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Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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Dannn07/23/2007

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

Ibanez AG85
. Guitar 3 / 4 body inspired Gibson ES 175
. Made in China
. 70 mm hollow Bubinga (Figured Bubinga top / back / sides) is an African wood very dense and beautiful (mottled veins), TRD translucent red finish is beautiful.
. 3-piece Artcore set neck Mahogany-Maple / Rosewood 22 frets
. 2 humbucking pickups Ibanez ACH1 + ACH2
. Floating Bridge ART-1 (Wood + Metal: individually adjustable saddles for perfect intonation) + VT50 tailpiece
. Mechanical oil bath
. Chrome hardware
. 3-position selector
. 2 volume controls and 2 tone
The finish of the set is very nice

UTILIZATION

The handle is very pleasant (10-50 pulling strings for me).
The access is easy to acute until the 17th fret, like a cutaway acoustic.
It is well balanced and pleasant, in fact quite mild ausssi.
The natural sound (off) is good, the guitar sounds great plugged in too, the settings are effective, the selector is quiet pickups, 3 distinct positions, sounds thick, rich bass and lower midrange, dynamic.
It should be against by ensuring that the elements (microphones, bridge) and more plaque at the foot of the microphones (which protects the body of the guitar scratches basically, you know?) Is well positioned and clamped by their small screws respectively, if a parasitic vibration may occur.
This occurs naturally on this type of guitar that "vibrates" acoustically (for its hollow body), and is not specific to this model, but mine (in hand) was in need of a screwdriver ...

SOUNDS

I play jazz (standard) and bossa and I'm really pleased with this guitar that sounds good for a very low price.
I use a Fender Princeton 112 +, sometimes with a purpose Alesis Quadraverb GT for a small pitch / delay / reverb very light.
I mainly use the microphone near the grave for a Jazz neck, a little to Benson, as is the sound I love. The sound is a nice extra, "reverberation" naturally in the wood of the box.
The tone controls (volume same) are also very progressive and can reduce the treble if necessary without stifling them, though.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought it used, in very good condition.
The value for money is excellent.
I do it again this election easily.
IBANEZ thank you.