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Ibanez Exotic Wood AEW40AS-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Product Price $399.99
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As an industry leader in the use of exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their new AEW Series. This fresh approach is manifest in the ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 08-10-2018

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Mesmerizing figured ash woodgrain to match the enchanting tone it provides.

As an industry leader in the use of exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their new AEW Series. This fresh approach is manifest in the AEW40AS-NT, with a figured ash top, back and sides. The thinner, amplification-friendly body makes it a perfect choice for gigging singer-songwriters.

A "soft" Florentine cutaway provides easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret. The Fishman Pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SP2 Preamp deliver excellent reproduction and control of tonal characteristics and easy operation, while 1/4" and XLR outputs give you options for a variety of direct plug-in applications.

The figured ash will give you a distinctive tone and appearance that will garner attention and inspire the imagination. Let yourself be captured by the grandeur of the AEW Series.

FEATURES
Body
Body type: EW
Cutaway: Yes
Top wood: Figured Ash
Back & sides: Figured Ash
Bracing pattern: X
Body finish: Natural High Gloss
Neck
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 43mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 651mm (25.5)
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Gloss
Pickup/preamp: Fishman Sonicore Pickup / AEQ-SP2 Preamp W/ Onboard Tuner
Other
Headstock overlay: Figured Ash
Tuning machines: Chrome Die-Cast W/ Ebony Knobs
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Plastic
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Rosewood/Maple Multi Body Binding, Balanced XLR & ¼ Outputs, DAddario EXP Strings
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: N/A
Country of origin: China

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IbanezExotic Wood AEW40AS-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love mine

By Ben

from Montana

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Manufacturing Issue

Best Uses

  • Live Gigs
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Exotic Wood AEW40AS-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought the original version of this guitar maybe eight years ago. I have a few caveats but overall I will say that I love it so much and I have been gigging on it since day 1. Weekly these days. The sound gets mistaken for a Taylor but the look never gets mistaken for anything, it's so original. The sound is perfect for my voice and has a crisp, edgy attack that works really well if I'm on a delay pedal or loop.

Now the downside. I had to go to a bunch of stores over three different states to find the one I wanted. The craftsmanship is remarkably inconsistent. Even playing three side by side in the same store they all sounded different. I found the one with amazing tone. Unfortunately of the six that I looked at, four of them had the electronics screwed down too tightly and there were cracks in the finish around the tuner/electronics. No serious damage, and I was able to get it cheaper because of it. But it has continued to crack out from there over the years.

Overall, I will probably keep this guitar the rest of my life. I expect to add a nicer Taylor or Gibson at some point but this is 90% as good for 10% of the money.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oh Yeah

By neathy

from san diego

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Comments about Ibanez Exotic Wood AEW40AS-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Beenplayin since 1962 All makes and models have gone thru my hands.Let me tell you this." THIS IS A NICE GUITAR ! Kudos to Ibanez for naking a guitar this good for this price. Was in tune out of the boxbox

 
4.0

Worth more than the Price

By John

from Alabama

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez Exotic Wood AEW40AS-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Have had this for years now. Replaced saddle with bone and made minor adjustments to the neck. It's heavy, but the quality sounds like it's worth the price of a low to medium grade Taylor (Twelve hundred price range). It's a beautiful guitar, the electronics makes it great for recording since you can fine tune your sound, tuner is very sensitive.

    The only downside is that I had to make adjustments to make it sound great. Strings were too high and rattled. Stock strings were garbage too (though the sound was what made me want it to begin with, plenty of potential).

     
    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL IBANEZ.

    By jimbo

    from flint, michigan

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    Pros

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

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        Comments about Ibanez Exotic Wood AEW40AS-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        IBANEZ JUST CAME UP WITH ANOTHER BEAUTY!!

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