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Sire Larry Carlton A3 Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic in Natural

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    Product Description

    Following in the footsteps of their incredible bass collaboration with Marcus Miller, Sire have teamed up with iconic fusion guitarist Larry Carlton to create their own line supreme acoustic guitars. The A3 is a classy instrument boasting high-end features you simply won't find among competitors.


    The A3 is made using classic woods with a twist. The body consists of a laminated mahogany back and sides and a roasted sapele top – resulting in great warmth and encompassing sound projection. Roasting, otherwise known as baking, is a favoured Sire design method ensuring longevity of the instrument and strong vibrations flowing 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.

    Grand Auditorium size

    Grand auditorium acoustics are extremely versatile, bridging the gap between the smaller grand concert and larger dreadnought. They deliver pronounced tones and are perfect for nuanced fingerpicking. The A3 has an upper cutaway, allowing you to reach higher frets for a wider variety of playing potential.


    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

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A beautiful guitar with an absolutely lovely tone. Amazing quality at that price point. Highly recommended!"

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great product, of the quality & tone I wanted but for half the price I thought I’d have to spend"

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It's just great for the money and great period. I love it ... How they make this for the money I just dont know."



    • Body Shape: GA Cutaway
    • 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


    9 reviews





    Mike Bishop30th Jun 2022

    I bought this guitar on the recommendation of Andertons and for the price, it cannot be beaten. A couple of minor issues in that the lacquer round one of the tuners on the headstock, is slightly chipped, plus I would have preferred a satin finish neck, but that's nothing a little talcum powder on the palm of the hand won't put right. Overall though, very pleased with my purchase.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Denis De Gagné18th Apr 2022

    love it. Did not disapoint.looks good,sounds good .

    Value 4Looks 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer16th Mar 2022

    A beautiful guitar with an absolutely lovely tone. Amazing quality at that price point. Highly recommended!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    martin brown6th Mar 2022

    Great guitar for a good price

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Mr William Robert Goodwin21st Feb 2022

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Mark Devonside3rd Feb 2022

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer2nd Feb 2022

    Great product, of the quality & tone I wanted but for half the price I thought I’d have to spend, so I was able to purchase a year before I thought I’d be able to purchase my new guitar.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Geoff Bartlett14th Jun 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Vijay7th Jun 2021

    Beautiful sound,, no set up required. As good as the youtube review from Andertons.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

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