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Sire Larry Carlton A3 Dreadnought Electro Acoustic in Vintage Sunburst

Featuring New Sire Internal Preamp System


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    Product Description

    Following in the footsteps of their incredible Marcus Miller bass collaboration, Sire have teamed up with iconic fusion guitarist Larry Carlton to create their own line supreme acoustic guitars. The A3 is a breath of fresh air into the bloated mid-price acoustic market, boasting high class features you simply won't find among competitors.


    The A3 is made using classic woods with a touch of Larry Carlton magic. The body consists of a laminated mahogany back and sides and a roasted solid spruce top, resulting in great warmth and all-encompassing sound projection. Roasting, otherwise known as baking, is a favoured Sire design method ensuring longevity and strong sound dispersion throughout the body as you play.

    Sire always produce on the playability front. The luxurious “C” shape neck feels effortless to play, matched with the flat 16” rosewood fretboard and those glorious rolled edges. The A3 is also a stylistically modern acoustic, adorned with herringbone binding and bar inlays.

    Dreadnought size

    Dreadnought guitars posses loud acoustic properties and deliver in a full low-to-mid frequency range. They're perfect in larger band settings, but also pleasantly fill out a room when played solo. A great and popular all-rounder.


    Plug the A3 acoustic into a mixer/PA system when you need to tap into higher volume levels. Thanks to the onboard SIB Acoustic EQ System, you're able to blend the inbuilt piezo under saddle pickup and condenser microphone together to recreate accurate acoustic tones.



    • Body Shape: Dreadnought
    • Body Top Material: Roasted Solid Spruce
    • Body Side Material: Mahogany
    • Body Back Material: Mahogany 
    • Body Binding: Herringbone


    • Neck Material: Mahogany
    • Neck Shape: C-Shape
    • Scale: 25.5"
    • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood / Rolled Fretboard Edges
    • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
    • Frets: 2.0mm Small
    • String Nut: Bone Nut, 43mm Width
    • String Saddle: Bone Saddle, 72mm Width
    • Bridge Material: Rosewood
    • Neck Joint: Dove Tail Joint


    • Pickups: 1 Piezo(under Saddle), 1 Condenser Mic.
    • Controls: Master Volume, Tone, Mic Mix
    • Electronics: Sire SIB Acoustic EQ System


    • Knobs: Sire Acoustic Soft Knob
    • Tuning Gear: Sire Acoustic Diecasting Standard
    • Hardware Finish: Chrome
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    Customer Reviews


    3 reviews





    Brian Miller20th Jun 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer7th May 2022

    The acoustic sound is fantastic. I haven't spent much time adjusting the settings, but I struggled to get that same tone from the pickups so if you're thinking of using it for recording, a microphone may be the way to go. The guitar feels and looks great, although as a new guitarist I haven't played any more expensive options. It comes with Ernie Ball strings, so no need to change to a better set straight out of the box. I'm very happy with this guitar.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Leslie Wilson3rd Jun 2021

    At first, I thought the intonation on the A string was out and that I'd have to shave the saddle slightly then I noticed that the strings were pretty corroded. The problem disappeared with new strings, perhaps the guitar should be shipped with decent strings on it or include a replacement set. They also felt like medium gauge to me. I had to rub a pencil in the nut slots as the strings were jumping when tuning, an easy fix. The neck feels very comfortable and slim, the distance between the edge of the neck and the 1st and 6th strings is slightly more than my other dreadnoughts and takes getting used to but my Fylde guitar neck has this too and cost way more than the Sire. The electronics sound good although I blend in very little of the internal mic which is unusable on its own and is probably not designed to be used as such. If you want to hear any percussive noises, the mic brings them in. I wanted a good sounding, acoustically loud pub guitar and this fits the bill. I would have no hesitancy using this guitar in a concert scenario, it really does sound that good. It's well lacquered so will be able to take the knocks and beer spillages encountered in pub sessions. It is a bargain at this price and I look forward to hearing how it matures. I had thought of just giving it four stars due to the dodgy strings but that would be mean, five stars it is!

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

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