Any love for Ibanez Artwood Series?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Rai, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Rai

    Rai Member

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    Thinking of getting an Ibanez Artwood Series AC240EOP Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar.

    It's $399 at GC.

    Yes or no? any better alternatives? Thanks in advance.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez/Artwood-Series-AC240EOP-Grand-Concert-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc

    Features
    • Grand concert body
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • Solid mahogany top
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
    • Dovetail neck joint
    • Fishman Sonicore Pickup
    • Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp with onboard tuner
    • Abalone rosette
    • Chrome Grover Tuners
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Advantage bridge pins
    • D'Addario EXP Strings
    • Case sold separately
     
  2. Photojeep

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    I own the AC240 OPN (non-eletric) version. To play through my loudbox mi I, I had to install an LR Baggs m1a sound hole pickup. If this had been available at the time, I would have bought it. The Ibanez Artwood series of guitars are very fine instruments. The AC 240 series, are particularly wonderful sounding guitars. They are very light and resonate til the vows come home. The lack of poly or other wood sealing finish allows the top to sing! Beautiful overtones that only an all mahogany instrument can provide.

    If I was you, I'd have already bought this guitar. Ibanez gets a bad rap from guitar snobs because of their laminated back and sides but I ignore them. Not everyone can afford a $2k guitar.

    I'd say, "Buy it!"

    Best,
    PJ
     
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  3. Rai

    Rai Member

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    Thanks for your input! Gonna drop by GC and try it. :)
     
  4. Chris Pile

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    I find Ibanez stuff to always be well built, good stuff - no matter which series or model.
     
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  5. Photojeep

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    I hope you like it.

    Best,
    PJ
     
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  6. kevmin

    kevmin Supporting Member

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    When you are there, be sure and compare to the new Yamaha 800 series. Those guitars have a solid spruce top with scalloped bracing. Superb for the money!!! The Ibanez is super nice too. Something will speak to you...
     
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  7. Scrapperz

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    I don't know about that model but I've got an Exotic Wood acoustic which plays and sounds great. It stay tune great. Plays open C well even after I lowered the action by carefully sanding some off the bottom of the bridge saddle. I also have an AS73 Semi Hollow and an RG7 both are working good for me. I bought the AS73 in 2008 and it's held up well, just played it today through a Peavey Valveking II 20MH and a Line 6 DT50HD.

    Overall, I have no problems with the ones I got.

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