Submitted March 6, 2021 by Devin D in Omaha, NE
"Amazing for the price, for any price!"
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My wife wants to learn guitar, I have played for 37 years and she wants to participate. She wanted her own to use so I chose this one as it was a lighter weight instrument with a smaller neck that will fit her hands. I pulled this out of the box and it was nearly perfectly set up out of the box. The forest green is very deep and really pops in the sunlight. Paint is flawless and even. The neck felt good, I oiled the board and changed strings, as always with a new instrument. The pickups have a nice rich clean tone, that was a surprise. I'd expected them to be thin but these will work great. The tuners aren't anything special but they are smooth and tight. They are holding tune fine. I really am just amazed at the quality of this for $200.
The sound through my amp is deep and warm. It's working perfectly for a guitar to teach someone with. The pickups aren't perfect, but they are solid for my purposes.
The poplar body is nice, the neck is smooth and plays well. I like the independent volume and tone controls. It's just a fun player overall.
Ease of Use
If you need super bright tones, this may not be your first choice, it's thick and warm sounding. Through my rig, it sounds good. Playability is great.
It's made quite well, I've found nothing to gripe about with it. Fret access is great, the neck is smooth and fast.
I would say this punches well above it's weight class. For $200, I'm amazed. I wasn't expecting it to be nearly this well made.
I've never had to contact Ibanez as all of mine have been trouble free.
The Wow Factor
I'm using it to teach my wife as she needed a smaller neck and lighter weight. It's perfect for it.
I've played everything from Mozart to Megadeth.
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