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NGD Ibanez AC240 Acoustic

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by rdwhitti, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. rdwhitti

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    I have wanted an acoustic of some sort to keep by my chair in the living room for some time now. I have never really liked flattops and was really wanting an acoustic archtop but did not want to spend the kind of money needed to get something decent. I am trying out this Ibanez for now as it is the closest that I have found sound wise with its all mahogany body, and at a very decent price I thought (new $245 from GC). I compared this to several others (Yamaha FS8x0, Martin DJR2, and a few others) and like the playability and the sound of this the best. I liked the Martin a lot but was afraid that the 24" scale would be problematic. I may also order a used The Loar LH300 for comparison and may be returning this one.
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    I have that model as well and love it! In fact, I like it so much I got the parlor model as well which is a lot of fun to play. Lots of volume and tone from a little guy. Originally I was saving to buy an all solid Fender Paramount OM hog until I tried the Iban which blew me away and saved me a lot of money.

    Congrats and enjoy your new guitar.
     
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  3. rdwhitti

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    Yes it has lots of volume for its size but sometimes the bass sounds too boomy. I’m still thinking about ordering a The Loar LH300 (ES125 clone) or LH301T (ES125T clone) for comparison. The problem is that I am leaving Wednesday for a week. I suppose I could have them delivered to the local GC.
     
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    I wanted an inexpensive Grand Concert size acoustic. Not to big and not too small. I liked it much more than the Taylor GS Mini (mahogany) I had and sold that one. Got it when they first came out and for the price you can't beat it imho. Removed the pickguard on mine. I think you'll be happy with yours also. Very practical for a guitar to leave out in the living room, bedroom or wherever. The 1 3/4" nut is another plus (for me anyways). Enjoy!
     
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    Different strings/lighter E string gauge will probably fix it
     
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    Thanks, I have never owned a flattop (or any acoustic) before so everything is new to me.
     
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    Returned it last week. Very nice guitar but I have found that I am just not a flattop player. I’ve tried numerous times to like them but I just don’t. Ordered a The Loar LH300 and will see if that works for me.
     
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    I bought my Ibanez AC-240 a few months ago. Really nice guitar, love the warm sound of the mahogany top. Plays and sounds great. Have 14 acoustics (BTW, one is a 1959 Guild archtop) and this Ibanez gets by far the most play time and probably always will.

    I have played about 90% acoustic for the past 60+ years. In fact went about 25 years playing only acoustic. Didn't even own or want an electric during that time.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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