Submitted August 7, 2015 by Ron P in El Cajon, CA
"Ibanez Is THE Value Leader!"
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Here is an interesting test for you to try out. Go to any walk-in guitar shop and pick up a Taylor, any Taylor, but for comparison validity choose a mahogany one. Play it, listen to it, see how high the action is and remember it will cost another $65 to get it right (assuming your shop's technicians are any good). Then pick up an Ibanez AW54CE and as yourself if the Taylor is actually worth a thousand dollars more. Not the preamp/pickup, there is no doubt the Taylor will have better electronics, but compare the ease of playing, the rich sound and the evenness of that sound across all 6 stings. I did just that, but then of course bought my "Hog" at ZZounds. Why? Because I can purchase in four easy payments and if I hate the guitar can return it no questions asked. I only lose a few bucks in return shipment. However, that won't happen with this "Hog." It's action at the 12th fret about 2.6 mm on the low E and it requires no additional setup. The sound....ah well, full, rich, distinctly hearing each string, yet not losing the sound of each chord properly. I don't know how Ibanez can accomplish such good quality control at this price point (and conversely, why Taylor can't). Well, now there is a "Hog" for the rest of us, who cannot afford the prestige of a Taylor (Martin, Gibson etc.). Thanks Ibanez, and ZZounds for a great deal, great value and the satisfaction of a good purchase.
Playing for 45 years, Electric, Acoustic, 12 string guitars, Church worship team
Christian, rock, country, blues, fingestyle
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