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Item Reviews for: Ibanez EW20QME Exotic Wood Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar  -  IBA EW20QME LIST

For the price I almost feel guilty not giving it 5 stars across the board...
By: Wes T. from Gloucester, Ma. U.S.A.      Submitted: 12/16/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The construction seems very solid and has so far, after about 4 months, been very dependable... Reliability How has it stood up over time? ...see above General Your general opinion of this product. As the title says, I probably should have given this guitar 5 stars across the board, but the were a few very minor things... I had read many reviews before this purchase and some mentioned that this guitar was on the bright sounding side... Well, it is and perhaps a little brighter than I would have preferred, but certainly not a deal breaker, and when Amped you can control the brightness, in fact there is enough EQ capability to mold a variety of sounds and moods, but if it's un-amped, it is what it is... This is a Beautiful Guitar! The quilting is breathtaking and overall finish seems of high quality, the only thing that didn't impress me was the headstock...It looks a little on the cheesy side, but again, certainly not a deal breaker Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Good action and feel, however you may want to have a pro set it up for you...it could use a few minor tweeks here and there. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? See above... A little too bright for my preference when unplugged... it lacks a certain warmth of tone, but not horrible Finish How did the stain or paint job look? A fine piece of woodworking and the finish is impeccable! The headstock design leaves a little to be desired though... but that's just my opinion. Action How was the action out of the box? I reccomend having a pro set up this and almost any new guitar purchase. The exception being the Les Paul Special JR. I just purchased from a competitor website. I was astonishingly perfect right out of the box. I made this purchase on this "Other" site, honestly, because of the fact that they offer more flexible payment options than A.M.S.. Not Dissing A.M.S., but they other company has better Customer Service also. Just being honest and if A.M.S. cares, like they should, they won't be offended by this honesty, they look into it and try to be more competitive...
Quite impressed
By: MM from Hollywood      Submitted: 9/27/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Just got it, but out of the box it appears to be as sturdy and reliable as any other guitar. Reliability How has it stood up over time? It passed the day test with flying colors. I play new guitars vigorously for the first several days just to get a feel for tone and durability. This one sounds like a keeper. General Your general opinion of this product. It's a real great guitar at a decent price. FYI, here are my creds. Been playing for 30 years. Currently I'm leading worship for a gr8 church. I'm very picky regarding tone, playability, look & price. I own too many guitars (Martin, 2 Takamines, Boulder Creek, EVH Wolfgang, 2 Strats, PRS, Epi Les Paul & Parker bass). Not bragging, but letting the reader know I'm seasoned with common guitars. I love my Boulder Creek, but needed a backup for worship. It'll be hard to choose which one to play on Sundays. Warning - be careful when purchasing a guitar from AMS competitor w/ initials MF. MF policy is the shipper pays for returns if product isn't defective. Guitars are oversized - would've cost $200 to return it. DON'T BUY GUITAR/big itmes FROM THEM UNLESS U R ABSOLUTELY SURE. Learn from my mistake. In their defense, I worked it out with a manager, but it was a hassle. Online consumer should have time to try out instruments. No such hassle with AMS' great return policy. Thanks AMS! Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Feels very comfortable. I thought the sound would be sacrificed because this guitar is made for live settings; the cutaway style is unique and the body is shallower. However, it sounds great (deep & rich) because of a combination of the maple along with the pickup & electronics. The SRTc pickup is very nice and user friendly; looks much better than the previous SRTn pickup. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? New strings always sound bright, but this one is well balanced with good low end, middle frequency presence and brightness that's not overbearing. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The quilted maple is stunning, and the finish really makes it shine like a freshly waxed car. Action How was the action out of the box? Surprisingly good. Maybe a slight adjustment with the truss rod, but it's solid out of the box.
Beautifully Crafted Instrument For The Right Price
By: Jimi Martin from Sumner Wa. USA, jfm6string97@yahoo.com      Submitted: 3/19/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Like I said, I inspected this guitar very closely before I laid down my hard earned money and found no defects whatsoever. The finish and fit is beautiful and all abalone work, inserts, rosettes are beautiful. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Just got it so time will tell. I do play other Ibanez guitars and have a SZ520QM electric that is my go to guitar so I feel the build quality will last a long time. General Your general opinion of this product. I just purchased this guitar this past weekend and so far I am very impressed with Ibanez's exotic wood acoustic/electric series. I found no flaws after careful examination and it sounded great right from the get go. 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 smooth and I don't foesee any modifications coming. It plays smooth and there are no rough spots on the fretboard. Nice job here Ibanez Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This is a really great sounding guitar whether plugged in or not. Unplugged it projuects very well with just the right amount of bottom end and plugged in, look out because it is a tone monster. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? All I can say is this instrument is Beautiful. The finish is outrageous. That's what turned me toward this guitar was it's stand out in a crowd looks. Action How was the action out of the box? The action was good out of the box. I may lower it a bit but will wait and see how it breaks in before I do ay adjustments.
Awesome Guitar
By: Rich from McHenry, IL, USA      Submitted: 12/26/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very solid well made Reliability How has it stood up over time? I just got it for Christmas but seems to be really good. General Your general opinion of this product. Very nice looking, great sounding guitar for the money. My wife did an awesome job getting this one for me for Christmas this year..... Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? feels good and solid. Easy to play. Controls very accessable Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Finish How did the stain or paint job look? it looks very good Action How was the action out of the box? built in tuner made it easy to get playing in no time
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