AE

Born from a long lineage of stringed instruments, the acoustic guitar is steeped in tradition. But music continues to evolve, and musicians demand inspiring new tools with which to carve out their own signature sound. In that spirit, we introduce Ibanez AE, our new flagship series of acoustic-electric guitars. Offering supreme tone and playability, Ibanez AE is the next step in a great tradition.

AE500

SPEC

body shapeAE body
topSolid Sitka Spruce top
back & sidesSolid Indian Rosewood back & sides
neckMahogany neck
fretboardRosewood
bridgeRosewood
body bindingRosewood
inlaySpecially designed Mother of Pearl inlay
soundhole rosetteAbalone & Maple rosette
tuning machineGotoh® SG301 tuners (18:1 gear ratio)
nut materialBone nut & 4mm Bone Saddle
number of frets20
saddle materialCompensated 4mm Bone Saddle
bridge pinsEbony bridge pins w/Abalone dot
pickupIbanez T-bar undersaddle pickup
preampIbanez Custom Electronics
output jack1/4" Endpin Jack
battery2032 size Coin Lithium Battery (3V) *2
finish topGloss
finish back and sidesGloss
finish neck backSatin

Neck Dimensions

Scale :651mm
a : Width44mm at NUT
b : Width55mm at 14F
c : Thickness20mm at 1F
d : Thickness21mm at 7F
Radius :400mmR

Body Dimensions

a : Length20"
b : Width16 1/8"
c : Max Depth4 1/2"

Others

  • Ibanez Acoustic Guitar Preamp AGP10 included
  • Hardshell case included

FEATURES

AE body shape

Designed for projection, balance, and comfort, the AE's perfectly crafted contemporary body shape offers the best of all worlds.

Scallop X bracing

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.

Bone nut & 4mm bone saddle

The bone nut was chosen for its ability to transfer string vibration naturally. The thicker-than-ordinary 4mm bone saddle improves intonation accuracy.

AGP10 external preamp

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.

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