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Ibanez AE255BT Baritone Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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"The height of performance and tone." The Ibanez AE series was designed based on this concept. These days, there are many different genres of acousti...Click To Read More About This Product
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Special back bracing for better projection, slim neck for easier playability.
"The height of performance and tone." The Ibanez AE series was designed based on this concept. These days, there are many different genres of acoustic guitar music and styles of playing. Acoustic players need instruments that can cover the broad spectrum. Ibanez always keeps this in mind specifically from the players point of view in order to achieve the best-sounding and best-playing acoustic guitars possible for any kind of situation, whether recording in the studio or performing live.
In 2016, the flagship AE900 was released after several rounds of R&D were conducted with professional artists and recording engineers. Their expert feedback and evaluations were integrated into the final product that took nearly three years to complete. By utilizing the knowledge and feedback gained from designing and crafting the AE900, Ibanez now expands the AE series.
The AE body shape features contemporary design elements to achieve high playability and create a well-balanced sound that adheres to the concept of the AE series. The combination of the specially designed scalloped X bracing and Tone Projection back bracing produces a versatile sound character. A rich sustain is provided which works for both finger and plectrum playing.
The AE255BT features baritone scale which provides a deep, low tone and a long sustain. Combination of Sitka spruce and ovangkol generates a dynamic frequency range from deep lows to sparkling highs. It enhances the versatility of AE to match any playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. The slim comfort neck grip shape (in satin finish) also allows for the maximum amount playability across various types of playing styles. The fretboard inlay has a delicate but dynamic design. The wooden inlays give a sophisticated feel to the guitar.
The compact, onboard active preamp simply features a mute switch to eliminate unexpected parameter changes during performances. This helps reduce the guitar’s size and weight, minimize body contact, and maximize the acoustic tone. The newly designed under-the-saddle pickup equalizes the volume of each string and delivers a well-balanced signal. The natural acoustic tone from this active circuit is remarkably stable and resists noise. It will support performances on stage, from solos to ensembles.
What is “the height of performance and tone?” Find the answer in the AE255BT.
- Dovetail neck joint
- Wooden vine fingerboard inlay
- Abalone and maple soundhole rosette
- Ebony bridge pins
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- Body type: AE
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back and sides: Ovangkol
- Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
- Body finish: Gloss Polyester
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: AE
- Nut width: 1.77 in. (45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Cultured maple
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 27 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Ibanez
- Configuration: Undersaddle pickup
- Preamp EQ: No
- Feedback filter: No
- Tuner: No
- Headstock overlay: Not specified
- Tuning machines: Chrome die-cast (18:1 ratio)
- Bridge: Cultured maple
- Saddle and nut: Compensated Bone /Bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features:
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: Hex Wrench /Bridge pin
- Country of origin: China
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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