Re: Steve Vai Acoustic Euphoria EP9
I am going to try an load PICs on here. I have never done that before , so I have to read "how to" on the forum. But if you go to the Ibanez website, the EP9 is shown there.
But the one thing I have noticed when looking in the Sound hole, there is a bracing system that does not seem to be on the older ones ( at least from pics I have viewed that allowed you to see a partial view of the interior ) . It is Suspended in the middle so to speak. I am not sure if that is a reenforcement or advanced method, or they made this one different , I will try and show that when I take the Pics.
Anyway, It's ashame this line had quality issues when it was introduced , and they did not address it immediately, because it really is nice guitar, and is it overpriced ? I guess it depends how you look at it. This is a mjor upgrade from the EP7 , all upgraded materials, so don't compare if you are considering it. Just the solid woods top, back and sides make a major difference alone.
This basically is a custom guitar in my eyes.
In this price range, I tried to find a guitar with the comfort to sit in my lap , comfort and easy playing neck , the sound the I liked , the look unlike any other Acoustic / Electric I have ever seen , the electronics ( Fishman aura system is incredible and programmable , which I didnt know until I got this home and read the manual , ) I get know QUAKING at all, and it sounds very natural , and I have a very inexpensive amp , $100.00 brand new ) I really need to upgrade my amp to bring this sound out , but I was amazed how nice the sound is amplified, because I have amplified the other guitars I mentioned on the other post and they did not sound as good as this through my cheap amp.
Again, my needs and what I am looking for in a guitar may be different than others.
People have said to me "if you are going to spend a grand for a guitar, get a Martin , etc".
I said, you show me another brand that has these features and looks as described above, and I will consider it. Names mean nothing to me if it is not what I want. I guess that is why there are so many brands , makes and models out there, something for everyone.