Topic: 12-String Guitar Review
Finally had a chance to play a 12-string that I've been thinking about, the Ibanez EW 2012 ASE:
It's an absolutely stunning instrument to look at, so I hoped the sound quality would be equally satisfying. Sad to say, it most certainly isn't. It's a very "tinny" sounding guitar, with almost no bottom-end or depth to the sound. I guess the all-hardwood laminate just doesn't allow for any resonance. It might work okay if plugged in, but stand-alone it's so shrill it almost hurts the ears.
Gotta save some more coin for a solid wood 12-string ... it'll be worth it in the long run.