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The AE205J is an AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It was produced in China as a spot model for sale exclusively by retailer Shimamura in Japan.

The AE205J features a Venetian cutaway body shape with a solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped cross-bracing and mahogany back (with Tone Projection cross bracing) and sides with a gloss finish. The soundhole is round with an abalone and maple rosette and a red tortoise pickguard. It has a satin-finished mahogany neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with wooden vine inlays. Components include a compensated bone saddle in a rosewood bridge with black Ibanez Advantage pins, a bone nut, and chrome tuning machines. Electronics consist of a T-bar undersaddle pickup connected to an Ibanez Custom Electronics AHA-1 preamp mounted internally with a ¼" endpin output.

For 2019 the back and sides were changed from mahogany to okoume and the neck was changed from mahogany to nyatoh.

The AE205A is a similar model with an ivory pickguard. The AE205 is a similar model with a ovangkol fretboard and bridge after 2017. The AE245 is a similar model with a mahogany top. The AE205JR is a related model with a downsized body and a shorter scale neck.

The AE250J was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for AE205J
Years: 2017–2019
Areas: Japan
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural High Gloss (NT)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AE body w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"
  Width: 410mm/ 16⅛"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4½"
Top:

  Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  Bracing: Scallop X
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Ivory plastic

Back/sides:

  Material: 2017–2018: Mahogany
                2019: Okoume
  Bracing: Tone projection
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
AE
Neck material:
2017–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Wooden vine design
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone (44mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
Ibanez AHA-1
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
2032 3V lithium coin (2)
Bridge:
Rosewood
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black w/ abalone dot)
Saddle:
4mm bone compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Red tortoise
Strings (factory):
.012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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