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Rating and Reviews: Ibanez Artwood AC340

Beginners and advanced players alike will appreciate the tone produced from the all-mahogany construction of the AC340, as well as the attractive price.

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"Excellent guitar! Do not hesitate to purchase! Worth more than they are charging!" submitted March 9, 2017

By Joe s in li, NY
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Sound: Dont think it is just a blues box.. This sounds great for everything. Fingerstyle and its one of the few OM sized guitars that I have strummed that does not get boxy with a pick. It lOVES jazz chords as well! Feature: One of the "Features" they push in your face with a big stcker on the pickguard is "thermo-aged" wood. Now I contacted ibanez and the only thing Thermo aged on this guitar is the Bridge according to them The top is a standard solid top. The avc9 has a thermo top - BUT I compared the too - and there was no real discernible difference so save your money there. Open pore finish - supposed to let the body move a bit more - Im not sure - but it looks cool Ease of Use: Sounds great with a string change. Needed a setup out of the box like most guitars. Quality: Seems to be made well for a chinese guitar. Finish has some rough spots - almost like someone forgot to sand some spots - but that may be part of the "open pore" finish. Value: Absolutely - I think if it didnt say Ibanex on the head stock - it would cost at least 3 times more. Manufacturer Support: Yes - I emailed ibanez to ask about product features in comparison to other models, They emailed me back in a day. The Wow Factor: I bought this for a speicifc reason - to be a beater - so i could definitlly do without it. BUT now that i have it I dont think I could give it up! Overall: I am a guitar snob. I admit it I am a complete snob. I own very expensive guitars and usually will not even look at guitars in this price range - BUT in a search for a inexpensive guitar to take camping with me this summer I stumbled across this incredible instrument. I played epiphones, yamahas, guilds, seagull's - They are all good guitars but the Ibanez for some reason in all mahogany has a special something - I played a few spruce top ones and they were lacking the hog top sounds amazing. I own a martin 000-15m - does the Ibanez sounds as good?? nope. The martin is certainly a better guitar. But if you dont have the cash to throw at the martin - Get this - you wont be disappointed. I recommend re-stringing upon arrival. This came with Daddario exp 11's on it - sounded brittle - Re-strung with EJ16's and its a different animal. Well worth the money!
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