Ibanez AW50ECE - Natural

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Ibanez Pickup, and Ibanez Preamp - Natural
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Tonewoods and value

The Ibanez AW50ECENT Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar hits all the right notes. Acoustically, the AW50ECENT delivers big dreadnought tone that's nicely focused by the guitar's sapele back and sides. The solid Sitka spruce top gives you a great-looking instrument with a big, balanced sound that's ideal whether you're strumming or fingerpicking. With an Ibanez under saddle pickup and an Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter preamp, you get natural-sounding amplification that's plug-n-play simple. You even get an onboard tuner. If you need a great-sounding, smooth-playing acoustic-electric that's also a phenomenal value, check out the Ibanez AW50ECENT!

Ibanez AW50ECENT Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Effortlessly switch between acoustic and electric
  • Solid Sitka spruce top gives your guitar a unique sonic signature
  • Artwood: hi-quality tonewoods and amazing value
Effortlessly switch between acoustic and electric

The Ibanez AW50ECENT Artwood Acoustic Electric Guitar lets you easily switch from acoustic to electric, and back again. Loaded with a Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez's SST Shape Shifter preamp, you'll appreciate how these effortless transitions make live gigs and studio work a breeze.

Solid Sitka spruce top gives your guitar punch and projection

Ibanez has selected solid Sitka spruce for the AW50ECENT's topwood. With its characteristic broad and strong overtones, Sitka spruce is the classic topwood choice for big-bodied dreadnoughts. The wood's stiffness, combined with its relatively light weight, is a recipe for high-velocity output. Sitka's healthy fundamental-to-overtone ratio gives you powerful projection and punch that holds its own when you're digging in and playing with gusto. This means you get greater dynamic range. More headroom is always a welcome thing, right?

Artwood: hi-quality tonewoods and amazing value

Ibanez's Artwood formula can be distilled down to two essential elements: tonewoods and value. the concept is simple. The Artwood Series offers you traditional, eminently playable acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars sporting hi-quality tonewoods and innovative, great-sounding electronics. Fitted with an Ibanez under saddle pickup and an Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter preamp (with onboard tuner), your Ibanez AW50ECENT Artwood will take you from home to studio to stage without a hitch.

Ibanez Artwood AW50ECENT Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:
  • Great playability, looks and sound - and tremendous value!
  • Dreadnought body with cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top, black and white multi rosette; sapele back and sides
  • Natural high gloss finish
  • Mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, Ivorex II nut
  • Rosewood bridge; Ivorex II saddle
  • Ibanez chrome die-cast tuners, Advantage bridge pins
  • Ibanez under saddle pickup, Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner
  • Ibanez Coated Acoustic strings
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs
Go effortlessly from acoustic to electric, with Ibanez's AW50ECENT Artwood guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Natural, high gloss
Top Wood Solid Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Wood Sapele
Binding Black (body)
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White dot
Number of Frets 20
Tuning Machines Ibanez chrome die-cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Ivorex II
Nut Width 1.6929"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.75"
Body Depth 4.75"
Electronics Ibanez under saddle pickup; Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner
Strings D'Addario EXP Strings
Manufacturer Part Number AW50ECENT

Customer Reviews

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Awsome with a great price

I recommend this guitar have special sound. When i go to play guitar on public everyone is surprise about the sound quality of this guitar. Is a great deal (sorry for my english i dont speak english)

Nice fit and finish

I am just a beginner and I don't know much about grading guitars, but I can tell you the fit and finish is real nice and it sounds great. It's a good looking guitar and I am very satisfied with my choice.
Music background: beginner

when cliches work both ways

i wasn't born yesterday, and i know that it's a "get what you pay for" world, but in a hard-as-hell economy, that should work both ways, and this guitar delivers for your hard-earned dollars. the design and the manufacturing make for nice action, a full and rich sound, an instrument in short that doesn't just feel as if it was crunched out on an assembly line. the woods, the built-in tuner allowing for alternate tunings, the quality pegs--all very nice. i'm no virtuoso, but a good friend who is was also impressed by the feel and the sound from up and down the board.
Music background: open mic amateur/ a kind of john prine with way less talent

nice warm tone,attention too detail and finish.

This is really a nice sounding guitar. The woods and finish are great. The tone is nice and warm with nice ring and good mids and lows.The setup was dead on.The action was a little high for me,but nothing wrong with it. The hardware that comes with the guitar includes shims and extra saddle for further fine tuning if you wish. For the money, it would be hard too beat this instrument. Abalone dots and headstock trim. Nice touch! The electronics are dead on. Excellent tone through solid state or tube! I think anyone will enjoy this dread!
Music background: Hobbyist

Awesome for the price!

I picked this up as a birthday present to myself. Its really the first acoustic I've ever had that wasn't a 99.00 knockaround (I've only ever really appreciated electrics in the 11 years I've been playing). I am thoroughly impressed. I played guitars in the music store for close to 2 hours before taking her home and I am not disappointed. You're paying for tone and pretty decent quality woods here, so its a relatively no-frills instrument. Every time I pick it up I'm surprised by how nice it sounds. The pickup is very good. Sounds good to me when plugged in. The EQ and the tone shaping controls make it easy to dial in a sound that works for you. I have indeed played many Martins and Taylors in my time as a guitarist and while this is not truly on that level, it holds its own very well as it feels very well made and very "quality." For what I want to do with it, I don't feel like spending any more than this is necessary. Takeway: if you're a gigging songwriter or someone who just wants to jam with your friends at a coffeehouse occasionally (like me) it will do you just fine.
Music background: Guitarist, 11 years. Blues.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez Acoustic / Electric Guitars