The AEG50 features a spruce top with sapele back and sides — a tonewood pairing that delivers a sweet, rounded tone with a prominent low end. A nyatoh neck with walnut fingerboard offers stellar playability and response. Meanwhile, an Ibanez T-Bar II undersaddle and AEQ-TTS preamp pump out beautifully articulate amplified tone. The AEG50 also features a smooth, deep cutaway that gives you access to those higher notes up the neck.
The placement of the Ibanez T-Bar II undersaddle pickup captures palm hits and bass drum-like tones — great for experimental, expressive styles of play. In addition, the AEQ-TTS preamp lets you tweak your amplified sound to suit various styles, and with an onboard tuner, you can stay in tune while you perform — a feature guitarists really appreciate.
The shallow body design of the AEG50 is not only comfortable to play, but it also keeps feedback at bay when plugged in. The undersized body eliminates the boominess you get from larger-bodied acoustics, making it ideal for live performance as well as recording. And its undersized design means it's lighter, making it a perfect "campfire" guitar that travels easily.
- Body Shape: AEG body
- Top: Spruce top
- Back & Sides: Sapele back & Sapele sides
- Neck: AEG Nyatoh neck
- Fretboard: Walnut fretboard
- Bridge: Walnut
- Inlay: White dot inlay
- Tuning Machine: Chrome Die-cast tuners
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Number of frets: 20
- Bridge Pins: Ibanez Advantage™
- Pickup: Ibanez T-bar II Undersaddle
- Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-TTS preamp w/Onboard tuner