The Ibanez Performance Series PC15 Cutaway Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case is perfect for the performer on a budget. It features everything the modern musician seeks including great t... Read More
The Ibanez Performance Series PC15 Cutaway Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case is perfect for the performer on a budget. It features everything the modern musician seeks including great tonewoods, like spruce and mahogany, and is constructed with typical Ibanez refinement and flair. Playability is spot-on with a comfortable neck and the PC15 Cutaway is ready for the stage with the Ibanez AEQ200T Preamp and onboard tuner.
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I'm actually a long time bass player who has occasionally dabbled with the acoustics. Well, I thought it was time to get one, as I have owned other AE's in the past. Being on a strict budget, I was looking for a well made, good sounding, easy playing instrument and back in February, purchased this guitar. I should mention that the model I bought was the PC25, which is really the same model as this one. The body sides and back are mahogany, spruce top and rosewood fingerboard. Electronics include the onboard tuner, with three band EQ. Just below the EQ section is the 9V battery compartment, which is easy to open via pull tab method. Although the guitar sounded pretty good out of the box, I went ahead and lowered the string action a bit and slapped on a set of Martin SD strings. I would highly recommend the Martins - it truly changes the whole tone of the guitar, much brighter and full sounding. This guitar sounds really good un-amplified, but when plugged into my 125 watt Behringer K-1200 keyboard amp, which I bought over 7 years ago, it just sounds beautiful. This amp has a 15" sub, 5" mid and 1" tweeter, which really puts out a rich sound. Oh, and you get a free hardshell case with this baby, and it's a high quality case, which fits like a glove and is plush lined! Now for the only downside - in order for the tuner to work, you have to plug in a male jack in the female input to activate the tuner. It even fooled my guitar repair guy, who called me up and told me that the tuner wasn't working. That's when I investigated other blogs, and discovered the need for the male jack to activate. Now depending on how you look at this, it may be a big deterrent or not a big deal. I'm sort of in between. Just remember to pack a cord or some type of quarter inch male adaptive device if you want to activate it. If you forget one, and you're on a gig and need to tune up, you're out of luck. Just remember that! I think the overall quality of the guitar, the sound, free case and overall price is hard to beat, and if you can live with the tuner setup, well, you can't go wrong. So, to summarize: Pro's: Good quality tone woods Great sound (would recommend changing out the factory strings) Light weight Easy to play Free hard shell case Cons: Activating the tuner
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