All user reviews for the Ibanez AF105F

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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lgdas12/16/2006

lgdas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF105F
This is the "high end" of the AF SERIES, the Artcore Custom semi-hollow jazz affordable long tradition at Ibanez.
They are built in China by makers of children working 14 hours a day, with no hope of retirement, no social security, one day off per week: progress and sustainable dveloppement are running ... and we can enjoy



This is a guitar blonde lgrement FALLS Rimel: any guitar saddle and is enhanced by dor acastillage lments brown rosewood head plate, buttons in bene ...
The dcoration is Russia, the finish is of good quality trs.
With the easel, the dor ct decreases (j'apprcie that I am not a fan of gilding, and I will seek a solution for the micro has a bene-type finish or rosewood )
Over time, the Saddle darkens a bit, which is not dsagrable either.



Plywood box is stocky, with a flamed maple surface the most beautiful effect. The table, the gills and back are a net folds Orns Black / Ivory ... plastic yes, but of quality. The varnish is a bit too much I got.
The table is also maple, then, and it's a real table, without microphones on it to empcher to vibrate (the microphone is "floating" is that attach to the end of the button with two claws ).
The handle 3 part of stocky, with two spares bubinga nets (a type of mahogany), more for Aesthetics for the sound or solidity. The key is rosewood, decorated with rectangular back and abalone nacre (false). A net around the ivory handle: trs class.
Finishing 22 jumbo frets mdium is impeccable. These frets are quite high, for tie prvues srieux: 11/50 minimum, 12/52 idalie.
The bridge: the bridges in fact, there are two. The guitar comes with an easel-type o-matic Tune in mtal dor mont on a Rosewood, item on the table. And yes, it's a jazz guitar, so the bridge is not fixed but maintained possible bomb on the table by the pressure of the strings. A deuxime easel comes as part mtalique replaced by a nut wood (Rosewood).
The tailpiece is a classic jazz guitar: anchored to the rear of the bar, it is covered with rosewood and mtal orn also false and abalone nacre.
The micro float, anchored at the bottom of the button, is a mini-humbucker Ibanez. Volume and Tone are on the pick guard.
The guitar comes with a box, gray ugly black wig in indoor, low-end, but it's even a box, and it is clearly better than nothing or a poor cover in nylon.



UTILIZATION

This is a semi-hollow plutt small (15 "?) Lgre, trs enjoyable to play sitting down, standing a bit more cumbersome: you have to keep enough face to be in a good position.
The handle is trs good, fits all types of games, barely wider than a round of Start '(2 mm). Most recent internship frets are hard to play, Obviously: it dmanche from the 13.
SETTING THE The intonation is not easy and requires a little connatre it when using the easel: one must dtendre strings, gradually moving the bridge while the CONTRL the 12 fret harmonic ... it's a bit long. But once that's done all right. Impractical to change his strings one by one, and a draft pick once and for all!



SOUNDS

It's a jazz guitar east or country, following the bridge that is used.
There is only one microphone, has simplified the problem of finding "the sound"

Easel or mtal?: Unsurprisingly, the sound is softer with the easel. It trs net acoustics, but also sensitive amplifier. The bridge in mtal is appropriate to play the Chet Atkins, the sound is more prcis. But that does not seem be the vocation of this guitar: price equivalent is better for a Gretch Electromatic this, which will have a wider range, and a Bigsby. Personally, I mount the wooden bridge in 10 minutes ... and I am fully satisfied: I have that working my fingers to become the three millennium of Joe Pass.
The sound is not memorable empty, but balance. It can play without problem without amp, you can even do push-ups Gypsy 'being careful not to over hit the bridge prs. The player the impression that it does not sound very trs ... but it is misleading: an arch-top Past Projects lot the sound before, so the audience (more or less voluntary ...) hear more than we think (I made the exprience to me being thrown into a Htel, thinking train pianissimo to 1am ). Thomastik climbs 11/50, it sounds more than the original 10/48. I think this guitar demand for full expression 12/52 (vrifier in 1 month)
Sound clear: Obviously it is the calling of such a guitar. The stamp is in the style of all proportions ES 175 Guard: bright enough without being mtallique and flute, it did not sound the meallow Doug Raney, but plutt style to that of Kenny Burell. The microphone is thundering of quality and I think that this quality also comes from the placement IDAL, in the end key, or would place the 24 fret. See here ( https://www.guitariste.com/forums/guitare%2Cles-guitares-du-jazz-et%2C225755%2C1150.html#4225283 ) for an explanation.
The microphone reproduces the nuances of trs Fidler game, with fingers, mdiator in agreements as note paper.
Sounds crunches: the grain of the microphone is ... interesting. Trs dirty, may be exploitable, I will not do it! From my point of view, this is not an appropriate guitar looking for a nice crunch.

Can we play the Blues on this guitar? Yes and no one can play the blues clean sounds, jazzy what, or the Mississippi blues with a slide if you go up a little action ... but the blues-rock does not pass, especially since the pulling of the strings must be lev rveiller to the table, making it difficult for the two-tone bends 8O
However, it is trs crdible in funk-jazz, even if it does not bridge pickup to a position intermdiaire: the microphone is sufficiently floating flute to make beautiful rhythm.

I tried this guitar on the amp I have, and a remark Prior obvious: it works well on all amps, it is thundering. Of course, the better the amp, the better the sound, but it is enjoyable dj trs on a small amp, as long as it has a SETTING THE right. Interesting for someone who has not a sufficient budget to afford both a guitar and a good amp.
Branch on an old Roland Spirit 30 (transistors): Epatant: wood is the sound is jazz, not grin, trs neutral. It is not transcendent, but it works.
Plugs into a Vox AD30 (modlisations): L too, works on all the time modlisations we are in the clear, including one of modlisation Soldano! There is also a view of expriences for me in this area.
Plugs into a Vox AC 15 (lamps): It does ... it's better than the first two. We gain in depth and dynamics. But we feel that would be a better.
Plugs into an amp sound, I have not tried it would be interesting to do on occasion, or better yet, plug it into a JazzChorus (but I am afraid to do ... APRS, I want to buy one!).

Here are some samples ... well no, not yet ... was going to come



OVERALL OPINION

Children Chinese luthiers are working really well: the level of finish is quite impressive for this price range, and having in hand a beautiful thing really matters in the pleasure of playing ;-)
It is perfectly easy to play sitting balance and standing as the sound is good trs opposite its price.
It's a jazz guitar, buy only for a, and it is well and trs

What about alternatives at least onreuses Ibanez? I tried and no aim. The sound and much less jazz and more country, rather mtalique. For a jazz guitar, I do not recommend it. Better to look at the opportunities ct: AF 120, for example.
benminon07/07/2006

benminon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF105F
Made in China, this guitar, let us say from the outset, is superb considering the price (I bought 670 euros flight case included). The finish is remarkable, fittings dor is the best got with the natural color of wood. The knobs are made of wood, and the cache for the tension bar, on which it is engraved Custom, the most beautiful effect!
The handle is returned orn of pearl, which distinguishes it from some models lowest price.
Something rare enough to mention, there is no dfonce in the box, except the Oues. Indeed the only humbucker (neck) is floating it - say fix the handle at its junction with the body. When the two knobs (volume and tone), they are fixs the pickguard. This is also a little scary because everything is visible when cblage take a look under the plate ...
Warning for beginners, the bridge is floating, so be careful when changing strings! Ca me parat indeed quite laborious to change a single string, I think that we should all dtendre Unfortunately for ACCS to the small hole ...

UTILIZATION

This is one of the highlights of this guitar: the neck is a truly remarkable comfort! We feel that the coating is only the happiness of the eyes, no grip in the palm dplacements speed is smooth as marble! When the key is really the foot, phrass out on their own, the frets (22) are enjoyable trs Reserved ... My only comfort point of view is the nut, tr s blunt its extrmits, which does not fail to attack the ct index returns during rapid barr the 1st box in the upper strings ...

Being given the junction of the handle 14ME box, Access in acute is quite limited but nothing more than normal given the type of instrument.
The weight is more than reasonable, it almost felt like an acoustic in hand!

SOUNDS

The absence of dfonce in the box rvle strengths: no branch, it sends serious! The sound is full, harmonically rich, brilliant enough, gives a dj want to install a pizo ...
Once connected, it has the curious satisfaction of having done that a single micro assist a Tone that will encourage work on the guitar volume depending on the situation ... The rglage is subtle, halfway there adj good volume, but the sound is drier brighter, ideal for rhythm. Volume substance, mdiums arrive in force, prsence is increased, warm wishes, we feel we have a size for jazz guitar. In crunch or distortion lgre is enough clutter, but there are many notes ... But it is obvious that the sound remains clear his prdilection.Le SETTING THE Tone will qualify the game more than choosing a rglage unchanged. In addition, the two knobs are hand door, making it easier for changes song or solo. Be careful for those who play open palm, not playing down the volume!

OVERALL OPINION

I was looking for a guitar halfway between acoustic and electric and it russi. If its role is clearly to be Premire branch, I take much pleasure in playing it amplifies sound ...
Really nothing to say about this guitar's amazing, the report qualitprix fantastic, perfect finish and look, while classic, much less common than its cousins ​​double humbucker ... I really wonder if it is feasible to install a sensor pizo seen as its acoustic qualities, it could be an asset ... Whereas fantasize about a deuxime output to a sound amplifier, as Godin on Multiac (quite unaffordable going ...).
Do not hesitate in any case this guitar is a real bomb!
Although you ...
anytos06/23/2006

anytos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF105F
See above
not a bone in the pudding everything is ok
superb finish (yes I know the logo is a little light, do not care when I see him play!)

UTILIZATION

In keeping with the advice above (they are the ones who have the acqurir DCID) thank you guys
The same request has everything a good handle SETTING THE 9 or note but it is valid for all online purchases (not recommended for beginners: glop floating bridge ... not for a novice

SOUNDS

I grope jazz recently and I dared not dream this sound! I have yet to exploit all but promises!
I pass on my direct or Emu APS with monitoring of two blocks 30 (each of the gems as well) is live on the blocks, stack hair midway acoustic / electric (I have a cot Leduc D3 d j habitu sound warm and the top is made of wood

OVERALL OPINION

I just receive it I do not leave for a week!
I expect the final rglage (I leave a rest and I chouille RULES) but indicates a good shot trs.
The report quality price (my opinion) excellent especially as I have 677 new button! case and shipping included!! (In promomusique I highly recommend it, the seller is not zicos can be more effective but you die)
h guys made a half Baluchi 4000 cash! gibson I heard in the crowd? ... It's on but I never thunes then ...
hsitants you start. not as a hard ..
RaphLoubrieu11/20/2005

RaphLoubrieu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF105F
Built in Asia, 22 frets, gibson bridge type (metal or wood) with floating tailpiece, volume and tone on the plate.

UTILIZATION

Channel super nice, for my part mounted with a set of flat net addario 11-50, access to acute type a half-body, flawless ergonomics and size, light weight I find for this type of guitar, jazzy warm sound and acoustic wooded versatile and relatively simple view of a micro float.

SOUNDS

Unmistakable style jazz, with a good amp VOX or EAR for tat as straight as possible for the guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

I give you an overall opinion on this guitar I fell because I did not want to wait 10 years for the funds to purchase a half-box type high-end luthier or Gibson. I can not believe the sound is warm and acoustic (you can hear the difference when playing without amp between 105 and 105F) that the body is not punctured by micro knobs and things change a lot The micro float as it sounds and jazz at this price it's unbelievable! In short if the finish is amazing, the quality, pearl, wood (a small easel included is adaptable to the place of the metal). The brand is sold in more than a flycase well made.
shamalmc07/01/2005

shamalmc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF105F
Guitar with a floating neck pickup trs good, no noise or feedback.
The violin is really good trs. We find a typical Ibanez neck not too wide (I who have trouble with Gibson, this guitar suits me so), but the varnish is bright light and therefore does not catch too!
There is a volume button and one of just two fixs Tone on the pickguard. In the beginners I hit the buttons still playing but you'll quickly get used
I put 8 though as a people can really GNER.

UTILIZATION

Channel super enjoyable and fast not too wide.
CHAC is limited to acute but it is a jazz guitar so it's just normal!
The body is not too deep and the guitar Legre which can play even longer standing back without breaking the bank!
The sound is very versatile, can sound almost rgler playing acoustic guitar and the volume of the amp, and you can have a trs his jazz blues or the Kenny Burrell Benson up the Tone and a gain amplifier.

SOUNDS

Suitable naturally to jazz, but it sounds terrible blues! Avoid good may be the tube screamer over anything;)

Plugs into an amp roland cube 30 it sounds really good. I also branch into a mesa boogie Mark2 and the sound is really good too. I also play guitar in branch line6 port on my pc and whatever happens I always find my sound.

It's a pretty clear even when you really have to find Tone down the mellow sound, but then I like po!

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using 4 / 5 months is my Premire jazz guitar. All the guys who were tested under the same stores and the luthier who has settled, tell me it's a really good guitar and hallucinate when I told them the price!

This guitar is really good alternative to more chrs MODELS kind GB10 or ES 175. For the price it was a beautiful guitar that sounds! What more?