The offer of the Casarez company is constantly expanding with new, often presenting unique solutions and original design models of acoustic guitars with nylon strings, ukulele, banjo, mandolins, acoustic basses, effects and accessories, recently a wireless system and a professional amplifier for acoustic guitars have been added to the catalog. with dedicated columns. This time, our test includes the Casarez SLR-380 ST guitar model, produced in Spain, belonging to the Traditional series and intended for those looking for a high-class instrument with a true Spanish pedigree.


All Casarez Traditional guitars measure 650 mm and are manufactured in Spain using high-quality materials. The Casarez SLR-380 ST has a full 4/4 body with a depth of 102 mm, the back and sides of which are made of durable rosewood of a noble shade, belonging to the African Padouk (Paduk) species. The solid top is made of North American cedar, both edges are surrounded by an interesting maple binding and the whole is finished in a natural high gloss. The SLR380 ST has a traditional Spanish body-mahogany neck joint and a rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets.

The neck on the saddle is 52 mm wide, and the head is finished in a natural light brown, decorated with a rosewood overlay and provided with open gears with light pearl heads. The rosewood bridge is an innovative Casarez construction that makes it easy to change strings. All Spanish Traditional guitars are sold complete with a solid, company Gig Bag Deluxe cover that protects the guitar well, and the high-quality Savarez 500CRJ strings are also fitted at the factory. For our test, the company equipped the guitar with the new Savarez 540 ARJ strings


The Casarez SLR-380 ST is definitely an instrument for demanding and more advanced guitarists, offering a higher class rendering of nuances and a deep full sound. Strong resonance and projection, as well as deep and clear bass testify to classy materials that, combined with good dynamics, can be successfully used both for serious learning and stage performances. The SLR-380 ST draws attention with a very good finish, exceeding this price range, and the matching of details, as well as a combination of a light color of a solid cedar board with red sides and a rosewood back. Visually, the whole is complemented by a rich, rosette and bright maple binding, creating a very aesthetic whole. You can not complain about the comfort of playing – a comfortable, slightly flattened neck with a wider, classic spacing, well-finished frets and string action that does not cause any problems in the game will work well with both typical classic pieces and modern fingerstyle playing. Slightly choppy bass sounds do not lose their definition, and a strong attack on the lower strings results in a springy bass. The midrange sounds dynamically and the decomposed arpeggio chords ensure proper sound separation. The treble parts sound warm and convey the percussion nuances well, and you cannot complain about the vividness of the sound, which is brilliant. In terms of color, the Casarez SLR-380 ST ranks very high in this price range, not to mention the quality of the finish.

The price will be around $ 4,000

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