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For the earlier model with the same name, see AE400.
2016 AE400 NT
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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.

Specifications

Specifications for AE400 (2016)
Years: 2016
Areas: Japan
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural High Gloss (NT)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AE body w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"
  Width: 410mm/ 16⅛"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4½"
Top:

  Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  Bracing: Scallop X
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Maple

Back/sides:

  Material: Solid African mahogany
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
AE
Neck material:
Mahogany
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Mother of pearl (specially designed)
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone (44mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG301 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
AGP10 (external)
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
2032 3V lithium coin (2)
Bridge:
Rosewood
Bridge pins:
Ebony w/abalone dot
Saddle:
4mm bone/ compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Strings (factory):
.012–.053 D'Addario EXP16

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