As an industry leader in the use of Exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their new AEW series. This fresh approach merges a classic Spruce top with an elegant exotic tonewood back-and-sides. The thinner, amplification-friendly body of these new acoustic/electrics make them the perfect choice for gigging singer-songwriters. A "soft" Florentine cutaway provides easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret.
The Fishman Pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SP2 Preamp deliver excellent reproduction and control of tonal characteristics and easy operation, while 1/4" and XLR outputs give you options for a variety of direct plug-in applications. The exotic tonewoods give each respective model a distinctive tone and appearance that will garner attention and inspire the imagination. Let yourself be captured by the grandeur of the AEW Series.
Body shape: AEW body Bracing: X Bracing Top: Spruce Back & sides: Ovangkol Neck: Mahogany Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Body binding: Maple Top board purfling: Wooden multi Back strip inlay: Wooden multi Inlay: Maple dot inlay Soundhole rosette: Wooden marquetry w/Ovangkol & Spalted Maple Tuning machine: Chrome Die-cast Tuner w/Black knob Number of frets: 20 Strings: D'Addario® EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge) Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore pickup Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner Output jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs Battery: 9V Battery Finish top: Gloss Finish back and sides: Gloss Finish neck back: Gloss