Ibanez Exotic Wood Series EWC30EBE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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From Ibanez comes a bold-sounding beauty of a guitar in the in the Exotic Wood Series EWC30EBE acoustic-electric guitar, offered at a price that will astound. The compact EWC30 has a smaller body comp... Read More

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From Ibanez comes a bold-sounding beauty of a guitar in the in the Exotic Wood Series EWC30EBE acoustic-electric guitar, offered at a price that will astound. The compact EWC30 has a smaller body compared to that of the full-sized EW20 guitars: 15" width vs 16", 3-3/4" depth vs 5", 19-1/4" length vs 20". This Ibanez Exotic Wood acoustic guitar presents premiere stage performance, with striking visual appointments and superior electronics. It boasts a beautiful ebony body, abalone rosette, and intuitive Ibanez electronics with an onboard tuner, making sure you are both seen and heard.

The Ivorex II nut on this Ibanez acoustic-electric guitar is stronger and more durable than bone and even harder than the original Ivorex. Ivorex II nut allows brilliant highs and more pronounced lows with less mid-range that makes Ivorex II-fitted guitars perfect for amplification.

The biggest advantage on the Ibanez EWC30EBE guitar's SRTc preamp is that you can instantly get beautiful chorus sound with the push of one button. This preamp also includes Phase Reverse and Anti-Feedback Frequency controls, plus an onboard tuner.

Dressed in a superlative natural high gloss finish, this Ibanez guitar is a great beginner's instrument, and will spruce up any musician's collection, at a price that'll make you smile.

Features
  • Body shape: mini EW body with EW cutaway
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Body: ebony
  • Rosette: abalone
  • Tuners: Ibanez chrome die-cast
  • Pickup: B-Band® UST™
  • Electronics: Ibanez SRTc preamp with chorus, phase reverse with anti-feedback frequency and onboard tuner
  • Outputs: balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs
  • Bridge and fretboard: rosewood
  • Nut and saddle: Ivorex II
  • Bridge pins: advantage
Specifications
  • Ambiance body style dimensions: 15"W x 3-3/4"D x 19-1/4"L
  • Neck dimensions: Scale/Length: 641mm; Width at Nut: 43mm; Width at Joint: 55.4mm; Thickness at 1st Fret: 20mm; Thickness at 7th Fret: 21mm; Radius: 300mm
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4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

plays and sounds as good as it looks. amazing.

this is one of the best guitars i have ever played. sure it lacks a tad bit of low end omph(when unplugged) you get from full sized dreadnoughts but when it comes to...Read complete review

this is one of the best guitars i have ever played. sure it lacks a tad bit of low end omph(when unplugged) you get from full sized dreadnoughts but when it comes to overall sound quality/tone/clarity..this guitar blew me away..plugged in the srtc preamp does such an amazing job you can pretty much achieve almost any type of sound you want..the neck is very solid and smooth feels just right when gripping..the action is perfect, very low and comfortable to play on but still high enough to really get things rocking without any string buzz whats so ever. and oh so beautiful to look at T_T its one of the most gorgeous guitars ever made(i still do not believe how many compliments it gets). if you are lucky enough to run into one of these in the store...its not going to be easy to walk out the door without it. amazing guitar amazing price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty to look at

One of the fallbacks to shopping online is that you don't get a good chance to compare different guitars. I learned my lesson with this Ibanez Exotic Wood guitar. From the starting blocks,...Read complete review

One of the fallbacks to shopping online is that you don't get a good chance to compare different guitars. I learned my lesson with this Ibanez Exotic Wood guitar. From the starting blocks, this beauty is very nice to look at. The unique exotic woods and the finish truly make it something of a piece of art. For all of the beauty this guitar possesses, it falls short in the performance area. The smaller size is great for performing. Easier to maneuver around with. The neck is incredibly playable. Very smooth. However, this is when it starts to go downhill. The EWC30 is not a worthy instrument when playing unplugged. I tried several types of strings on it and not once did I get a nice, full acoustic sound. Plugged in, of course, the sound is much nicer, crisp, clean, loud. But, again, with different types of strings and experimenting with the settings of the on board electronics, I never got the full, bold sound that I was looking for in an AE guitar. Plus, I got a lot of feedback on a few different amps when trying to boost the bass to get a classic sound. I play many types of music for the past 25 years and have studied and learned a lot of acoustic artists from the 70s on, and I just never got the many different sounds I was looking for in this Acoustic/Electric guitar. I love the Washburn AE that I've had for years and mainly because it gives a beautiful, full, rounded sound that I believe an AE should give. I also got lucky and found an Epiphone thinline AE for a great price as a scratch and dent and it also surpasses this Ibanez by leaps and bounds. Both of these guitars I mentioned were less expensive than this Ibanez. So, make sure you visit your local Guitar Center to play this guitar before laying down your cash. Try a few more in the same price range. If you want your instrument to look pretty, the EWC30 is your piece. If you want play beautiful music, look around.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR EVER!

By Alan

from Houston Texas

This Guitar is the best guitar I've ever had! It has an amazing sound and an amazing price! I use this guitar for my church band and the plug in chorus and phase reverb works awesome too. I highly recommend this guitar!

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5.0

Absolutely sweet...

By Keith Lewchuk

from Bedminster, NJ

I was in Guitar Center waiting for a classical guitar to be brought up from the warehouse when I picked this up and starting playing it. I just didn't want to put it down. I went to buy a classical so I could have something soft and mellow to play when things were quiet. I have two other Ibanez guitars a 6 (AEL30SEDVS) and a 12 (AEL2012ETKS) and I love their deep lows and rich sound but this is perfect when I want to play something on the jazz or blues end. It's mellow and smooth besides looking nothing short of gorgeous. Like others have mentioned...that "beautiful chorus sound" is something I will never use. It sounds nothing like I thought it would but, that's ok...that was just an added feature and not the reason I brought this instrument home. You have to try this yourself...maybe its for you and maybe not. As for me, I find myself reaching for it over the others more often then I thought I would.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent low end guitar

By Mike T

from Arkansas

I've had this guitar for a few months now, and it's a decent guitar. the main attributes that i was looking for were size, which this captured to the tee, and electronics. as for the size, this is almost identical in size to my 70's gretch and big baby taylor, but that is where the acoustic similarities end. when i bought it from GC, the action and strings were horrid. after a quick string change (ernie ball medium earthwood),and 20 minutes fine tuning the truss rod, i found a sound i could use, but it was still a tad quieter than i had hoped. as far as the electronics go, they are okay. not good, not bad, just okay. i run this with the 1/4 jack to a line 6 pod, into a 150w solid state amp and a 4/12 cab (older celestion greenbacks)and have found a sound that is usable live, but is somewhat suseptable to feed back, even with the anti-feedback switch, and phase reversal. the appearance, as EVERYONE can see, is gorgeous, but looks are NOT everything. also, ibanez, for some reason, chooses to use cheap tuning pegs on almost all of their guitars, which can make them frustrating to inexperienced users. (this goes for ANY of their models that have Ibanez brand tuners) one other area that is pure gimmick is the chorus. it's a joke. i have yet to find a usable application for it, and seriously doubt i will. (and that's with 20 years of playing!) having said all of this, you may be wondering why i gave this guitar a 4, and not a 2! well people, you get what you pay for! i knew what i was buying up front, and i know my capabilities as both a tech and a player, and i can get the sound that I personally look for, with the right processor, amp, cab, strings, etc. but if you are just starting out, this thing will be nothing but trouble. for the 350 that i paid, and the time i spent adjusting, it was worth the cash. if you have to pay 500+ for it, there are certainly more functional guitars for beginners. ( by the way, who drops 500+ on a beginner's guitar???!!!!) like i said in the title. Decent low end guitar, but don't think you are buying something you aren't. if you know your ins and outs with acoustics, AND you pay the right price, it's definately 4 out of 5. if you are just starting out, though, there are cheaper guitars on the market that will be better suited for a novice. one other thing for beginners is this... why would you buy a beginner an acoustic that has an odd scale size and no markers on the fretboard itself! as i have stated, this is NOT A GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS, SO DON'T BE TTRICKED BY MARKETING!!!!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

plays and sounds as good as it looks. amazing.

By Jun G.

from Berkeley CA.

this is one of the best guitars i have ever played. sure it lacks a tad bit of low end omph(when unplugged) you get from full sized dreadnoughts but when it comes to overall sound quality/tone/clarity..this guitar blew me away..plugged in the srtc preamp does such an amazing job you can pretty much achieve almost any type of sound you want..the neck is very solid and smooth feels just right when gripping..the action is perfect, very low and comfortable to play on but still high enough to really get things rocking without any string buzz whats so ever. and oh so beautiful to look at T_T its one of the most gorgeous guitars ever made(i still do not believe how many compliments it gets). if you are lucky enough to run into one of these in the store...its not going to be easy to walk out the door without it. amazing guitar amazing price.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its all good!

By Mark

from Springfield, Oregon

Yes, it looks awesome and sounds awesome plugged in, and yes, it lacks that full body sound unplugged. This guitar was not designed to do that. The smaller body acoustics like this one is designed to focus on the mids and highs so that your not competing with the low end while singing. Its a great performance guitar at a good price. If you want that full body sound unplugged then buy a full body guitar, but if you want to hear yourself sing and have focused quality acoustic sound then buy this guitar!

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(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pretty to look at

By Laura S

from Fort Wayne, IN

One of the fallbacks to shopping online is that you don't get a good chance to compare different guitars. I learned my lesson with this Ibanez Exotic Wood guitar. From the starting blocks, this beauty is very nice to look at. The unique exotic woods and the finish truly make it something of a piece of art. For all of the beauty this guitar possesses, it falls short in the performance area. The smaller size is great for performing. Easier to maneuver around with. The neck is incredibly playable. Very smooth. However, this is when it starts to go downhill. The EWC30 is not a worthy instrument when playing unplugged. I tried several types of strings on it and not once did I get a nice, full acoustic sound. Plugged in, of course, the sound is much nicer, crisp, clean, loud. But, again, with different types of strings and experimenting with the settings of the on board electronics, I never got the full, bold sound that I was looking for in an AE guitar. Plus, I got a lot of feedback on a few different amps when trying to boost the bass to get a classic sound. I play many types of music for the past 25 years and have studied and learned a lot of acoustic artists from the 70s on, and I just never got the many different sounds I was looking for in this Acoustic/Electric guitar. I love the Washburn AE that I've had for years and mainly because it gives a beautiful, full, rounded sound that I believe an AE should give. I also got lucky and found an Epiphone thinline AE for a great price as a scratch and dent and it also surpasses this Ibanez by leaps and bounds. Both of these guitars I mentioned were less expensive than this Ibanez. So, make sure you visit your local Guitar Center to play this guitar before laying down your cash. Try a few more in the same price range. If you want your instrument to look pretty, the EWC30 is your piece. If you want play beautiful music, look around.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it all

By Rylan Russell

from ogden ut

it very good on all of the fx.its cool on metal very nice the pick ups are very loud you can't get this in stores so if you want any of the ibanez exotic wood series there all very good one of the best guitars i played

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic!

By Jake

from Boca Raton, FL

I was lucky enough to find one of these in a store, and have had it for a few years now. It is the best acoustic for under a grand I have ever played! I am a small guy, and the small body on this model is amazing! Even with the small body, though, it has the most amazing sound! And not to mention the beauty of the exotic wood that it has on it. The electronics on it are so good that I use it with my band live and even for recording! Unless you are getting a Martin, buy this guitar!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ibanez

By Rylan Russell

from ogden ut

this guitar is very nice i love all the things about it if you what a good guitar for the money this is it

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique Piece in My Arsenal

By Emrah Cakir

from Worcester, MA

This is unique piece of equipment. Ebony body with full binding looks amazing. As you would expect from Ibanez action was low and extremely comfortable to play with. I had the change to try it one fender acoustic combo amp it sounded amazing. This is everything one would want in an acoustic guitar.

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