Ibanez has had a thing for releasing some really ugly guitars lately, and I'm not sure why. I guess they're trying to compete with ESP or something in that aspect. The guitar itself is based off of a quasi-Les Paul style guitar. It has a mahogany body with a maple top, a set mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, some unique inlays, a Gibraltar III bridge, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
The guitar itself isn't put together that great. The fretwork on this was pretty bad. There were some low frets that were causing the guitar to fret out in certain areas when bending, even with medium action. The frets themselves weren't totally crowned and needed to be properly polished. To make matters worse, the fret ends were a bit sharp, and you could really feel it while moving up and down the neck. The finish itself on this guitar wasn't too bad, although it started to get a touch sloppy in certain areas. I really like the bridge that's on this, but that's about all I can say when it comes to good things about this guitar. It's a pretty typical guitar that you'd find made in China.
The guitar didn't sound good at all. I should first mention that this thing weighed a ton for whatever reason. These super heavy guitars generally sound bad, I find. They lack the resonance that the lighter wood tends to have. The bridge pickup in this was pretty bright sounding and high output. It would overdrive a clean channel without much of an issue, and it was a pain trying to dial out the treble that was associated with this thing. The neck was also super bright, and I really hate bright neck tones. I much prefer a fatter, smoother neck tone. To make everything worse, the pickup switch was all the way towards the back of the guitar, and switching on the fly was a huge pain.
I can't really recommend this guitar. On the one hand, it's a pretty typical MiC guitar, but it's not a good guitar by any means. For the price, you're better off saving your money and buying something used off of eBay. You'll find much better deals that way than buying something like this. I'd probably look at an Agile or something instead. At least they have a nice return policy.
For the technical description, résumé prcdemment t aa well. Chinese-made but good mics VK1 and VK2 are home Ibanez, the hot rails humbuckers with Alnico 5 magnets type. Apparently they are made to the style "Baritone" tuning down. the guitar is heavy, mahogany should not be trs sec ....
I like the handle but it is not CHARACTERISTICS highway grades in typical Ibanez. Less easy, but, in the classic.
On mine with extra-light shooting home I can not lower the action of the strings without frisouille mode. So we must see through a beefier pulling and re-adapted to a rglage finally have a lower action that suits me more. Good ergonomics, but heavy equilibrated in play sitting down. Despite the price range and the Chinese-made, the finish is flawless, and does not lment cheap (slecteur, knobs, mechanical ...), Ibanez really well done!
This guitar I bought it just by the cost over a dmo on CD, order without Prior test. Once Reue, I had to up the height of the microphone (by adding the springs oblivion by small Chinese ...) to find this sound to me as tonn. It is the strong point ( subjective and personal) of these individuals who have a micro grain (a bit dirty & Specifications) which I love. It is by no means confined to the rhythm mtal hairy, I like it as much in style blues, jazz, rock ... silent on BMD it plugs into an all-tube amp RIVERA is falling! On my little Roland cube 20-x, she sang on my Marshall 50 watt, the grain goes a bit less.
For trying the Ibanez rcemment Chinese, I did not find the same quality of finish, and only the RGD 320Z Team mic gave me the same like with bananas If this grain spcial, as neutral and active pickups do not give me cold. BMOL The small, despite the technical choices (set neck, fixed bridge, string through-...) does not sustain the expected level, but I compare with my LAG Roxanne Classic is the ct of this fabulous ... may be a mahogany too young?
I have 4 years and it always pleases me. His original look, its DCOS the handle abalone, she of the mouth, and sounds a sturdy characters. I 'm expecting an easier handle typical Ibanez, but I do and j'espre amliorer this. hsit a time I sell it and replace it with an ART 120, but not I keep it the, the sound is unique.
The quality-price ratio is excellent, the Chinese prices without consideration.
Although Ibanez jou!
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Made in china, 22 frets medium frets mounted on a rosewood fingerboard. This scraper is made of a mahogany body and a handle Cole of the same wood, the table is maple. The strings pass through the body via oeuillet a gibraltar rack 3 (which looks like a tune-o-matic but more modern), a plastic nut and grover mechanical ibanez way.
Electronic side, there is a hot double rail configuration 2, a selector, volume and tonalitée (the cavitated electronics is well made and covered with a paint shield rather be welcome in this price range!)
In short, ibanez makes us a more modern version of a classic of rock, les paul, but not only, there is even one can design the mathew bellamy manson in his look!
The handle is of type les paul, rather round and then set with beautiful inlay and a net (like the head and the body). It is very well made and is comfortable even in the very acute accessible! This guitar is not too heavy and is well balanced, the sound when he has come alone, it's simple and effective!
This guitar sounds rather "vintage-modern" can be one less round that true vintage but present (the sound is largely to be taken into account on this guitar, it is impossible to mount other micro touch without the violin that will cause unreasonable for a shot that scrapes!) The neck pickup is round, the bridge rather punchy, what's classic!
I put 7 because the sound is good but we can not change the micro without major work, something that would make it much better yet though!
It's a good guitar, the report qualitée prices impeccable, comparable to the Yamaha AES and Epiphone Les Paul same price range but with a well defined look!
I recommended for a beginner who can afford it but beware, it is certainly polivalente, but is rather based metal! Bought on a whim, I do it again the same choice ... or not, I did not really need but I liked it!
In conclusion, I would simply say that there may still have, I hate ibanez but their new series and the range Artcore made me change my mind, is ay, ibanez guitars made!