Ibanez AEWC400 Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic, Trans Black Burst
Ibanez AEWC400 Overview by GAK:
Ibanez once again are blazing a path and re-defining the electro-acoustic with this awesome AEWC range designed from the ground up, primarily with the electric guitar player in mind. The body has a number of contours enabling the guitar mould itself to the player's body comfortably, without the usual edges getting in the way. There's a forearm contour on the top, a belly/ribcage contour on the back and a deep contpur going into the cutaway and heel to aid upper fret access.
The entire body is gloss-finished and constructed of Flame Maple. The satin-finished Mahogany neck has a slim and comfortable asymmetric profile while the Rosewood fingerboard has a flat 15¾" radius and jumbo frets. Electronics wise there's the excellent Fishman Sonicore pickup coupled with an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp which includes an onbpard tuner.
One of the most comfortable acoustics to play the AEWC300 is the perfect instrument for electric guitar players!
- Body: AEWC specially designed comfort body
- Top: Flamed Maple top
- Back & sides: Flamed Maple back & sides
- Finish top: Gloss
- Finish back and sides: Gloss
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Neck: AEWC Asymmetric comfort Mahogany neck
- Finish neck back: Satin
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Body binding: Black
- Soundhole rosette: Abalone rosette
- Tuning machines: Chrome Die-cast tuners w/Black knobs
- Number of frets: 20
- Scale length: 25" / 634mm
- Nut width: 43mm
- Fingerboard radius : 15¾" / 400mm
- Strings: Ibanez IACS6C coated strings
- Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore pickup
- Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
- Output jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
- Battery: 9V Battery
It’s a beautiful guitar and sounds great too, very happy oh
Comfortable to play, looks good, great build quality and finish and sounds good too. Really pleased I chose it!
Great guitar, comfortable easy to play and nice to look at.
Lovely once we got one that didnt have damage. Plays beautifully, nice size, nice colour. Sounds great.
This guitar further confirms my opinion that of the major guitar manufacturers, ibanez offer the best quality to cost ratio. This thing is beautiful, finished really nicely for a mass produced. The look is excellent (slight fingerprint magnet), really sleak and sexy, and the trans black finish over the flamed maple is an excellent, unique style. The sound is lovely, nice and deep with clear not representation. The additional cutaways make the guitar really playable for an electric player such as myself and give the whole thing a much more ergonomic feel to a standard dreadnought style acoustic. I've not had a chance to put it through an amp yet so can't comment on the amplified sound. The best thing about this instrument (as is generally the case with ibies) is the neck. It's finished silky smooth and the mahogany just feels so nice in the hand, even nicer than my natural finished mahogany sound gear bass. It is just so playable in any style, thanks in no small part to the slightly narrower space between strings compared to a regular acoustic (another bit of love from Ibanez for electric players) All in all I'm super happy with this little beauty, a terrifically unique addition to my collection