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Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar

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The Artwood Series was crafted to produce a traditional yet modern guitar. Technology moves forward at a frantic pace and the world of guitar craftsm...Click To Read More About This Product

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An ode to the past with modern appointments, including Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez preamp.

The Artwood Series was crafted to produce a traditional yet modern guitar. Technology moves forward at a frantic pace and the world of guitar craftsmanship is no different. In producing the Artwood Series, Ibanez has respected both the rich tradition of the acoustic guitar while adding modern interpretations in its continuing search for the ultimate in guitar tone.

The AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric features their Dreadnought body shape with single cutaway design, a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck (with a satin finish), and a 3-piece rosewood/flamed maple/rosewood back, and a rosewood fingerboard with maple inlays. It also comes with a bone nut to deliver a well-balanced sound, a bone saddle on a distinctively contoured rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, and chrome Grover tuners. When you need some more amplification, the AW535CENT includes a Fishman Sonicore pickup with an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp and onboard electronic tuner. It also gives you the choice of XLR or 1/4" outputs so you can plug into more gear than your average guitar.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Cutaway Dreadnought body
Solid Sitka Spruce top
3-piece Rosewood/Flamed Maple/Rosewood back
Rosewood sides
Mahogany neck (satin finish)
Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
Maple fretboard inlay
Chrome Grover tuners
Bone nut and saddle
Abalone rosette
Maple neck and body binding
Wooden Mosaic backstrip inlay
Fishman Sonicore pickup
Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with onboard tuner
Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
D'Addario EXP strings
Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
Natural high gloss finish
Case sold separately

Order an AW535CENT today and enjoy great Ibanez sound for years to come.

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IbanezAW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new Baby!

By Jay

from Lancaster, PA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great Pickup Sound
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Doesn't Come With A Case

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

Wanted something that was inexpensive that I wouldn't have to worry about onstage in clubs, but was decent quality. (Take a $3000 Martin or Taylor to club gig??? Yeah, right!)
Well, this baby surpassed all my expectations. Great feel, great sound and great looks! (My sound man loves the signal he gets!)This fits the bill. Couldn't be happier.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Acoustic!

By Dan

from Long Branch, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful Back
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

    I am blown away at how great this guitar sounds! I mostly play for fun at home and jam with friends. (I also did an open mic with it and it sounded as good as a Martin one of the other guys played.) I was attracted by the 3 piece back, but the sound and the feel are really excellent. A lot of guitar for the money!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this guitar again and again!

    By tbone

    from Blythewood, SC

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

      Could not be happier with this guitar. Great sound and easy on the fingers.

       
      5.0

      Much better than expected

      By Stringbender

      from Toccoa Ga.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

        I bought this Ibanez based on positive reviews and they are absolutely correct.Im sure a lot of players would turn their noses up just like me.But if every player that really understands how an acoustic guitar should really sound this guitar will amaze.I know it sounds crazy but it's true this Ibanez is built top quality and the factory set up is awesome I have 3 other acoustics(2 martins 1guild all dreads)..This Ibanez had much better action and plays sooo easy...I could go on and on but believe me after 38 yrs I know sound and playability

         
        5.0

        Excellent guitar, beyond what I expected.

        By Thom

        from Oakland, TN

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

          I own one just like this and bought this one for my grandson. He loves his.

           
          5.0

          Great Buy!

          By Piano man T

          from Boynton Beach Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

            What a deal! I am a piano/keyboard player that doubles on guitar and really just wanted an acoustic for enjoyment. I was torn what to buy and was looking at entry level Taylors and Martins. While they were nice, the deal that I got on this guitar was one I couldn't pass up. While it was a blemish sale, I can't find one! The Grover Tuners and Fishman electronics are worth more than I paid! Take all that away and the guitar plays great, sounds great and is really beautiful. Thanks guys for a great deal!

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By J

            from Dallas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

              Comments about Ibanez AW535CENT Artwood Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electic Guitar:

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