As an industry leader in the use of exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their new AEW Series. This fresh approach merges in the AEW23ZW-NT, with a spruce top and elegant zebrawood back-and-sides. The thinner, amplification-friendly body makes it a perfect choice for gigging singer-songwriters.
A "soft" Florentine cutaway provides easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret. The Fishman Pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SP2 Preamp deliver excellent reproduction and control of tonal characteristics and easy operation, while 1/4" and XLR outputs give you options for a variety of direct plug-in applications.
The exotic zebrawood will give you a distinctive tone and appearance that will garner attention and inspire the imagination. Let yourself be captured by the grandeur of the AEW Series.
Body type: EW
Top wood: Spruce
Back & sides: Zebrawood
Bracing pattern: X
Body finish: Natural High Gloss
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 43mm
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 651mm (25.5)
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Gloss
Pickup/preamp: Fishman Sonicore Pickup / AEQ-SP2 Preamp W/ Onboard Tuner
Headstock overlay: Zebrawood
Tuning machines: Chrome Die-Cast W/ Ebony Knobs
Saddle & nut: Plastic
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Rosewood/Maple Multi Body Binding, Balanced XLR & ¼ Outputs, DAddario EXP Strings
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: China
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Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
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For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
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As a music major in college I needed an affordable acoustic guitar for my classes but wanted something that I would be proud to have and continue to use long after college. I knew Ibanez was a good name and I LOVED the florentine cut on the AEW series. So I researched them and you know you always hear good and bad things online, and I was nervous to purchase an instrument online without playing it first... but I got it anyway lol! The neck FEELS LIKE AN ELECTRIC!! Which blew my mind.
Now I've played in a few different bluegrass bands and I'll tell you its no martin or taylor, but it has a beautiful bright sound to it acoustically and only gets better when you plug it in. It's so fun and easy to play. 5 out of 5
Ibanez Exotic Wood AEW23ZW-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural