Born from a long lineage and musical heritage, the acoustic guitar is steeped in tradition. But music continues to evolve, and musicians demand inspiring new tools with which to carve out their own signature sound. In that spirit, we introduce Ibanez AE, our flagship series of acoustic-electric guitars, offer supreme tone and playability, and represent another great chapter in the acoustic guitar tradition.
Comfort Grip 5pc African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck with Rounded Fretboard Edge
The Comfort Grip Neck contour and the rounded fretboard edge of the fingerboard provide superior playability. The African Mahogany and Pau Ferro 5pc neck has enhanced durability.
Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Jumbo frets contribute to smooth playability, especially for single-note playing.
Solid Sitka Spruce top
Solid Sitka Spruce top provides an enormous frequency range that offers wave after wave of shimmering highs along with tight mids and a full-bodied low end.
Flamed Okoume back and sides
The attractive Flamed Okoume back and sides offer punchy and rich mid-range tones.
Ibanez AP11 Magnetic / T-bar Undersaddle pickups
Blending the T-bar under-saddle pickup with the magnetic pickup provides more punch and greater articulation; perfect for lead playing or adding presence in a band setting.
Ibanez Custom Electronics w/ Magnetic Pickup Volume and Undersaddle Pickup Volume
Blending the under-saddle pickup with the magnetic pickup provides more punch and greater articulation in the sound, perfect for lead playing or adding presence in a band setting.
Macassar Ebony Scalloped bridge
The lightweight, scalloped bridge improves vibration efficiency for better resonance, as well as providing more flexibility in adjusting the action than usual bridge.
Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™ the pin and string stay put.
Spending a few years with trial and error, Ibanez finally reached to out-of-the-box X-M Bracing to generate the ultimate sound standing out on the stage. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing, the allocation of tone braces and finger braces transmit the string vibration efficiently through the bridge to the body. The X-M Bracing creates the clear bottom and crispy treble sound with trimmed warm mid-range, yet providing wide dynamic range and highly response.
AE body shape
Designed for projection, balance, and comfort, the AE's perfectly crafted contemporary body shape offers the best of all worlds.
Dual Outputs (Magnetic/Undersaddle pickup outputs)
Plugged into the endpin jack only : Magnetic pickup + Undersaddle pickup with mixed output
Plugged into both the endpin jack and the open jack :
Endpin Jack - Magnetic pickup output
Open Jack - Undersaddle pickup output
Comfort Grip w/Rounded Fingerboard Edge
In order to achieve supreme playability, the neck was specially designed with Thin-C shape style comfort grip with fingerboard's rounded edge.