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Ibanez Artwood Series AC300 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 

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Overview

  • Body shape: grand concert
  • Back and sides: mahogany
  • Top: solid Engelmann spruce
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $449.99
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    - $150.00
  • Your Price:
    $29999
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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
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Jamming (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    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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      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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        4.0

        nice guitar here

        By just me and my guitar

        from michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unbelievable Value

              By Dave

              from Florida

              About Me Experienced

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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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