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Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar  

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Embrace traditional and modern at the same time with the Ibanez AC300 Artwood Series acoustic guitar. Technology moves forward at a dizzying pace and...Read More

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A classic acoustic with modern embellishments for perfectly balanced craftsmanship and technology.

Embrace traditional and modern at the same time with the Ibanez AC300 Artwood Series acoustic guitar. Technology moves forward at a dizzying pace and the world of guitar craftsmanship is no different. In their search for the ultimate guitar tone Ibanez gave a modern twist to one of the traditional grand concert body.

The Ibanez AC300 Artwood Series acoustic guitar features a bone nut to deliver a well-balanced sound and a bone saddle on a distinctively contoured bridge. A descendant of the old orchestral acoustic guitars that were designed to be audible over large instrumental ensembles in the days before amplification, the Ibanez AC300 is great for playing with a group.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body shape: grand concert
  • Back and sides: mahogany
  • Top: solid Engelmann spruce
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Fingerboard and bridge: rosewood
  • Tuners: Chrome Grover Tuners
  • Rosette: abalone
  • Saddle: bone
  • Bridge pins: Advantage Bridge Pins
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP Strings
  • Case sold separately

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IbanezArtwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
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5.0

You can't have one... Ha Ha!

By Lucifers friend

from South of Heaven

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        Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

        Why MF wants me to review a guitar they no longer sell is rather confusing. Anyway, I usually avoid buying products made in Indonesia, as it is an Islamic theocracy diguised as a democracy. Religions, in my opinion, are poison. However, I must say that the build quality of this Ibanez, like other Ibanez acoustics I've owned, is remarkable. This guitar was being sold as a wherehouse clearance item, so the price was right. I prefer the Grand Concert size over dreadnaughts, so I sold my Taylor and bought one of these. Of course, it doesn't sound like a guitar with a 1k price tag, but since I'm way over trying to impress other people with what I may happen to own, it suits me fine. The truss rod needed to be tightened, as there was a little too much bow in the neck and absolutely no tension on the truss rod at all. Other than that, its a high quality instrument without the high price tag. Sorry you can't buy one... they're not for sale anymore!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very cool guitar

        By Solsurfer

        from LO CAL

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

          I play and collect guitars and this guitar is a well built guitar at a working mans price, Not only is it easy on the eye's it sounds awesome, A very easy guitar to play, I went from picking it up at USPS to a rehearsal with it, And right out of the box to say the least I was stoked, I passed it around at pratice and everyone really enjoyed playing it, Everyone was amazed at the sound quality from a guitar in this price range, So if you are thinking about buying one buy it you won't be dissapointed.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great deal

          By Soap Dodger

          from Prescott, Arizona

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                Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                I have been looking for years for a road guitar and after three previous guitars I have found it. This is a beautiful, smaller guitar that on sale cannot be beat. It has a bright sound. It does not play nor sound as good as my 1963 Gibson but who would expect it to?

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great

                By nickname

                from San Berndino Mountains CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                I know it's stupid to immediately start talking about the looks, but I can't get over the looks, it's an absolutely beautiful guitar. The tone is great. It feels great. The tuning machines are great. And when people say this thing stays in tune, they are not joking. I only need to tune this thing about once a week, if that, and I literally play this guitar about 6 hours a day. The bridge is on there really nicely, there is no cracks anywhere on the guitar, the frets are filed perfectly, and the frets are fairly small and not bulgy. Of course, it not being a dreadnought or jumbo sized guitar, it doesn't give off too much sound, so for playing a show, or busking or something like that, it wouldn't be my first choice, but it would definitely work. If you're jamming with somebody using a dreadnought, you'll hear yourself no problem, but if you're jamming with somebody using a jumbo sized guitar, the ibanez might not be able to be heard, I don't know yet. Mostly though, it's just a good guitar to have around the house. Something to casually strum on the porch or something, and also, this guitar looks, feels, sounds like, and is constructed like something you would see going for 7 or 800. Get it. Unless you are spoiled by gibsons, taylors, and martins and whatnot, I highly doubt you will regret it and even if you are spoiled by really nice guitars, it still feels and sounds like a really good guitar, because it is a good guitar.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A very nice guitar for the price

                By Sagittarius

                from Arizona

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                  During the last 40 years I've played a lot of acoustic guitars; I'm definitely qualified to judge an acoustic guitar. First of all we need to compare apples with apples. Don't compare the volume and tone of a smaller body concert guitar like this one to a Jumbo size guitar. If you're new to the world of acoustic guitars then you need to know that there are several body sizes. Starting with the largest body to the smallest, there are: Jumbo, Dreadnaught, Auditorium, Concert, Parlor, and Travel (3/4 size) guitars. And never compare the tone of a solid top to a laminate top guitar. Nor, should we compare the tone of a s300 guitar to a s3000, s1500, or even a s500 guitar. Manufacturers use higher grade woods for more expensive guitars. They use "A" grade solid top for s300 guitars, while they use "AAA"grade solid top for expensive guitars. Even if we compare the same body size, the "AAA" grade solid top produces a much prettier and more appealing tone than the "A" solid top guitar does.
                  So, having said all that, is the sound of this Ibanez AC300 as good as a Taylor, Martin, Gibson, or any other expensive guitar? Absolutely not! But it's a darn good guitar for s300 or even s350 . The craftsmanship to this guitar is superb. Cosmetically it's flawless, not a single imperfection anywhere, not even a very small one, I tried to look for one very closely but, I couldn't find any. The Cherry burst finish is beautiful and the top, sides and back all have a gloss finish, but, the burst neck has a satin finish.
                  The nut-width is 1.75", 1/16" wider than a standard nut-width. The slightly wider finger board makes finger picking easier but, it doesn't slow down strumming or lead playing. The scale (string length) is 24.9" in comparison to a standard 25.5". The shorter scale means less string tension and that means it's a bid easier and more comfortable on your fingers. The neck profile is just a tad thinner than a standard neck profile. Neck action out of the box is good. Grover tuning keys are very smooth and keep the strings in tune for a long time. The concert body itself is very comfortable to hold and produces the expected and acceptable volume of a concert size body. The top is a solid Engleman Spruce which is a bid more responsive to a softer touch than the more common Sitka Spruce. The sides and back are made from laminate Mahogany. This guitar is ideal for fingerpickers. Unfortunately, this guitar like most other acoustic guitars under s400 doesn't produces well-defined and boomy bass notes.
                  Even though I bought this guitar on a good sale for s200, I wouldn't mind paying s350 for it. This is an excellent guitar for the price and I'm very happy with my purchase. I bought a Musician's Gear deluxe gigbag made for a classical guitar and this Ibanes AC300 fits in it snugly.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  unbelieveable bargain

                  By manzanitakid

                  from KY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                    This should've definitely been one of those "stupid deals." I've played for over 40 yrs. Owned Martins, Taylors, Gibsons, Ovations -you name it. To call this guitar a good deal for the money is an understatement. I still can't believe how good it sounds & plays every time I pick it up. A true testament to what modern technology can really do.
                    Not a $4000.00 Martin or Taylor -but will hold it's own with most any guitar costing 4 -5 times as much.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    nice guitar here

                    By just me and my guitar

                    from michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                      this is a nice little guitar here,right from the box the action was great,the craftmenship was great,even the strings that came with it were nice,the sound is pretty even across the board on the one i recieved,not the big booming sound of a dread but very nice and it gets out there even against our banjo and mandolin,its a smaller guitar than what im used to,but has a nice feel to it,even in a bluegrass setting it performed quite nice,the guitar has the feel and playability of a much more expensive instrument,it's my first ibanez acoustic,and for the price you cant go wrong,i will be looking into the more exotic models next as i am very pleased with the artwood model,what a gem these are

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Artwood

                      By little giffy

                      from manchester,maryland

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Rich Sound
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                          Beautiful Guitar very pleased with it, great sound for a guitar of this price range sounds like more expensive models in the 8 9 hundred range. Great deal from the folks at Musicians friend

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Unbelievable Value

                          By Dave

                          from Florida

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                                Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                                I don't do a lot of reviews but this is a ridulous value. I've been playing guitar since 1978 and I own over 20 of them including Les Pauls, SG, Firebird, 335, Strat, Tele and so on. I bought this on the SDOTD as a 'beach' guitar i.e. something to just mess around with and not worry too much about. This guitar out of the box was not only in perfect tune but the setup was about as good as I could have gotten it. The last Ovation I bought took several hours to get playable and still isn't set up this well. The strings that come with it are really nice DAddario EXP's. The tone, workmanship and playability are simply not to be believed at this price point. Is it a $4000 Taylor, of course not. Vintage hand craftsmanship is great but modern computerized precision manufacturing really has something to offer these days in the budget acoustic category. Martin could sell this guitar with their headstock on it for 800 no problem.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very happy with this guitar

                                By Tom H.

                                from Yaphank, New York

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To See Strings
                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Rich Sound
                                • Stays In Tune
                                • Very Happy With Color

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Learning And Practicing
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar:

                                  Very pleased with this instrument. For a few dollars more than an entry level guitar big upgrade in quality and appearance

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