Ibanez AW54CE Artwood Acoustic-Electric Guitar

With its top, back, and sides made from okoume, the Ibanez AW54CE Artwood delivers rich, well-rounded sound whether you're plugged in or playing acoustic.
The cutaway dreadnought body shape of the Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood acoustic-electric guitar, and solid okoume top offers full-bodied, well-rounded bigger-than-expected sonic response. The guitar's okoume top, back, and sides, breathe freely thanks to a special open pore finish treatment, giving it a full, rich, open sound. A Fishman Sonicore Pickup accurately translates that full sound to whatever amplification system you plug it into, while the Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp provides the extra punch of on-board EQ, and the convenience of an easy-to-read digital tuner located on the upper bout.

A simple, clean, black-and-white multi rosette handsomely appoints an understated flat finished top. Ibanez Chrome die-cast tuners ensure smooth, accurate, stable tuning.

The Artwood series is the embodiment of what might be called the Ibanez "modern approach to tradition." Cutting edge woodworking technology enables the guitar maker's luthiers to reproduce the sophisticated bracing techniques of one-of-a-kind instruments of yesteryear.

While tradition is obviously the hallmark of the Artwood series, the company's decades-long search for the ultimate in acoustic tone has contributed to design alterations that give Artwood a voice all its own.

Features:

- Dreadnought Body with Cutaway
- Solid okoume top
- Okoume back and sides
- Black and white multi rosette
- Chrome die-cast
- Fishman Sonicore pickup
- Ibanez AEQ210TF Preamp with Onboard Tuner
- Open pore natural finish
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- Body Shape: Cutaway Dreadnought body
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Top: Solid okoume
- Back & Sides: okoume back and sides
- Neck: okoume neck
- Fretboard: Ovangkol
- Bridge: Ovangkol
- Body Binding: Black
- Tuning Machine: Chrome Die-cast Tuner
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bridge Pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge pin
- Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore pickup
- Preamp: Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp w/Onboard tuner
- Output Jack: 1/4" Endpin Jack
- Battery: 9V Battery
- Finish Top: Open Pore
- Finish Back and Sides: Open Pore
- Finish Neck Back: Satin
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Open Pore Natural
Shipping Weight: 6.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA AW54CE OPN
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
(11 ratings)
Submitted June 30, 2017 by Nick M in Jesup, GA
"Excellent buy"
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This guitar blew my expectations out of the water. Having previously bought an art wood series ibanez, I knew you could get decent quality without emptying your bank account, but I was extremely impressed with this guitar. Came without a scratch or problem on time that was quoted to me through the pay as you play program (excellent for cash strapped musicians with a dream!). The pictures do the finish little justice as it is beautiful in person. The open pore natural finish really brings texture to the surfaces and encompasses the entire guitar. The tuner has never gave me a problem and does a pretty accurate job. No fret buzz, no dents or dings, no warps or bad craftsmanship. Came out of the box in tune (gasp!). Then I played it. Its amazing to me you can get such a quality of sound from such a cheap instrument. I have always kept to cliche "you get what you pay for" when it comes to instruments, but this guitar is, in my opinion, worth so much more. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a quality guitar at an affordable price. I have yet to record or play it through an amp, but I am positive it will not disappoint. As far as features go? I mean its pretty straight forward with an on board tuner and has a few options to adjust amped sound. About as much as you'd expect. As far as manufacturer support i give it a default 5 star rating just because it has no problems and isn't deteriorating into crap but I haven't had any reason to contact them so...Moving on, you absolutely can not read more beat the quality of this guitar for its price. 10/10 in my book and I haven't had a single regret even after a few months it still holds solid.

Musical Background:
Been playing and recording various styles of music for going on 15 years

Musical Style:
You name it i've probably had a hand in writing, producing, or performing it.
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