The AE205JR is a short-scale AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is produced in China.
The AE205JR features a downsized body with a Venetian cutaway 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. It has a satin-finished mahogany neck with a 607mm (23⅞") scale and a 20-fret ovangkol fingerboard with special mother of pearl position markers. Components include a compensated bone saddle in an ovangkol bridge with Ibanez Advantage pins, a bone nut, a tortoise pickguard and chrome open gear tuning machines. Electronics consist of a T-bar undersaddle pickup connected to an Ibanez Custom Electronics preamp mounted internally with a ¼" endpin output.
For 2019 the back and sides were changed from mahogany to okoume, the neck from mahogany to nyatoh and the fretboard and bridge from ovangkol to katalox. For 2021 the body length was very slightly increased.
The AE205JRB is a similar model with different electronics. The AE205 is a related model with a full sized body and a longer scale neck. The AE245JR is a similar model with a solid mahogany top.
Specifications for AE205JR
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China 2018–2020 / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA 2019