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Ibanez EW40CBE Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Cocobolo body. Ibanez SRTn preamp with B-Band pickup. Ivorex II nuts. (7) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

What makes a true work of art? The beauty of the craftsmanship? The detail of the lines and curves? The subtlety of the color and hue? Probably all of the above, but the most important aspect is that connection with an audience, the spark that speeds up the heartbeat and ignites the imagination.

You won't find anything quite like the exquisite Ibanez Exotic Wood Series, even among guitars that are much more expensive. These instruments look beautiful enough for gallery display and yet are ready for any type of gig. Now, that's an artistic accomplishment.

New for 2009 is the EW50MPS, the first solid top EW model, featuring a solid monkey pod top and monkey pod back and sides. Monkey pod is similar in resonance and look to koa. The new spalted mango-wood body on EW20SG and cocobolo body on EW40CB continues the EW tradition of the finest exotic tone woods, superb electronics and surprisingly low prices.

Features
Mahogany Neck

Abalone Rosette

Ibanez Chrome Die-Cast

B-Band UST Pickup

Ibanez SRTn Preamp with Notch Filter and Onboard Tuner

Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

Ivorex II (TM) Nut and Saddle

Advantage(TM) Bridge Pins

D'Addario(R) EXP(TM) Strings

Exotic Wood models feature B-Band(R) UST pickups and Ibanez SRTn preamps with onboard tuners.

Ivorex II
Ivorex II nuts are stronger and more durable than bone and even harder than the original Ivorex. Ivorex II allows brilliant highs and more pronounced lows with less mid-range which makes Ivorex II-fitted guitars perfect for amplification.

Many Ibanez acoustic guitars features both 1/4" and XLR outputs for increased versatility.

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BodyShape: EW Body with Cutaway

Neck: Mahogany Neck

Top: Cocobolo Body

Rosette: Abalone Rosette

Tuners: Ibanez Gold Die-Cast Tuners with Brown Pearloid Knob

Pickup: B-Band(R) UST(TM) Pickup

Electronics: Ibanez SRTn Preamp with Notch Filter and Onboard Tuner

Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

Saddle: Ivorex II (TM) Nut and Saddle

BridgePins: Advantage(TM) Bridge Pins

Strings: D'Addario(R) EXP(TM) Strings

Finishes: Natural High Gloss Finish
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "AMAZING!!!!!!!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY AND MORE. FINALLY A GUITAR THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU GOT THE BETTER END OF THE DEAL."
Sound: This is a larger classical style guitar with great amplification. The Cocobolo wood gives this guitar great sound. Cocobolo is one of the most well rounded and respected woods used to make a guitar. It is a heavier wood compared mostly in tone to Brazilian Rosewood. It handles a wide spectrum without any flat spots all the way from bright highs, through clear mids, to solid lows without being boomy. Feature: The onboard electronics seem easy to use although I have not plugged it in yet. It includes treble, mids, and bass EQ as well as a notch filter and master volume. The onboard tuner works well and is easy to use as well as a huge convenience. The 1/4 and XLR outputs provide great versatility as far as outputs. It's very nice to have both when you need it from past experience. The gold tuners hold the guitar in tune as well as provide a great finishing touch with flashy pearloid knobs. The abalone inserts around the soundhole, on the fretboard, and headstock provide an upscale appearance without being overdone like some of the other guitars I've seen. Ease of Use: It has great action but is a little larger than guitars I've played in the past. Quality: This guitar feels pretty heavy but not overly heavy. It makes you feel like you have something that was well made and the construction feels top notch for a guitar in this price range. Seems are very clean and the finish is glossy without looking fake or taking away from the natural appearance of the wood. Value: Bar none this is the best guitar for features, appearance in this price range. Try to find a guitar made from Cocobolo with onboard electronics, gold tuners, and abalone inlay in this price range. I dare you... Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to use it yet but the folks at Zzounds have been great... The Wow Factor: THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GUITAR I'VE EVER SEEN. BAR NONE!!! PEOPLE STARE AT IT AND DROOL WHEREVER I GO AND ALWAYS ASK WHAT KIND OF GUITAR IS THAT? WHO MAKES IT? WHAT KIND OF WOOD IS THAT? THE PICTURES DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE!!! Overall: Overall, I am VERY satisfied with this guitar. I know I could have spent twice as much for a solid top Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Guild guitar that sounded maybe a tiny bit better but the difference isn't worth the extra dough considering how much more beautiful of a guitar this is and at more then half the cost. Do yourself a favor and make the smart decision. You will not regret it and this guitar makes you want to play more then you ever have...
Style of Music: Alternative
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Sound: Responds evenly from bass to treble. Not a huge sound when not plugged in, but clean and sweet. Awesome when amped. Feature: Very well set up. Bridge has that 11 degree angle up to a sharp edge where the strings cross. Nice tuners. Good scale. Built-in tuner is ok, but I prefer my Korg. This would be handy when performing, though. I wish there were dots right on the fretboard and not just on the side, but I can get used to that, I think. Ease of Use: Neck is very comfortable, and the action is sweet. Quality: One minor ding on the finish, but that's why I got such a good deal on it. Hardly noticeable. As I said, it seems to have used top end parts all around. Value: Yes, worth the price. Manufacturer Support: I haven't needed any. The Wow Factor: Very good looking. Overall: The more I play this guitar, the more I like it. It's going to take me a long time to find the limits of it, if I ever do. I chose this because I wanted a cutaway acoustic-electric. I have an acoustic Taylor which I love, but I thought I'd try this because of the special markdown. I'm very happy that I did.
Style of Music: Roots, country
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