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The AE245 is an AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is produced in China.

The AE245 features a Venetian cutaway body shape with a solid mahogany 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 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with special mother of pearl position markers. Components include a compensated bone saddle in a rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage pins, a bone nut, a tortoise pickguard and chrome die-cast 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 2018 the fretboard and bridge material were changed from rosewood to ovangkol. For 2019 the top was changed from solid mahogany to solid okoume, the back and sides from mahogany to okoume, the neck from mahogany to nyatoh and the fretboard and bridge from ovangkol to katalox. For 2020 the internal top bracing was changed to standard X-M style.

The AE245L is a left-handed version. The AE2412 is a similar 12-string model. The AE205 is a similar model with a Sitka spruce top. The AE305 and AE315 are related models with Sitka spruce tops. The AE245JR is a related model with a shorter scale neck and downsized body.

Specifications

Specifications for AE245
Years: 2016–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa 2017–2020 / China 2017–2020 / Europe 2017–2020 / Japan 2016–2017 / North & South America and Oceania 2017–2020 / USA 2017–2019
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: 2016–2018: Solid mahogany
                2019–2020: Solid okuome
  Bracing: 2016–2019: Scallop X
                2020: Standard X-M
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Ivory plastic

Back/sides:

  Material: 2016–2018: Mahogany
                2019–2020: Okuome
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
AE
Neck material:
2016–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2016–2017: Rosewood
2018: Ovangkol
2019–2020: Katalox
Inlays:
Wooden vine design
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone (44mm)
Machine heads:
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:
2016–2017: Rosewood
2018: Ovangkol
2019–2020: Katalox (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage
Saddle:
4mm bone/ compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Strings (factory):
2016–2019: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
2020:.011/.015/.022/.032/.042/.052 (D'Addario XTAPB1152)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Video

Ibanez Acoustic AE series - AE245NT

Ibanez Acoustic AE series - AE245NT

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