Walden - Natura - [G 700CE/G] Chitarra Folk Serie 700 + Custodia
Walden - Natura - [G 700CE/G]  Chitarra Folk Serie 700 + Custodia

Walden - Natura - [G 700CE/G] Chitarra Folk Serie 700 + Custodia


Codice Art.: 561654
Marca: Walden
Serie: Natura

Walden has been one of the real stars of the affordable acoustic market for quite some time, consistently producing well-built, high-quality, great-sounding guitars for less than a grand—and often much less. Like many guitar makers that offer great stuff that’s accessibly priced, Walden builds their axes overseas. But Walden is not a sloppy outsourcing operation. They emphasize a hands-on ethic and like to know where their materials are coming from—getting woods from PEFC certified sources and using a small staff of seven trained luthiers. The payoff has traditionally been guitars that rival, and often better, a lot of guitars in the same price class. The G700CE Grand Auditorium, from the company’s Natura line, is no different. It manages to be comfortable, playable, attractive, and stage-ready with B-Band electronics. It’s a great deal for gigging players who need to get the most out of their budget.

Walden guitars always seem to look good, and elegant understatement seems to be the rule with the Walden design gurus. The G700CE doesn’t deviate from that formula. It’s beautifully proportioned, with a Grand Auditorium body that’s roughly the size of a 000 but slightly more voluptuous and deeper. The top is solid Sitka spruce, and the back is solid Indian rosewood. Only the sides, which arguably have the least impact on tone, are laminate, while the neck is solid mahogany, and fretboard and bridge are Indian rosewood. It’s not an entirely austere guitar—the body is bound with white plastic, and an abalone rosette and reddish faux-tortoise pickguard add a tasteful measure of flash and adornment.

The fretboard width is 1 11/16" at the Fossalite nut (which Walden says achieves the warmth and depth of vintage bone while accentuating highs and mids). The string spacing makes it a great guitar for strummers and flatpickers, if a little less ideal for a fingerstyle guitar, though anyone accustomed to the classic Martin 000—a great fingerstyle guitar with narrower string spacing—will be in familiar territory. The reliable B-Band pickup and onboard EQ/preamp/tuner are as easy to use and navigate as can be, with volume, low, mid, and treble controls, a tuner button, and a phase switch.
Scheda tecnica:

  •     body shape: Grand Auditorium
  •     top material: Solid Sitka Spruce
  •     back material: Solid Indian Rosewood
  •     side material: Indian Rosewood
  •     soundboard bracing: Scalloped-X


  •     material: Mahogany
  •     nut width: 1 11/16 "
  •     fingerboard: Solid Rosewood
  •     trussrod: 2-way adjustable
  •     reinforcement: Glass-fiber rails


  •     binding: White plastic
  •     rosette: Abalone
  •     tuners: Gold with black buttons
  •     logo: Pearl
  •     bridge: Walden Rosewood bridge
  •     nut & saddle: Fossalite


  •     Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  •     cutaway: Venetian
  •     EQ: B-Band T35