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Check out the Ibanez SGT520 SAGE SERIES Acoustic Guitar and you'll be amazed at the retro look and feel, inspired by the 1st Golden Age of Ibanez acoustic guitars. The shape of the headstock, body, pickguard and bridge recall a time when things were just a bit more ornate, and pride in craftsmanship was much easier to find.
The SGT520VS features a solid spruce top that not only sounds great now, but will continue to age and improve over time. The dreadnought body shape is particularly well-suited for making yourself heard in a group, but the tones are certainly sweet enough for it to stand on it's own.
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I got this guitar because it was a solid top and low price. I needed a new acoustic because the one I was playing for the last 20 years just sounded awful (sure got my money's worth out of it though). I didn't want to pay a lot because a) I play at church and that's about it and b) I'm cheap. Sure, it would be great to have a Martin, but I have 2 boys, a mortgage, a wife and other expenses...a martin will have to wait. This guitar is pretty, not knock you on the floor pretty but pretty just the same, the finish is much nicer than in the picture, The rosette is a pleasant surprise and the tuners are unique, I like the little touches this guitar offers. The sound is good, very crisp....not very bassy but can fill a room with the highs...with better than stock strings I bet it will ring, but the stock strings will do for now since there's nothing wrong with them. I have played some of the cheaper martins and although the bass rumbles the belly it sounds muddy. I would take little bass over muddy sound any day. The pick guard is a little large but I am a pretty aggressive strummer so it's probably for the best. I am not sure what the nut/saddle/bridgepins are made of but they aren't some cheap plastky thing so that's ok. If you are on the fence about this guitar, by all means buy it. I only wish the 00 style of this guitar had a solid top. This site as always were great
I'm so happy right now. I was so pissed when the washburn I got at the pawn shop broke. The neck was cracked and the headstock broke off after a fall. My new Ibanez Sage 520 is beautiful. Feels and sounds pretty good too for a cheapo guitar. Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridge and fretboard, ivorex 2 bridge pins and saddle. I think the only things that can make this guitar better for its price is purely cosmetic. The pick guard is kinda cheap but I'm thinking about either replacing it or taking it off, and the rosette is pearloid not abalone. But that stuff isn't important anyways. For the money its more than worth it.
This guitar just arrived today. From the picture I wondered if it would look good. When I opened the box, I was well pleased, even surprised. A few minutes later I had it tuned, and again I was well pleased. It does not compare in looks to my other flat top which is a well known long time name. But it actually sounds better. It is all I expected and more. This the third ibanez in my home, and all are fine instruments. For their price range, they would be very hard to beat. If you want a lot of guitar for a little money, here it is.
I got this as a third guitar to keep in the living room and carry with me when I go out of town. Out the box this guitar was setup pretty good. I had to do some tweaking on the neck but overall it was pretty well good to go. The action is fine for a cheap guitar. The quality is not as good as I would have liked on the fit and finish however. The paint while great looking was chip and peeling on a little spot at the bottom close to the binding. A small dab of really thin superglue will help to seal it and keep it from chipping/peeling anymore. The bridge was rather rough looking. A little oil finish on it took care of that problem but it stil looks like it could have been sanded smoother. The pickguard had some kind of tacky mess on it that was a PITA to get off and looks cheap. Other than the few cosmetic flaws a great sound a good price for a beater guitar.
This is my first acoustic guitar. I bought it based on a very positive rating in a magazine. I have always played electric guitars and wasn't sure what to expect from an acoustic. I thought the neck would be a big ole clunky acoustic neck, but I really like how it feels, and the string action is good. I found this guitar to be really enjoyable to play, and nice sounding. Finish is excellent too.