Nightwish N3000GAC | The Furch Wannabe


Having been impressed by budget China made guitars, I was curious.


I was curious if the more expensive counterparts (>S$1000) could match up to or even outshine the big names.


And I was lucky enough to get hold of one: Nightwish N-3000GAC.



With a price tag of ~S$1100, it boasts of quality materials and intricate features.


GAC: Grand auditorium shape with cutaway.



Top: solid AAA Sitka Spruce top



Back & sides: solid AAA Rosewood



Rosewood fretboard + bridge. Swapped out the ugly bridge pins with self-dyed bone pins for an added touch of elegance.



Intricate wood rosette with abalone inlays.



Pearl and abalone fretboard inlays.



Elegant maple wood bindings/ purflings around the body.



The inner landscape: standard X-braced but what surprised me was the lack of a bridge plate underneath.



Gold Grover tuners



Headstock heavily decorated with abalone inlays that borders on gaudy.



The guitar sounds loud for a GA shape. Tone of the guitar is very clean and focused. But I felt it lacks a certain warmth for fingerstyle playing. The resonance and responsiveness of the guitar are somewhat lacking too.



So here's the verdict: is it a good guitar? Yes.


Does it offer more value than the price tag? Probably not.


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