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NAMM 2017: Ibanez Introduces New A/E Model for Electric Guitarists

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For 2017, the king of shredding gear, Ibanez proudly introduces a new acoustic guitar specially designed for electric guitar players: the AEWC32FM. From the company:

Inspired by the playability and appearance of the electric guitar, this is an acoustic/electric that shredders will have very little trouble adjusting to.

As part of the AEW series, the compact AEWC features a remarkably slender body (60 mm neck joint and 70 mm body end), for enhanced playing comfort. Electric guitarists will appreciate the familiar feel of the thinner-profile Ibanez style neck, and the “soft” Florentine cutaway, which allows easy access all the way to the 17th fret.

The flamed maple top presents a stunning appearance, while reducing low-end feedback at higher volumes.

As an industry leader in the use of Exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with the AEW series. This fresh approach features a thinner, amplification-friendly body, making them the perfect choice for the stage.


  • AEWC Thinline body
  • Flamed Maple Top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Satin Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge without bridge pins
  • Rosewood fretboard w/ offset dot inlay
  • Pearl Rosette
  • Black die-cast tuners
  • Fishman Sonicore pickup
  • AEQ210TF preamp w/ onboard tuner
  • XLR & ¼” outputs
  • Finishes: Glacier Blue Low Gloss (GBL), Glacier Black Low Gloss (GBK), Glacier Violet Low Gloss (GVL)

LIST: $599.99

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