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2019 AEWC4012FM TIB 5B 03
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The AEWC4012FM is a twelve string AEW series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is produced in China.

The AEWC4012FM features a grand concert body with a soft Florentine cutaway and an arched back. The top is laminated flamed maple with abalone purfling on flamed maple back and sides with a high gloss finish. The round soundhole has an abalone rosette. It has a mahogany neck with a 25" scale, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with special dot position markers. Components include a plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge, Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez die-cast tuning machines with black buttons.

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. For 2020 the fretboard and bridge were again changed, this time to walnut.

Specifications

Specifications for AEWC4012FM
Years: 2018–2020
Areas: USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Tiger Burst High Gloss (TIB) / Transparent Black Sunburst High Gloss (TKS)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AEWC grand concert body w/ soft Florentine cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 381mm/ 15"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4" (85mm at neck joint/ 100mm at body end)
Top:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Finish: High gloss
  Binding: Abalone purfling and black & white binding

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Finish: High gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone
Neck
Neck profile:
AEWC12
Neck material:
2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2018: Rosewood
2019: Laurel
2020: Walnut
Inlays:
Special
Frets:
20 / Large
Nut:
Plastic (45mm)
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: Laurel
2020: Walnut (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black w/ white dots)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
.010/.010, .014/.014. .023/.008, .030/.012, .039/.018, .047/.027 (Ibanez IACS12C coated)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 AEWC4012 TKS
Transparent Black Sunburst High Gloss
AEQ-SP2 preamp
AEQ-SP2 controls
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram

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