Ibanez guitar manufacturing in Asia. Mahogany neck 22 frets, maple body, two humbucker, one volume, one tone, a three position switch. The bridge is placed on the body by a wooden stand (be careful not to remove all the strings at once when changing under penalty of not finding the correct location of the bridge)
The handle section has a rather round and thick enough vintage, and it can annoy followers sleeves ultra modern purposes. Access to the same old way archtop treble is much less convenient than a solid body electric guitar, especially the neck is stuck ON the body. When you practice this kind of guitar you find it normal, but it may surprise some.
The rest of the ergonomics are good, the guitar is light, well balanced and with a strap can properly play standing up.
Its easy adjustment. A single volume and tone for the whole of the two microphones.
Neck pickup selector / bridge / both. The entire sound palette obtained good
The highlight of this guitar is its versatility.
It is indeed not so typical jazz his look suggests it. Let me explain: the microphone is clear and quiet grave. He is the bridge pickup comes in and "punchy". In both cases have a certain warmth and roundness but not too much. I would say that the sound is between that of a double and a single one. They have also both a little slamming, good dynamics and decent output level.
So the guitar adapts to all styles clear or slightly crunch that I practice: jazz, blues, rock n roll, funk, jazzrock. This is not the case for most guitars of this type found in the trade. But the reverse you will not sound typical archtop jazz, you can not have everything. I said that I played on a jazz chorus 77 with pedals vox Tonelab SE which I use mainly to color the sound more than large effects.
I use it for a month. Personally, although very average level guitarist, I'm riding on the sound quality of my guitars. I play on U.S. models much more expensive. But having two homes at the moment, including a dorm room, I paid for this one not to lug around with guitars always overpriced. So I took my time and tried many cheaper models in looking for some versatility and many guitars that I found bland if after the first two or three tests: they are all a "fault", something that in his mind. They really do not compare to what I usually play.
But this one, I feel good, the sound is clean and friendly, I am happy and I train regularly over there taking in Pleasure. This is in my opinion an excellent value.
Likes: its versatility for clean sounds.
I like medium: I am not yet fully adapted to the round handle, sometimes it takes me a bit in the thumb when I do a strikethrough.
Conclusion: amateur jazz styles drawing on blues, funk .... and with a small budget, I recommend this guitar