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Item Reviews for: Ibanez AFJ957 Artcore Hollowbody 7-String Electric Guitar  -  IBA AFJ957 LIST

Nice instrument, very good value
By: Nick      Submitted: 12/5/2013









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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Overall very good. It actually plays and looks excellent. But the screw holding the pickguard was loose causing to move, which I tightened, and there is a tiny 'ding' in the neck but not enough to worry about. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Excellent for jazz type playing. Less feedback than most hollow bodies when vol. is up there Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Guitar is pretty light, Action is very good, a little tough in the first fret though neck is a bit too narrow for 7 strings in the first position. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Acoustic tone is pretty balanced a little on the bright side. Pickups are typical for a jazz hollow body, not exceptional. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish is excellent, aside from a tiny 'ding' on the neck, not noticeable unless you inspect for it. Doesn't matter as eventually there will be others if you PLAY the guitar, not take it out as a showpiece. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? It was an excellent value. Playability How was the action out of the box? Action was a little too low causing higher frets to buzz and the intonation was sharp. Just took a little time to adjust the floating wood bridge and it corrected the flaw. Now it's playing fine.