The Artwood series is the embodiment of what Ibanez refers to as a "modern approach to tradition.'' Cutting edge woodworking technology enables the guitar maker's luthiers to reproduce the sophisticated bracing techniques of the one-of-a-kind instruments of yesteryear. While tradition is obviously the hallmark of the Artwood series, the company's decades-long search for the ultimate in acoustic tone has contributed to design alterations that give Artwood a voice uniquely its own.
Created for the discerning player who appreciates the sonic superiority of an all-solid wood instrument, but also requires a pickup for amplified performance, the AW4000CEBS is a stunningly handsome sunburst cutaway dreadnought offered at a price that promises to surprise and delight. Featuring a solid Caucasian Spruce top, balanced with solid Mahogany back and sides, the AW4000CEBS has the rich, full-bodied tone that one can only expect from an instrument constructed from all solid tonewoods. Electronics include a Fishman Sonicore pickup and an AEQ-SP2 preamp for complete tone control, plus an onboard tuner for quick, discreet tuning. Other top quality features include a bone nut and saddle for increased clarity and sustain, and vintage style open gear Grover tuners to ensure smooth, accurate tuning. Rosewood fret board, classic tortoise shell body binding and a high gloss finish put the finishing touches on what is destined to become an on-stage staple.