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The AE800 is an AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It was made in Japan.

The AE800 features a Venetian cutaway body shape with a solid Sitka spruce top with scallop cross-bracing and solid 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 mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include a compensated bone saddle in a rosewood bridge with ebony pins, 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 included AGPD10 preamp unit is external to the guitar.

The tonewood for the AE800 is prepared with a specially developed far infrared low temperature drying process. Compared to a typical drying furnace, this process stresses the wood less preserving more of the wood's resin and maintaining the natural timbre.[1]

The AE900 is a similar model with a Indian rosewood back and sides and different fretboard inlays.

The AE800 was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for AE800
Years: 2016–2019
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: Antique Sunburst High Gloss (AS) / 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: Rosewood

Back/sides:

  Material: 2016–2017: Solid Mahogany
2018–2019: Solid African mahogany
  Strip inlay: Rosewood multi
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
Advanced Comfort
Neck material:
2016–2017: 1-piece mahogany
2018–2019: 1-piece African mahogany
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Mother of pearl dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SGS510Z (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
Saddle:
4mm bone compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Strings (factory):
D'Addario EXP
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

2018 AE800 NT
AE800 Natural High Gloss Red copyright sprite

Videos

Ibanez AE series

Ibanez AE series

Sources

  1. Ibanez AE series, Ibanez Japan website, archived from the original January 2018
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