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 for AW70ECE
Sold in: 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