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Ibanez Acoustic Guitars
Ibanez, a Japanese guitar manufacturer founded in 1908, began producing sheet music before turning their hand to guitars in the 1930s.
They began building budget guitars to export for beginners during the era of rock ‘n’ roll. The level-entry budget guitars looked rather distinctive in the beginning, before Ibanez developed their signature guitars which are recognised around the world today.
What is an acoustic guitar?
An acoustic guitar is a classic guitar, which uses a hollow body to magnify the sound of the strings being plucked. These instruments require no electric power to function.
The instrument is played using fingers or a plectrum or pick on the strings. It is the vibration of the strings that creates the sound, which is then made louder inside the guitar’s hollow body. Further amplification is usually achieved by playing the acoustic guitar into a microphone.
Why invest in a quality acoustic guitar?
- Comfort - Quality guitars do not require the strings to be pressed to the frets very hard, which gives a much more pleasurable playing experience. Cheaper guitars often require almost painful pressure from the fingers in order to produce a sound
- Sustain - When slurring a note, playing notes over each other at differing times, quality guitars will be able to hold the note easily long enough to perform this. However, this can be difficult with a cheaper guitar, as it will not be able to hold the note
- Tone - There is a clearly audible difference in tone between quality and budget guitars. Quality guitars produce a clearer, crisper sound that is more easily identified
- Electrics - Some guitars feature onboard electrics in addition to the hollow-body amplification system. These guitars can easily be plugged into an amplifier or PA system to allow the acoustic guitar to function as a performance instrument as well