Ibanez Montage acoustic wins Best in Show award at Summer NAMM 2010
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-07-17)
Ibanez had one of the larger booths at Summer NAMM 2010 in Nashville, and the company walked away with a Best in Show award for its new Montage acoustic/electric guitar.
Designed for guitarist who need a variety of sounds but don't want to carry an arsenal of acoustics and solid bodies, the Montage offers a range of sounds, from purely clear acoustic to heavily distorted electric and everything in between, in just one guitar. They're attractive, too, with a unique body style that is available in either Pearl White or Black and marked by a distinctive soundhole.
Here are just afew of the Montage's highlights:
* Ivorex II nut is stronger and more durable than bone and even harder than the original Ivorex. Ivorex II nut allows brilliant highs and more pronounced lows with less mid-range which makes Ivorex II-fitted guitars perfect for amplification.
* The Under Saddle pickup, along with 3-band EQ with anti-feedback system, delivers clear acoustic tone without any compromise. The magnetic pickup and gain control give you distorted electric guitar sound instantly.
* A new, simpler version of Montage, the MSC350 features a 3-way switch that enables you to get both acoustic and electric guitar sounds.
* Unique controls: Volume, Gain, Anti-feedback Frequency and Tone, and the Gain control will give you distorted electric guitar sound instantly.
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Tuners: Ibanez Chrome Die-Cast
Pickups: Ibanez AP10 Magnetic Pickup and Ibanez Under Saddle Pickup
Electronics: Ibanez M300 Preamp with 3-band EQ and Onboard Tuner
Saddle: Ivorex II ™ Nut and Saddle
Bridge Pins: Advantage™ Bridge Pins
Strings: D'Addario® EXP™ Strings
MSRP is $714.27 USD without case. For more information on the Montage, visit www.ibanez.com.