The AW535CE electric acoustic guitar features a cutaway dreadnought body with a beuatiful 3 piece rosewood/flame maple/rosewood back, rosewood sides, solid sitka spruce top, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, Chrome Grover die-cast tuner with half moon knob, bone nut, Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, and abalone rosette. The pickup is Fishman Sonicore with Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp and inbuilt tuner.
Available in Natural High Gloss.
Spruce is the most popular material used in acoustic guitar tops. It features a straight grain and rich acoustic qualities.
This material is named after the city of Sitka, an Alaskan city. Sitka Spruce ranges from the southern part of Alaska to northern California, and its color is white or citron. This wood adds rich tone with sparkling highs to guitars. The Spruce top models of the Ibanez Artwood series are made with Sitka Spruce.
Mahogany ranges from southeast of Asia, South America and Africa. It is light among woods used for guitar building and famous for its use in body sides, back, and neck construction. The iconic warm and bright tone of Mahogany is different from Spruce and offers a very attractive look.
Dreadnought Body Info
A very popular acoustic guitar body shape, the Dreadnought is rather large, and typically emphasizes the bass frequencies of the instrument. The word ""Dreadnought"" referred to a large, modern super-battleship of the Royal Navy. The Dreadnought-size body is at its best in ensemble settings, where ultimate power and focus of tone is required to be heard among other instruments. This potential for power and clarity has made the Dreadnought guitar the most popular guitar size today, and the preferred choice of flat-pickers who require a guitar that can be heard among such loud instruments as the fiddle, banjo & mandolin.
|body shape||Cutaway Dreadnought body|
|top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|back & sides||3pc Rosewood/Flamed Maple/Rosewood back, Rosewood Sides|
|back strip inlay||Wooden Mosaic|
|inlay||Maple dot inlay|
|tuning machine||Grover Chrome Die-cast Tuner w/half moon knob|
|number of frets||20|
|saddle material||Compensated Bone Saddle|
|bridge pins||Ibanez Advantage™ Bridge pin|
|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|
|finish back and sides||Gloss|
|finish neck back||Satin|