Ibanez AC240 OPN 6 String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)

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Street Price: 

$300
Ibanez AC240 OPN

Gearank High Notes

Specifications

  • Body Shape: Grand Concert
  • Top: Solid Okoume
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Okoume
  • Finish: Natural
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Neck: Nyatoh
  • Neck Profile: Slim (21mm at 1F)
  • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
  • Fingerboard Radius: 400mm
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 24.96"
  • Nut Width: 45mm

Gearank Recommendation

The AC240 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $300 when we published our first edition back in November 2016 where it remained until September 2020 when it had to be removed due to it no longer being available new.

Overview

The Ibanez AC240 (also know as the AC240 OPN) is a grand concert profile guitar, which is the next size down from the dreadnought.

This body style is known for its more pronounced mid-range, making it a great choice for musicians who want to focus on finger-style arrangements and lead flatpicking.

Like most of Ibanez' entry-level acoustics, the AC240 OPN is crafted using okoume wood, an alternative to mahogany.

This particular model has a solid okoume top which gives it its a warmer voicing, and balances the brighter tone that's expected from its body profile.

Another interesting feature of this guitar is that it has an open finish, meaning that the pores of the wood are exposed to the air. In practice, it’s not objective what impact (if any) this has on the tone. However, it definitely doesn’t hurt the guitar in any way.

Easy on the hands and on the pocket, this is well worth considering for those who want a non-dreadnought acoustic guitar.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Ultimate Guitar Neil Wigley 96/100
Acoustic Guitar Forum Jimmyohio75 92/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Unfortunately this guitar is no longer available new in stores, for alternatives look at our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.

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