|body shape||AE Body|
|top||Solid Sitka Spruce top|
|back & sides||Solid African Mahogany back & sides|
|bracing||Scalloped X bracing|
|neck||Advanced Comfort African Mahogany neck|
|inlay||Mother of Pearl dot inlay|
|soundhole rosette||Abalone and Maple rosette|
|tuning machine||Gotoh® SGS510Z tuners (1:18 gear ratio)|
|number of frets||20|
|saddle material||Compensated 4mm Bone Saddle|
|bridge pins||Ebony bridge pins|
|strings||D'Addario® EXP™ strings|
|pickup||Ibanez T-bar undersaddle pickup|
|preamp||Ibanez Custom Electronics|
|output jack||1/4" Endpin Jack|
|battery||2032 size Coin Lithium Battery (3V) *2|
|finish back and sides||Gloss|
|finish neck back||Satin|
|a : Width||44mm at NUT|
|b : Width||55mm at 14F|
|c : Thickness||20mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||21mm at 7F|
|a : Length||20"|
|b : Width||16 1/8"|
|c : Max Depth||4 1/2"|
Designed for projection, balance, and comfort, the AE's perfectly crafted contemporary body shape offers the best of all worlds.
The AE features bracing designed to project the guitar's complete sonic spectrum. From deep, robust lows; through a smooth, pronounced mid-range; to bright, articulate highs-the AE X bracing design delivers the complex overtones that are present in only the highest quality acoustic instruments.
The AE's "Advanced Comfort Grip" neck shape is an Ibanez original that provides superior comfort and playability. A slight, yet purposeful, asymmetric neck adds to the guitar's unique, natural feel.
In a kiln created especially for fine wood, the AE's fine tonewoods are dried slowly at approximately 40 degrees Celsius by a far infrared method. This wood-drying approach was chosen for its stress-free effect upon the materials, keeping them stable without negatively affecting the wood's resin component-factors that, in the end, impact tone.
The bone nut was chosen for its ability to transfer string vibration naturally. The thicker-than-ordinary 4mm bone saddle improves intonation accuracy.
The Gotoh® SGS510Z machine heads offer incredible tuning stability.
Designed in collaboration with artists and professional sound engineers, the AGP10 is a stand-alone unit. In contrast to "onboard" electronics, this approach preserves the guitar's integrity, both acoustically and structurally, while still providing the performer easy access for on-the-fly adjustments.
Our goal in designing the AE was to minimize cuts being made into the body, as well as the size of the electronic components. The T-Bar undersaddle pickup features center position wired construction which helps to avoid disproportionate emphasis and equalize the volume of each string.