Asian guitar manufacturing. On this source, we can have everything, good as the very bad ... Here, it's all good!
This is the S series, so streamlined body very nice to grip, very thin and light. It is a mahogany body topped with a maple top. All in a blue livery with purple reflections ... superb!
The handle is in 3 parts maple. Rosewood fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets, with markers S-shaped .. very classy.
In general, the finish is impressive. For this price I was not expecting this level. The violin is superb, the finish is remarkable.
Three microphones, 2 doubles and 1 single, Ibanez brand. The neck pickup is a INF1 (Infinity) which the magnet is ceramic, 1 single central position (INF1) and the bridge pickup is a INF2 (Alnico magnet). One volume, one tone and a selector for 5 positions.
Vibrato is an Ibanez ZR at (Zero Resistance) with Ibanez double locking system to keep the vibrato parallel to the soundboard. The vibrato is easy to adjust and very pleasant to use (thank you roullements ball!).
The handle is the Ibanez, so we like it or not ... Me, I like the sleeves a little flat and a little large (but not too much, I have small fingers ..). It is very comfortable and pleasant to use over its entire length.
Access to acute is easy, thanks to the attachment of the handle without heel.
Easily obtained a good sound, full and rich. Crossed the pass alone ...
The big advantage of this guitar is its versatility and despite his look that could be moved to a small naughty disguised as a beautiful lady!
She is fluent in many style, thanks to its ergonomics and its microphones happening everywhere.
The sound of the bridge pickup is bright and slightly aggressive but not too (Alnico magnet requires). It can attack and saturations distos convincingly, but beware, this is not an EMG 81 ...
The middle pickup in single coil is nice, but nothing more. I have dropped the most since it bothers me in my game So, I do not use nearly jamias alone, but more often coupled with one double splité singles.
The neck pickup is round with full sound and slightly oily. Curiously, it has more punch than the bridge pickup, but it is certainly due to the fact that it is a ceramic magnet. So, it is equally at home in solo and rhythm, including saturation with aggressive ... its clear with a beautiful chorus is magical ... that happiness!
I use it for a month, and for the price, this is an excellent investment!
- The violin
- The handle
- Slight lack of punch from the bridge pickup (in comparison with the neck pickup)
For 605 € (from Woodbrass) is an investment to make your eyes closed!