AW10CE Review

manufacturer: Ibanez date: 01/15/2004 category: Acoustic Guitars
Ibanez: AW10CE
Cutaway Dreadnought Body. Fishman Sonicore Pickup. Ibanez AEQ-SS Shape Shifter EQ. Solid Spruce Top. Mahogany Back & Sides. Chrome Die-Cast Tuning Machines. D'Addario EXP Coated 80/20 Strings. High Gloss Finish.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Action, Fit & Finish: 8
 Features: 10
 Overall rating:
 8.5 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.6 
 Users rating:
 7.3 
 Votes:
 37 
 Views:
 3,221 
review (1) 2 comments vote for this gear:
overall: 9.6
AW10CE Reviewed by: unregistered, on january 15, 2004
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 513.5

Purchased from: MusicStop

Features: Alrighy then, this guitar is an Ibanez aw10CE-NT (2003) acoustic electric guitar made in china. Its got 20 frets on a rosewood fingerboard, solid sitka spruce top and mahogany back, sides and neck. Chrome diecast tuners, abalone signature (the name on the headstock) and pearl inlays. Dreadnought single cutaway body and clear finish. Its got great sounding fishman AEQ-SS shapeshifter EQ with 3 band EQ and tone shifter, a phase button (for reducing the buzz from the amp) and a volume control. However I would have liked to see a built in tuner. // 10

Sound: This guitar is great for my music style which is a big variety of music like Sheryl Crow, Guns N Roses, Eagles, Led Zepplin, John Mayer, Goo Goo Dolls, and Poison. Right now im using it on an electric guitar amp and it sounds too twangy but on an acoustic electric amp it sounds great. It's got a very bright clear tone with deep mellow bass tones and can take quite a pounding before coming out of tune although occasionally the g string will drop totally out of tune. Ive played tons of acoustic electrics and plain acoustics and this beats most of the higher priced acoustics like Takamine and Yamaha. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: This guitar has good action, its very easy to fret. There were no flaws except on the inside of the guitar there was a little chip in a wooden bracing other than that it was very godd with no flaws. This guitar has a very big fit as it is dreadnought style. // 8

Reliability & Durability: This guitar is a solid guitar and will withstand live playing and the hardware is very tough. The finish is very smooth and doesnt seem like it will wear off soon. The strap button is solid although it only has one. It is dependable although I probably wouldnt ever gig without a backup no matter what the guitar was. // 10

Overall Impression: Overall, this guitar is very good for the money paid and will fit just about every style of music. I've been playing for about 6 years and I own a Fender stratocaster, an Ibanez Jem, a Gibson Les Paul and this one most recently. If stoleni would most likely buy it again. Again Overall this is just a great guitar. // 10

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