Offering an authoritative tone, the AE2912 offers more features designed to help a player maximize their performance. The Thin-C shaped neck contour and round edges of the fingerboard provide superior playability.
After several years of research and development, Ibanez ultimately arrived at the formula for the new
X-M acoustic bracing. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing clearly and efficiently transmits string vibration from the bridge to the body. This bracing, combined with the Solid Okoume top and Okoume Back and Sides body facilitates clear low-end, crisp treble, warm mids, and excellent response. The AE2912 also offers a touch softer and treble response. Furthermore, the 12-string construction offers additional complexity and openness to the sound. The redesigned, lightweight, scalloped bridge improves vibration efficiency for better resonance, as well as providing more flexibility in adjusting the action.
The newly designed AP11 pickup is small, lightweight, and positioned so it won’t inhibit the natural vibrations of the top wood. The pickup generates a highly responsive sound with minimal feedback and delivers a lively response throughout the entire frequency range. The sound is transparent and reflects the guitar’s natural acoustic tone while preserving presence and mid-range. The AP11 also works well with effects such as reverb, chorus, and many others. The guitar also features on-board treble and bass controls for contouring the tone, making it suitable for variety of applications for modern players.
The tuners, featuring an 18:1 gear ratio, combined with the bone nut and saddle offer excellent tuning stability. A lightweight, low gloss finish allows the wood to breath, contributing to better resonance and overall tone.
A wood/abalone rosette, transparent pickguard, and specially designed wood inlay add an attractive modern aesthetic, providing the AE2912 a desirable balance of traditional and contemporary style.
Ibanez introduced the AE series back in 2016 and has continually sought to advance and refine the line since its debut. Ibanez is proud to introduce a renewed and revamped AE series; the quintessential stage guitar for the modern acoustic player.