The AE315 is an AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is made in China and replaced the AE305.
The AE315 features a Venetian cutaway body shape with a solid Sitka spruce top bound in pau ferro with scalloped cross-bracing and pau ferro 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 cultured maple fingerboard with special mother of pearl vine inlay. Components include a compensated bone saddle in a cultured maple 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 2019 the mahogany neck was clarified as nyatoh.
The AE315FMH (flamed okuome top), AE315K (flamed Hawaiian koa back and sides), AE315ZR (ziricote back and sides) and AE355K (flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides) are similar models with different wood species. The AE510 is a related model with an included external preamp. The AE245 is a related model with a mahogany top. The AE255BT is a related model with a baritone scale neck.
The AE315 was discontinued after 2019.
Specifications for AE315
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2019 / USA