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The AW70ECE is an Artwood series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2012. It is made in China.

The AW70ECE features a dreadnought body shape with a Venetian cutaway with a solid Sitka spruce top with ivory binding on mahogany back and sides with a low gloss finish. The soundhole is round with a black and white acrylic rosette. The satin finish 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 ivory Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez undersaddle pickup connected to an Ibanez SST ShapeShifter preamp with onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and balanced XLR and ¼" outputs.

For 2016 the pickup was replaced with a Fishman Sonicore and the preamp was replaced with the Ibanez AEQ-SP2. 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 pickup was replaced with an Ibanez T-bar undersaddle pickup and the preamp was replaced with an Ibanez AEQ-TP2.

The AW70LECE is a left-handed version. The AW7012CE is a twelve string version. The AW70 is a similar non-electric model without the cutaway. The AW65ECE is a similar model with a cedar top. The AW54CE is a similar model with a mahogany/ okoume top.

Specifications

Specifications for AW70ECE
Years: 2012–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / China 2012–2019 / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA 2012
Made in: China
Finishes: Black (BK) 2012–2016 / Dark Violin Sunburst (DVS) 2012 / Natural High Gloss (NT) / Natural Low Gloss (LG) 2015–2019 / Transparent Blue Sunburst (TBS) 2012–2013
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Dreadnought w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"
  Width: 400mm/ 15¾"
  Depth: 127mm/ 5"
Top:

  Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  Bracing: X
  Binding: Ivory (plastic)

Back/sides:

  Material: 2012–2018: Mahogany
                2019–2020: Okoume

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white acrylic
Neck
Neck profile:
AW
Neck material:
2012–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Neck joint:
Dovetail
Scale length:
651mm / 25⅝"
Fingerboard:
2012–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Ovangkol w/ white binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
2012–2015: Ibanez Under Saddle
2016–2018: Fishman Sonicore
2019–2020: Ibanez T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
2012–2015: Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter
2016–2018: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 w/ onboard tuner
2019–2020: Ibanez AEQ-TP2 w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
Balanced XLR & ¼"
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2012–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Ovangkol (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory w/ black dot)
Saddle:
72mm x 2.9mm ivory plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
2012–2018: .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.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2012 AW70ECE BK 27 01
Black
2012 AW70ECE DVS 27 01
Dark Violin Sunburst
2019 AW70ECE LG 1X 06
Natural Low Gloss
2013 AW70ECE TBS 1X 01
Transparent Blue Sunburst
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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