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reverend mikey

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Jun 29th, 2016 07:27 PM        

NLAGD - New Lefty Acoustic Guitar Day<br /> <br /> Tomorrow I'll take delivery of a new lefty Ibanez 000 all hog acoustic. Ibanez calls it an OM/Grand Concert model, but it's got a short scale length (24.9") which I associate with vintage 000 Martins...<br /> <br /> Also has some other nice specs for a $300 guitar:<br /> Solid mahogany top<br /> Bone nut and compensated bone saddle<br /> Abalone rosette<br /> 1 3/4" nut <br /> Grover tuners<br /> what Ibanez calls "open pore" ("OPN") finish - a very thin finish on top/sides/back<br /> <br /> My first true left-handed acoustic was an Ibanez I bought around '78-'79 (mentioned in another thread here); if this one sticks around as long I'll have it for another 37-38 years! <br /> <br /> I'll give a full report tomorrow when it arrives. Will try the stock strings, but I have a set of D'Addario Nickel Bronze Mediums to throw on there pretty quickly... Will also try the Martin Monel Retros.



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Jun 30th, 2016 05:05 AM        

Nice! That one in the video sounds great.<br /> <br /> Looks good too.



reverend mikey

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Jun 30th, 2016 07:55 AM        

Thanks, Ragtop. <br /> <br /> This was sort of a "GAS stopgap measure..." I've been waiting for a custom Larrivee that I ordered clear back in early November through Dietze in Omaha. It really should've been done in April; I *might* see it next week, right after the 4th of July. Larrivee has apologized for the delay and is sending me some SWAG... hey I'm willing to wait a little longer as long as the guitar is done right (or is that *left*?) and sounds good!<br /> <br /> This little all hog Ibanez is around 1/7th to 1/8th the cost of the Larrivee (which is also all hog); so I'm not expecting "tone" miracles, but as I said, I do like the specs, and that they offered it in a lefty version for us geetar players with a birth defect!



spacedawg

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Jun 30th, 2016 07:56 AM        

Enjoy Rev. I am always impressed with the quality of the Ibby acoustics. For the price, tough to beat.



Ragtop

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Jul 1st, 2016 05:35 AM        

Cool! You'll have to post some pics of the Larrivee when it shows up.



reverend mikey

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Jul 1st, 2016 07:39 PM        

"Cool! You'll have to post some pics of the Larrivee when it shows up."<br /> <br /> Will do. Now it looks like it may be done and ship on Wednesday or Thursday next week; so I won't see it for another week yet.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, this little Ibanez AC240 is pretty nice for $300! A comparable $330 all hog (with solid top) guitar is Fender's Tim Armstrong signature model, and it looks, feels and sounds like a toy in comparison.<br /> <br /> The tone of the Ibby is decent, but not on the level of a Martin 15 series. I don't know how long it takes for a hog top to "open up," but I suspect it's as long or longer than spruce. I'm planning on keeping this thing and finding out. (Will be fun to compare it to the Larrivee when it arrives.)<br /> <br /> The Ibby also needs the nut slots lowered (like almost every guitar I've ever bought - especially acoustics - and may need the saddle lowered a little as well. I've the the truss rod tweaked a bit so that the neck has almost no relief in it. No buzz, but very hard to play, especially close to the nut. (Simply putting a capo on the first fret reveals how much better it will play after a set-up!)<br /> <br /> Fun little guitar!



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