As an industry leader in the use of Exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their AEW series. This fresh approach merges a classic Spruce top with an elegant exotic tonewood back-and-sides. The exotic tonewoods give each respective model a distinctive tone and appearance that will garner attention and inspire the imagination. Let yourself be captured by the grandeur of the AEW Series.
The Ibanez AEW21VK pairs a classic Spruce soundboard with tonally and visually appealing exotic Ovangkol for the back and sides. The body is also thinner, which makes the AEW21VK more amplification-friendly and less prone to the feedback typically associated with acoustic instruments--the perfect choice for gigging singer-songwriters. To cater to the elegant aesthetics of the AEW21VK, the top is adorned with a multi wood top purfling and remarkable wooden marquetry with Ovangkol & Spalted Maple rosette. A "soft" Florentine cutaway facilitates easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret. The neck is carved from mahogany and features a 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with maple dot position inlays.
When you're ready to take it to the stage, the Ibanez AEW21VK comes performance ready with a Fishman Sonicore pickup, along with an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 active preamp that faithfully capture the guitar's natural voice. To shape your tone to perfection, the preamp features a bass, treble and volume control. To assure that you're always in tune, the AEQ-SP2 preamp also comes loaded with a built-in, easy to read tuner. The standard 1/4" output and balanced XLR output provide you with a variety of direct plug-in applications, making the Ibanez AEW21VK adaptable for a wide range of performance situations.
The Ibanez AEW21VK sports a set of chrome die-cast tuning machines with black knobs as well as a rosewood bridge with black plastic bridge pins. Case not included.Features:
- Body Shape: AEW body
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Top: Spruce
- Top Purfling: Wooden Multi
- Rosette: Wooden Marquetry w/ Ovangkol, Spalted Maple, Rosewood
- Back & Sides: Ovangkol
- Back Strip Inlay: Wooden Multi
- Body Binding: Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Max Depth: 4"
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Width at Nut: 42mm
- Width at 14th Fret: 54mm
- Thickness at 1st: 20mm
- Thickness at 7th: 21mm
- Radius: 250mmR
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 20
- Inlay: Maple Dots
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Plastic Bridge Pin, Black Color
- Tuning Machine: Chrome Die-cast Tuner w/Black Knob
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore Pickup
- Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard Tuner
- Battery: 9V Battery
- Output Jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4" Outputs
- Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
- Case Not Included