Fanned Fret Ibanez Acoustic

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  1. LordHar

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    Am I seeing things, or is that a fanned fret Ibanez acoustic guitar?

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    Nice find! I hope this goes into production at a reasonable price. If so then I would not mind eventually snagging one of these.
     
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    Definitely a fan fret! The bridge angle is very WAH lol maybe it's a wide fan, hopefully good pricing too. :hbang:
     
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    Hopefully they'll do a nylon string version...
     
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    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...
     
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    That is an extreme fan. I saw Andy McKee the other night and he had two fanned acoustics so there must be a market.
     
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    Yup, too extreme for a six stringer - but would be too sexy to dismiss on a seven- or eight-stringer :agreed:
    In which case I would immediately be having serious discussions with my wallet.. ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    I wonder how it would fit my sausace fingers unable to play a B chord without resorting to a double barred position
     
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    All I know is I REALLY want to try it for myself.
     
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    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.
     
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    longer the better for acoustic. I think 26-28 would be fantastic for B standard
     
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    where was this photo taken? does anyone have any more info about release plans, was this just a prototype?
     
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    It looks like the parallel fret is either the 6th or 7th, from the picture in that catalog.

    So, 25-26.9" fan. Interesting....
     
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    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)
     
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    Edit: whoops.

    Anyways, thats a sweet guitar. I'd imagine the low end on fanned acoustics would be real tight with more definition.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    That bridge looks like the woodworker had an aneurism while making it. God it's ugly.
     

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