The AEW40ASNT from Ibanez is a full-sized acoustic/electric guitar made from exotic figured ash with a natural high-gloss finish. The slender, single-cutaway body delivers a powerful and balanced acoustic sound. Unplugged or amplified, the instrument is well suited for solo performance or playing with a full band. The figured ash offers a distinctive tone and appearance that garners attention and inspires the imagination.
The AEW40ASNT is constructed with a figured ash top, back, and sides, and has a mahogany neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. The soft Florentine cutaway provides easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret. Other features include a rosewood bridge, rosewood body binding, a maple soundhole rosette, maple dot fingerboard inlays, and chrome die-cast tuners with black knobs.
For electronics, the guitar is equipped with a Fishman Sonicore pickup, and an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with 2-band EQ and an onboard tuner. The AEW40ASNT comes set up with D'Addario EXP11 coated 80/20 bronze, light-gauge strings (.012-.053).