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Ibanez Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged Solid Top Mahogany Acoustic Guitar (Natural) EXPIRED

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Musician's Friend has Ibanez Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged Solid Top Mahogany Acoustic Guitar (Natural, AVD9MHOPN) on sale for $229.99. Shipping is free. Thanks rsvpd

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  • 6-string dreadnought w/ an all-mahogany body, top and neck paired with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Comes with D'Addario Nickel Bronze strings which help emphasize the natural sound of these tonewoods
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Musician's Friend [musiciansfriend.com] has Ibanez Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged Solid Top Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Natural (AVD9MHOPN) for $229.99 w/ Free Shipping.
  • 6-string dreadnought w/ an all-mahogany body, top and neck paired with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Comes with D'Addario Nickel Bronze strings which help emphasize the natural sound of these tonewoods
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Guitar player and teacher of thousands here. Your advice is solid. Spruce top - absolutely, specially on first acoustic. Although my preference is for the Alvarez low-mid price, acoustic-electrics, you generally cannot go too far wrong with the Yamahas in the $150-$200 range. Great beginner to intermediate guitars. You have to hunt down, and wait out pricing to get the Alvarez at $150-$200. But they are there. Love their RD series.

To me, this is comparable to a an LG-0 type from Gibson or Epiphone. Nice, but not my cup of tea. And, yes, previous recommendation to go to a local shop, even GC, is very valid. I would pick up every single instrument in my price range AND lower. Strum every one for tone. Discard the dead and brittle ones. Test the good ones for feel. Discard the too painful ones, you beginners. The action should be fair to good. Test every fret. No buzzes. Pick from the 2-3 in the shop that are left. You'll be lucky if there are 2-4 to make the cut.

Nothing wrong with Ibanez brand. Just not fond of this model. If I was, good price. Ibanez is a brand that uses many factories, and also markets other labels. I have one of their very early, all Japanese, E175 copies, made under a different label. A bit heavier than the Gibson's. Incredibly playable. Decent pickups. Needs others to get a real Joe Pass, Jim Hall sound. I love it.
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wow. I don't usually think of ibanez for acoustics, but that seems like a great price for an all mahogany body.
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Great deal if only I had the spare money
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good for my first guitar? to learn how to play?
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good for my first guitar? to learn how to play?
Best bet is to go down to the store (or any music store) and talk with an associate. If they're halfway good at their job, they'll get you setup with something good for a beginner (and easy on the fingertips).
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good for my first guitar? to learn how to play?
Electric is much easier for a beginner in general.
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wow. I don't usually think of ibanez for acoustics, but that seems like a great price for an all mahogany body.
Not all solid wood if that's what you were thinking. There are many solid top all mahogany guitars under $300, though. This looks like a good deal, I've owed ibanez acoustic and liked them.
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wow. I don't usually think of ibanez for acoustics, but that seems like a great price for an all mahogany body.
can vouch for the artwood series. used to have one before i sold it for a taylor. still miss it.
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good for my first guitar? to learn how to play?
Yes it is. That being said you can spend half as much and still get a decent acoustic guitar these days, until you decide if you're going to stick with it or if the guitar is going to collect dust sitting in the corner. And don't let anyone tell you you can't get a decent sounding well made, well playing acoustic for around $100-ish, you most definitely can. Times have changed.
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good for my first guitar? to learn how to play?
Depends on what your budget is. If you don't have money to throw around I would think about going a bit cheaper and electric for your first guitar. I learned as a kid on acoustic (mostly because I got my Dad's old guitar) and it can be frustrating. It is much easier to knock out clean chords on electric and then switch to an even nicer acoustic guitar than this once you know you are going to stick with it.
If you have the money then I would say go for it and buy this, but also think about getting an electric guitar on top of it.
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Electric is much easier for a beginner in general.
Conversely, if you start with acoustic, electric is a cakewalk later. Just don't give up.
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good for my first guitar? to learn how to play?
This is a great guitar. I've been playing for years and tried an upgraded model at a local store. I fell in love immediately - and now want one! The tone and sound is far superior (in my opinion) to other guitars in the same price point. At this price, it's a steal! It played great and sounded great. My only reservation on this model is no electronics to plug in and amplify. Which may not matter to you.
Good luck in your search for the first guitar. I personally give this Ibanez series A+
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In for one. Thanks for sharing.
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El Kabong uses this model.
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