Ibanez recently announced its new Artwood Fingerstyle acoustic guitars featuring solid spruce tops and a new two-pickup system.
Electronics include an Ibanez T-bar under-saddle pickup in combination with a block contact pickup and the DP1 preamp. The under-saddle pickup reduces noise and provides a natural piezo-style sound while capturing palm hits with a bass drum-like response.
The contact pickup on the neck block is resistant to feedback and captures percussive sound from the body to the neck. It complements the under-saddle pickup by adding natural acoustic tones produced by the body.
The Ibanez Artwood Fingerstyle Series includes grand concert and dreadnought styles, and prices range from $699.00 to $1200.00. They should be available in the near future.
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