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For the earlier model with the same name, see AW80CE (2001).
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The AW80CE is an Artwood series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2019. It is made in China.

The AW80CE features a dreadnought body shape with a Venetian cutaway with a solid Sitka spruce top on okoume back and sides. The round soundhole has a black and white acrylic rosette and a red tortoise pickguard. The nyatoh neck has a 20-fret ovangkol fingerboard with binding and small white dot position markers. Components include a compensated bone saddle in an ovangkol bridge with black Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a bone nut, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez T-bar undersaddle pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ-TP2 preamp with onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and balanced XLR and ¼" outputs.

The AW84CE is a similar model with a mahogany/ okoume top.

Specifications

Specifications for AW80CE
Years: 2019–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA 2019
Made in: China
Finishes: Brown Ale Gradation (BLG)
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
  Binding: Black & white

Back/sides:

  Material: Okoume

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white acrylic
Neck
Neck profile:
AW
Neck material:
Nyatoh
Neck finish:
Open pore
Neck joint:
Dovetail
Scale length:
651mm/ 25⅝"
Fingerboard:
Ovangkol w/ white binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
Ibanez AEQ-TP2 w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
Balanced XLR & ¼"
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
Ovangkol (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black w/ white dot)
Saddle:
Bone compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Red tortoise
Strings (factory):
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 details
XLR quarter-inch output
XLR & ¼" balanced output
AEQ-TP2 preamp diagram
AEQ-TP2 preamp diagram

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