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Ibanez PA230E Ac-El Guitar - NSL Natural Satin Top, Low Gloss Back & Sides

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Ibanez PA Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar Designed for Fingerstyle Players with Asymmetrical Jumbo Body, Magnetic Pickup and Contact Pickup with Separate Volume Controls and Optional Separate Outputs, Solid Cedar Top with Natural Satin Finish and Okoume Back and Sides with Low Gloss Finish

Ibanez PA acoustic aims to bring a new level of fine-tuned playability and tone to modern fingerstyle players. This line features a uniquely shaped asymmetrical jumbo body with slightly more surface area on the upper side. This shape generates a rich low end and offers easier access on the treble side for tapping, making this an optimal design for incorporating percussive elements.

The bridge and body cutaway are also specially shaped, making them better suited as tapping surfaces so that multiple sounds and dynamic variations can be incorporated into percussive playing elements. The PA series also utilizes a multiple pickup system featuring a contact pickup and stereo outputs. This electronics package creates an incredible array of sounds and the pickups are positioned in prime locations to capture the multifaceted nuances of fingerstyle playing.

  • Asymmetric jumbo body with solid cedar top
  • Okoume back and sides
  • Modified X-M bracing
  • 25-3/4" scale
  • Ibanez AP11 magnetic pickup
  • Contact pickup
  • Ibanez Custom Electronics magnetic pickup volume and contact pickup volume
  • Dual pickup outputs with various output options
  • 5-piece African mahogany / pau ferro neck
  • Macassar ebony fretboard with jumbo frets
  • Macassar ebony top loading bridge
  • Gig bag included
 

Asymmetric jumbo body with solid cedar top

Developed for modern fingerstyle players, the asymmetric jumbo body features a low end-focused sound and tapping-friendly shape. A solid cedar top offers a full-bodied, well-rounded and bigger-than-expected sonic response.

Okoume back and sides

The Okoume back and sides generate a woody, warm tone when the guitar is played softly or fingerpicked and provide punchy high-mids with a clear projection when strummed.

Modified X-M bracing

Several years of research and development went into the Ibanez X-M bracing design. The scalloped X-bracing features strategically positioned tone and finger braces, which transmit string vibration more efficiently through the bridge to the body, greatly enhancing the quality and projection of the sound. This modified X-M bracing design creates a highly responsive sound with a wide dynamic range, but it also emphasizes a focused low end, which perfectly complements modern fingerstyle playing.

25-3/4 inch scale

A 25-3/4" inch scale helps to maintain proper tension and pitch even while down tuning, a technique modern finger players often utilize. This scale length also delivers improved sustain.

Magnetic and contact pickups

The Ibanez AP11 magnetic pickup is small, lightweight and positioned so it won't inhibit the natural vibrations of the top wood. Its sound is transparent and reflects the guitar's natural acoustic tone while preserving presence and midrange. AP11 also works well with effects such as reverb, chorus and many others. The contact pickup consists of three transducers facilitating organic individual note clarity and naturally reproduces percussive body tapping techniques. This pickup also adds an airy depth of tone and brightness to the amplified sound.

Ibanez Custom Electronics magnetic pickup volume and contact pickup volume

Blending the contact pickup with the magnetic pickup provides more natural acoustic tone. This pickup combination enhances the depth of the sound and the tonal brightness. It especially excels for solo fingerstyle players or in a small acoustic ensemble.

Dual pickup outputs with various output options

Plug into the endpin jack only for the mixed output of the magnetic pickup and the contact pickup. Plug separate cables into each jack to get the magnetic pickup's output via the endpin jack and the contact pickup's output via the open jack.

5-piece African mahogany / pau ferro neck

The African mahogany and pau ferro 5-piece neck has enhanced durability.

Macassar ebony fretboard with jumbo frets

Macassar ebony produces tight lows and midrange along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain. Jumbo frets contribute to smooth playability, especially for single-note playing.

Macassar ebony top loading bridge

For a better percussive sound, the Macassar ebony bridge features a top loading system without a bridgepin. It also offers a fast and easy method for string changes.

Gig bag included

Ibanez gig bags are made out of durable materials.

More Information
SKU IBA-PA230ENSL
MPN PA230ENSL
Manufacturer Ibanez
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Ibanez IBA724 PowerPad Ultra gig bag - Charcoal Gray
D'Addario XTAPB1356 strings (.013–.056 gauges)
Hex wrench
Spare bridge pin
Acoustic Body Style Jumbo
String Material Steel
Number of Strings 6-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Top Solid cedar
Back Okoume
Sides Okoume
Neck Mahogany/Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Bridge Macassar ebony
Top loading
Bridge Saddle Material Bone
Cutaway Yes
Electronics Ibanez AP11 magnetic pickup
Contact pickup
Ibanez Custom Electronics magnetic pickup volume and contact pickup volume
Dual pickup outputs with various output options
Tuner Built In No
Scale Length 25.75"
Nut Width 1.77"
Nut Material Bone
Finish Satin top
Low gloss back and sides
Natural
Hardware Finish Chrome
Unique Features
  • Asymmetrical jumbo body with slightly more surface area on the upper side offers easier access on the treble side for tapping
  • Dual pickup outputs with various output options
  • Modified X-M bracing
  • Chrome die-cast tuners with 18:1 gear ratio
  • Specially designed wooden soundhole rosette
  • Flamed maple body binding with rounded body edge
  • Wooden purfling

Ibanez Acoustic Guitar Limited Warranty

Please return your completed Ibanez Acoustic Warranty Card within 10 days of purchase to ensure proper owner registration of your guitar. This Ibanez Acoustic or Acoustic-Electric guitar ('Instrument') is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner, subject to all the following terms and conditions.

The Warranty provided herein is for the lifetime of the original retail purchaser, except for any factory-installed electrical/electronic components or tuning hardware, the Warranty is for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase.

This Warranty is given by Hoshino (U.S.A.) Inc., 1726 Winchester Rd., Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 ('Hoshino') only to the original purchaser of this Instrument. Hoshino will repair or replace any part or parts of the Instrument which may prove defective under normal use and service during the Warranty Time Period stated above (or, for factory-installed electrical/electronic components or tuning hardware, the one (1) year Warranty Time Period stated above) which Hoshino’s examination shall disclose to its satisfaction to be thus defective. If replacement of your instrument is deemed necessary by Hoshino, Hoshino will replace the instrument with one of the same model or the most similar style of a value not in excess of the original purchase price of your instrument. This Warranty does not apply unless you provide a copy of your original sales receipt.

This Warranty does not cover: (a) any non-factory-installed electrical/electronic components or tuning hardware; (b) damage or defects due to alteration, misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, extremes of temperature or humidity or abnormal strain; (c) accidental or intentional damage; (d) damage in shipping; (e) the repair or replacement of expendable maintenance items including, but not limited to, strings, tuning machines, or scratched pickguards; (f) normal fret wear; (g) plating on metal parts; (h) cracking or other damage to the finish; (i) any damage from accessories (synthetic straps, etc.); (j) guitars whose trademarks, name, or serial number have been altered or removed and any guitar that does not carry the brand name Ibanez. Guitars marked "by Ibanez" are not covered by this warranty. (k) tonal characteristics (tone is a subjective matter and is not warranted); or (l) any Instrument purchased from other than an authorized Ibanez dealer.

To obtain warranty service, the Instrument must be returned to Hoshino at the address listed above through an authorized Ibanez dealer. A return authorization number, to be obtained from Hoshino Customer Service Department, must be written in a conspicuous place on the outside of the return shipping carton or the return will be refused. When returning the Instrument for service under this Warranty, a copy of the sales receipt establishing proof and time of purchase must be sent along with the instrument. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.

You must maintain this instrument, without alteration, negligent use, misuse or abuse. All service of this Instrument must be performed by Hoshino. Any service performed on this instrument by other than Hoshino, or not specifically authorized by Hoshino, will terminate this Warranty.

Hoshino’s sole and exclusive responsibility shall be as provided under this Warranty and, under no circumstances shall Hoshino be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. This Limited Warranty is your exclusive remedy and is made in lieu of all other written warranties, express or implied; all implied warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby expressly limited in duration to the duration of this written Warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. No person, whether or not an agent, is authorized to make or assume any obligations other than those stated in this warranty.

Save your receipt! Ibanez cannot perform any Warranty Service without a copy of your original sales receipt. The registration of this Ibanez Acoustic Guitar is important as it will allow Hoshino to keep you apprised of any improvements and / or upgrades made after your purchase.

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