I wanted a 12 string really cheap, and frankly I wanted to avoid the exotic Chinese and German brands cheap but not that sound ....
And I came across this little Ibanez made in China.
Very good finish, wood / lacquer no visible defects
Very nice, solid table beautifully veined
Nut-in ivorex (synthetic bone I think)
Slightly adjust the Channel has too low
Channel rather late for a 12-string
-Not too wide nor
Default-action too high (3mm to 12emm low E fret)
Back-ends run really well and in good shape
Freight-finishing drinking, slightly rugueusent (noise of a bend for example) and slightly protruding on the underside of handle on mine
Slightly hard-mechanical games and without effective
The strings sound good, but leave your fingers dirty!
With the default action of games on my own finger is difficult, but in any case on a 12-string should rather use a mediator or more tabs. Personal use for a thumb speedpicks (discovered thanks to my friend luthier Benoit de Bretagne) It's great for all styles of games. I use it only for a mediator or style games I complete with metal tabs dunlop 013 on the index and middle fingers to play a more "finger style".
EDIT 03/04: Small update after the settings:
- Tightening of the neck to flatten -> efficiency trussrod average but a minimum setting is possible
- Withdrawal of 2mm on the bridge saddle qe giving an action of 2mm at 12th fret on the bass string and 1.6 on the high strings, very easy to do the bone (Ivorex) response is used very well with sandpaper , Be careful though to be perfectly squared at the operation!
Result: forward virtuosos!
Much easier to play, the sound is still good and the game is still possible to slide open even in OD or ropes are very relaxed.
In short, the adjustable is a must!
Edit from 04/06 Taking electric
For two months now I have added a micro Dean Markley Tahoe (about € 60 in store),
It sounds very very well on a VOX AC 30 and even better on a mesa, I have more trouble in his home studio or lacks a bit of fishing and dynamic but it is a matter of adjustment (I go through a digitech RP2000 jai as evil master). Sound with a slight distortion of a blues amp lamp is a regal as the finger slide.
-It sounds very fair and everywhere (louder than other more expensive brands already tried ...)
-The sound is very rich and brilliant
-Lack just a little low
Comes with a bridge saddle and more a key named settings for the handle and hold a nut and a one ankle replacement.
After having made the rounds of all 12-string less than € 400 it seems to be the most interesting, the rest to properly set (handle, and may be mechanical action).
It sounds great in normal tuning, and even better in open OD (for fans of John Butler ....).
I do not regret my purchase and even if it is then a first prize entry, the brand and seems to reassure its promises, namely a guitar that is cheap but not a toy, it sounds good and just .
Treat yourself to a nice little adjustable pro and you have a very good guitar.
Remains to be seen over time, the problem often 12-string "cheap" is that they "self-destruct" at table / easel with the string tension. If you play alone you still have the solution to give 1 / 2 ton 1 ton see below.