Guitars are best friends of musicians. They are relatively easy to learn, and they are cheap. You don’t have to be a pro rock star to handle a guitar. Every musician and singer starts by learning this instrument. If you are buying your first guitar, you wouldn’t know where to go and what to choose.
Here’s a piece of advice for all beginners: buy a cheap guitar that has every functionality a guitarist looks for. You don’t know how long you will have the hobby of the guitar. You are more likely to learn it if you have learned other instruments. But you might not have the patience if it’s your first instrument. Buying a cheaper guitar will be easy on your pocket and there won’t be much big of waste if you switch your focus.
The next question would be about the guitar model to buy. We are looking for “cheap” and “full-fledged”, and the Jasmine S35 Acoustic guitar perfectly fits this description. This article is a review of Jasmine S35 to help you decide if this should be your choice.
This is the kind of guitar that you can give your young siblings or kids to take school with them. They will learn a thing or two and you will have peace of mind due to its low price. If you would still be worried, you can use a phone tracker app to ensure they only go to school and come back home.
The body is made of spruce with a laminated top. If you’re wondering why not a solid top, this guitar costs only about $99, and a solid top adds to the price. One of the disadvantages to a laminated top is that you lose tonal fidelity. The vibrations generated at the top of the guitar are interrupted between the different slices of pieces. Though most musicians won’t notice, it slightly degrades the quality of sound, whereas a solid top will improve with age and is a great choice for a pro-level guitar further down the line.
It has a Nato neck, which is quite similar to mahogany. Nato is a durable wood that doesn’t compromise on sound quality, and it’s cost effective. Jasmine S35 acoustic guitar has a scale of 25.5 inches with 20 frets and a fretboard of 12 inches radius.
Jasmine S35 has a natural volume and good projection. Furthermore, these tones are balanced and offer a great sustain.
I feel like I’d practice guitar a million times more often if I wasn’t so sensorily distracted: that is, if I feel encumbered by cords and stuff – especially if I’m playing along to tracks through headphones – it really takes me out of the moment. I’ve always wished there was a really good headphone amp. BOSS seems to have risen to the challenge with the Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System. It consists of two physical elements – a pair of wi-fi headphones and a wireless transmitter to plug into your guitar – plus the free BOSS Tone Studio app.
Now, an easy way to get Waza sounds into your headphones would be cool enough, but what really makes this system extra-interesting to me its its spatial intelligence. There are three modes designed to provide natural ‘amp-in-room’ tone rather than just cramming the direct sound into your head: Surround Mode puts the amp in a virtual room, and you can think of this as sitting in the control room of a studio listening to your perfectly mic’d amp through your cans. Stage Mode recreates the sound of the amp coming from behind you as you perform (and this can be a very valuable thing to learn to get used to if you’re a newer guitarist who isn’t used to performing onstage yet: it can be very different to playing in your room, and often early on you’ll be on a small stage with no monitors). But for me the most exciting mode is Static Mode, which places the amp in a virtual location in a room, with the amp and room sound changing depending on how you move your head. That just sounds like lots of fun to me.
Here’s the official press release.
BOSS Introduces Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System
Revolutionary New Wearable, Over-Ear Guitar System with Natural “Amp-in-Room” Tone
Los Angeles, December 5, 2019 — BOSS, a leading manufacturer and distributor of some of the world’s most popular electric guitar effects and amplifiers, introduces the Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System, a revolutionary new wearable, over-ear sound system for guitarists. In BOSSWaza tradition, Waza-Air combines decades of expertise with cutting-edge innovation to present a breakthrough musical product that truly pushes the envelope. Melding BOSS’s premium amp, effects, and wireless technologies with dynamic 3D sound and natural “amp-in-room” tone, Waza-Air delivers a unique guitar amplification experience that’s never been available until now.
While often necessary to avoid bothering others, playing guitar through traditional headphones offers a less-than-satisfying experience that lacks the depth and dimension of playing a real amp in a real room. Waza-Air changes all that, restoring the natural dimension, resonance, and “moving air” feel to provide an engaging and inspiring monitoring environment for the player. An integrated gyro sensor tracks head movements as the user plays, driving sophisticated 3D algorithms that produce an immersive sound field with extraordinary spatial realism.
Waza-Air’s advanced ambience setups provide three realistic environments to play in. Surround mode places the amp in a virtual room, providing an immersive experience like playing a recording studio. Static mode provides natural spatial localization, where the combined amp and room sound continually changes depending on where the user moves their head. Finally, Stage mode places the user center stage, with the amp sound coming from a virtual backline behind them.
Waza-Air features tones and controls from the stage-class Katana amplifiers, with full customization available using the free BOSS Tone Studio app for iOS and Android. Five amp types deliver tones from classic clean to high gain, plus a full-range voice that’s ideal for bass or acoustic-electric guitar. Over 50 effect types are available as well, including mod, delay, and reverb effects optimized for Waza-Air’s unique spatial experience. And with six onboard memories, users can store favorite setups and recall them with dedicated buttons.
In addition to providing a wireless connection to BOSS Tone Studio, Waza-Air’s built-in Bluetooth lets the user jam along with songs from their mobile device. When used with Stage mode, the streaming music plays from the backline along with the amp sound, simulating a live performance environment. It’s also possible to remotely control volume and playback functions with a multi-function lever on Waza-Air.
All audio connectivity with Waza-Air is 100-percent wireless, allowing users to move and play in complete freedom. Advanced wireless tech from BOSS’s acclaimed WL series provides premium sound quality, effortless set up, and great playing feel with ultra-low latency. The headphones and included transmitter also feature auto standby and wake functions, conserving the life of their built-in rechargeable batteries between playing sessions.
Availability & Pricing
The BOSSWaza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System is available December 5, 2019, for $399.99.
Press kit including hi-res images, press release, specs and more is available here.
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