Katalox Scalloped bridge
The lightweight, scalloped bridge improves vibration efficiency for better resonance, as well as providing more flexibility in adjusting the action than usual bridge.
After spending years of trial-and-error, Ibanez realized the out-of-the-box X-M Bracing to generate the ultimate sound standing out on the stage. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing, the allocation of tone braces, and finger braces transmit the string vibration efficiently through the bridge to the body. The X-M Bracing creates the clear bottom and crispy treble sound with trimmed warm mid-range, yet provides a wide dynamic range and high response.
AE body shape
Designed for projection, balance, and comfort, the AE's perfectly crafted contemporary body shape offers the best of all worlds.
Ibanez AP11 Magnetic Pickup
The newly designed AP11 pickup is small, lightweight, and positioned so it won’t inhibit the natural vibrations of the top wood. The pickup generates a highly responsive sound with minimal feedback and delivers a lively response throughout the entire frequency range. The sound is transparent and reflects the guitar’s natural acoustic tone while preserving presence and mid-range. The AP11 also works well with effects such as reverb, chorus, and many others.
Ibanez Custom Electronics w/ Volume and Tone Control
The guitar also features on-board treble and bass controls for contouring the tone, making the AE suitable for variety of applications for modern players.
Comfort Grip w/Rounded Fingerboard Edge
In order to achieve supreme playability, the neck was specially designed with Thin-C shape style comfort grip with fingerboard's rounded edge.
The jumbo frets support easy fingering.
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end.
Okoume back and sides
The Okoume back and sides generate a woody, warm tone when the guitar is played softly or finger-picked and provide punchy high-mids with a clear projection when strummed.
Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™ the pin and string stay put.
body shape AE body
bracing X-M Bracing
top Solid Sitka Spruce top
back & sides Okoume back & Okoume sides
neck Comfort Grip with Rounded Fretboard EdgeNyatoh neck
fretboard Katalox fretboard
bridge Katalox scalloped bridge
inlay Specially designed Wooden Vine inlay
soundhole rosette Abalone and Wooden
tuning machine Chrome Die-cast tuners(18:1 gear ratio)
nut material Bone
number of frets 20
saddle material Compensated Bone
bridge pins Ibanez Advantage™
strings D'Addario® XTAPB1152
string gauge .011/.015/.022/.032/.042/.052
string space 11mm
factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
pickup Ibanez AP11 Magnetic
preamp Ibanez Custom Electronics w/ Volume and Tone Control
output jack 1/4" Endpin Jack