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Review: Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone Acoustic/Electric Guitar

Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone

Bass Review: Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone Acoustic/Electric Guitar

For those of us that like the twang of a baritone guitar, you really can’t go wrong with the Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone Acoustic/Electric Guitar. The guitar is tuned a perfect fourth below a standard guitar tuning with the tuning being B, E, A, D, F#, and B. The Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone Acoustic/Electric is perfect for sitting in the sonic boundaries between bass and guitar. Warm rich tones are abundant and it is a lot of fun to play. While there may be a little learning curve due to the different tuning, the time spent is well worth it. If you are familiar with 5 or 6 string bass and guitar chords, you will be plucking away in no time. This is also great for acoustic gigs, where bass might not be necessary, but you still need to fill in that sonic gap. The baritone guitar first came along in classical music, then western, and progressed to be used in quite a few rock bands.

The Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone Acoustic/Electric Guitar is constructed of spruce for the top, mahogany for the neck, back, and sides, and a rosewood fretboard and bridge. The body has a gloss finish and a satin finish for the neck. The neck is 27” scale and the strings are D’Addario EXP 23’s made specifically for baritone guitars. The pickup is a Fishman Sonicore equipped with an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp complete with tuner. The electronics are powered by a 9-volt battery and you have a choice of two outputs, 1/4” or XLR. The hardware consisting of tuners and endpins are chrome. Complement you tone and creativity. Check out the Ibanez AELBT1 Baritone Acoustic/Electric Guitar at a music retailer near you!

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. derrick johnson

    April 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    can you point me to a vendor who sells an Ibanez acoustic 5 string?
    i prior owned an Ibanez acoustic 4 string and have grown to appreciate a 5 string unit.
    like the idiot i am, i sold the 4 string.
    the Mike Kelly unit i recently bought is suitable, but not an Ibanez.
    ‘little help please..

  2. jon masters

    August 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    RE: a review of the Ibanez elec/acous Baritone guitar: how about the nut width; the fretboard radius; neck joins at the 12, 14 or 15th fret? Any other strings sets available, brand names of same; is the trussrod double action; relative quality of the output through the low price Fishman Sonicore; any after market ‘upgrades’ to the stock p/up available (mic and undersaddle p/ups and pre amps) ?

    Thanx, honest inquiry. Looking to buy two: one concert standard, other open G.

    Also looking for a cutaway baritone elec-acoustic classical, along the lines of Cordoba cut elec-acoust flamenco. And an Baritone Resonator for Open G only, elec-acoustic. Jon Masters AFM #47

  3. Valery Amador

    Valery Amador

    September 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    UPDATE: A reader had asked… What string gauges do you have on this when it’s shipped out?

    Ibanez Shared this link: http://daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=97&productname=EXP23_Coated_Phosphor_Bronze__Baritone__16_70&sid=2a474932-1efb-4192-ada1-e77a4f8d559d

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