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Item Reviews for: Ibanez S571DXQM Quilt Top Electric Guitar  -  IBA S571DXQM LIST

Not as great as I hoped
By: Scot from Maine      Submitted: 1/21/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I expected better workmanship. The fret finish was quite rough. After getting the neck adjusted (see below) I played and bent notes all up and down the neck. This managed to smooth them out to my satisfaction, but a new guitar shouldn't have rough frets. Also, the fret edges along the fingerboard are sharp and annoying. Might require a file down. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The pickups are interesting. Still getting used to them. I don't intend to change them. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The neck had zero relief so everything was buzzing on notes below the fifth fret. I'm experienced with this type of thing and was able to adjust the truss rod. **WARNING** The manual has the truss rod adjusting instructions backwards! The opposite of the direction it should be. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? I like positions 2, 3, and 4 on the selector. The neck pickup alone is too muddy. The bridge pickup alone is pretty good, but requires (for me) a different amp setting. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Flawless. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I thought a mid-line Ibanez without a tremelo would be higher quality. Nope. Playability How was the action out of the box? Action out of the box was too easy. Like against the first four frets.
excellent
By: Brad from Washington      Submitted: 11/23/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? excellent Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? great for rock, metal and punk ok on blues Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? the neck is super smooth and begs to be played controls are great Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? tone is good I like the infinity pickups the bridge is hot enough for me the mid and the neck are good fairly versatile sound amazing with distortion or overdrive sounds good enough on cleans Finish How did the stain or paint job look? beautiful Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? very good Playability How was the action out of the box? horrible spent an hour on setting it up the truss rod was so over tightened the strings were touching frets 2 and 3 which is odd to me as I purchased an s420 from ams a while back and it was almost perfect out of the box
Best Purchase I've made in Awhile
By: Ryan from Ottawa IL      Submitted: 11/12/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This is an absolutely beautiful guitar. The pictures do not ever begin to do it justice. I purchased the red quilted top and wasn't dissapointed Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? I personally play a mixture of Alt Rock and Progressive Rock and this guitar plays both of them flawlessly. The INF pickups are a lot better than i expected. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Guitar is very lightweight, but sturdy. The Wizard neck is thin so running up and down the fretboard is a breeze. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Amazing, need to see it to believe it. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I personally am a beginner with the guitar and as such i've always bought lower priced guitars. I finally was able to convince the wife to let me purchase a slightly more expensive guitar and i was extremely happy with my decision. I've personally never played a guitar that sounded this good in its price range. Playability How was the action out of the box? Tuned in minutes, came pre-strung with D'Addario.
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