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The AE245JR is a short-scale AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 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. For 2021 the body length was very slightly increased.

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
Name: AE245JR
Years: 2017–2021
Sold in: Asia 2020–2021 / China 2021 / Europe 2020–2021 / Japan 2018–2019 / North & South America and Oceania 2020–2021 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Open Pore Natural (OPN)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AE Junior body w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length:
    2017–2020: 464mm/ 18¼"
    2021: 467mm/ 18⅜"
  Width: 375mm/ 14¾"
  Depth: 111mm/ 4⅜"
Top:

  Material: 2017–2018: Solid mahogany
                2019–2021: Solid okoume
  Bracing: Scallop X
  Finish: Open Pore
  Binding: Ivory plastic

Back/sides:

  Material: 2017–2018: Mahogany
                2019–2021: Okoume
  Bracing: Tone Projection
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
AE Junior
Neck material:
2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2021: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2018: Ovangkol
2019–2021: 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):
¼" endpin
Battery:
2032 3V lithium coin (2)
Bridge:
2018: Ovangkol
2019–2021: 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)
2020–2021: .011/.015/.022/.032/.042/.052 (D'Addario XTAPB1152)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Videos

2018 Ibanez AE245JR ( Acoustic AE Junior )
Ibanez Acoustic AE Junior AE245JR ( Featuring: "Martina Blazeska" )


Sources

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