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Ibanez AC240E Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Product Description

Ibanez redefines the meaning of tradition with its Artwood series. The Ibanez AC240E Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar is the embodiment of what might be called Ibanez's modern approach to tradition. With cutting edge woodworking technology, Ibanez enables its luthiers to reproduce the sophisticated bracing techniques of the one-of-a-kind instruments of yesteryear. In the decades-long search for the ultimate in tone, Ibanez's search has managed to keep the hallmark of tradition and coupled their improved design giving the AC240E Artwood guitar a voice all its own.

You'll find traditional specifications common to each model, such as a bone nut and saddle and a dovetail neck joint, as well as a neck shape that provides an easy grip. Rich tone and big sound come from the carefully selected high-quality wood used to construct the Artwood AC240E. The modern design of the bridge shape efficiently transmits vibration and the simple yet elegant aesthetic touches fuse a modern design sense with a traditional feel. Musically the AC240E Artwood acoustic electric guitar is ready to roll in any direction you want to go. Experience yesterday today. Experience Artwood.

The Ibanez AC240E Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar Features

  • Embodies Ibanez's modern approach to tradition
  • Cutting edge woodworking technology that reproduces the bracing techniques of yesteryear
  • Bridge shape efficiently transmits vibration
  • Natural open pore design
  • Has a distinctive voice all its own

Product Specifications
Ibanez AC240E Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body Style: Grand Concert
  • Top Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Back and Sides Material: Mahogany
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore
  • Preamp: Ibanez SST Shape Shifter with Onboard Tuner
  • Tuners: Chrome Grover
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP
  • Finish: Open Pore Natural
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  215-638-8670 Warranty:  Electric Guitars & Basses: 1 Year.
Acoustic Guitars: Limited Lifetime (1 year on electronics & tuners).
Amplifiers: 5 Years (1 year on speakers)
Pedals: 5 Years
Terry from Michigan
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Good Guitar - plugged in
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The workmanship is flawless. It's a handsome guitar. The truss rod needed a nudge. I question just what the top is made of. It's advertised as solid mahogany. And although is matches the sides and back perfectly, the top is somehow different feeling. I like the look though.
Reliability
How has it stood up over time?
I've only had it 2 days. I like it.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
I'd surely buy this again. I played it the first night through an amp and the sound is gorgeous. UNplugged, the tone is nice, but a little quieter and not so rich. Well, maybe that's due to the 'mahogany' top.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The neck is a hair wider than most guitars. It's a wonderful feel. Fits like a glove. This is my favorite feature. The nut and bridge are at the perfect height, you can check this with the built in tuner. Great feel.
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Unplugged the sound seems thin and not loud. It just doesn't 'pop out' like I thought it might. Still, it's louder acoustically than my voice, so no problem really. Plugged in, it's a different story. It's heaven. The lack of ringing and overtones I heard UNplugged turned into a glorious, clear, sparkling, musical treat through an amp.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Everyone likes it. Really likes it. So do I. It's not a glossy guitar, it's a low lustre that's nice and will never show fingerprints. The binding and all little details are A+.
Action
How was the action out of the box?
The action was OK, but I followed the included instructions and used the included allen wrench to give the truss rod a slight crank. The neck straightened out and everything felt good. Out of the box, the neck was concave and I could feel it. Easily remedied though.
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