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The AEWC300 is an AEW series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is produced in China.

The AEWC300 features a special grand concert sized comfort body with a soft Florentine cutaway, forearm and back contours and an arched back. It has a solid Sitka spruce top on flamed maple back and sides with a high gloss finish. The soundhole is round with an abalone rosette. It has a satin-finished asymmetric custom mahogany neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset white dot position markers. Components include a plastic saddle in a special top-loading rosewood bridge which eliminates the need for bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez die-cast tuning machines.

Electronics consist of a Fishman Sonicore pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and balanced XLR and ¼" stereo output jacks.

For 2019 the neck was changed from mahogany to nyatoh and the fretboard and bridge were changed from rosewood to laurel (walnut in Japan). For 2020 the fretboard and bridge were standardized as walnut across all markets.

The AEWC400 is a similar model with a flamed maple top. The AEWC300N is a similar model with a slotted headstock and slightly longer neck scale.

Specifications

Specifications for AEWC300
Years: 2018–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa 2018 / China 2018 / Europe 2018 / Japan / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural (NT) 2018 / Natural Browned Burst High Gloss (NNB)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AEWC comfort body w/ Florentine cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 381mm/ 15"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4" (100mm at neck joint/ 50mm at body end)
Top:

  Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  Bracing: X
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Black & white

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone
Neck
Neck profile:
AEWC asymmetric custom
Neck material:
2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2018: Rosewood
2019 (in Japan): Walnut
2019 (outside Japan): Laurel
2020: Walnut
Inlays:
Offset white dot
Frets:
20 / Large
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ black buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Fishman Sonicore
Preamp:
Ibanez AEQ-SP2 w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
Balanced XLR and ¼" stereo
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2018: Rosewood
2019 (in Japan): Walnut
2019 (outside Japan): Laurel
2020: Walnut (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
None (top-loading)
Saddle:
Plastic
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
.012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (Ibanez IACS6C coated)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2018 AEWC300 NT 5B 01
Natural
AEQ-SP2 preamp
AEQ-SP2 controls
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram

Video

Ibanez Acoustic AEWC300 400

Ibanez Acoustic AEWC300 400

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