Kadence Guitars are an upcoming brand of Guitars which have just started trending here in India. These guitars have good quality look and feel and have the ability to turn heads once you start playing. The sound quality of Kadence Guitars is soothing but with a bright tone, which means you may have to go for higher gauge strings in case you are looking for a bass heavy sound output. However, as it is always advisable to change strings as soon as you purchase your guitar, (which goes for both online and in-store purchases) you can then itself choose the right stings for your new Kadence Guitar.
List of Kadence Acoustic Guitars
Kadence Frontier Series
Kadence Frontier series is the lowest one in Kadence Acoustic Guitars. These are basically combo 6-stringers made just for the enthusiast who need the whole sole package for less price. Aimed at the beginner, the Kadence frontier series gives away lot of free-bees which cost a lot of money if bought separately. Thus, I suggest beginners to go for this combo. Also read my recommendations at the end of this article. That will ensure you don’t face problems while learning to play the guitar.
The guitar has cutaway design, fitted tuner and pick-up and also comes with bag. Some sellers offer plectrums and set of strings and strap also. But I advice to go for least price combo.
Kadence Slowhand Series
Kadence Slowhand series is an innovation in itself. It is one step ahead of the usual Cutaway model. There is an arc where your hand can access the higher frets above 12th and it is not full cutaway even. Sound-wise this guitar is better than the Frontier series. This is because of the wood quality. It comes with Mahogany, Cedar and Spruce wood construction. Neck is primarily maple and fingerboard is rosewood.
Tuner and pick up is pre-installed just like the Frontier series. This one feels and looks better obviously. Infact Kadence seems to have worked on the tuning pegs as well. The tuning pegs on Kadence Slowhand Guitar look better than Frontier series guitars. Holds tune longer too.
What are Kadence Guitars Made of ?
To begin with, the body of low-priced Kadence Guitars is all spruce, which is a kind of a laminated wood or compressed wood found in 90% of today’s Guitars. Laminated Spruce brings the cost of the Guitar down to affordable level and hence you will find so many cheap guitars in the market. However, for learning purposes laminate does the job effectively for you and that is the reason why Kadence Guitars are such a hit. Most choices of Kadence Guitars listed above have Maple / Nato neck with Rosewood fingerboard which is a great combination and is prevalent in most acoustic guitars nowadays. The keys on Kadence Guitars are made of steel so that there is no fear of rusting or corrosion.
What to check before buying?
There are a few important things you should check before buying Kadence Guitars
- Some of the Kadence Guitars don’t come with installed pick-up, so you may not be able to plug it into a speaker system or Cube Amplifiers
- Secondly, there are a few combo offers listed from the online stores above. These offers keep changing so before buying check all the combo offers carefully
What to do after buying?
There are a lot of user reviews and low ratings on guitars online which say that the stock strings were rusted or not in tune. That happens because these ignorant people don’t follow certain basics –
- First thing to do is to tune and check the Action (check distance between the fretboard and strings at 12th fret or so)
- De-tune and change strings – always do this on a new guitar, irrespective of the brand
- Adjust truss rod if you found that action is high or too low (if the guitar you purchased has truss rod)
- Wipe the entire guitar with a clean, dry cloth and then tune. You can use the Android app Guitar Tuna. They have an iOS version too. It is a great free app to tune guitars.
- Once tuned, enjoy the Music !
FAQs regarding Kadence Guitars
Mr. Karthik wrote to us a few days earlier. He had a query.
My answer to this was another question – For whom the guitar is required? Height / age etc. His reply was –
“The Guitar is required for a person 25 years old height 4 feet, 10 inches and short arms.”
My recommendation to him was –
“Juarez guitars are better in that case since they have small frame and light weight.”
In another query over mail, Ms Neha asked –
My immediate answer to her was –
“Go for Kadence Guitar – it is the cheapest combo so no need to buy stuff separately and is definitely better than Givson.”