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Ibanez EW Series EWN28BGENT Cutaway Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The EWN28BGENT Cutaway Nylon String Acoustic-Electric is a more compact member of Ibanez Exotic Wood series guitars. It features a body that's smalle...Click To Read More About This Product
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Smaller and shallower for increased comfort and acoustic projection.
The EWN28BGENT Cutaway Nylon String Acoustic-Electric is a more compact member of Ibanez Exotic Wood series guitars. It features a body that's smaller in size and shallower in depth for increased comfort and acoustic projection. With a narrow neck width the EWN28BGENT is perfect for players who find typical classical guitar necks too wide and the soft cutaway provides complete fretboard access. Aesthetic features include a gorgeous bubinga wood body, a strikingly beautiful laser engraved wood rosette, mahogany binding, and gold open gear tuning machines. You won't find anything else quite like the Ibanez EW guitars ” even among guitars that are much more expensive.
The EWN28BGENT is fully equipped for both acoustic and electric performance with an ultra thin B-Band UST (under-the-saddle) pickup and the Ibanez SRTn Preamp. The B-Band UST pickup has a wide dynamic range and reproduces original tones without affecting the instrument acoustically. The SRTn's notch filter-equipped feedback reduction system allows high loud sound levels before feedback. Control adjustments are simple and easy to use, and tuning is a snap thanks to the onboard tuner. The EWN28BGENT has a 1/4" output jack, and a balanced XLR jack for direct PA connection. Operates on standard AA batteries.
- Body Style: Thinline Mini Exotic Wood Body with Cutaway
- Top: Bubinga
- Back and Sides: Bubinga
- Neck: Mahogany
- No. of frets: 20
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Nut: Ivorex II
- Binding: Mahogany body and neck
- Rosette: Laser-Engraved Wood Engraved
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Advantage
- Tuners: Gold Classical Tuners
- Pickups: B-Band UST
- Preamp: Ibanex SRTn Preamp with Notch Filter and On-board tuner
- Outputs: Balanced 1„4" and XLR
- Strings: D'Addario EXP Classical Strings
- Saddle: Ivorex II
- Finish: Natural High Gloss
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Beautiful guitar, but low quality and poor QC. How can you send a customer a brand new guitar with corroded strings that buzz so bad?
I have an Ibanez Montage which I love. I assume the electronics of this are similar. It really comes with some nice featureslike a built in tuner. Too bad it sounds awful. I can't blame that on it being made in China because the Montage is too.
It sure looks beautiful. But the quality is almost toylike otherwise. Not only do the steel strings buzz, but it's so bad, they're throwing harmonics It's like gettingg two tones at the same time without meaning to. And I cannot believe it came with corroded strings. I was incredulous at seeing the dark spots on the strings and on my finger tips from a brand new guitar. I considered taking it to my luthier, but he'll probably charge me half again what I paid for the guitar to make it to the condition it should have been closer to out of the box. The tuners are cheap plastic tubes and open gears that don't seem too want to stay in tune.
You get what you pay for. I'm glad some people got nice value guitars they are happy with. Perhaps I just got a lemon. I decided to send it back.
Electronics: I?ve had both the SRTn and SRTc electrics. The knobs/sliders are cheap feeling, but by comparison to other guitars I?ve had/have costing 3 times as much, the quality is the same, so I cannot ding Ibanez for this. The electrics work great, no noise and you hear the difference when you turn them up -down, unlike my 5 knob Rickenbacker?s, lol. BTW, the onboard tuner is spot on and super/friendly to use and see even w/o your reading glasses.Finish and action? The guitar foremost is the most beautiful guitar I own (Bubinga finish), and I own 15 guitars (Ramirez, Pono, Ricks, Gibsons, Martins, Yamaha and a Hofner). The clear coat had a few large pin-head sized lacquer drops, but you have to look hard and close to find them. The neck bond is not even all way round and the headstock bond has had some filler in some spots, these do stand out because the filler was tan in color vice being stained as it should have. The bridge was a tad high, but luckily the bridge is very meaty and there is plenty of room for sanding/filing to fit your playing style/strings, but you would be in NO rush to take this to your luthier the next day.And now; the sound, it is here were I would go buy another today like it?s cool! I read that the sound out of the box is no ?Ramirez?, and I concur with those comments when I got mine, but consider the Ibanez? body, its thin/small all way round, and mathematically, it just cannot be a full blown spanish classic sounding guitar, however; when you plug this in (XLR), all bets are off, this is better sounding than any acoustic, or acou-electric I own. The guitar will sound Segovia like when the treble and mid are at center setting and the bass turned up full. I was floored! I could not achieve that warmth/sound with my condenser mic?d Ramirez at home or my church. It is loud, no buzz, close your eyes and it is full-on audio CD sounding Spanish guitar! Want to play La Malaguena, And I love her, Chris Isaak, those sounds can be dialed in with this one guitar! Now unplugged, the guitar sounds unique, but palatable unlike my Yamaha Thin Line, that sounds tingy/twangy like a chain store kids guitar if it were not plugged in.
I also wanted to add that this guitar does not fit into the Gator case because of the electronics adding to the body width, however it does fit in the SKB-3 case. The electronics seem to work well, but the tuner has very small letters for each string which can be hard to read. The Bubinga does have guitar strap pegs at the base of the body and where the neck attaches to the body. I have not had any trouble with adjusting the strings with the tuning nobs.
An exceptional guitar for the price. The strings that come with it are either light or normal. They do buzz for the treble strings nearer to the nut. It depends on your playing, ex. classical or rock. I changed to hard strings and it helped alot with the buzz and gave the guitar much more voice than it had. For a small neck I found that lighter strings were hard to contol. The harder strings meant that they weren't going to move much when working the neck. The XLR output really gives this guitar a boost as well.
First of all the guitar looks beautiful. You can't go wrong with the bubinga woods looks. The guitar is good just to look at as well as play.Just a few minor problems (nothing big). First it's not very loud, which was expected so amplification is a must if you are playing for a large group of people. Second the high E tuner on mine was VERY tight it was hard to turn, it still is. And last this is not a big chord strumming kind of guitar. If you play chords loud it may buzz a little. It's a CLASSICAL so it is made more for fingerpicking and such. You can strum chords but do it lightly.Overall it's well worth the money. It's not the best but it is far from the worst for sure. I don't regret buying it and highly recommend it to other players.
I got this beauty as an "early" Christmas present and honestly it's the best present ever! The most beautiful looking classical I have ever seen! It took me a minute to actually play it because I was in awe of it's looks.As for the playability it plays very nice. The tuners on it are good but it does go out of tune frequently at first. I don't have any buzzing problems or anything like that.It sounds REALLY good plugged in! I never really heard an acoustic guitar that sounded better plugged in than it did without an amp before. But hey theres a first time for everything right? The Tuner that comes in it is very useful also. Pretty accurate from what I have seen. Ibanez Exotic Woods are just good guitars all around. I would recommend this one to anyone who wants to try a good classical out!
The sound quality is compared to guitars triple its price and the style/looks of this guitar is incredible.. Debating on buying a second one!
I ordered this guitar with high hopes of receiving a great guitar for practice and noodling, however, I was greatly disappointed in the acoustic sound of this guitar. The amp on it was a nice amp so if you are planning on using it as an electric guitar you'll probably be fine, but acoustically its a disappointment. I sent mine back.