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Ibanez AW800ECENT ARTWOOD SERIES Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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If you've played or even just listened to many acoustic guitars, you know the amazing difference solid tonewoods make. The Ibanez AW800ECENT ARTWOOD ...Click To Read More About This Product
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All-solid Artwood with standout cosmetics and electronics at an unbelievable price.
If you've played or even just listened to many acoustic guitars, you know the amazing difference solid tonewoods make. The Ibanez AW800ECENT ARTWOOD SERIES Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a solid top made of Englemann spruce and solid mahogany back and sides. You'll hear warm lows and ringing highs in crisp detail, the way an acoustic is supposed to sound. The dreadnought body style is particularly well suited to making yourself heard in a group. The cutaway allows easy access to the entire fretboard.
For faithful reproduction of acoustic tone, a B-Band UST pickup is paired with the B-Band A5 preamp with an onboard tuner. Tune anytime, anywhere.
An abalone rosette and gold die-cast tuners with brown pearloid knobs are features you normally find on guitars costing far more. If you've been holding back on an acoustic guitar purchase because you haven't found the right features at the right price, your wait is over.
- Dreadnought body w/Cutaway
- Solid Englemann spruce top
- Solid mahogany back and sides
- Maple body and neck binding
- Abalone rosette
- Ibanez gold die-cast tuners w/brown pearloid knobs
- B-Band UST pickup
- B-Band A5 preamp w/ onboard tuner
- Natural high gloss finish
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Not sure why this rig isn't more popular, just look at the features. Solid woods, everywhere, including an Engelmann spruce top. Even Taylor reserves this for their top of the line, you can't even get this until you hit the 700 series I believe. I've played multiple Taylor 300 series and below and this rig sounds just as good as even a new 310 if not better, and it looks tons better. They don't show pictures of the sides and back but it is absolutely GORGEOUS. The neck is thin and is a satin finish for speed, but the rest is gloss and is to drool over. The negatives is that it desperately needs a professional setup, it is shipped WAY off, and they use younger wood so some minor inconsistencies will appear on the neck during setup, but even much more expensive factory built guitars will do this. Seriously, that's all I could find, and that's with a custom guitar builder with 20 years experience helping me look it over and set it up.
This is a fine affordable professional guitar. The all-solid wood makes for a fuller sound. Deep base, nice mids and highs. Tuners are rock solid. As is usually the case with Ibanez, this guitar sounds especially good plugged in -- full and natural. The Taylor's, Martin's, and Gibson's won't have much on you at the next open mic.
I bought an 800 series Artwood a few years ago. The componenets are top notch. I played a lot of guitars before I bought this one and it has great tone. As good and better than some 2X the price. I realize that these are made in Korea, but these instruments are of superb quality; I don't care where they were made. The Engelmann spruce top opens up more with age and it sounds better than when new. The fretwork is very fine, too. I do not know why they do not go up in price. Being a semi snob, I want my guitar to have some value. These seems to go down in price. Anyhow, a great guitar. You, probably, won't find them in the "premier" acoustic room at your favorite music shop, but it should be.
I got the guitar for Christmas from my wife. It came with a small defect on the headstock but other than that it played and looked great. It had a very nice room filling sound. I say "had" because the electronics were also bad. The battery went dead before I even had a chance to use the electronics. I put in a new battery and the "low bat" light came on and stayed on until the new battery went dead. Bummer, I had to send it back and am waiting for a replacement. Hopefully the new one will be better.
This is to follow up on a previous review. I received a replacement guitar about a month ago and love it. This one is as advertised. I play it every day and it plays better and better every day as it adjusts to the local environment. I plan to take it in for a professional setup but it would not be required. It is a beautiful guitar and has a wonderful sound. Everything works, no problem with the electronics on this one and no blemishes. It is a great guitar.