Hohner student guitars are a prefered choice for music educators and students worldwide. The A+ AS03 is crafted with a Spruce top and Basswood back and sides. The 3/4 scale is designed and recommended for players between the ages of 8-13. Light gauge steel strings and a comfortable neck profile provides easier playability for beginners. Hohner meticulously developed a new manufacturing system known as the A+ Advantage. It is standard on all Hohner Student guitars. It improves many details of the guitar’s performance..Properly cured wood and correct grain direction is crucial to make more stable, reliable guitars. They are equipped with specially designed neck blocks enhancing tone and projection. Fret size / installation techniques improve tactile performance and intonation. Neck angles optimized for maximum playability. Gluing processes redesigned for tight solid seals between edges – no glue gaps or weaknesses. Bridge installation improved for string vibrational transfer to the top for sustain and rich tone. Internal braces strategically altered to maximize tonal vibration. The Hohner A+ Advantage system has 35+ improvements. The resulting guitars have increased quality, volume, playability, tone, sustain and instrument life. Only A+ by Hohner instruments can claim the attributes of the A+ Advantage system.