to be as stunning visually as it is sonically.

The soundboard is cut from Farida’s finest solid Englemann Spruce, producing a clear ringing upper and mid range. This sweet, highly detailed tone is underpinned by a warm, full bass response courtesy of the solid rosewood back and sides. The overall finished tone is loud, balanced and luxuriant, capable of finely tuned subtlety and wilful exhuberance in equal measure.

To capture this guitar’s breadth of tone, Farida have fitted the D-62E with the discreet B-Band A1.2 pick-up system.

Model D-62E
Type Dreadnought
Top Solid Englemann Spruce
Back & sides Solid Rosewood
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Gold Diecast w/Grover Button
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Bone
Binding Maple/Green Abalone
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer B-Band A1.2
Finish NA

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Farida R-16E

Farida’s most affordable Grand Auditorium electro, the R-16E is ideal for the player wanting a stunning and easy-playing guitar that punches well above its weight.

The solid Sitka Spruce top delivers a crisp lively tone, with the Rosewood back and sides providing a rich vein of low end warmth. This balanced natural output, enhanced by the tonal character of the Grand Auditorium body shape, makes the R-16E perfectly suited to both wide open strumming and fine fingerpicking styles

The subtle B-Band A1.2 pick-up system is ideally suited to the classic style of the R-16E, delivering an authentic acoustic tone without interfering with the classic stylings of this beautiful guitar.

Model R-16E
Type Grand Auditorium
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Rosewood
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding White
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer B-Band A1.2
Finish NA

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Farida R-52E

The R-52E is truly exceptional in its price bracket, using the highest grade timbers in its construction and fitted with the ingeniously discreet A1.2 pick-up.

The combination of a solid Engelmann Spruce soundboard and all-solid mahogany back and sides creates a perfectly balanced acoustic ideal for fingerpicking or strumming styles, while the Grand Auditorium body shape lends its own naturally balanced equalisation to the finished sound. The B-Band A1.2 pick-up system captures this natural tone perfectly, maintaining the integrity of the acoustic tone.

Comes complete with fitted hardcase.

Model R-52E
Type Grand Auditorium
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Solid Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Nickel Diecast
w/Grover Button
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Bone
Binding Mahogany
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer B-Band A1.2
Finish NA

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Farida M-2 NS

Guitarist magazine gave this model a glowing five star review, declaring it ‘a big hearted vibrant-sounding parlour that’s an absolute snip’, and praising its ‘clear quick response’.

The M-2 is clearly inspired by 1920′s design principles, with its small ‘parlour’ size focusing on player-comfort, and its Canadian Red Cedar top radiating a soft even tone. For such a boutique styled instrument to garner such interest is a testament to the breadth of musical styles to which the M-2 lends itself. Completely at home with Hawaiian, Bluegrass, and open-tuned playing styles, this guitar is also a favourite of anyone from Indie-strummers to Classical pickers new to steel-string models.

Model M-2 NS
Type Farida M Type
Top Solid Red Cedar
Back & sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Open Nickel
Fingerboard/bridge Rosewood
Scale 628mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish NA

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Farida M-26 VSB

This guitar is at the top of Farida’s parlour range, and a very special guitar indeed.

The solid Canadian Red Cedar soundboard is set on stunning Pao Ferro back and sides, providing the superb warm tone of the M-2, but with a touch more bass response.

The detailed finishing on this model is evidence of the care taken in the design and construction of the instrument. The top is edged in flame mahogany binding, the sound hole is inlaid with beautiful green abalone inlay, and everything from the bone nut to the select rosewood fretboard is of the highest possible quality.

The M-26 is a fitting tribute to the sound of the Mississippi delta, but with a tonal capability far beyond the limits of the Blues alone.

Model M-26 VSB
Type Farida M Type
Top Solid Red Cedar
Back & sides Pau Ferro
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Open Nickel
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 628mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish VSB

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Farida J-16E

An all-out tone generator, the J-16E is built for pure sound.

The Solid Spruce soundboard delivers huge natural volume, braced by its mahogany back and sides, whilst the matt finish ensures that the Spruce breathes and resonates freely, giving optimum projection and breadth of tone.

This guitar is designed to deliver maximum sound for its price-point, with its clean simple aesthetics taking a back seat and letting your music do all the talking.

The J-16E comes fitted with the Fishman Presys system as standard, and is also available as a left-handed acoustic version, the J-16L.

Model J-16E
Type Western Jumbo
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer Fishman Presys
Finish NS

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Farida J-66N

Farida’s deluxe Jumbo model, the J-66 is as stunning sonically as it is visually.

The flame maple back and sides are complemented by the solid Englemann Spruce soundboard, edged by matching flame maple binding. The timber used here is of the highest quality, and delivers a crisp, defined tone, suited to a multitude of playing styles.

It gives a wide, open tone for strumming, with the treble of the Spruce balanced by the low end of the Jumbo body shape.

This natural acoustic equalisation, combined with the extra volume of the larger body, also makes the J-66 ideal for fingerstyle. Even softly struck notes project fantastically, giving the player a fantastic range of dynamic options.

Total Guitar magazine gave the J-66 a maximum rating of five stars, declaring that ‘this is as good as acoustic guitars get at this price-point’.

Model J-66N
Type Western Jumbo
Top Solid Engelman Spruce
Back & sides Flame Maple veneer
Neck Maple
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Ebony
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Bone
Binding Flame Maple
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer None
Finish NA

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Farida F-8ce

Farida’s starter electro-acoustic, the F-8ce has proved popular with a wide range of players. The smaller body size makes it a popular choice for younger guitarists, while the cutaway design and low string action appeal to electric players new to acoustics.

The F-8ce is fitted with a piezo pick-up system and powered pre-amp system which provides a clean, crisp, amplified sound.

Model F-8ce
Type Folk Cutaway
Top Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany Rotary
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer Fishman Isys T
Finish WR GB

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Farida F-12ce

Big brother of the F-8, the F-12ce takes the same cutaway design and easy playability and adds a greater tonal variety and attention-to-detail. The slim, gloss-finish neck is finished to a higher degree, and the Fishman pre-amp ensures a more professional plugged-in sound.

With its tobacco sunburst finish this model is perfect for the electro player wanting a great-looking instrument that will not break the bank.

Model F-12ce
Type Folk Cutaway
Top Sitka Spruce
Back & sides Mahogany Rotary
Neck Mahogany
Machine heads Diecast Chrome
Fingerboard/bridge Sonokelin
Scale 650mm
Nut/saddle Plastic
Binding Black
Strings D’Addario
Equalizer Fishman Isys T
Finish TSB

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