The Ibanez AE500 Electro Acoustic Guitar Natural is a 6-string model that offers a supreme tone and playability. Designed for projection, balance, and comfort, this guitar features bracing designed to project the guitar's complete sonic spectrum. Capable of producing sounds including deep, robust lows through a smooth, pronounced mid-range to bright, articulate highs, this AE X bracing delivers the complex overtones present in only the highest quality acoustic instruments. The newly designed under-the-saddle pickup detects pure and natural acoustic tones, equalizes the volume of each string, and delivers a well-balanced signal. The compact, onboard active preamp simply features a mute switch to eliminate unexpected parameter changes during performances. This helps reduce the guitar’s size and weight, minimize body contact, and maximize the acoustic tone. The signal from this active circuit is remarkably stable and resists noise. It will support performances on stage, from solos to ensembles. In order to shape the AE500’s tone to best fit whatever the musical situation calls for, the outboard Ibanez acoustic guitar preamp AGP10 (included with the AE500) is the solution. It features an extremely versatile EQ as well as intuitive volume/gain controls, a notch filter, and a balanced output option.