For the earlier model with the same name, see AE400.
AE400 Natural High Gloss
The AE400 is an AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It was produced in China.
The AE400 features a Venetian cutaway body shape with a solid Sitka spruce top bound in maple with scalloped cross-bracing and solid African mahogany back 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 ebony pins with abalone dots, a bone nut, a tortoise pickguard and chrome Gotoh tuning machines.
Electronics consist of a T-bar undersaddle pickup connected to a ¼" endpin output with the only onboard control being a mute button. The AGPD10 preamp unit is external to the guitar.
The AE500 is a similar model with Indian rosewood back and sides and rosewood binding.
The AE400 was sold only in Japan and was discontinued after 2016.