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FRH10N | Electro-Nylon Guitar | Ibanez Acoustic

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FRH10N | Seiji Igusa | Ibanez Acoustic


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For decades, Ibanez has equipped generations of bold virtuosos with their weapons of choice, including boundary-pushing shred legends Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Joe Satriani; extreme metal icons Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström of Meshuggah; and contemporary genre-benders Tim Henson and Scott LePage of Polyphia. With a noted pedigree of high-performance instruments and an artist roster to back it up, the Ibanez FRH10N acoustic-electric guitar fuses the sound of traditional nylon strings with the modern playability of a fast electric. Players have scaled the peaks of guitar innovation with an Ibanez in their hands for years, and the FRH10N acoustic-electric offers another hold to surmount even greater summits, appealing to speedy shredders, classical enthusiasts, flamenco players and anyone in between.

Ibanez FRH10N Body

Classic Meets Contemporary

The Ibanez FRH10N utilizes a modified hollow FR body—a shape pulled from the electric series of the same designation. A Sitka spruce top, and sapele back and sides, build a platform for balanced acoustic sound. Gentler, more subdued sapele tempers the brighter upper overtones reproduced by spruce in a complementary way that’s uniquely rich and resonant. Internally, traditional fan bracing supports the body construction, lending itself to the definitive sonic character associated with nylon-string acoustics. Where the FRH10N takes a turn for the cutting edge is in its ultrathin, 1-15/16"-thick body, with more similarities to a high-octane electric than a classical nylon-string guitar. The Ibanez FRH10N sounds traditional, with a modern look and feel any guitarist can appreciate.

Ibanez FRH10N Neck and Headstock

A Neck Where Speed and Comfort Collide

Fly up and down the Ibanez FRH10N neck with the same comfort and precision as your favorite fast-playing electric. The nyatoh neck features 22 frets on a walnut fingerboard, whittled to a comfortable C shape with a flat 400 mm radius and slim 46 mm bone nut. Access to higher frets is a sure thing, thanks to the FR-style body’s unobtrusive lower bout encouraging free movement from position to position. The quick FRH10N neck is capped by a conventional classical headstock with gold tuners, completing a visual impression that’s both fresh and timeless. Those most familiar with classical acoustics will experience a newfound sense of freedom playing this Ibanez, and electric players dabbling in nylon territory will feel at home while expanding their tone.

Ibanez FRH10N Electronics

Streamlined Custom Ibanez Electronics

Ibanez supplements the FRH10N with an undersaddle T-bar pickup and preamp that accurately translates full-spectrum sound to whatever amplification system you choose. Everything from nuanced fingerstyle to prog-fusion riffing is captured in complete detail, so you can record or perform live showcasing the same tone you'd get from having the guitar in your lap. The compact, onboard active preamp contains a button to mute the output signal as needed, but the electronics otherwise remain streamlined, rendering the FRH10N a plug-and-play acoustic-electric guitar. Plus, reducing electronic bulk gives the instrument a svelte, electric-style silhouette that’s lightweight and ergonomic.

Ibanez FRH10N Side Sound Port

Unique Soundport Placement

Ibanez placed the FRH10N soundport on the side of the guitar’s upper bout, facing the player, giving the body a distinctive "electric" look at first viewing. Most importantly, unique port placement enhances the playing experience by projecting sound directly at the guitarist for an inspiring, intimate connection to the instrument. On stage, the Ibanez FRH10N is also more resistant to feedback than an acoustic-electric that has a prominent, forward-facing soundhole. What you get is the clearest, most direct sound from the guitar, whether it’s played acoustically or amplified.

Melding tradition and innovation is nothing new for Ibanez, who have routinely sharpened the blades of guitar’s most influential axemen for years. The FRH10N acoustic-electric, designed for anyone seeking nylon-string sound and superior, electric-like playability, gives guitarists everywhere the opportunity to find their own inimitable voice with a powerfully progressive instrument. Head down to your local Guitar Center and have a go on the Ibanez FRH10N today.

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  • Sitka spruce top and sapele body
  • Nyatoh neck with C profile
  • Walnut fingerboard and bridge
  • Ibanez Custom Electronics AHA-1 and T-Bar undersaddle pickup

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  • Body Shape: FRH
  • Top Wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: Sapele
  • Bracing: Fan bracing for FRH
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Nyatoh
  • Construction: Set-in neck
  • Fretboard: Walnut
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Pickup: Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle
  • Preamp: Ibanez Custom Electronics AHA-1
  • Output jack: 1/4" endpin jack
  • Battery: CR2032 x2
  • Inlay: White dot
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Tuning Machine: Gold Classical
  • Nut/saddle Material: Bone
  • Strings: D'Addario XTC45

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Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.