The cutaway dreadnought body shape of the AW54CE, and solid mahogany top offers full-bodied, well-rounded bigger-than-expected sonic response. The guitar’s mahogany top, back, and sides, breathe freely thanks to a special open pore finish treatment, giving it a full, rich, open sound. A Fishman Sonicore Pickup accurately translates that full sound to whatever amplification system you plug it into, while the Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp provides the extra punch of on-board EQ, and the convenience of an easy-to-read digital tuner located on the upper bout.
A simple, clean, black-and-white multi rosette handsomely appoints an understated flat finished top. Ibanez Chrome die-cast tuners ensure smooth, accurate, stable tuning.
The Artwood series is the embodiment of what might be called the Ibanez ‘modern approach to tradition.’ Cutting edge woodworking technology enables the guitar maker’s luthiers to reproduce the sophisticated bracing techniques of one-of-a-kind instruments of yesteryear.
While tradition is obviously the hallmark of the Artwood series, the company’s decades-long search for the ultimate in acoustic tone has contributed to design alterations that give Artwood a voice all its own.