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Ibanez AEF30E AEF Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This guitar is all about playability! With a slimmer body and neck than most acoustics, the AEF is super-comfortable, while producing a big acoustic sound. (71) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Sweet Ibanez Acoustic That Plays Like an Electric

With its slim neck and cool flame-maple top, the Ibanez AEF30E AEF Cutaway acoustic-electric guitar is an awesome "crossover" guitar for the electric guitarist looking to see what the world of electric-acoustics can offer without breaking the bank. This baby boasts bright and alluring tones with its maple body, and a comfy and dark-sounding mahogany neck spans 21 frets over a smooth rosewood fingerbard with comfortable action. A dependable and articulate Fishman Sonicore pickup captures your performance and pumps it through Ibanez's SST Shape Shifter preamp for a pristine output. Three-band EQ faders, a shape fader, and a phase switch will keep your signal clean and well-balanced with every strum.

Bright-Sounding Maple Body

Your Ibanez AEF30E acoustic electric axe features a crisp-sounding maple top, back, and sides. Maple bodies do a good job of emphasizing the middle and higher frequencies of your playing, so you can be sure that every note will cut through the mix in pleasant sonic fashion. This baby's appealing AEF body shape also boasts a sleek and convenient cutaway that allows your fingers easy access to those higher frets. Plus, the flame maple top looks as good as it sounds.

Mahogany Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard

Spanning 21 frets in length is your AEF30E's comfy and sturdy mahogany neck. Mahogany is a great tonewood because it offers plenty of mids and lows to the mix of your sound, as well as a decent amount of sustain. A smooth rosewood fingerboard welcomes your fingertips, and a comfortable action makes playing speedy licks easy and addicting. Once you wrap your fingers around this tuneful appendage, you won't want to let go.

Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp and Fishman Sonicore Pickup

To capture your playing in all of its full-bodied sonic color, your Ibanez AEF30E comes loaded with an SST Shape Shifter preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup system. Every facet of your AEF30E's resounding maple body is taken in and projected into a well-articulated signal ready for amplification or recording. Your AEF30E features a balanced XLR out along with the standard 1/4" output if you want to go straight into the venue's PA system or the mixer for recording sessions. Shape, bass, middle, and treble faders keep your signal clear and warm, and an onboard tuner helps you keep your tuning in check.

Easy on the Ears and Eyes

Aside from boasting a well-balanced sound, this articulate acoustic axe is also a pleasure to look at. Ivory body binding, a pearl soundhole rosette, shiny chrome die-cast tuners, and attractive pearl/abalone block fretboard inlays give this guitar a nice visual flair for when you're on stage. Ibanez Advantage bridge pins in a secure rosewood bridge hold your strings down in with confidence, while keeping the instrument in tune for longer periods of playing.

Features:

- Acoustic-electric guitar in AEF body shape
- Sleek looking and convenient cutaway for higher fret access
- Flamed maple top
- Flamed maple back and sides
- Ivory body binding
- X bracing
- Pearl soundhole rosette
- Mahogany neck with 21 frets
- Rosewood fingerboard with attractive pearl/abalone block inlays
- Scale length of 25.23"
- Chrome die-cast tuners
- Clear and articulate Fishman Sonicore pickup
- Ibanez SST Shape Shifter preamp
- Volume control, phase switch, three band EQ control, and shape control
- Onboard tuner
- One balanced XLR output
- One 1/4" output
- Rosewood bridge
- Ibanez Advantage Bridge pins

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- Body Shape: AEF body
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Back & Sides: Flamed Maple back and sides
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Body Binding: Ivory
- Inlay: Abalone/Pearl block inlay
- Soundhole Rosette: Pearl
- Tuning Machine: Chrome Die-cast Tuner
- Number of Frets: 21
- Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge pin
- Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore pickup
- Preamp: Ibanez SST Shape Shifter preamp w/Onboard tuner
- Output Jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
- Battery: AA Battery *2
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Finish Back and Sides: Gloss
- Finish Neck Back: Gloss

Neck Dimensions:
- Scale: 648mm
- Width at Nut: 43mm
- Width at 14th Fret: 55mm
- Thickness at 1st: 20mm
- Thickness at 7th: 21mm
- Radius: 400mmR

Body Dimensions:
- Length: 20"
- Width: 15 3/4"
- Max Depth:4 1/4"
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Ibanez AEF30E Acoustic-Electric Cutaway

There's no reason to compromise on either looks or sound when choosing an acoustic guitar. In the looks department, the comfortable and robust Ibanez AEF30E Acoustic Electric Guitar has a phenomenal Flamed Maple top, back and sides, Pearloid Rosette and an Abalone/Pearloid block fretboard inlay. The tone is just as beautiful, either unplugged or through the Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner. With both good looks and a great sound, the Ibanez AEF30E is perfect choice for acoustic players.

Features:

- Comfortable AEF Body is slightly slimmer than most standard acoustics
- Mahogany Neck has a very comfortable feel
- Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp replicates the tone very accurately
- Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
- Ivorex II Nut and Saddle
- Ibanez Advantage Bridge Pins
Customer Reviews
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"Inform Justin Timberlake that this guitar took sexy back...."
Sound: This guitar sounds great. It has a warm, bright sound and good tonal distinction. I give it a 9 only because the bass is a little weak, probably due to the top being too stiff, and it is a little bit on the quiet side. Once you plug it in, though, those become non-issues, as both bass and volume can easily be adjusted. Feature: For the money, this is an amazingly well-built guitar. I love to look of the flamed maple top; it's definitely one of the most awesome looking woods out there. The all-maple body means that this guitar is pretty heavy for it's size, but also incredibly sturdy. The onboard electronics are great. A 9 here because the tuning machines are a little on the shoddy side; they have a lower-than-ideal gear ratio, I believe, and they occasionally feel a little sticky. I haven't had any major problems with them though. Ease of Use: The action is great! She buzzes a bit with hard strumming, but for fingerpicking this is an ideal instrument. The electronics are very simple as well, no difficulties there. Quality: A very sturdy instrument here. Looks awesome, the neck is straight, the bridge is solidly attached. I wouldn't take it on the road yet, because it still looks so shiny and new. Once I stop worrying about the finish getting dinged, I have no doubt that this guitar will stand up to whatever comes at it, short of a speeding 18-wheeler. Value: Definitely worth the money. I played about 50 guitars at various places before settling on this one, and few of them had better sound... fewer still could be the price! The Wow Factor: As I seem to keep reaffirming, this guitar is beautiful. Abalone rosette and mother-of-pearl on the headpiece, gold tuners, flamed maple. Somebody call Justin Timberlake and let him know that this guitar took sexy back. Overall: I'll be sticking with this guitar for as long as it holds up, and I expect that to be quite a long time. I might get a 12-string at some point, but I doubt this little number is going to be replaced.
Style of Music: Folk, rock, classical
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Sound: The sound of this guitar is incredible. It's bright yet warm with excellent mids and highs. Tight low end. The action is SUPERB. It plays like an electric guitar. The electronics are top of the line. Very clean, very quiet and the "sound shaping" feature is perfect. Unbelievable. Quality: The finish is gorgeous. The Antique Cherry Violin is absolutely beautiful! Solid construction. Value: It's worth at leat 3 times what it sells for. I have 3 Martins and I have to say I like the Ibanez better. Don't get me wrong. I love my Martins too but this guitar dollar for dollar gives you a lot more. It plays better too. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with support. Overall: I'll have this guitar forever. I'm not parting with it. I still have my Ibanez 12 string that I bought in 1980! Ibanez makes a great guitar.
Style of Music: country, soft rock & folk
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