- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
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As an industry leader in the use of Exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their new AEW series. New AEWC features compact yet deep enough body with a soft Florentine cutaway enables both playability and amplification-friendly.
The king of shredding gear, Ibanez proudly introduces a brand new acoustic guitar specially designed for electric guitar players: the AEWC32FM. Inspired by electric guitars playability and appearance, this is an acoustic guitar that shredders will have very little trouble adjusting to.
The AEWCs remarkably slender body, 60 mm neck joint, and 70 mm body end provide ultimate playing comfortability. Its original cutaway unites the curved lines beauty and eases access to upper positions. The medium frets on AEWC32FM's fretboard contribute to smooth playability, especially for single-note playing. The combination of the Fishman Sonicore pickup and the Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp supports on-stage performances. Without bridge pins, the bridge offers a fast and easy structure for string changing. The AEWC32FM delivers the pleasure of playing acoustic guitar with great playability and usability for electric guitar players.
- This Guitar Does Not Come with a Bag or a Case
The large frets contribute to smooth playability, especially for phrasing involving a series of quick, successive notes. Large frets
AEWC original Top-Loading bridge
The AEWC original Top-Loading Bridge offers a fast and easy method for string changes.
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end.
Fishman® Sonicore Pickup and Ibanez AEQ210TF
The Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp is designed especially for thin bodies. Its simple 2-band control makes adjusting the sound easy and provides plenty of bottom. A phase switch for reducing feedback and a user-friendly onboard tuner are also provided.
- body shape AEWC body
- top Flamed Maple top
- back & sides Sapele back & Sapele sides
- neck AEWC Nyatoh neck
- fretboard Walnut fretboard
- bridge Walnut AEWC original top loading
- inlay Off-set white dot inlay
- soundhole rosette Acrylic
- tuning machine Black Die-cast tuners
- nut material Plastic
- number of frets 20
- saddle material Plastic
- strings Ibanez IACS6C
- string gauge .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053
- string space 11mm
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- pickup Fishman® Sonicore
- preamp Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp w/Onboard tuner
- output jack 1/4" output
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 634mm
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
- b : Width 55mm at 14F
- c : Thickness 20mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 21mm at 7F
- Radius : 400mmR
- BODY DIMENSIONS
- a : Length 19 1/4"
- b : Width 15 "
- c : Max Depth 2 3/4"
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
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Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.