Monday, February 6, 2012

Review: Ibanez AC35CENT

  Okay people, as i promised, here's an acoustic guitar review. Enjoy!

Features: This guitar was an absolute steal! It has a solid Cedar top with mahogany sides and back (looks Gorgeous). Maple binding for the sides and back. The Abalone dot inlays in an ebony fretboard are integrated seamlessly. It has gold die cast tuners with beautiful pearloid knobs. B band Under the saddle pickup and Ibanez SRTn Preamp with an accurate onboard tuner. It includes knobs for volume, bass, treble, tone and pitch. Another really nice feature is that the guitar has both 1/4" and XLR outputs. This guitar's got features on it that many $1500 Taylors and Guilds lack. //9

Sound: This is a guitar with a loud, clear voice. The biggest problem with Guild, Taylor, Takamine, and Gibson was that their acoustic-electric guitars had a very tinny sound. They ceased to sound like acoustic guitars and sounded like some bastard hybrid between a steel guitar and a hollow body. The guitar had a deep, warm tone. Incredibly full and rich. // 9

Action, Fit & Finish: The action is perfect! I tried lowering it just to see how close to an electric feel I could get and I found that the factory already had the strings as close to the frets as they could get without causing buzzing. The wood is superb, pickup is incredible too! It sounds the exact same wired as it does unplugged.
The only problem that I found with it is that the tuning pegs are loose when the guitar is unstrung. They seem to be a little small for the holes (insert sexual pun here). But when the guitar is strung, there's no problem, and, as I've already said, it does not hold a tune really well. // 8

Reliability & Durability: This guitar seems really durable. I'm not going to try banging it around a bit to verify that though. The onboard electronics are really incredible. They sound amazing. The strap buttons hold crazy tight. All of the hardware is die cast, so it'll last. Overall, it's one of the best acoustic guitars I've ever played with. // 9

Impression: For its price, this guitar is great. I would easily pay twice that for this guitar.It lacks nothing, performs better than guitars that cost five times as much as it does, and hugs back (just don't get too friendly on the first date). // 9


  1. But I like getting sounds like a great guitar though too.

  2. I'm going to need to get a new acoustic guitar soon thanks for this review

  3. If there is no problem when the guitar is strung, what about when the guitar is strung out?




    I'll be going now.

  4. That looks really nice... I have a Yamaha FG345 which my dad got forever ago. It's pretty noice.

  5. Great review, and nice guitar!

  6. Action means a lot to me, especially in acoustic/electrics. Good review!

  7. Nice looking guitar love the wood color

  8. I like this guitar. Nice and classic looking.