While tradition is obviously the hallmark of the Ibanez Artwood series, the company's decades-long search for the ultimate in acoustic tone has contributed to design alterations that give Artwood a voice all its own.
The dreadnought body shape of the AW5412CE and solid Mahogany top offers full-bodied, well-rounded bigger-that-expected sonic response. The Solid Mahogany top along with its mahogany back, and sides, breathe freely thanks to a special open pore finish treatment, giving it a full, rich, open sound. A Fishman Sonicore Pickup accurately translates that full sound to whatever amplification system you plug into, while the Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp provides the extra punch of onboard EQ, and the convenience of an easy-to-read digital tuner located on the upper bout. A simple, clean, black-and-white multi-rosette handsomely appoints an understated flat finished top. Ibanez Chrome die-cast tuners ensure smooth, accurate, stable tuning.