Oscar Schmidt OG10CE Acoustic Electric Guitar (Discontinued)
The OG10CE appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $200 from June 2018 until March 2020.
While dreadnought is still the most popular shape, there are other shapes that provide a slightly different tone and comfort. One such shape is the concert size, with its narrower "waist" that makes it a bit more comfortable to sit on your lap, and a subtly warmer sound.
This is the particular shape that the OG10CE comes in, and is made by Oscar Schmidt, a sub-brand of Washburn.
It features an all-laminate body (spruce top and catalpa for the sides and back), and comes with a built-in active MET-10 preamp system with built-in tuner.
It's designed for live performance and has a built-in preamp so you can plug it directly into a PA system or acoustic guitar amp - of course you can use it as a regular acoustic guitar as well.
With additional features such as the WT92 preamp system and the cutaway design which makes it easy to reach the high frets, the OG10CE represents fair value.
It has a low action which means that the strings are a little closer to the fretboard than on most acoustics - this makes it a bit easier to press the strings down which can be beneficial to beginners.
One potentially negative aspect of the OG10CE is that its thin body leads to it emphasizing the treble a bit more than standard sized acoustics.
The Oscar Schmidt OG10CE is a good looking yet affordable concert size acoustic electric guitar that's easy to recommend.
- Body Shape: Concert with Cutaway
- Top: Spruce
- Body: Catalpa back & sides
- Finish: Transparent Green
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 20
- Electronics: MET-10 Preamp Tuner/System
- Pickup Type: Active