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Ibanez AELFF10 AEL Fanned-Fret Acoustic-Electric Natural

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The purpose of the fanned-fret system is to optimize the tension of each string—creating a more "alive," open tone. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better-sounding ... Read More

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The purpose of the fanned-fret system is to optimize the tension of each string—creating a more "alive," open tone. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better-sounding instrument. This design not only expands harmonic complexity, but also improves playability across all six strings. The slant of the fanned-frets ergonomically coordinates with the way a players hand angles as it moves up and down the neck—facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.

At first glance, the fanned-fret concept may appear a bit intimidating and unnatural, but the biggest surprise is how comfortable one becomes after a few minutes of playing the instrument. When looking down at the neck from the players’ perspective, the exaggerated fret layout seems to disappear and feels quite normal.

The AELFF10NT is a limited production fanned-fret acoustic-electric guitar designed around a natural high gloss finish AEL body. It features a spruce top with black body binding, an abalone rosette, rosewood back and sides, and a rosewood fretboard. A custom-angled rosewood bridge keeps the intonation in line with the angle of the highest fret. Electronics include a Fishman Sonicore pickup combined with an AEQ-SP2 preamp featuring a convenient onboard tuner.

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  • Limited production
  • AEL body
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Rosewood custom bridge
  • Abalone rosette
  • Black body binding
  • Chrome Grover die-cast tuners
  • Fishman Sonicore pickup
  • AEQ-SP2 Preamp with onboard tuner
  • Natural High Gloss (NT) finish
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IbanezAELFF10 AEL Fanned-Fret Acoustic-Electric
 
4.0

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4.0

Buy This First Before Spending A Fortune On Other FF Guitars

By Dan

from Frederick, MD

Comments about Ibanez AELFF10 AEL Fanned-Fret Acoustic-Electric:

I own a number of high end Taylors. Because incorporate a myriad of different alternative and open tunings I was interested in the idea of a fanned fret guitar like a lot of the finger style tap harmonic players use. I wanted to improve intonation issues, especially when tuning the 6th low E down as far as a B. However, I could not find one in the stores to try and did not want to spend thousands of dollars unless I really had a chance to try one. Well, I am not disappointed at all. I did however, change my strings to Elixer Nanoweb Coated Phos Bronze Medium Lights, increasing the 6,5 4 strings to 56,45,35, with the remaining high strings at light gauge. This eliminates buzzing on the low E, especially tuned down and takes advantage of that long scale length on the base side. Otherwise in my opinion the 45mm on E defeats the purpose somewhat. There were some extremely minor cosmetic issues which I expected, but for around $600 It does not bother me. There was some question as to whether the soundboard was solid as the spec sheets on this does not specify that whether it is or not, however, several demos from NAMM, etc. and some dealers says it is in fact solid. Whether it is or not, I don't think it really matters to my ear. I run the fishman pre-am through an Acoustic Genz Benz Shenandoah amp and it sounds fantastic!! The positioning on the fretboard is very comfortable allowing for easy harmonic fretting especially at the 12 fret. If you have never played a fanned fret, but you are accustomed to higher end guitars and you want to try one without breaking the bank....then I would highly recommend this guitar. With reasonable expectations, I believe you will be very satisfied. Gratitude!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Compare and You'll Be Amazed

By Fattire

from Littleton CO

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  • Easy to Play
  • Unique
  • Wonderful Soumd

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      Comments about Ibanez AELFF10 AEL Fanned-Fret Acoustic-Electric:

      After playing this for 2 months I've decided this is an amazing guitar for the money. A fanned fret at this price is what attracted me. But it wasn't amazing until I compared this side by side to a $1k guitar that this really amazed me. It sounded better louder and projected a unique sound that appeals to me compared to the expensive model. It's loud but the guitar has a different sound to it like its a differen type of guitar which I love, it stands out. I also compared to a Breedlove Solo and while similar I think this fanned fret had more bite to it, a bit more personality in a live session, and its easier to play. I've never played A with 3 fingers before but I can with this fret board. I think all guitars will be like this in the future. E minor sounds so good on this. The only thing wrong with this guitar was that glue was visible on the side of the fret board and some glue excess wasn't wiped off on the bracing inside.

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      4.0

      Well worth the money!

      By Dave Mac

      from Port Charlotte, Florida

      Pros

      • Playability
      • Plugged in sound

      Cons

      • Unplugged tone

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        Comments about Ibanez AELFF10 AEL Fanned-Fret Acoustic-Electric:

        I've been interested in fanned fret guitars for quite some time so when this guitar came out at a price point I could afford I had to get it.
        Overall it is a great guitar for the money. I was impressed with the Fishman electronics and the plugged in sound. It sounds better plugged in than my much more expensive Martin with the Fishman Aura system.
        This is now the guitar I play live because of the excellent plugged in sound.
        The action and playability were excellent. Right out of the box I did not have to make any adjustments.
        I play a lot of fingerstyle guitar and it was set up perfectly.
        On the negative side;
        Unplugged it was not bad but not as loud or as full as I would have expected. Not a great tone unplugged.
        The only other negative for me would be tuning. When I drop one string, (like for a drop "D" tuning), I have to re-adjust many of the strings.
        All in all, well worth the money. Great guitar for the price, (not to mention the looks you get playing a fanned fret guitar).

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        AELFF10 Big Body Fanned Fret

        By Saba42

        from California

        Comments about Ibanez AELFF10 AEL Fanned-Fret Acoustic-Electric:

        I got this guitar last Thursday, and today Saturday, I have it set up and everything is dialed in nicely. High action at the saddle and a truss rod adjustment was needed. I play finger style with lots of chords up the neck so action and intonation are really important. I have had trouble intonating other acoustics, but this one with the multi scale is just right. The sound with the long bass scale is stunning, loud room filling and wonderful. Fanned frets do not present a problem although it took a day of running scales and such to have it seem completely natural. Overall I am stunned and amazed at this guitar for the price.

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