B. Aaron Posted March 16, 2010 Report Share Posted March 16, 2010 (edited) Those Ibanez guitars have plywood fronts, backs, and sides. The fancy hardwood you see is all super-thin veneers over something pale and nondescript. I think they must have had trouble with the tops warping because they have a huge 1/8" plywood structural assembly beneath the bridge that couples it to the tail block. You can see it if you look in through the soundhole or if you remove the endpin/jack and look in through the tail of the guitar. I like to call it "the bookshelf" because that's almost what it looks like. So! Not only is the entire body made out of plywood, but there's a huge piece of structural reinforcement impeding movement of the top. They sound pretty pathetic. Edited March 16, 2010 by B. Aaron Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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