The AW65ECE is an Artwood series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2013. It is made in China.
The AW65ECE features a dreadnought body shape with a Venetian cutaway 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. Electronics consist of a Fishman Sonicore pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp with onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and a ¼" output.
For 2016 the preamp was replaced with the Ibanez AEQ-SP2 and a balanced XLR output was added. 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, the wooden rosette was replaced with black and white acrylic, the pickup was replaced with an Ibanez T-bar undersaddle pickup and the preamp was replaced with an Ibanez AEQ-TP2.
The AW65LECE is a left-handed version. The AW65 is a similar non-electric model without the cutaway. The AW70ECE is a similar model with a Sitka spruce top. The AW54CE is a similar model with a mahogany/ okoume top.
Specifications for AW65ECE
Areas: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania