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Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by LordHar, Nov 15, 2015.
Am I seeing things, or is that a fanned fret Ibanez acoustic guitar?
Nice find! I hope this goes into production at a reasonable price. If so then I would not mind eventually snagging one of these.
Definitely a fan fret! The bridge angle is very WAH lol maybe it's a wide fan, hopefully good pricing too.
Hopefully they'll do a nylon string version...
rondo music has a fanned fret acoustic, but only in 7 and 8 string configurations. I have the 7 string version and LOVE it. Would like to have a fanned fret nylon string though...
That is an extreme fan. I saw Andy McKee the other night and he had two fanned acoustics so there must be a market.
Yup, too extreme for a six stringer - but would be too sexy to dismiss on a seven- or eight-stringer
In which case I would immediately be having serious discussions with my wallet..
Are you sure? Based on the fret placement, it looks like the parallel fret is pretty close to the nut - frets 5-6, maybe. That's sensible if you expect a lot of your potential buyers to play standard open and barre chords close to the nut. That would create a larger spread at the bridge, which could give the impression of an extreme fan.
I wonder how it would fit my sausace fingers unable to play a B chord without resorting to a double barred position
All I know is I REALLY want to try it for myself.
Nice. It does look like a good 2 inches to me. Kinda unnecessary on a 6 string acoustic imo, unless the top end is extra short which would be nice for the tone. I like my big fans and wouldn't find it at all uncomfortable, but I'd think it could do with less at the bridge.
longer the better for acoustic. I think 26-28 would be fantastic for B standard
where was this photo taken? does anyone have any more info about release plans, was this just a prototype?
Mogar Music SpA Italia
It's in the European catalog for 2016.
It looks like the parallel fret is either the 6th or 7th, from the picture in that catalog.
So, 25-26.9" fan. Interesting....
The guitar in question is the Ibanez AELFF10
Acoustics AEL - AELFF10 | Ibanez guitars
Retail price of $599, currently available for pre-order through the normal mass dealers, expected deliver 02-26-2016.
Quite interested in playing it, hopefully the local GC's will actually get one so I can try it. Cheapest multiscale acoustic I've come across that's not Agile / Rondo (their 6 string multiscale renaissance acoustic goes for $450)
Anyways, thats a sweet guitar. I'd imagine the low end on fanned acoustics would be real tight with more definition.
That is an interesting looking guitar, and it could be cheap enough for a punt - if I hadn't just bought a Martin Dreadnought Junior I'd probably buy one. It does look like a pretty extreme fan, I wonder what it would feel like to barre an F major on that thing. It's not going to be marketed to the slide market, but I wouldn't want to play slide on chord tunings on this thing, for obvious reasons.
I think this thing would be great in C or even B, but I doubt I'd bother with one of these for E standard tuning. You'd get an interesting tonal difference with that long scale, but for 6 strings I think I'd stick with a regular single scale. Bravo to Ibanez for making it though.
Strongly considering picking one up for baritone half-nashville tuning. My 27.75" baritone is just a touch long to keep 3 wound strings in that tuning. Pretty sure I'd be happy with low A an inch shorter.
I wonder if the piezo sounds better than most, usually I rip electronics out in favor of a side soundport
That bridge looks like the woodworker had an aneurism while making it. God it's ugly.