- Inspection and Set-up
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The Ibanez Artwood Series AW54CE is a full-sized acoustic/electric guitar made from mahogany with an open pore natural finish. The single-cutaway dreadnought body delivers a powerful and balanced acoustic sound. Unplugged or amplified, the instrument is well suited for solo performance or playing with a full band.
The AW54CE is constructed with a mahogany top, back, and sides. It also has a mahogany neck. The fingerboard and bridge are both made of ovangkol. Other features include chrome die-cast tuners and an open poor finish on the back of the neck, so you can feel the grain of the wood while playing.
For electronics, the guitar is equipped with a Fishman Sonicore pickup and an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp, which has a 2-band EQ, an onboard tuner, and 1/4" connection.
- This guitar does not come with a bag or a case.
Ibanez AEQ-TP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
The Ibanez AEQ-TP2 preamp provides the extra punch of on-board EQ along with a convenient and easy-to-read digital tuner and 2-band EQ, located on the instrument’s upper bout.
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end.
The Ovangkol fretboard provides greater playing comfort.
Okoume back and sides
The Okoume back and sides generate a woody, warm tone when the guitar is played softly or finger-picked and provide punchy high-mids with a clear projection when strummed.
The Ovangkol bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.
Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle pickup
The Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle pickup accurately translates that full sound to whatever amplification system you plug it into.
Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™ the pin and string stay put.
- body shape Cutaway Dreadnought body
- top Solid Okoume top
- back & sides Okoume back & Okoume sides
- neck AWNyatoh neck
- fretboard Ovangkol fretboard
- bridge Ovangkol bridge
- inlay White dot inlay
- soundhole rosette Black & White multi
- tuning machine Chrome Die-cast tuners(18:1 gear ratio)
- number of frets 20
- bridge pins Ibanez Advantage™
- strings D'Addario® XTAPB1253
- string gauge .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053
- string space 11mm
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- pickup Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle
- preamp Ibanez AEQ-TP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
- output jack Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 651mm
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
- b : Width 55mm at 14F
- c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 22mm at 7F
- Radius : 400mmR
- BODY DIMENSIONS
- a : Length 20 "
- b : Width 15 3/4"
- c : Max Depth 5 "
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.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.