Ibanez AC240 OPN 6 String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)
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.
- 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
Getting a lot high 5 star ratings is good enough by itself, but having many users write long and detailed reviews of how happy they are with their guitar, now that is something special. And this is exactly what we found with the Ibanez AC240, as many of its owners are passionate in sharing how satisfied they are with its tone and playability. A good number of them report that this is a great bargain, they feel strong enough to recommend it to friends.
Rusted strings out of the box and some shipping related issues are mentioned in reviews, but all-in-all new owners are still pleased with the performance of the instrument.
Easy on the hands and on the pocket, this is well worth considering for those who want a non-dreadnought acoustic guitar.
Unfortunately this guitar is no longer available new in stores, for alternatives look at our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars - From $100 to $2000.