As an industry leader in the use of exotic tonewoods, Ibanez continues to innovate with their AEW series. This fresh approach merges a classic spruce top with elegant exotic tonewood back and sides. In the case of the AEW22CDNT, Ibanez used Cordia. The thinner, amplification-friendly body of this acoustic-electric makes it a great choice for gigging singer-songwriters. A "soft" Florentine cutaway provides easy accessibility all the way to the 17th fret.The Fishman Pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SP2 Preamp deliver excellent reproduction and control of tonal characteristics and easy operation, while 1„4" and XLR outputs give you options for a variety of direct plug-in applications.Other appointments that give the AEW22CDNT guitar extra style points include an Cordia/spalted maple marquetry rosette, multi-wooden binding, maple fingerboard inlay and chrome die-cast tuners with black knobs.