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The AEG8E is an AEG series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2006. It was produced in China.

The AEG8E features a thinner grand concert shaped body with a soft Venetian cutaway. The top is laminated spruce with binding on agathis back and sides with a high gloss finish. The round soundhole has a black & white acrylic rosette. It has a satin-finish mahogany neck with a 25" scale, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with small white dot position markers. Components include an Ivorex II saddle in a rosewood bridge, Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, an Ivorex II nut, and chrome Ibanez Smooth Tuner AS tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup connected to an Ibanez SPT preamp with onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and balanced XLR and ¼" stereo outputs.

For 2011 the agathis back & sides were replaced with mahogany. A major change was introduced in 2014 with new preamp, saddle, nut and tuners. For 2018 the back & sides were switched to sapele and the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with treated New Zealand pine. For 2019 purpleheart was used for the fretboard and bridge and the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume.

The AEG8EMH is a similar model with a mahogany top. The AEG8TNE is a similar model with a slotted headstock and nylon strings.

The AEG8E was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for AEG8E
Years: 2006–2019
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finishes: Black High Gloss (BK) / Natural High Gloss (NT) / Natural Low Gloss (LG) 2016 / Transparent Blue Sunburst High Gloss (TBS) 2015–2019 / Transparent Red Sunburst High Gloss (TRS) 2008–2013, 2015–2019 / Vintage Sunburst High Gloss (VS) 2015–2017
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AEG thin grand concert body shape w/ soft Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 381mm/ 15"
  Depth: 86mm/ 3⅜"
Top:

  Material: Spruce
  Finish: High gloss
  Binding: Ivory (plastic)

Back/sides:

  Material: 2006–2010: Agathis
                2011–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2019: Sapele
  Finish: High gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & While multi
Neck
Neck profile:
AEG
Neck material:
2006–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece okoume
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2006–2017: Rosewood w/ white binding
2018: Treated New Zealand pine w/ white binding
2019: Purpleheart w/ white binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
21 / Large
Nut:
2006–2013: Ivorex II
2014–2019: Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
2006–2013: Ibanez Smooth Tuner AS
2014–2019: Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez Undersaddle
Preamp:
2006–2013: Ibanez SPT w/ onboard tuner
2014–2019: Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
2006–2013: Balanced XLR & ¼" stereo
2014–2019: ¼" stereo
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2006–2017: Rosewood
2018: Treated New Zealand pine
2019: Purpleheart (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory w/ black dot)
Saddle:
2006–2013: Ivorex II
2014–2019: Plastic
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
2006–2016: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP11) coated 80/20 bronze
2017–2019: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (Ibanez IACS6C coated)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 AEG8E NT 2Y 10
Natural High Gloss
Natural Low Gloss
2019 AEG8E TBS 2Y 10
Transparent Blue Sunburst High Gloss
2019 AEG8E TRS 2Y 10
Transparent Red Sunburst High Gloss
2017 AEG8E VS 2Y 05
Vintage Sunburst High Gloss
SPT preamp
AEQ-SP1 preamp diagram
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ-2T preamp diagram
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