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The AEWC400 is an AEW series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is produced in China.

The AEWC400 features a special grand concert sized comfort body with a soft Florentine cutaway, arm and back contours and an arched back. It has a laminated flamed maple 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 25" scale, 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 in all markets.

The AEWC300 is a similar model with a solid Sitka spruce top.

Specifications

Specifications for AEWC400
Years: 2018–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Indigo Blue Burst High Gloss (IBB) 2019–2020 / Transparent Black Sunburst High Gloss (TKS)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AEWC comfort body w/ soft Florentine cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 381mm/ 15"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4" (100mm at neck joint/ 50mm at body end)
Top:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Finish: High gloss
  Binding: Black & white multi

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Finish: High 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 compensated
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
2019 AEWC400 IBB 5B 04
Indigo Blue Burst High Gloss
AEQ-SP2 preamp
AEQ-SP2 controls
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram

Videos

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