What Ibanez Say:
The AE body shape features contemporary design elements to achieve high playability and create a well-balanced sound that adheres to the concept of the AE Series. The combination of the specially designed Scalloped X Bracing and Tone Projection Back Bracing produces a versatile sound character. A rich sustain is provided, which works for both finger and plectrum playing. The all-Mahogany body of the AE245 generates a woody, warm tone with a soft response when finger picking and provides punchy high-mids with a clear projection when strumming. The fretboard inlay has a delicate but dynamic design. The wooden inlays give a sophisticated feel to the Guitar. The compact, onboard active preamp simply features a mute switch to eliminate unexpected parameter changes during performances. This helps reduce the Guitar's size and weight, minimize body contact, and maximize the Acoustic tone. The newly designed under-the-saddle pickup equalizes the volume of each String and delivers a well-balanced signal. The natural Acoustic tone from this active circuit is remarkably stable and resists noise. It will support performances on stage, from solos to ensembles.