During 2005, Ibanez decided to move its entire Prestige S line from Japan to Korea. This was the first model that was released as a part of that move. The S-2075 features a mahogany body with a figured poplar top, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 22 jumbo frets, a unique center inlay, a ZR trem, HSH configuration, one volume, one tone and a five way switch.
When this guitar came out, everyone wanted to know if the Korean luthiers were able to match the Japanese Prestige facility's work. In my opinion, they weren't. I found some sharp fret edges on this guitar that I normally wouldn't find on the Japanese prestige models. That was probably the biggest turn off for me. That aside, the guitar was put together well, and the parts seemed to fit nicely. The ZR trem works great, the figured popular was interesting and it seemed fairly solid.
Despite it having some issues with its fretwork, the sound of the guitar was still pretty much the same as all the other Japanese S series. It sounded very big and resonant despite its small body. This guitar has a poplar top, but I kinda question what additional tonal properties that leads to this guitar. I really didn't hear much of a difference between this and other Ibanez S series guitars. The biggest issue with these guitars is that the pickups suck, but that's true with nearly any Ibanez guitar.
In the past, Korean models were known to be inferior to the Japanese models. While the fretwork on this guitar wasn't quite up to par when compared to the Japanese prestige models, I still found it to be a very solid and good sounding guitar. That said, I'd personally search for an older model as I find they feel better in my hands than the current newer models.
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bferrand's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- For the handle I must say it is trs comfortable, particularly suited to the small size of my hands, fingers slipping, it's going faster and trs trs is mostly clean, top of the neck and agreements such impeccable jazz ', no Resistors ...
- The junction body / neck is working, access to acute enough ais (esprer must not tackle an barr APRS box 17 but ... there is no need in every day)
- For ergonomics they have strong among trs ibanez, the beast is light as a feather, an impressive body of a fine (which does not prevent an excellent sustain) and very comfortable both sitting and standing. strong point: unlike some guitars flying v type and so on, it is well balance in weight and does not sting the nose. Lutherie impeccable. Aesthetics of beauty with the finish of the walnut table ... a real gem. Mcaniques ivory buttons seems it. Trs really nice ...
- Trs good rsonance empty, not so much for their grain, but particularly in regard to sustain ... it never stops. THE FIRST grip is good: the crature rpond the finger and the eye. None of the sound spectrum dsequilibre if not too serious a chouilla metal (but the I quibble ... You really prter ear, it really is to find a history of default)
- The strength of the S2075 resides (like most of the series "sword") in its versatility. The lens of David Gilmour ... no problem, a sharp attack and a natural fullness to a bluesy crunch ... no problem, a round is trs hot jazz to heavy metal loadings ... ensures the beast in all areas. It is very easy to find one's own. clean sounds are all the same, my taste, the strength of this guitar resonates ca is musical desire (although it's not a strat sre ', but you can not play too death with Miss fender ... to choose!)
Personally, I play bcp styles: Blues, Rock, Prog, Metal, Jazz, Shred ... I am satisfied with TRS. Just play the switch and knob of Tone trs quickly to find appropriate sound good distortion pedal (depending on the gots of each), a little reverb on the guitar sounds clear and makes everything potential. No need for more fireworks.
- I use a combo and a Marshall 100W MG100DFX pdalier Korg AX1500G j'obtient trs right about the results but the beauty deserves better for sure ...
- One small snag all of the same: the DiMarzio / IBZ home missing a few characters even if it's better than the ibanez pickups MODELS infrieurs ... (l I still quibble)
- I use it for a few months dj and I am not immune to find a major default one day ... but I think so too. This guitar does not designed to excel in a particular area. It will be the friend of the guitarist seeking a versatile tool for quality can our answer each of his desires, which Pali trs a slight lack of characters (all dpend of what we seek actually)
All-Pipelines Limited for the comfort of guitarist: outstanding ergonomics, easy to use vibrato (especially during a change of pulling the strings, the system "zero point" can turn a cl to put the bridge horizontally), the D-tuner that allows a simple manipulation 'down the low E r in (really convenient because of the blocks string).
- Before offering me this little gem, I train a lot to the store and took the time to try a number of guitars. Fender (Start, 'Tele), Gibson (Lespaul, SG), Jackson, Esp ... each had its characters (relatively pronounced what is more). The Ibanez I immediately liked the guitar because it lets speak without forcing a particular game (at least that's how I feel). Everybody gots me it's the l. ..
- Pay 1469 with new strap and strap lock (~ 100 gift) I would probably pay less online, but it would have sacrificed a good relationship with my usual vendor so ... I would do without hsiter this choice is a good guitar trs. Q / P relatively good my taste.
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fly666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Made in Korea.
22 frets. Micros changed immediately (the microphones do not have basic personality). I set up a special Steve Chevallet in a blue velvet for the single milieur (rack version I believe, with reverse polarity, attention) and an air norton in fantastic handle. It's been a config to petrucci plus a single vintage for clean sounds.
The ZR tremolo bridge is a ball bearing, a bit special, it is a long time to adjust and find its setting (I have one year). The rhythmic "palm mute" are quite difficult to get at first, but you get done.
Standard settings, 5 pos (H1, splitH1 + middle, middle, middle + splitH2, H2). Incredible versatility, the Micro is a sharp little aggressive, but if you want to send metal riffs, must be ca.
Channel incredible, a little thicker than the handle of the basic versions (prestige). 5 wood, excellent sustain, no problem. The same mechanical imitation ivory plaque of real wood stem of a tree, very beautiful.
I put 8 microphones for change required in my opinion, if once changed, it is a 10 high hand.
Channel incredible, fast, accurate.
Access to acute perfect, missing two good frets, but I'm not a fan of the double octave.
The guitar is light and does not suffer from its lightness.
The sound kills good with Triax and a 50/50 is not very hard to ring. But the sound of the guitar is very noticeable, I keep the details for the next point.
I play rock-soul-metal guitar super versatile.
Generally triaxis-50/50 of 4 * 12 "(for metal ENGL, Framus for rock).
Miros round (air norton Sun) - its super hot, jazzy, and even solo solo clear distortion. Saturates the sound a little crunch. My advice to everyone at least try this microphone.
in possession IV, half air norton and Blue Velvet (Pol S). Hum canceling and yet sound very single and very hot. little attack. perfect for riffs or solos clear strat type. There are also very good pos IV stratos.
III in possession, the blue velvet gives all its fishing, despite the buzz single standard. Do not expect to turn up the gain too high. Very good for rhythm and blues-rock riffs small.
in pos II (blue + velvet split steve Sun-special) is the area of funk. Rhythmic slap on the first 3 strings, beautiful with a little compression. The special steve is very good split and goes very well with a single microphone (my main concern in my choice micro).
I in possession, we play metal and heavy distortion only. The special steve is very aggressive and a little break in the ears clean and crunch. As soon as you pass the overdrive, it is beautiful and sharp as a razor. It's my choice, but I still have four positions for clean sounds and crunchy, so I recommend it for solo because it is top notch.
Once the pickups changed, I put a 10 as the mahogany body of a strat-type guitar, it's really my thing. I like Gibson, but they are too heavy and above the handle lacquered rhâaaaaaa, it will not!
universality goes everywhere, beautiful
With the Ibanez S, I think I found my shoe off. I try many other guitars, but none satisfied me as much for everyday use and versatile.
I had three guitars before, a Fender Start (zero metal), a jackson (zero for anything other than metal) and an S-shop custom ibanez. I have not returned.
Purchased on-line on thomann, money was hard to judge. But the level is the top finisher of the range. For a corresponding quality, it is easy to double or even triple the price.
I might quickly fall for me to buy a third, just for fun to change from time to time