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The AW65 is an Artwood series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2013. It was made in China.

The AW65 features a dreadnought body shape with a solid cedar top on mahogany back and sides with a low gloss finish. The soundhole is round with a wooden rosette. The mahogany neck has a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with small white dot position markers. Components include an ivory plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge with black Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut and chrome Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with ovangkol. For 2019 the mahogany back and sides were replaced with okoume, the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh and the wooden rosette was replaced with black and white acrylic.

The AW65L is a left-handed version. The AW65ECE is a similar acoustic/ electric model with a cutaway body. The AW54 is a similar model with a mahogany/ okoume top.

The AW65 was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for AW65
Years: 2013–2019
Areas: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural Low Gloss (LG)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Dreadnought w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"
  Width: 400mm/ 15¾"
  Depth: 127mm/ 5"
Top:

  Material: Solid cedar
  Finish: Low Gloss
  Binding: Black & white

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2018: Mahogany
                2019: Okoume
  Finish: Low Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
2013–2018: Wooden
2019: Black & white acrylic
Neck
Neck profile:
AW
Neck material:
2013–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck joint:
Dovetail
Scale length:
651mm/ 25⅝"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2019: Ovangkol w/ binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Components
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2019: Ovangkol (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black)
Saddle:
72mm x 2.9mm ivory plastic
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
2013–2018: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP11) coated 80/20 bronze
2019: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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