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Sire Larry Carlton A3 Dreadnought Electro Acoustic in Natural

With a Solid Roasted Spruce Top & Sire Internal Preamp this is THE go-to Acoustic under £200!


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THE go-to Acoustic under £200!


    Product Description

    For under £200 you simply won't find any other acoustic guitar that can compete in quality and specs. With a solid roasted Spruce top, luxurious Rosewood fingerboard and Sire's own internal preamp system with adjustable EQ, there is no better value guitar at this price!

    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.

    Key Features

    • Solid Roasted Spruce Top - For this price you'll be hard-pressed to find another acoustic with a solid top, and certainly not a roasted top. Compared to a laminate top, a solid top is more expensive and offers a fuller, clearer and louder tone. The roasted top gives it even more projection and a warmer tone.
    • Rolled Rosewood Fingerboard - 2 things you never find on £200 acoustic guitars: a rolled fingerboard, and Rosewood - yet this has both! Rosewood is a rare and highly coveted wood, that has a an addictively smooth feel and a rich tone. Rolling the fingerboards is a time-intensive process that makes all the difference to how it feels. As you play, you'll notice that your hand fits so comfortably around the neck without a single sharp spot, for a wonderful played-in feel.
    • Sire Preamp - This system combines a classic under-saddle piezo pickup that you will have heard a thousand times with a condenser microphone inside the body which adds the warmth and dynamic range that a piezo lacks for an extremely balanced and inspiring electro-acoustic sound! The preamp also has an onboard EQ to finetune your sound exactly as you like it!

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    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 enhances the resonance and projection of the instrument! You'll be hard-pressed to find many other guitars that have a solid Spruce top in this price range. Compared to a laminate top it has a fuller sound with more projection for an overall better sound and more enjoyable playing experience!

    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.

    Customer Reviews

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fantastic sound for the money. Sounds like a lot more money"

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It is a bargain at this price and I look forward to hearing how it matures ... five stars it is!"

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "you can not find a guitar of that quality anywhere else for that price."



    • 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


    10 reviews





    Mr Chris Gray8th Jul 2022

    Amazing guitar at an absolute bargain price. Plays, sounds, looks and feels like a more high end expensive acoustic guitar. Over the moon with this purchase and keen to try more Sire guitars if this is the quality they produce.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer25th Jun 2022

    Incredible value. Much higher quality than would be expected from the price

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer22nd Jun 2022

    This looks feels & plays like a guitar 3 times the full price. It’s comfortable. The finish is immaculate & attention has been paid to detail.. the sound is mature & balanced. Rosewood keyboard, solid spruce top, mahogany neck. If you’re after a real piece of quality you’d be nuts to pass this by, especially at the offer price!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Matt L21st Jun 2022

    What an excellent guitar for the money!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Neil N Livingstone3rd Jun 2022

    out and out a bargain, very pleased .

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 4

    Mr carlo garchitorena18th May 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr Alastair Smith16th May 2022

    Great value solid top acoustic

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 4

    Mr Renville Facey9th May 2022

    The guitar plays beautifully, it's made out of good grade of wood the electronics are great and made in house and you can not find a guitar of that quality any where for that price.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

    david wood31st Dec 2021

    Mine had rusty tarnished strings and lots of fret glue on fingerboard. Buzzed at the nut. Once sorted it plays really nice. Good bass low end. Not over impressed with pick up sound through my amp.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Mark Robinson21st Nov 2021

    Fantastic sound for the money sounds like allot more money

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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