Ibanez updates Artwood Series acoustics with new gradation finishes

(Image credit: courtesy of Ibanez)

Last year, Ibanez unveiled a gradation finish on electric models like the AZ242F, and now the company has applied the same multi-hued aesthetic to two of its Artwood series acoustic guitars.

The new AW80CE now sports a Brown Ale Gradation finish on its cutaway dreadnought body. Other features include a solid Sitka spruce top, Okoume back and sides, Nyatoh neck and Ovangkol fretboard and bridge.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.