Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portland Oregon
Re: Ibanez EW exotic wood advice
Very nice guitars bang for the buck. I am not 100% crazy about the wood for the guitars.
It looks great but...
Its a veneer (great for electrics but not for acoustics) Or its solid (very doubtful); the 'reason' some woods are used for acoustic guitar tops is because of its sonic ability and structural ability. The grain pattern of exotic woods does not bode well for high load stresses from the strings or sonic dispersion.
Basically if it IS veneered you dont know what the top REALLY looks like. When choosing an acoustic guitar top you want the tight grains of the wood in the center and gradually get wider as they get closer to the sides.
That being said...
they are 400$....if it sounds good, plays nice then who cares!
Taylor guitars original design concept was to make an acoustic for electric players. Lower action, more 'electric' feel necks ect.
While Taylors may be out of your price range they IMO have done a really good job in making an acoustic guitar that feels really nice without the '10 mile off the fret board Martin' BS.