Ibanez AE500-NT - Natural High Gloss
Top of the line model
- AE Series
- Korpusform: AE (vglb. Grand Auditorium)
- Decke: massive Sitka Fichte
- Boden & Zarge: massives Palisander
- Bracing: Fichte, Scalloped X-Bracing
- Binding: Palisander
- Rosette: Abalone & Ahorn
- Hals: Mahagoni, Satin Finish
- Halsprofil: n.a.
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Griffbrett: Palisander
- Griffbrettradius: 400 mm
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Special Design
- Bünde: 20
- Mensur: 25,5" (651 mm)
- Sattel(breite): Knochen (44 mm)
- Tonabnehmer: Ibanez T-Bar
- Preamp: Ibanez Custom
- Steg: Palisander
- Stegeinlage: Knochen, kompensiert
- Bridge Pins: Ebenholz w/ Abalone Dot
- Tuner: Gotoh SG301, 18:1 Ratio
- Ausgangsbuchse: 6,3 mm Klinke mono
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Saiten: D'Addario® EXP16 Light
- Farbe: Natural
- Finish: High Gloss
- 1x Ibanez AE500-NT
- 1x Ibanez Hardcase
- 1x Ibanez AGP10 Akustik Preamp
"Born from a long lineage of stringed instruments, the acoustic guitar is steeped in tradition. But music continues to evolve, and musicians demand inspiring new tools with which to carve out their own signature sound. In that spirit, we introduce Ibanez AE, our new flagship series of acoustic-electric guitars. Offering supreme tone and playability, Ibanez AE is the next step in a great tradition."
The AE series offers a well-balanced sound output and this is down to a combination of tonewood and the AE body shape. A solid Sitka spruce top is accompanied by Indian rosewood in the back and sides, producing a full-bodied acoustic output across the frequencies, and all with superb clarity. The body is strengthened by scalloped X bracing and Tone Projection back bracing, offering great playability and support. From deep lows to sparkling highs, the AE-500 can lend itself to a wide range of musical genres and playing styles.
The AE-500 features a mahogany neck with a 400mm radius and a comfortable playing profile. Whether your preference is fingerpicking or playing complex chord patterns, the rosewood fingerboard offers a sumptuous playing surface. The 20-fret fingerboard is decorated with beautiful, specially-designed Mother of Pearl inlays to guide you. Full fret access is provided thanks to the single body cutaway.
The AE-500 sounds wonderful whether played out as it is, or plugged into your desired amplifier thanks to the onboard Ibanez custom electronics. An Ibanez T-bar under-saddle pickup takes the guitar's true, natural tones and translates them effectively through an amp. Fitted with an AGP10 preamp, you have total tone control over the AE-500 thanks to a 5-band EQ, notch filter and phase reverse, providing expert sound clarity and keeping feedback to a minimum. The onboard preamp allows you to plug into an amp, mixing console or PA system, all with low-noise connectivity but offering great headroom thanks to its full analog circuit which has a 9V to 18V internal booster.
Hardware and Finish
The AE-500 will ensure tuning accuracy thanks to the Gotoh chrome SG301 tuners fitted to the headstock with 18:1 gear ratio. Sustain is well-enhanced due to the partnership of the rosewood bridge and the strings, while the bone nut and compensated 4mm bone saddle further uphold tuning integrity.
The AE-500 comes in a neat, natural finish with an abalone and maple soundhole rosette and tortoiseshell pickguard for a protective yet decorative aesthetic.