What Ibanez Say:
This compact bass is ideal for situations such as playing on the couch, outdoors, on stage in more lighthearted and fun occasions. Since the 634mm short scale is close to a regular guitar, it is easier for both guitar and bass players to play than regular sized bass. The shorter scale also assists beginners to press on the strings easily and the compact parlor body feels comfortable.
Despite its size, the AVNB1FE-BV has an impressively loud acoustic volume, thanks to its thin open pore semi gloss finish and the combination of solid Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides . The 12 fret joint sets the bridge the center of the body which maximizes the resonance. Bone nut and saddle are chosen for their ability to transfer the string vibration naturally. Our new brown violin open pore semi gloss finish applied on this guitar adds even more of a vintage feel and allows the player to really get a feel of the texture of the wood. The satin finish of the Mahogany neck and Cultured Maple fretboard help smooth fretless playing.
The Fishman® Sonicore Pickup accurately translates the full sound to whatever amplification system you plug it into, while the Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp provides the extra punch of on-board EQ, and the convenience of an easy-to-read digital tuner located on the upper bout.
Body Shape : Parlor body
Top : Solid Sitka Spruce top
Back & Sides : Mahogany back & sides
Neck : Mahogany neck (satin finish)
Fretboard : Maple
Bridge : Ovangkol
Soundhole Rosette : AVN Wooden Multi rosette
Tuning Machine : Cosmo Black Die-cast tuners
Nut Material : Bone
Saddle Material : Bone
Bridge Pins : Black with white dot
Strings : D'Addario EXPPBB190GS Coated Phosphor Bronze, Custom Light (.037 .090 Gauge)
Pickup : Fishman Sonicore pickup
Preamp : Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/onboard tuner
Output Jack : Balanced XLR & ¼" outputs