The AE305 body shape features contemporary design elements to achieve high playability and create a well-balanced sound that adheres to the concept of the AE series. The combination of the specially designed Scalloped X Bracing and Tone Projection Back Bracing produces a versatile sound character.
Ibanez AE305 Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Mahogany neck
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Rosewood fretboard
- Specially designed Wooden inlays
- Ibanez T-bar undersaddle pickup
A rich sustain is provided, which works for both finger and plectrum playing. With great clarity, the AE305’s combination of Sitka Spruce and Rosewood generates a dynamic frequency range from deep lows to sparkling highs. It enhances the versatility of AE to match any playing style, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. The fretboard inlay has a delicate but dynamic design. The wooden inlays give a sophisticated feel to the guitar.
The compact, onboard active preamp simply features a mute switch to eliminate unexpected parameter changes during performances. This helps reduce the guitar’s size and weight, minimize body contact, and maximize the acoustic tone. The newly designed under-the-saddle pickup equalizes the volume from each string and delivers a well-balanced signal. The natural acoustic tone from this active circuit is remarkably stable and resists noise. It will support performances on stage, from solos to ensembles.
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. Fueled by this, we developed Ibanez AE, our new flagship series of acoustic-electric guitars, designed specifically for the acoustic performer.