Ibanez AE245

This is a beautifulĀ guitar from Ibanez using their AE body shape – a kind of modified jumbo cutaway with a solid Okoume top and Okoume back and sides. The Katalox fingerboard is tastefully inlaid with a wood vine motif. We are increasingly seeing guitar makers using alternate woods to some of the traditional tropical hardwoods. Okoume is a close substitute for mahogany and Katalox is a hardwood native to southern Mexico and Central America that is a nice rosewood alternative. The sound of this guitar is truly impressive with a full rich voice and lots of nice detail. The Ibanez custom electronics are unobtrusive and excellent sounding.

  • Solid Okoume top
  • Okoume back and sides
  • AE cutaway
  • Scalloped X bracing
  • Ibanez electronics
  • Katalox bridge andĀ fingerboard
  • $499.99 (list $749.99)