Ibanez AAD50CE Artwood Advanced Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This dreadnought-sized acoustic is perfect for beginners and seasoned veterans alike! Packed with features, this guitar is a breeze to play.

The Advanced Acoustic series represents an important step forward in the long and storied tradition of the acoustic guitar. In what amounts to a fully reimagined acoustic experience, these instruments were designed from the ground up to deliver a richer, brighter, and louder tone, with an unprecedentedly wide dynamic range. With slightly larger than typical proportions, Ibanez decided to name this body shape the "Grand Dreadnought." This reinvented design achieves a superb, powerful sound, and thanks to the extensive consideration given to the ergonomics, it's extremely comfortable to play. The Advanced Acoustic series pushes the acoustic guitar to untold heights, in a way that promises an exciting experience for all players.

- Okoume Neck:
The Okoume neck provides greater playing comfort.

- Purpleheart Fretboard:
The Purpleheart fretboard emphasizes the beauty and the rich tonal character of this bass.

- 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.

- Sapele Back and Sides:
Sapele back and sides offer a full-bodied and warm mid-range and a bright tone.

- Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle Pickup:
The Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle pickup accurately translates that full sound to whatever amplification system you plug it into.

- Ibanez AEQ-TP2 Preamp with Onboard Tuner:
The Ibanez AEQ-TP2 preamp provides the extra punch of on-board EQ along with a convenient read more and easy-to-read digital tuner and 2-band EQ, located on the instrument's upper bout.

- Purpleheart Bridge:
The Purpleheart bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.

- 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.

- Grand Dreadnought Body:
Through a rigorous R&D process spanning several years, Ibanez has reimagined the Dreadnought from the ground up, pursuing the height of rich sound, robust low end, and rich tone. This body shape is called the Grand Dreadnought. Proportionally, the Grand Dreadnought body is 5% larger than a standard dreadnought, allowing for more volume, richer tone, and more powerful low end response. It's also extremely comfortable to play thanks to the extensive consideration given to its ergonomics.

- X-M Bracing:
After spending years of trial-and-error, Ibanez realized the 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 provides a wide dynamic range and high response.

- Functional Tapered Headstock:
The designed headstock shape is the result of thorough research and investigation. Its tapered shape provides lighter weight, as well as a straight string alignment which enhances tuning stability and reduces any neck twisting effect.

- Advanced Access Cutaway:
Its deep straight cutaway (from 18th fret) and shaved side enable amazing high fret access.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Low Gloss
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA AAD50CE LG

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Phone: 800-669-8262