Ibanez TCY10E


Discover the all-new Ibanez TCY10E, offering the perfect combination of quality sound and easy playability, perfect for both beginners and experienced guitarists alike!



Ibanez has been known for its quality and reliable guitars for decades. The Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar is one such guitar that is known for its affordability and exceptional sound. The TCY10E model is a compact, thin-bodied, and easy-to-play acoustic-electric guitar that is perfect for beginners and professional musicians alike.

One of the most outstanding features of the Ibanez TCY10E is its thin-body design that makes it extremely comfortable to play, even for extended periods. Its cutaway design allows easy access to the upper frets, making it ideal for players who enjoy lead playing or fingerpicking. The guitar’s body is made up of a spruce top, sapele back, and sides, which together, gives it a warm and balanced tone.

The Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar also boasts an AEQ-2T preamp system, which is designed to deliver clear and natural amplified sound. This preamp system has an onboard tuner, which is an added advantage for those who want to tune their guitar quickly, without the use of additional tuning gadgets or applications.

The guitar’s neck is constructed from mahogany, and it is smoothly finished, making it easy to play. The frets are also well polished, making sliding up and down the fingerboard very comfortable. The neck is also fitted with a rosewood fingerboard that is curved to a comfortable radius, which is ideal for chording and lead playing.

The Ibanez TCY10E is equipped with chrome-plated tuners, which are smooth and easy to turn, making tuning the guitar a breeze. The tuners are also properly aligned, ensuring accurate tuning and excellent stability.

In conclusion, the Ibanez TCY10E is a unique and versatile acoustic guitar that is perfect for beginners and seasoned players alike. It offers a comfortable playing experience, exceptional sound quality, and it is budget-friendly. Whether you’re a beginner, a professional player, or a musician on a tight budget, the Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar is an excellent choice that offers great value for money.

Ibanez TCY10E properties

Product name Ibanez TCY10E
Brand Ibanez
Type Acoustic Guitars
Number of Strings 6 pcs
Built-In Microphone No
Handedness Right-Handed
Number of Frets 20
Cutaway Single Cutaway
Size Jumbo
Pick Guard Yes
Wood Type (front) Spruce
Wood Type (back) Mahogany
Wood Type (body sides) Mahogany
Wood Type (neck) Mahogany
Wood Type (fretboard) Rosewood
Built-In Tuner No
Colour Black, Green, Pink, Purple

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1 review for Ibanez TCY10E

  1. Blakely Byrd

    I recently purchased the Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar and my overall impression is mixed. On the positive side, the guitar has a very sleek design with a beautiful natural finish. I really appreciate the Yes pick guard that comes with it as I tend to play with a heavy hand. The jumbo size of the guitar also gives it a nice sound when playing chords and rhythms.

    However, the playability of the guitar is not fantastic. The action on the strings is a bit too high for my liking, which makes it difficult to play for extended periods of time. The sound quality is also not as good as some other guitars in its price range that I have played.

    When compared to other known acoustic guitar brands and models, such as the Taylor 114ce or the Epiphone Hummingbird, the Ibanez TCY10E falls short in terms of sound quality and playability.

    The delivery of the guitar to St. Louis was hassle-free and arrived in good condition. Overall, I would give the Ibanez TCY10E a rating of 3 out of 5 due to its design and jumbo size, but it falls short in terms of playability and sound quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are some common issues and maintenance tips for the Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar?

The Ibanez TCY10E is a high-quality, affordable acoustic guitar that features solid top construction, mahogany back and sides, and a smooth satin finish. Despite being a durable instrument, the TCY10E can still experience some common issues with proper care. Here are some of them along with some maintenance tips:

1. Fret buzz: As with any guitar, frets might start to buzz when they are too high or the string action is set too low. Adjust the truss rod and bridge saddle as needed to alleviate this issue.

2. Cracked finish: The Ibanez TCY10E has a solid top but still has plywood for its back and sides, which could potentially lead to cracks in the finish if subjected to excessive force or temperature fluctuations. To prevent damage, avoid exposing your guitar to extreme temperatures and be cautious when playing around the edges of the soundboard.

3. Bridge issues: The bridge on the TCY10E is made from rosewood and can sometimes loosen due to string tension or humidity changes. Check it regularly for stability, and re-glue if necessary.

4. Tuning problems: Like any guitar, the TCY10E needs regular tuning to maintain optimal performance. It's a good idea to keep a tuner on hand and tune your guitar before every practice session or performance.

5. Humidity and temperature: Acoustic guitars are sensitive to humidity and temperature changes. Store your TCY10E in a room with consistent temperatures and relative humidity levels between 45-55%. If you live in an area with high humidity, consider using a humidifier for your guitar case to prevent warping or cracking of the wood.

6. Regular cleaning: Keeping your TCY10E clean will help maintain its playability and appearance. Wipe down the body and neck with a soft, dry cloth after each playing session to remove sweat or dirt. Use a microfiber cloth for polishing the finish and avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the wood.

7. String replacement: The TCY10E comes equipped with D'Addario EXP16 strings, which are designed to last longer than traditional nylon-treated strings. However, they will eventually wear out and need to be replaced every few months or so depending on how often you play.

8. Setup adjustments: Over time, the TCY10E may require some setup adjustments such as nut and saddle height, intonation, and truss rod settings. Consult a professional luthier if you're unsure about making these changes yourself.

By following these maintenance tips, you can keep your Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar in top playing condition for years to come!

What are the recommended string gauges for the Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar?

The recommended string gauges for the Ibanez TCY10E acoustic guitar can vary depending on your playing style and personal preference. However, a common set of strings that work well with this guitar are the D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Set (12-53). These strings provide a balanced tone with good projection and playability.

Here is the string gauge list for this set:
- .012 - High E (E) String
- .016 - B String
- .024 - G String
- .032 - D String
- .042 - A String
- .053 - Low E (E) String

Again, these are just a suggestion and you can experiment with different string gauges to find what works best for your playing style.