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The AE800 is an AE series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is made in Japan.

The AE800 features a Venetian cutaway body shape with a solid Sitka spruce top with scallop cross-bracing and solid mahogany back and sides with a gloss finish. The soundhole is round with an abalone and maple rosette. It has a satin-finished mahogany neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include a compensated bone saddle in a rosewood bridge with ebony pins with abalone dots, a bone nut, a tortoise pickguard and chrome Gotoh tuning machines.

Electronics consist of a T-bar undersaddle pickup connected to a ¼" endpin output with the only onboard control being a mute button. The AGPD10 preamp unit is external to the guitar.

The tonewood for the AE800 is prepared with a specially developed far infrared low temperature drying process. Compared to a typical drying furnace, this process stresses the wood less preserving more of the wood's resin and maintaining the natural timbre.[1]

The AE900 is a similar model with a Indian rosewood back and sides and different fretboard inlays.

Specifications

Specifications for AE800
Name: AE800
Years: 2016–2017
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: AS (Antique Sunburst High Gloss)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AE body w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"

  Width: 410mm/ 16⅛"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4½"

Top:

  Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  Bracing: Scallop X
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Rosewood

Back/sides:

  Material: Solid Mahogany
  Strip inlay: Rosewood multi
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone & maple
Neck
Neck profile:
Advanced Comfort
Neck material:
Mahogany
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Mother of pearl dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG510Z (non-locking)
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
T-bar undersaddle
Preamp:
AGP10 (external)
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
2032 3V lithium coin (2)
Bridge:
Rosewood
Bridge pins:
Ebony w/abalone dot
Saddle:
4mm bone/ compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Strings (factory):
D'Addario EXP

Videos

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Sources

  1. Ibanez AE series, Ibanez Japan website, archived May 2017

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