The Jasmine S-34C is a stylish grand orchestra-style guitar with a rich, well-balanced sound and a graceful Venetian-style cutaway that represent exceptional value. Great for any player seeking a well-built and easy-playing guitar, the S-34C features a select spruce top with Jasmine’s Advanced “X” Bracing, and sapele back and sides. The slim neck and full 25 1/2″ scale length provide comfortable feel and excellent playability, and the smooth satin finish maximizes resonance for optimal sound quality.Other great features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, full body binding and chrome tuners.
- Spruce top with Jasmine Advanced “X” Bracing
- Sapele back and sides
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Slim neck profile
- 25 1/2″ scale length
- Synthetic bone nut and saddle
- Satin Natural finish
If you look inside an acoustic guitar, you’ll see a series of sculpted wood pieces attached to the underside of the instrument’s top. These sculpted wood pieces comprise the guitar’s bracing. The primary function of the bracing is to support and maintain the structural stability of the guitar’s top. Bracing can also dramatically affect the way the guitar sounds, depending on how it’s constructed and its arrangement (called the bracing pattern).
There are many different types of bracing patterns. The most common and enduring pattern used on steel-string acoustic guitars is called “X” bracing; so named for the two braces that form an “X” by crossing each other in the middle of the pattern.
Not all “X” bracing patterns are created equal, however. Jasmine’s “Advanced X Bracing” system features a “forward-shifted” “X” bracing pattern that places the braces closer to the soundhole, producing a livelier, more open sound with improved definition and note detail.
The quartersawn braces provide exceptional stability, with a scalloped design that reduces weight and lets the top vibrate more freely, resulting in better sound. A solid rosewood bridge plate rounds out this remarkable package by providing superior balance and note separation.