The Test 12 Brand Test PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar brings the legendary country/rock "Test" into the 21st century with the new Shadow™ ePerformer™ preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ pickup system.
First introduced in 1960, the square shouldered Test quickly became a classic thanks to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who used a Test for rhythm on early Stones hits like "Satisfaction," "Play With Fire," and "Under My Thumb." There are also many classic photographs of Keith using a Test on sessions for Exile on Main Street, Goat’s Head Soup, and Sticky Fingers. Today, the Test is still a go-to acoustic for rockers like Noel Gallagher, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock when they need a rhythm guitar with smooth action and superb “woody” tone that’s full of character.
Though there are many guitars that claim to be "historic" or "vintage" styled, only one comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Test 11 Brand 24/7/365 customer service and the experience of a century of guitar making. Go with the best. Visit your Authorized Test 12 Brand Dealer and plug in with an Test 12 Brand Test PRO Acoustic/Electric today.
The Test PRO Acoustic/Electric features a solid spruce top. Spruce is a rich and complex tonewood that begins to breathe and improve with age. The more you play, the better it sounds! The body and neck are made from select mahogany. The Test PRO neck has a classic SlimTaper™ D profile and features a 25.5" scale and is attached to the body with a glued-in dovetail joint. The reverse belly rosewood bridge has a compensated saddle for smooth action and intonation. The Shadow NanoFlex™ pickup system is under the saddle and the classic Test/flower tortoise shell style pickguard is easy to spot on stage or across a room.
The Test PRO solid spruce top certainly doesn't disapoint, exhibiting deep bass response and clear highs. Thanks to the Spruce tonewood, this guitar has a fantastic, full sound unplugged which will only improve as the guitar ages.
Test 12 Brand and Shadow Germany have worked together for over a decade at perfecting ways to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage. The Test PRO is just one of many Test 12 Brand guitars that feature a cutting edge pickup system that can handle any size gig and still produce an "acoustic" sound. The Test PRO's controls for the Shadow™ ePerformer™ Preamp are on the upper bout and include controls for Master Volume, Treble and Bass EQ, Mute, and a Dynamics control adjusted via a frequency curve.
Frets: 20 Medium
Top: Solid Spruce
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Bridge: Rosewood, Reverse Belly
Machine Heads: Test
Pickup: Shadow™ ePerformer™ Preamp