The Farida M-26E is one of the most popular guitars we make here at Farida, and it’s no surprise! The top-end features you see such as a solid cedar top and B Band electronics help to create a parlour guitar with outstanding value for your money.
Built on the also popular Farida M-26, the M-26E adds a pickup and pre-amp system in to the mix, meaning there’s nothing to stop you using the guitar live or getting a quick recording using the on-board system. We’ve used a discreet B Band A1.2 electronic system with a volume control that sits inside the soundhole. This ensures it doesn’t interfere with your playing experience, it just sits in the background ready for you when you need it. Just take a standard jack lead, plug it in to your favourite PA system, amplifier or recording device and you’re ready to go!
The woods we use to make our guitars are always carefully chosen, with this guitar being a prime example. Beneath the vintage burst finish you’ll find a solid cedar top alongside striped rosewood back & sides. This is a great choice for the parlor guitar style, ensuring a vintage feel and sound throughout. Don’t be fooled by the small body shape though, this guitar projects extremely well and would be perfect for recording with a microphone. You’ll also find a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard on the Farida M-26E, a classic combination that can’t be argued with.
So if you’re into your country or blues this guitar will be a no-brainer, but let’s not typecast it, this guitar would be a great choice for any musical style. We’ve seen more players in the public eye switch to smaller bodied guitars in recent years and it looks like that trend is set to stay. Guitars like the Farida M-26E often represent impressive value for money, easier portability and, of course, they look awesome.