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2019 AE205JR OPN 1X 03
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The AE205JR is a short-scale AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 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.

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

Specifications for AE205JR
Years: 2018–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA 2019
Made in: China
Finishes: Open Pore Natural (OPN)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AE Junior body w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm/ 18¼"
  Width: 375mm/ 14¾"
  Depth: 111mm/ 4⅜"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: 2018: Mahogany
                2019–2020: Okuome
  Bracing: Tone Projection
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
AE Junior
Neck material:
2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2018: Ovangkol
2019–2020: Katalox
Inlays:
Wooden vine design
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Open gear w/ butterbean knobs
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
Ibanez AHA-1
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
2032 3V lithium coin (2)
Bridge:
2018: Ovangkol
2019–2020: Katalox (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage
Saddle:
Bone/ compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Strings (factory):
2018–2019: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
2020: .011/.015/.022/.032/.042/.052 (D'Addario XTAPB1152)

Video

Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior - AE205JR

Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior - AE205JR

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