The IBanez Artwood Series12 string guitar is an overall great 12 string guitar. Seagull prides themselves on making high quality hand made guitars, and this one of my favorites that they make. It is not an acoustic-electric, so it does not have any pick ups or setting controls. The neck is made out of silver leaf maple and has a great feel to it.
The neck of the IBanez Artwood Series
12 string guitar is easy to play and overall has a great feel to it. It is easy to play all around the neck, but I usually don't play too many high notes when I am playing a 12 string guitar. It is a light guitar in terms of weight and has a pretty basic shape. The inherent sound of this 12 string is great and I consider it one of the best 12 string guitars for your buck.
The IBanez Artwood Series string guitar is great for all types of music that you would want to use an acoustic 12 string guitar, but I have used it mostly in rock and pop music with good results. I have only used this guitar in the studio for recording overdubs, and whenever I use it I come away with a good sound. Since it is easy to play, it makes it easy to get a tone that I am happy with. Theres nothing like a great 12 string guitar part and this guitar definitely has the capabilities to make some great 12 string parts.
I've been using the IBanez Artwood Series string guitar for recording for about a year and have been thoroughly impressed with this guitar, especially considering how inexpensive and well made they are. This isn't as great as a classic Martin 12 string, but for the price it is a great option that won't break the bank. I love the overall sound and feel of this 12 string and I'm a really big fan of 12 strings in general due to their full and unique tone. If you are interested in getting a reasonable priced 12 string guitar that is much cheaper than you would think, this is absolutely worth a look.
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4rdDResident's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The sound is excellent and it is not (because it is the first aspect that drives the purchase of a 12-string). The balance of diffrent frquences trs is good that plays mdiator or finger (attention has hurt dpart). Finally, the credit standard Confre an impressive volume (without being irritating).
As for the handle, it is trs robust (and at worst can rgler its curvature if he PForm. It's simple, in 3 years he did not move, the trs prs strings of his sleeve, but without curling.
Lutterie is impeccable and the important thing: the mcanique of cls 12 for strings irrprochable.
The body is truly massive, but does not play drang.
As with all 12 strings, you need the hands of loggers. Ncessite handle a high pressure of the fingers. Moreover you can abandon the ide to ring some agreements: eg try FM9 in barr THE FIRST cargo from .... I wish you good luck. If gnral, the bars are not emptied on a twelve string (especially if y 'finger extensions and more. Possde The handle 20 boxes, but from the 17 a becomes hard because of the body (but if we can put a finger ring)
It is the sound that makes the RVer 6-string player. We obtain without difficulty the sound of the songs that we are told "there m'faut a 12-string." It was the sound of the album "Forever Changes" by Love and old Genesis (ah ... Entangled, Nursery Crime).
Otherwise, the microphone jack gives trs good with a shure SM58 rsultat (more than the 57) and placement of micro DIFFERENT provides sound trs Different. I is not electrostatic micro, but I think that should be even better rsultat
For the price this is a must for those who want to try the 12-string.