The Altstar ALT30’s compact dreadnought body, 15.7” fingerboard radius, tighter string spacing, and 25.5” scale were all chosen to offer electric guitarists a seamless transition to acoustic playing. Altstar also offers one more surprise; the neck joins the body at the 16th fret rather than the 12th. This small but important design feature, along with a single-cut body, affords unparalleled upper fret access offering unrestricted playing in any register.
The Altstar includes a Spruce top, Sapele back and sides, a Maple neck and Walnut fingerboard. The Ibanez AEQ2U onboard electronics afford added flexibility for gigging out, as well as jamming at home. So, whether you’re just looking to delve into the world of acoustics, or an established player seeking a quieter option for practice while maintaining an electric guitar feel, this is your axe!
Ibanez has historically offered acoustic instruments that electric guitarists would find inviting and easy to play. The AEWC series met this challenge though the use of special contouring offering easy access to higher frets and a superior level of comfort. The new Altstar line takes this idea to new heights. Altstar is the perfect option for the aspiring electric guitarist with a drive to explore the world of acoustics.