Your Guide To Buying An Ibanez Acoustic Guitar
Inspired by the sounds of Spain, this Japanese guitar company primarily known for its electrics has been producing some of the best acoustics around.
Here are a few tips to choosing the Ibanez acoustic guitar that’s just not a great deal, but is right for you.
Tip No.1: Away With the Cutaways?
Okay–I know sound is important. You’ve got to have good tone…okay, great tone…and onboard electronics for your electrified geetars. But sometimes you gotta look cool too.
If you want that sharp cutaway look, than you’ll want to go with an ambiance, ae, montage, V, Talman and Signaure series models.
If you want a more dreadnought look you’ll want artwood, Sage or PF series guitars.
Tip No.2: The Sound Question
Like the Ibanez electrics, the acoustics are famous for their fast action. But if you want a robust higher end you’ll want to go with an Ibanez DT 10 or an Ibanez Talman.
If you’re looking for some natural projection-especially for those impromptu beach jams-you gotta go with the AE series. These are huge-and have some serious volume to them that will blow other guitars away.
Tip No.3: Know Who You Are
Newbies may be dying for a signature series Steve Vai guitar. But at 2 grand, it may be more guitar than you actually need.
If you’re just starting out, go with an Ibanez guitar package. You’ll get an awesome guitar, along with a tuner, picks-and maybe a case.
For guitar veterans I would recommend looking at the sig models. Not only do they bring an amazing tone to the table, but girls, at least those who’ve heard of VAi, will be ultra-impressed.
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