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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

Specifications for AE245JR
Years: 2017–2020
Areas: Asia 2020 / Europe 2020 / Japan 2018–2019 / North & South America and Oceania 2020 / USA
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: 2017–2018: Solid mahogany
                2019–2020: Solid okoume
  Bracing: Scallop X
  Finish: Open Pore
  Binding: Ivory plastic

Back/sides:

  Material: 2017–2018: Mahogany
                2019–2020: Okoume
  Bracing: Tone Projection
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
AE Junior
Neck material:
2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2018: Ovangkol
2019 (Japan): Ovangkol
2019–2020 (USA): 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 (Japan): Ovangkol
2019–2020 (USA): Katalox
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage
Saddle:
Bone/ compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Strings (factory):
2017–2019: .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.)

Videos

Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior - AE245JR

Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior - AE245JR

Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior - AE245JR featuring Martina Blazeska

Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior - AE245JR featuring Martina Blazeska

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