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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

Specifications for AW65ECE
Years: 2013–2020
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
                2019–2020: Okoume
  Finish: Low Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
2013–2018: Wooden
2019–2020: Black & white acrylic
Neck
Neck profile:
AW
Neck material:
2013–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck joint:
Dovetail
Scale length:
651mm/ 25⅝"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Ovangkol w/ black binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
2013–2018: Fishman Sonicore
2019–2020: Ibanez T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
2013–2015: Ibanez AEQ210TF
2016–2018: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 w/ onboard tuner
2019–2020: Ibanez AEQ-TP2 w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
2013–2015: ¼" (integrated w/ battery box)
2016–2019: Balanced XLR & ¼"
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Ovangkol (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black w/ white dot)
Saddle:
72mm x 2.9mm ivory plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
2013–2018: .012–.053 (D'Addario EXP11)
2019: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
2020 .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario XTAPB1253)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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Additional details
AEQ-SP2 preamp
AEW-SP2 preamp
XLR quarter-inch output
XLR & ¼" balanced output
AEQ210TF preamp diagram
AEQ210TF preamp diagram
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-SP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-TP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-TP2 preamp diagram

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