The AE245JR is a short-scale AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is produced in China.
The AE245JR 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 top was changed to solid okoume, the back and sides were changed to okoume and the neck from mahogany to nyatoh; the ovangkol fretboard was retained for the model sold in Japan, but was switched to katalox for models sold in the USA.
The AE245 is a related model with a full sized body and a longer scale neck. The AE205JR is a similar model with a Sitka spruce top.
Specifications for AE245JR
Areas: Asia 2020 / Europe 2020 / Japan 2018–2019 / North & South America and Oceania 2020 / USA