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For the earlier model with the same name, see AW120 (2004–2007).
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The AW120 is an Artwood series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2016. It is made in China and sold exclusively in China.

The AW120 features a dreadnought body shape with a solid spruce top on Macassar ebony back and sides with a high gloss finish. The soundhole is round with a simple black and white acrylic rosette. It has a mahogany neck with a 20-fret laurel fingerboard with binding and small white dot position markers. Components include a compensated bone saddle in a laurel bridge with black Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a bone nut, a black pickguard and chrome tuning machines.

For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh. For 2020 the solid spruce top was replaced with laminated spruce and the laurel fretboard and bridge were replaced with walnut.

The AW100 is a similar model with sapele back and sides. The AW120Z is a similar acoustic/ electric model.

Specifications

Specifications for AW120
Years: 2016–2020
Areas: China
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural High Gloss (NT)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Dreadnought
Dimensions:
  Length: 514mm/ 20¼"
  Width: 400mm/ 15¾"
  Depth: 127mm/ 5"
Top:

  Material: 2016–2019: Solid spruce
                2020: Spruce (laminated)
  Finish: High gloss
  Binding: Ivory multi

Back/sides:

  Material: Macassar ebony
  Finish: High gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white acrylic
Neck
Neck profile:
AW100
Neck material:
2016–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck joint:
Dovetail
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2016–2019: Laurel
2020: Walnutw/ Ivory binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Components
Bridge:
2016–2019: Laurel
2020: Walnut (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black)
Saddle:
Bone compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Black
Strings (factory):
2017–2019: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
2020: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario XT16)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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