The AW70ECE electric acoustic guitar features a cutaway dreadnought body with solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back, sides and neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, dovetail neck joint, chrome die-cast tuners, and Ibanez Advantage bridge pins. The pickup is Ibanez Under Saddle with Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter preamp and built-in tuner.
Ibanez SPT Preamp
The Ibanez SPT preamp has a 3-band tone control and shape control along with a built-in electronic tuner.
Balanced XLR and 1/4"" Outputs
In addition to the 1/4"" output jack, a balanced XLR jack is included for direct connection to a PA system. AA battery operation avoids the difficulty in finding replacement batteries.
AW series Neck Shape/Thickness
The AW neck provides playing comfort with resonance and deep tone.
The neck shape of any guitar directly affects its playability. All the Artwood models have U-shaped neck with thickness of 22.0mm/24.0mm (@1F/7F) .*1
The thickness of the neck is an important factor of creating good tonal properties from the instrument. As necks become thicker, the tone generally gets fuller. However, playability will suffer when a guitar’s neck is too thick. Knowing this, Ibanez spent much time and research to find the perfect balance between playability and tone, ultimately deciding on the shape and thickness.
*1 Average measurements. Measurement may vary due to the variable nature of individual materials used for production.
Spruce is the most popular material used in acoustic guitar tops. It features a straight grain and rich acoustic qualities. There are two major types.
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 top|
|back & sides||Mahogany back & sides|
|pickup||Ibanez Under Saddle pickup|
|preamp||Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter™ preamp w/Onboard tuner|
|tuning machine||Chrome Die-cast tuners|
|bridge pins||Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins|
|bridge & fretboard||Rosewood bridge and fretboard|
|string||D'Addario® EXP™ strings|
- Balanced XLR & 1/4"" outputs