As an industry leader in the use of Exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their AEW series. This fresh approach merges a an ultra comfortable cutaway body, and gorgeous Figured Ash to create a guitar that looks, sounds, and feels amazing. This guitar has a very distinct projection, with pronounced highs and midrange that sounds great whether you're strumming or fingerpicking.
Whether you playing acoustic or electric, the AEW40AS has a tonal presence that will really knock your socks off. But the onboard Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp give you tons of tone options that you can only get when plugged in. Couple that with the stunning Figured Ash top back and sides, and you have an instrument that is ready to hit the stage.
The thinner, amplification-friendly body of the AEW40AS acoustic/electrics makes it the perfect choice for open-mic players, and gigging singer-songwriters. A "soft" Florentine cutaway provides easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret. This guitar looks amazing, sound great, and is a joy to play.