As a guitar player, I know first hand what it’s like to build your collection. I’ve got a good single-coil setup, now I need a nice humbucker. I finally have a guitar with a good tremolo, but you know, a good tele would really round off my tonal arsenal. It’s never ending for us. There’s always another guitar that we could add to the collection. One category comes to mind more often than not whenever I’m hanging around the stores with the local musicians, and that is, traveler guitars. Within this division, it usually comes down to acoustics. And what we all tend to want is something that sounds great, looks nice, and is super portable. With that in mind, there’s a newer name in smaller form function guitars that hasn’t had much distribution in the U.S. until now, and that is Corona Guitars. While not being advertised as a traveler guitar, its smaller size would make it a perfect addition to the traveling musician. I took one of their models for a test spin in the Sam Ash Studio, the Aphrodite APS-100 EQ to be exact. So, let’s check it out!

Corona Aphrodite APS-100 EQ: The Overview




Certainly not a bad guitar for the money, and certainly one worth checking out. It has good tone, not too loud, but not too soft either. All of which can be easily enhanced by the onboard preamp and running the guitar through an amp or PA. It has just about everything you need right out of the box. You get the preamp with a built-in tuner and EQ controls. It has a nice gig bag with room for storage. And it’s a super tight design that offers a unique look and added portability.

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.