I paid $340 Canadian for this guitar. At Beats and Bytes in Saint John, NB. Canada.
It has a nice quick ( low ) action, which is good for me as an obsolute beginner. The sound is actually very good, when using medium strings. It gets a bit "plinky" with the lights I have on it now, so I can learn without getting finger cramps too quick .
The finish is a dust magnet, and shows every fingerprint. Some parts of the guitar, seem quite cheap, such as the string pegs for example, which after only 3 string changes are marked up pretty badly.
Otherwise not much else to dislike.
It looks and feels very well put together. Inside everything looks neat and tidy, not a sign of "gobs of glue" anywhere that I can see, and the finish is immaculate, if I take the time to polish it regularly. Since the finish is a transparent blue, you can see the woodgrain, which looks wonderful on all parts of the guitar. You can even see matching in the woodgrain of the top, though I'm sure it's just made with laminate, and the top isn't truely matched woodgrain, it's a nice little extra touch.
For the price I paid, I can't imagine doing any better. I have friends who play guitar alot, are they are surprised when they find out the price, since it has a nice warm tone, one might expect from a much more expensive guitar. It's been great for me learning to play on. And after trying a few other guitars my friends have, I'm glad I made the choice I did.
The beautiful transparent blue finish, lends the guitar a nice "special" look and feel, over and above the sound, which is nice too.
It's no Martin, but, it's much better sounding than the price would lead one to expect.
Guitars made in Japan (late 70's early 80's). Very good violin. Handle very comfortable (less thick than Gibson LP). Mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard.
Ibanez super 70 pickups.
Ms. config that LP.
Same as LP in a little less heavy I think.
Well balanced guitar, access to acute is great.
In his clear, it DLivre warm sound with the neck pickup (blues kind, jazz ..) and very sharp in the treble with the bridge sleeve.
In gnial is saturated rock bottom ... the balloons!
I have used with several amp, Fender, Marshall, Polytone Roland. Whenever typs of sounds by the amp but never dnaturs. This guitar really sound spcificit. For me it is gnial. In rglant although the amp, it is found that it wishes every time.
I use it for about 5 years, I had a standard LP, the hollow-body, a tlcaster is a guitar with a quality-price ratio is unbeatable. I buy without trying, I would do this choice without hesitation but it is a rare scratch now.
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meuhprod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
One of the first guitar jap.
Quality of violin quivalante to the era of Paul and his strangely close.
Config toupareil les paul.
The handle is exceptional access to acute perfect, round logs thinner than les paul with a similar feeling.
kifkif weight les paul.
Cblage nickel chrome
oh yeah I forgot that the handle is screwed it says gives it a better one def (without cutting the sound clarity CHARACTERISTICS if the les paul, and shuffled barjo to sustain very high harmonics.
The main strength, warmth and a vintage sound unbelievable that we can find that guitar on the beautiful era.
More over MODELS States, the woods taient dja artificially aged, then 30 years of playing the latest, vintage and vintage home a perfect conduction.
Its a little to be rounder than the Les Paul neck pickup in (jazzy wish).
For rock, yeah, right, sail, (led zep, santana, everything
Well, I was with the middle rconcilie prohitif vintage guitars for 500 euros you got a scratch from rve, these guitars is simply bury the United States current models (mm custom).
I tried to find the pearl vintage for years and is well ay.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
My guitar was manufactured in Japan in 1978.
22 frets, 2 humbuckers (type PAF) Ibanez super 70.
Ibanez Gibraltar bridge specific equipping and pf100 PF300 well.
Key rosewood "ébenisée"
Mahogany body, maple neck.
Mechanical metal type GOTOH
Typical settings to a Les Paul: 2 volumes, 2 tones, a micro switch 3 positions.
The handle is superbly finished for a guitar in this price range (€ 370 bought in Canada). I have owned several guitars and the neck is more enjoyable to play than a Gibson Flying V, that says it all! Access to acute is typically that of a Les Paul, that is, a little freestyle on strings from the 19th fret. For the anecdote, this guitar is a Gibson Les Paul copy but adapted to the Japanese market, so that the neck is thin, very "Ibanézien!"
The finish of this guitar is superb and demonstrates a knowledge that one encounters only rarely today. The ergonomics are almost perfect, it's a very comfortable guitar to play sitting, standing, lying
The sound of super 70 vintage is is to evaluate the grain very typical "medium" to the detriment of serious but this is easily corrected on the set of his amp. In any case if one is addicted to the blues hard to ACDC, QOTSA, Black Sabbath or even Pearl Jam and others is a real treat! The guitar comes out very well in a mix, the sound is very distinctive!
I play in a progressive rock band and I need to make as much rhythmic as saturated very aggressive theatrics floydiennes even jazzy! This guitar is highly versatile and can be used with any amp ENGL tube and effects pedals. I love the neck pickup ultra luxurious mas not runny at all! I like less than the bridge pickup a bit too aggressive without being really slamming .. Having said that with proper settings this guitar sounds fabulously well!
I use this guitar for only a few weeks but I had time to use it in rehearsal and recording. Also I play every day (at least I try ..)
What I like is that this is a true model in both the vintage sound of the perfect finish. So perfect that Gibson has made a series of trials in order to Ibanez to make him stop producing copies of its "low cost made in japan".
There are a few hundred copies of these great guitars whose mhytique "CUSTOM AGENT".
I used FENDER, GIBSON and tested the many other brands ..
The value for money is incomparable. It is certainly not the Gibson custom shop of the same period but it is a sacred slap full of current products!
I, I care! Even though I am in the draft to flush a CUSTOM AGENT ..