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.
– 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