Price paid: $ 150
Sound — 9
I play any style on my Acoustic from classics to newer music and the guitar fits it. It dose not have a unique sound like a Taylor or Martin yet it dose not sound like a cheap guitar. It has an average sound overall not incredible but beats out a lot of its competitors at that price range. The reason I choose this guitar was for its balanced tone it lets you play anything and it is loud. The sustain is better than most and has a little twang almost with deep bass to compliment. There a real clarity too nothing sounds mush you hear all chords and single notes perfectly.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is for anyone who has no specific genre due to the fact its balanced all over. Nothing really stands out like a Taylor yet it holds its on. Has a very pleasing sound overall and the hardware although cheap is reliable. I've been playing for three years and this is the only Acoustic I actually own but I have played others. I wish the guitar came with a gig bag or something kinda lame how you just get the guitar with nothing else. I love the fact that sounds so good for being cheap and the tuner is a favorite although it eats batteries. For the price range in my opinion its an awesome buy sweet sound and reliable with a look to match.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Yeah it would work for a live gig I would just tune it before you start playing and maybe every other song. The hardware will all last although you might want some better tuners but its not a huge deal. The guitar could easily fill a room it projects extremely well and still has clarity. Unless you drop it I doubt that it will break the finish is thick really hard to chip but not impossible. I would not take a back up so long as I can tune really quick it would be fine it never goes too bad out of tune just goes flat.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
From the factory its plays well its intonation is off just slightly though. The action is low so when you pick it u you can easily play. The frets are all good no sharp edges or misalignment which is surprising considering its cheap price. The tuners work but they let the strings go out tune the more you play. The strings it came with were bad when you get make sure to buy strings with it. The on board tuner is ok kinda of hard to get perfect tuning your always a little off but not too much to care. The finish is awesome till you touch it and get your fingerprints all over it which it just loves to show off. It looks stunning minus the logo which is oddly brown. The other odd thing is the pick guard which is the same color as the guitar and show scratches i really don't see the point in it.
Features — 7
I have a 2010 Ibanez V200 dreadnought solid top Acoustic made in China. The sides are laminate mahogany and the top is solid spruce with rosewood fretboard. Topped with a glossy black finish and white binding. The tuners are basic as it the nut, bridge and bridge pins. It came with no accessories and is a basic guitar nothing fancy although it dose have a built in tuner which is a huge plus.