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great guitar!
By: james      Submitted: 10/24/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This Guitar is in every way as good as Gibson's ES.I still can't believe the price! I always wanted an ES but didn't want to pay the Gibson prices and wasn't that impressed with the Epiphone quality. If this sounds familiar this maybe your answer. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The quality is great period, it works great for Jazz,Blues,Rock and even today's modern country. Of course it doesn't have that Tele twang but it will cover clean chording and rippin rock style leads that genre now uses. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Feels great. smooth action, didn't have to adjust anything Ibanez really got this Guitar right! controls are as they should be. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Tone is beautiful. You can get everything from bright to dark. Nice full body sounding humbuckers. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Stain is beautiful! looks like a finish you would expect on a more expensive Guitar. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I got a lot more than I was expecting for the price. it doesn't period! its the best semi-hollow body for the price hands down. Playability How was the action out of the box? perfect. I usually have to make minor adjustments but not with this Guitar.
Beautiful guitar
By: Keith      Submitted: 5/23/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. The Ibanez AS153 was worth the wait, and has the potential to be excellent low cost alternative to some of the other more expensive semi hollow bodies on the market today. Overall, I am very happy with the guitar, after an initial setup by a local guitar luthier. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? In today's competitive marketplace, I expect quality. This is where Ibanez may want to be a bit more attentive as they release their new guitars to the world. I'll start with the issues that I faced upon first playing the guitar: 1. Dead fret when bending the 1st string a whole note at the 12th fret 2. Truss rod cover screw only screwed in a quarter of the way 3. Both strap buttons were loose and needed to be tightened The pros are as follows: 1. Very playable 2. Great sound and sustain 3. Wood work and finish is gorgeous Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This guitar has a very flexible tone pallet when playing it with or without amplification Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Wood work and finish of the AS153 is beautiful
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