New for 2017, the Ibanez AE Series has been designed and built around the concept of 'The height and performance of tone'. Taking into consideration the many genres of acoustic guitar music and various techniques and playing styles, Ibanez have developed a range of guitars which cover a broad spectrum, in order to achieve an instrument which excels in both playability and sound.
The 2017 AE Series guitars are built upon the success of the 2016 AE900 Flagship model, which Ibanez developed over 3 years . This R & D has been carried over onto the new AE Series. Using specially designed Scalloped X top bracing and Tone Projection back bracing, the AE Series produce a unique and versatile sound character and rich sustain.
The AE305 features a Solid Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides which provide a dynamic frequency response of sparkling highs and deep lows. Perfect for both finger style and strumming techniques, the AE305 is an extremely versatile guitar.
The compact, onboard active preamp helps reduce the overall weight of the instrument and the under-saddle pickup gives clear, defined and balanced tone which will give natural acoustic tone in any live performance.
The delicate wooden fingerboard inlays give the guitar a sophisticated look which compliments the Spruce and Rosewood body and high gloss finish.
Body Shape - AE body
Top - Solid Sitka Spruce top
Back & Sides - Rosewood back & sides
Bracing - Scalloped X bracing / Tone Projection back bracing
Neck - Mahogany neck(satin finish)
Fretboard - Rosewood fretboard
Bridge - Rosewood bridge
Soundhole Rosette - Abalone and Maple rosette
Inlay - Specially designed Wooden inlay
Tuning Machine - Chrome Die-cast tuners (18:1 gear ratio)
Nut Material - Bone
Saddle Material - Compensated 4mm Bone
Bridge Pins - Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
Pickup - Ibanez T-bar undersaddle pickup
Preamp - Ibanez Custom Electronics
Output Jack - 1/4” output jack