Hello there, back again with another guitar review for you. This time we will be looking at Ibanez V50NJP & VC50NJP Jam Pack model acoustic guitars. When you are working in the musical instruments industry in customer care and technical support roles, you get often asked endless questions about the included items that come with the instrument.
Usually, people need to choose each item as their guitar, gig bag or case, tuner, straps, picks and many more when they first start playing the guitar. Not every manufacturer responds to this need, but for this reason, some companies do it really well! Here’s yet another guitar review!
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This time we’ll be looking at Ibanez V50NJP Jam Pack Dreadnought Version and Ibanez VC50NJP Jam Pack Concert Version (*VC50NJP is back in stocks!!!)
As the name suggests, it comes with everything you need to start jamming right away!
The guitar that comes with this pack is called Ibanez V50 dreadnought acoustic guitar.
It also comes with a gig bag, a chromatic guitar tuner, a guitar strap, an accessory pouch, picks and allen wrench for truss rod adjustment!
First of all, let’s hear the guitar action, played by Selçuk Uzunhasanoğlu.
Ibanez V50NJP Review & Sound Demo (no talking)
According to the official Ibanez website, the current tech specs are as below. Note that, these specs have changed since I first had the chance to test and sell these guitars.
Ibanez V50NJP & VC50NJP Tech Specs
|Body||Dreadnought or Concert Body|
|Back & Sides||Meranti Back & Sides|
|Fretboard||Rosewood or Nandu Wood*|
|Tuners||Chrome covered tuners|
According to the Thomann website, the guitar has an agathis body with a spruce top. I assume the neck is also made of the same or similar wood. Also, it says the fretboard is made of treated pine from New Zealand.
In my 2 and a half years of service, believe me, I had opened these jampacks over 200 times just to check them cosmetically and the accessories. But it was always rosewood (or a kind of?) to us.
Recently, because of CITES manufacturers have come up with different solutions to get away with extra restrictions that the new regulation has brought up. So I assume, this is some kind of wood, but not rosewood 🙂
I must say, this starter pack and its concert body sibling, Ibanez VC50NJP are the best-selling guitar starter packs in my country. There are no other models or brands that could compete with these models!
As I have posted the same video below which compares Cort AD810 vs the Ibanez V50N guitar, I would like you to listen to this guitar again below.
Cort AD810 vs Ibanez V50NJP Comparison Video (no talking)
As I have mentioned above, I probably had unboxing, checked the accessories, testing and played these models over 200 times, and I know what I’m talking about 🙂 Ibanez V50NJP and VC50NJP are the best starter packs you can buy, period!
If you asked me, I would go for Cort AD810 as I had stated in a separate review of that guitar, but there are not many differences between them. Just listen and decide for yourself.
Most people have commented on the above video as they liked the Cort model better in lead playing (or let’s say single line playing) and liked the Ibanez model in rhythm playing. As you can see in the video, my colleague and I had the chance to play with both in the same musical scenario. I must say I felt much more comfortable with AD810.
Ibanez felt like a more rough guitar than the Cort model. In the end, it all comes up to one’s preferences.
PS: Please also do not forget that there is also a concert body version of the same model, called Ibanez VC50NJP.
The only difference is the guitar has a concert shape body! But as the body form changes, the overall tonality will also change, maybe not so much. Or a bit? You decide below? Please have a look at the video, played by Selçuk Uzunhasanoğlu.
Ibanez VC50NJP Review & Sound Demo (no talking)
*Note that, on some websites, you might see the model names as IVJ…It’s completely the same guitar, I believe the model names have been altered after CITES!
Get your Ibanez V50NJP or VC50NJP Jampack from the best musical instruments store on this planet, Thomann. Ships anywhere in the world!
By the way, I have recently published the “25 Best Selling Acoustic Guitars For Beginners and Intermediate Players” review which also includes Ibanez VC50NJP Jampack as well. Do not forget to check this out before you buy your guitar 🙂
I hope this review has been helpful! Thanks for visiting my blog and I will hopefully see you in the next piece of content here! 🙂
Thanks for your time!
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