Ibanez AW535 - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, 3-pc Rosewood/Flame Maple/Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Natural
Ibanez AW535 - Natural image 1
Ibanez AW535 - Natural image 1
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Ibanez AW535 - Natural
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Sounds Sweet, if You Can Stop Staring Long Enough to Play

Sweet tone and outstanding playability aren't the only rewards that the Ibanez AW535 acoustic-electric guitar has to offer. The three-piece rosewood/flame maple/rosewood back with wooden mosaic inlay makes this one of the best-looking guitars on display in the Sweetwater showroom. Maple binding on the body and neck complete the luxurious look. Strum a few chords and then play a couple single note runs, and you'll find that you have an exceptionally dynamic sound under your fingertips. And with the big bold voice from the dreadnought body style, the Ibanez AW535 is perfect for jamming with your friends.

Ibanez AW535 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Big, bold tone from a dreadnought body with X-bracing
  • This solid Sitka spruce top will sound even richer as the years go by
  • Dependable performance for years, thanks to high-quality components
Big, bold tone from a dreadnought body with X-bracing

There's something empowering about the robust tone of the Ibanez AW535, and it's perfect for accompanying vocals and other instruments. The dreadnought body style is a solid foundation for rich lows and plenty of high-end sizzle. And with the "X" bracing pattern, you've got enhanced projection that really helps your music punch through and be heard.

This solid Sitka spruce top will sound even richer as the years go by

Ask any recording engineer at Sweetwater and they'll tell you that older acoustic guitars sound more complex and vibrant than younger guitars, as long as they're made of real wood. As the years go by, the Sitka spruce top on the AW535 will settle in and its tone will develop more complexity and harmonic richness.

Dependable performance for years, thanks to high-quality components

Ibanez didn't make any sacrifices with the Artwood AW535, using high-quality components throughout to make sure you can enjoy it for years to come. The Grover tuners let you tune up with precision and give you stable tuning even during heavy playing sessions. And while many guitars in this class use a synthetic material for the nut and saddles, the AW535 uses real bone which never binds strings or develops string-breaking burrs or scratches.

Ibanez Artwood AW535 Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Ideal acoustic guitar for playing solo or with friends
  • Comfortable dreadnought body style
  • Fast, smooth playability thanks to the satin neck finish
  • Gorgeous three-piece rosewood/flame maple/rosewood and wooden mosaic looks amazing
  • Excellent projection and tonal balance from "X" bracing pattern
  • Real wood top will increase in harmonic richness as the guitar ages
Whether you're listening or looking, the Ibanez Artwood AW535 is outstanding!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish High Gloss
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood 3-Piece Rosewood, Flamed Maple, Rosewood
Body Bracing X Bracing
Binding Maple
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dot
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.62"
Tuning Machines Grover Chrome Die-Cast Tuner with Half Moon Knobs
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.69"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.75"
Body Depth 5"
Strings D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number AW535NT

Customer Reviews

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Great Guitar

I bought this guitar, and Sweetwater informed me the one they had did not pass their 55 Point inspection due to a minor flaw in the guitar's finish. they ordered another one from Ibanez and I received it a few weeks later. I am so impressed with Sweetwater's customer service I cannot compliment them enough Thank you sooo muchAs for the Guitar - I cannot stop looking at it - it is such a beautiful guitar - but better than that it plays so smooth, rich mellow tones, you can finger pick softly and the sound is amazing, then when you step it up this guitar will belt out brilliant sounds - easliy loud enough, and still rich vibrant tones. By far the best guitar I have ever owned.
Music background: Recreational player 30 years

just buy it

Great action.... Great tone... comparable to guitars 4x the money...
Music background: 30 year hobbyist
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez 6-string Acoustic Guitars