Ibanez: AE900-NT(Item ID: AE900-NT Serial#: 0001FA16010004)
Ibanez AE900 Acoustic/Electric Cutaway with Rosewood and Spruce in Natural Finish and Ibanez AGP10 preamp
The AE900 represents Ibanez's recent foray into the realm of high quality acoustic-electric guitars. With features like a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, Gotoh 510 tuners, and a custom Ibanez pickup system, this guitar definitely competes with the likes of 700 and 800 Series Taylors and Performing Artist Series Martin guitars. It is, of course, fundamentally different in terms of its tone, which we would characterize as bright and balanced, with a dense note foundation and a lot of focus.
While this guitar may not have the robust low end of a Martin or the newly re-voiced Taylor 814CE, it does have a pleasing tone color and responsiveness that would make it well suited for a variety of styles of play. Moreover, in handling this guitar one is immediately struck by the quality of its construction, and the sturdiness of the build--it definitely seems consistent with the build of guitars like the much-respected George Benson archtops, for which Ibanez continues to reap accolades within the music industry. In this regard, the AE900 would most certainly be an outstanding and reliable tool for live performance. Indeed, Ibanez seemingly has this function in mind as they have gone to the trouble and expense to include a very impressive outboard preamp with the guitar, a move that no other manufacturer has done to wit!
This guitar is available for a limited time only at Maple Street Guitars, so we encourage any curious individuals to swing by and test out the AE900 while it is still here....
Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Solid Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Advanced Comfort Mahogany Neck (satin finish)
Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
Ebony Bridge Pins with Abalone dots
Nut Width (1 11/16) 44mm
Maple Fingerboard Inlay
Abalone and Maple Rosette
Wooden Binding: Body, Neck, and Headstock
Bone Nut and 4mm Bone Saddle
Gotoh SFS510Z Tuners (18:1 Ratio)
Ibanez Custom Electronics with T-Bar undersaddle pickup
Ibanez Scalloped X-Bracing with Original Tone Projection Back Bracing
Ibanez AGP10 Acoustic Guitar Preamp included
This guitar includes a deluxe archtop hardshell case.
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