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    Ibanez Artcore AF75 Hollowbody Electric Guitar

    Web Item #IBAAF75

    New, Transparent Red
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    Overall:
    *********.* 9.1 out of 10
    Quality:
    ********** 8.9 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    ********** 9.6 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    ********** 9 out of 10
    Features:
    ********** 8.8 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 9.7 out of 10
    Sound:
    *********.* 9.2 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    *******.*** 7.2 out of 10

     

    User Reviews for Ibanez AF75 Artcore Hollowbody Electric Guitar


    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********9 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********9 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********9 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********8 out of 10

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    By a customer from tconl.com

    Submitted: 1/1/2004

    Style of Music: contemporary Christian

    "Only sounds expensive!"

    Sound:
    Strong mid-range, would like the highs more pronounced. Perfect on the low end.
    Quality:
    Well finished, as good as jazz guitars in the $1500+ range. Be interesting to see over time and with use if any corners were cut that will affect the looks and durability.
    Manufacturer Support:
    No experience here.
    Value:
    Dollar for dollar I chose this over guitars costing much more. It was this or jump up to the $2,000 range.
    The Wow Factor:
    Nicely finished, good traditional jazz guitar look. Looks like it cost much more than it did.
    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
    Features:
    **********8 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********8 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********4 out of 10

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    Submitted: 1/28/2005

    "A $320 full hollowbody? You jest? No. And it's most of what a $5000 Gibson is."

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    For a hollowbody sound, this guitar delivers. It has a surprising amount of acoustic output and has those clear, ringing mellow tones that Wes Montgomery used to play. The closest competitor Gibson makes will set you back $3k for the same setup. Tonally, for $320 (no case) you can't beat it. It's nearly as good as the $3000 Gibson. Case will set you back $80 or so. If you love Nugent but can't lay out $5k for a vintage Gibson Byrdland full hollowbody, this is the feedback machine you're looking for. If you DO NOT like feedback, this guitar is hell in a live situation and you'll have to stay well away from the amp, with a longer cord always being better for you. If you're a jazz man on a budget, this IS your guitar.
    Feature:
    The guitar has what it needs - decent tuners (they'll need to be replaced eventually), tunamatic bridge and a solid tailpiece. Chrome could be better but for $320 I'm just astonished that it HAS a tunamatic bridge at all. AND bound f-holes! That's CUSTOM on a Gibson! This ax is a $320 version of the hollowbodies that jazz men have been using and cherishing since the 50s. I can't believe how cheap it is, or how well it sings for the price. I give it an 8 on features as elements of the hardware are what you would expect on a guitar at this price - less than perfect.
    Quality:
    Again an 8 for the cheesy hardware but I don't have to tune up but once every week or two on it. Absolutely amazing how well this things works!
    Manufacturer Support:
    Ibanez can't afford much support at this price point. This guitar has to be built in China; the Koreans can't do this much hand work this inexpensively.
    Value:
    All the $5000 features, tuning stability and most of the tone for $320? What's not to love?
    The Wow Factor:
    Blue sunburst, bound f-holes, full maple construction, proper bracing of the top. It also has a very fast and friendly neck shape to it - not vintage by any means but good enough. Oh, it also has a very nice rosewood neck with mother-of-plastic block inlays.
    Overall:
    I won't be surprised if this guitar dies in the next 5 years but while it lasts it's way better than paying $5000 for a custom Gibson, waiting nearly a year, and having it arrive with no better finish or workmanship. If it goes 10 years I'll be stunned that anyone could build this nice a guitar, and get that real round, mellow hollowbody tone and sell it for such a bargain basement price. The guitar comes strung with 9's. If you want the ultimate jazz tone's you'll need to go to flatwound 12's. The guitar is solidly built and should hold up to those just fine.
    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********8 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********9 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********9 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********7 out of 10

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    By a customer from sota-oh.com

    Submitted: 2/22/2004

    Style of Music: Bluegrass Chet Atkins style and a whole lot of Beatles!

    "Agent Orange Anyone?"

    Sound:
    Sound is great for my personal use. It has that great thump-thump sound of the Chet Atkins style which is what I enjoy playing most. You may encounter some feedback problems in a live setting due to the higher volume needed. It is a hollow body after all.
    Feature:
    No accessories other than and allen wrench for truss-rod adjustments, but that's about all you get with any other guitar. Components are a little weak i.e. tuning machanies, pickup's, and strings but for the price of the instrument you can't beat it.
    Quality:
    The guitar seems to be well made. Finish and fit are next to flawless. With proper care I could see it lasting as long as any other instrument I own...which at the present is 8. I own a Gretsch 6122 Country Gent so this guitar is actually a backup to that. Believe it not...I enjoy playing the AF75 just as much as I do the Gretsch. The tuning machines will eventually have to go.
    Manufacturer Support:
    I have not dealt with the company but I would expect they would handle any problem that is covered under the warranty.
    Value:
    There is no doubt in my mind that this guitar is worth every dollar.
    The Wow Factor:
    All guitars have a certain amount of sex appeal. It's the color of this one for me. I chose the transparent orange color. It is also a very practical addition to what I play.
    Overall:
    I like the guitar enough that if something were to happen to it, I would replace it with the same. I may eventually replace the pickups, and tuning machines. There is no doubt that I will add a Bigsby. The guitar should be offered with a hardshell case. Of course price would go up but that's ok. You have to buy a case anyway. I can't imagine owning a guitar or any other instrument without a house to put it in.
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