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Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Open Pore Natural

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An ode to the past with modern appointments and a beautiful open pore natural finish.

The Artwood Series was crafted to produce a traditional yet modern guitar. Technology moves forward at a frantic pace and the world of guitar craftsmanship is no different. In producing the Artwood Series, Ibanez has respected both the rich tradition of the acoustic guitar while adding modern interpretations in their continuing search for the ultimate in guitar tone.

The AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric features their popular dreadnought body shape, a solid mahogany top, mahogany neck, back, and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins. The Open Pore Natural finish shows off the guitar's naturally rich woodgrain. Finally, the AW54OPN is finished off with a tortoise shell pickguard and chrome die-cast tuners.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Dreadnought body
Solid mahogany top
Mahogany back & sides
Mahogany neck
Rosewood bridge and fretboard
Chrome die-cast tuners
D'Addario EXP strings
Open pore natural finish
Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
Case sold separately

Order an AW54OPN today and enjoy great Ibanez sound for years to come.

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IbanezAW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Probably The Best Value On The Market

By Schmokes

from Olympus Mons

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Comfortable Neck
  • Excellent Resonation
  • Gorgeous Dark Mahogany
  • Lightweight
  • Low Action
  • Smells Good
  • Stays In Tune
  • Unbelievably Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Quite simply I am stunned by, and enthralled with, how great this guitar sounds, and nevermind the ridiculously low price. It has the dry, woody, warm, deep, full, crisp mahogany sound that I have been searching for. The wow factor does not subside, I can tell the two of us are going to be spending lots of time together! This, my friends, is what an acoustic guitar should sound like.

    I always change the stock strings when I get a new guitar, but this baby sounded good right out of the box nonetheless. It smells good too. And thankfully the mahogany body is several shades darker and browner than the stock photos. This thing is a big delicious brownie.

    The Ibanez AW54OPN is surprisingly lightweight, a feature common on big name high priced guitar manufacturers on their quality instruments. With this Ibanez, the only thing you are sacrificing is a whopping price tag. You might get marginally better sound by paying many times as much money. If I were to do a blindfolded test, this guitar would easily beat guitars that cost way more anyway. I feel like I have found the best value acoustic guitar on the market.

    I absolutely love the fact that this guitar doesn't have a thick layer of shellac on it, it is totally nude wood. And the impressive, resonant, full-bodied tone it puts out is a direct result. I took the pick guard off as well. Why hide any part of that beautiful brown sugar?

    The neck is probably the most comfortable acoustic neck I've ever played. It is thinner and flatter, rather than an uncomfortable bulbous round baseball bat neck and thus is very easy to play, just what I was looking for. And being satin, when your hands get sweaty from playing her, they won't stick and slow you down. The action was perfect right out of the box too, quite low and very easy to play.

    I immediately noticed how well this guitar resonates, it is a real joy to actually be able to feel, not just hear, the notes I play on it, as I hold its beautiful body against mine.

    I could probably go on gushing about this guitar for a long time but I'll just tell you, if you want that mahogany sound, I truly cannot see how you could do better than this wonderful tone machine. Highly recommended, I would give this thing 10 stars if I could because the value of this thing is just out of this world. There is nothing lacking about it whatsoever, no quality control issues, or any drawbacks you might expect with an instrument priced so low. If you want to spend obscene sums of money for abalone inlays and a thick layer of shellac, that's your business; I however will be busy playing my heart out on this wonderfully unique acoustic that has it where it counts.

    Unfortunately, I cannot recommend that you purchase this guitar, because I wanna be the only guy around who has the coolest looking, best sounding, easiest playing, best value dreadnought acoustic guitar on the market.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar!

    By ncblues

    from winston salem nc

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fine Craftsmanship
    • Frets Easy
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Music Therapy
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I've been playing a very nice acoustic for almost 20 years. I play and sing almost every day. I just wanted a different sound. This guitar is beautiful! And it plays and sounds like a dream. I still cannot get over the price. Honestly, this is a wonderful guitar!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Guitar for the price

      By Chuck

      from Columbia, SC

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I was tasked by a friend who is tight with money to find a good quality full size guitar for her 12 year old son who is moving up from a 3/4 size guitar. I didn't think I would be successful in my quest in the low price range.

          For some reason Musicians Friend is blocking the names of my other guitars.

          I personally have some pretty nice guitars including a Seagull 12 string, a Wash****burn (now my son's), a Guild and finally a Martin D-15 so I think I know a little about guitar sounds. I did a lot of research on line and found the @@AW_54. By the way, I am a bit partial to the darker woods (cedar and especially mahogany). I located a local music store that one in stock. I was absolutely shocked by the sound that came from that guitar. What was really interesting was the store had a D-15 sitting about 5 feet away. This guitar _ didn't have the projection my Martin has but that full rich mahogany sound was there! You will not find a better sounding guitar in this price range.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AW54OPN

          By DRD

          from Lake Wateree, SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          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 AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            A buddy recommended this box...Checked it out at a local store... Really surprised at the tone and playability, especially in lieu of it's cost.... Beats the heck out of my "standard" equipment costing many hundreds more.
            Definitely a keeper.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Full Dreadnought Sound, Mahogany top gives great tones!

            By Arkansas Boy

            from Next to Oklahoma

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bang for the Buck
            • Bought Son an Artwood Years ago! 5 STARS
            • Great Value
            • In love again, with Ibanez

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                When I bought a set of nut files, they were Ibanez. That should tell you something. When guitarmakers make tools for other guitarmakers, ding! It took me a while to put all this together. Recently I bought an AS73 which is their clone of an ES 335 Gibson. Another winner. Then, just to show you brands matter, they recently came out with the AW54 Mini, a 3/4 style like Taylor Baby. ChaChing! Win Ibanez again. And I got an Ibanez AS100C case for that AS73, fits fantastic and is priced right. Ibanez rules.

                 
                5.0

                An outstanding value and a shockingly nice guitar

                By PF

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Tone could be a little fuller

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I'm not an expert guitar player, but I've been playing mostly electric for more than 30 years. I've purchased a couple other "cheap" acoustics just so I'd be able to play without getting out my amp. All of them were truly bad guitars. I was wary about this Ibanez, but the reviews were so positive I had to give it a try. This guitar is quite amazing for its price. It stays in tune and projects really well. The neck is very thin so it's really easy to play. I had to adjust the neck a little because it was bowed, but once I did, the action is really good and there are no issues with buzzing. This guitar is really lightweight, so the tone is a little bit high, but you can really feel the tone in the wood. All in all, this is a home run purchase.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The guitar was double boxed and in perfect condition.

                 
                5.0

                Still great after 2 years of playing

                By Music Teacher

                from Twin Cities, MN

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Beautiful finish
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I'm an experienced music teacher, and I use this in class and in concerts. I'm not a pro guitar player but I know some great guitar players and they all say good things about my guitar. The finish is more beautiful than the pictures show. Everyone tells me that this guitar is an incredible value. The open pore finish allows for more sound to come through.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar for the Price

                  By NorCal Bob

                  from Fort Bragg, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Action very good - especially for beginners.
                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I'm an experienced player . . . I own 2 Taylors and a Martin and I know guitars pretty well. I needed 2 guitars for my students at school. This guitar got excellent reviews and I took a chance on it. As it turns out, I love this guitar. Great action, rich/full sound, looks beautiful, no flaws in the workmanship. So glad I got this one.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great looking, well built, excellent sounding guitar

                    By Benneth01

                    from Tallahassee, FL

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      Great looking, well built, excellent sounding guitar!
                      The workmanship is high-end and the loud sound is what you would expect from an acoustic guitar without a cut-out. I found no imperfection in the stain, shape, or assembly. Everything has been well done.
                      Just an observation, the nut and saddle sat a little high, so some adjustments had to be made. However, adjusting the saddle is typical for a new guitar since each player has personal preference for string height. Even if the guitar is in tune, it may not sound right if the saddle and nut are too high. The sound changes significantly if the strings have to press down too far down to the frets. Sanding the saddle and filing the nut to the right measurements has made this guitar something to keep for many years.

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing guitar

                      By Thedude

                      from Central PA

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                        I haven't been a guitarist for long, but I've been a musician for over 17 years. With that being said, I obviously know what a good acoustic guitar sounds like. This guitar is absolutely phenomenal for the price. It sounds so crisp and warm. It stays in tune and it looks beautiful. Buy this guitar.

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