Ibanez created the Artwood Series which continues their rich tradition of acoustic guitars combined with a modern flair referred to as “modern approach to tradition.”
In Ibanez’s Artwood series, they have created the AW54JR which is a mini acoustic with a short-scale for smaller hands. The scale length on the AW54JR is 23.9″, which is within the standard length for a short scale guitar. Also, the AW54JR is only acoustic without the electric capabilities.
The latest AW54, a classic dreadnought, is made with a neck length of 25.6” and a radius of 15.75” providing easy playability at a very reasonable price.
The AW54 is crafted with a solid mahogany top, back, and sides and a fretboard of Ovangkol which provides greater playing comfort. The open-pore natural finish shows off the beauty of the mahogany woodgrain. The mahogany construction plus the open-pore natural finish provides a well-rounded full, rich tonal clarity that is not available with the spruce top.
The guitar is equipped with a Fishman Sonicore Pickup optimized to work with the Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp for maximum control over level, tone sweetening, and feedback.
The Ibanez Artwood AW54 acoustic guitars are a perfect starter guitar, whether you want a dreadnought or a short scale acoustic. The Ibanez Artwood guitars are great for anyone searching for a playable guitar with an excellent sound that won’t break the bank.
The AW54OPN, full-scale Dreadnought guitar, is priced at about $229, whereas, the AW54JR, short-scale, begins at about $329.