Peavey promises premium playability from its new budget-friendly Delta Woods acoustic guitar series

Peavey Delta Woods
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Peavey has launched a new beginner acoustic guitar series featuring a classic spruce/mahogany tonewood build and offering onboard electronics and solid wood tops for under 250 bucks.

The Delta Wood series arrives in three variations – the DW-1, DW-2, and DW-2 CE. Shipping with a gig-bag, the entry-level DW-1 has a laminated build of spruce on top and mahogany on the back and sides, while the DW-2 and DW-2 CE class things up with their solid spruce tops.

Not bad for the price, and they look pretty cool, too, with an eye-catching rosette and rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. Under the hood Peavey has deployed a hand-carved bracing pattern that should help your chords ring out nicely.

Peavey Delta Woods

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The flagship model in the series, the DW-2 CE has a cutaway dreadnought body and as the E in its designation suggests, there is indeed a pickup and preamp system boasting a 3-band EQ, presence, and the all-important tuner.

Elsewhere, there are sealed tuners, compensated saddles to help keep your intonation tip-top, wooden truss rod covers and a satin natural finish.

The DW-1 is priced $169 (including gig-bag). The DW-2 is priced $199. And $249 will secure the services of the solid-spruce topped, electro acoustic cutaway model, the DW-2CE.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.