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.