Ibanez has taken the wraps off of a series of new products, including new acoustic guitars, electric guitars, new basses, and even new ukuleles. The new lineup ranges in price and features, and should offer something for everyone.
Specifically, the company’s new acoustic guitars look to offer excellent value for money, and a classy design. Here’s a rundown of the company’s new acoustic guitars and ukuleles. For electric guitars, head here — and for basses head here.
Ibanez AAD50 acoustic guitar
The Ibanez AAD50 represents a continuation of the Advanced Acoustic line that Ibanez launched in early 2021. These guitars are designed with a 5% larger body than a conventional dreadnought, producing a better low-end response, more volume, and better projection. The AAD50 in particular is built with a solid Sitka Spruce top, with Sapele back and sides, an Okoume neck, and a Purpleheart fretboard and bridge. The guitar offers chrome die-cast tuners, and X-M bracing. It will be available at an estimated retail price of $374.99.
Ibanez AAD50CE acoustic guitar
Next up is the AAD50CE, which is essentially a cutaway version of the AAD50 with onboard electronics. It offers the same build materials, with the addition of an Ibanez Undersaddle pickup, and an Ibanez AEQ-TP2 preamp with an onboard tuner. It has balanced XLR and 1/4″ outputs, and will be available for a list price of $449.99.
Ibanez AEGB24E acoustic bass
Ibanez has a new acoustic bass on offer too. The Ibanez AEGB24E acoustic bass is built with an AEG body shape, along with a Sapale top, back, and sides It has a scale length of 32″, along with a three-piece Nyatoh/Maple neck, with a Walnut fretboard and bridge. It has onboard electronics too, including an Ibanez Undersaddle pickup and an AEQ-2T preamp and onboard tuner. The Ibanez AEGB24E will be available in Mahogany Sunburst Gloss, and Black High Gloss, at a list price of $674.99.
Ibanez UKC100 and UKS100 ukuleles
There are two new Ukuleles in Ibanez’s lineup, including the UKC100 and UKS100. Both offer a Sapele top, back, and sides, with an Okoume neck and Purpleheart fretboard and bridge. They also both have a side sound port, and have a neck joint at the 14th fret, instead of the 12th fret. That means they’ll offer better fret access. Both ukuleles come at a list price of $179.99. So what’s the difference between the two ukuleles? The UKC100 has a concert body, while the UKS100 has a soprano body.