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Ibanez MSC550 Montage Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Flamed maple body. B-Band UST pickup. Ibanez multi-function preamp. (13) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez MSC550 Montage Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Neck: Ibanez Exclusive Mahogany F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Set-up Technology) Adjustable Neck

GtrTop: Flamed Maple Body

Tuners: Ibanez Gold Die-Cast Tuners

Pickup: B-Band UST Pickup & Ibanez AP9 Magnetic Pickup

Electronics: Ibanez HBP Multi-Function Preamp with Onboard Tuner

Outputs: XLR and 1/4 in.

Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

Saddle: Ivorex II Nut and Saddle

BridgePins: Advantage Bridge Pins

Strings: D'Addario EXP Strings
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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4.5 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Beautiful Guitar with a Needy Personality"
Sound: Pretty good acoustic sound. Electric sound is not as pleasing, but okay. Feature: Love the tuner and chorus built in. I also have used the distortion, but found it a bit too distorted, not like an overdrive, which I would prefer. It is adjustable and I am able to find a tone I like. Ease of Use: It's easy to mess with the controls. It's pretty intuitive once you figure out the layout. This thing EATS batteries. It used 4 AA batteries and will last about 8 to 10 hours. You can't use rechargeables, as they last about 1/2 hour only. This was my experience. That it uses batteries so fast is one of the down sides to this guitar. and if they go during your show, you'll be very embarassed at the noise it makes. It howls at max volume. But it does give you a little warning, as the sound level starts to drop. Just pray you get to the end of the song before it goes berserk. Quality: I really like the looks of this guitar. It's a pretty guitar and always gets comments. There was NO information on the so called "F.A.S.T." neck when I looked on the internet after buying the guitar. I still don't know what F.A.S.T. stands for. Though I play some slide and like my action a bit high, the action was set pretty high, and I wanted to lower it a tad. I ended up taking the neck off, and only then did I discover that it's only a matter of loosening one hex screw and then screwing a tiny one in further. That tilts the neck back quite easily. The information I got on this guitar was sadly lacking, both from the dealer and from the internet. Value: I have been content with this guitar, although I have had some intermittent electronics problems that have lead me to put this guitar away for nearly a year now. Manufacturer Support: On Line support was really not there, and I had to pretty much find my own way. The guitar seems to be made well. Fit and finish are nice. The Wow Factor: I love the unorthodox looks of this guitar. Mine is red. REAALY red. I like the idea of being able to switch between sounds and tones, to electric, and to have a tuner and a chorus (okay, and a distortion) built in. I travel a lot and like not having to drag a lot of pedals and cords with me. It's both beautiful and "intellectual". Practical and pretty. Overall: If it were lost or stolen, I doubt I would replace it. It has been fun to play (lots of comments on its looks and acoustic sound). It's kind of like I would remember it fondly, but wouldn't try to replace it. I think I would try a Line 6 Variax, although price might be an issue. The things I like least are: short battery life and the horrible noise when the battery DOES die in the middle of your set.
Style of Music: Trop Rock
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Sound: I seen the demonstration of the Ibanez Montage on youtube.com, Larry Mitchell gave a presentation on it, and this guitar sounds awesome, and has a lot of great features. Feature: The product includes, Chorus, Reverb, Overdrive, an onboard tuner, and an XLR, and 1/4" jack output. Ease of Use: It's easy to use, just turn the knobs to control the amount of effects. Quality: It looks really well made, volume and tone controls are out of the way of your strumming hand. It's a great looking guitar, and it sounds great too. Value: It's a good price for the features. Manufacturer Support: I'm sure Ibanez would be help anyone who owns one if they had a problem. I don't see where anyone would have a problem with the function of this guitar. The Wow Factor: I have ordered it, I'm just waiting to receive it. Overall: I plan to use this guitar for a long time, many years. I will possibly buy a different Ibanez to play while I am waiting to receive this guitar, sometimes it can take awhile to receive a new guitar. I'll probably buy one that is in stock to use until I receive this one. I'll probably use that one as an alternate tuning guitar.
Style of Music: Rock
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