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Ibanez AAD1012E Advanced Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Solid Sitka Spruce Top


Ibanez AAD1012E Advanced Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Solid Sitka Spruce Top


Manufacturer's Description

The Advanced Acoustic series represents an important step forward in the long and storied tradition of the acoustic guitar. In what amounts to a fully reimagined acoustic experience, these instruments were designed from the ground up to deliver a richer, brighter, and louder tone, with an unprecedentedly wide dynamic range. With slightly larger than typical proportions, we decided to name this new body shape the “Grand Dreadnought.” This reinvented design achieves a superb, powerful sound, and thanks to the extensive consideration given to the ergonomics, it’s extremely comfortable to play. The Advanced Acoustic series pushes the acoustic guitar to new heights, in a way that promises an exciting new experience for all players.


  • Low Oval Grip Thermo Aged™ Nyatoh neck with Rounded Fretboard Edge: The Low Oval neck grip is designed for easy chord strumming and the Rounded Fretboard Edges provides superior playability. Thermo Aged, a special drying process, makes the neck light and hard and provides stability and better resonance.
  • Ovangkol fretboard: The Ovangkol fretboard provides greater playing comfort.
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top: Solid Sitka Spruce top provides an enormous frequency range that offers wave after wave of shimmering highs along with tight mids and a fullbodied low end.
  • Okoume back and sides: The Okoume back and sides generate a woody, warm tone when the guitar is played softly or fingerpicked and provide punchy highmids with a clear projection when strummed.
  • Ibanez AP11 Magnetic pickup: The AP11 pickup is small, lightweight and positioned so it won’t inhibit the natural vibrations of the top wood. The pickup generates a highly responsive sound with minimal feedback and delivers a lively response throughout the entire frequency range. The sound is transparent and reflects the guitar’s natural acoustic tone while preserving presence and midrange. The AP11 also works well with effects such as reverb, chorus and many others.
  • Ibanez Custom Electronics w/ Volume and Tone Control: The guitar also features onboard treble and bass controls for contouring the tone, making it suitable for a variety of applications for modern players.
  • Ovangkol Scalloped bridge: The lightweight, scalloped bridge improves vibration efficiency for better resonance, as well as providing more flexibility in adjusting the action than usual bridge.
  • Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins: These pins really are an advantage over oldfashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulbshaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™ the pin and string stay put.

Special Features

  • Grand Dreadnought body: Through a rigorous R&D process spanning several years, Ibanez has reimagined the Dreadnought from the ground up, pursuing the height of rich sound, robust low end, and rich tone. This brand new body shape is called the Grand Dreadnought. Proportionally, the Grand Dreadnought body is 5% larger than a standard dreadnought, allowing for more volume, richer tone, and more powerful low end response. It’s also extremely comfortable to play thanks to the extensive consideration given to its ergonomics
  • XM Bracing: After spending years of trialanderror, Ibanez realized the outofthebox XM Bracing to generate the ultimate sound standing out on the stage. The carefully designed scalloped Xbracing, the allocation of tone braces, and finger braces transmit the string vibration efficiently through the bridge to the body. The XM Bracing creates the clear bottom and crispy treble sound with trimmed warm midrange, yet provides a wide dynamic range and high response.
  • Functional Tapered Headstock: The newly designed headstock shape is the result of thorough research and investigation. Its tapered shape provides lighter weight, as well as a straight string alignment which enhances tuning stability and reduces any neck twisting effect


  • Number of Strings: 12
  • Neck Type: Low Oval Grip with Rounded Fretboard Edge
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Joint Position: 14th fret joint
  • Neck Material: Thermo Aged™ Nyatoh
  • Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • "Neck thickness(1st fret, mm): 22.5"
  • "Neck thickness(7th fret, mm): 23"
  • Scale (mm): 651
  • "Nut width(inch): 1.89"
  • "Nut width(mm): 48"
  • "End width(mm): 60"
  • Number of fret: 20
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • "Fretboard Radius(inch): 15.75"
  • "Fretboard Radius(mm): 400"
  • Inlay: White dot
  • "Body Shape(For Acoustic): Grand Dreadnought"
  • "Body Top material(For Acoustic/Hollow): Solid Sitka Spruce"
  • "Body Back material(For Acoustic/Hollow): Okoume"
  • "Body Depth(For Hollow): 5"
  • "Body Width(For Hollow): 16.25"
  • "Body Length(For Hollow): 20.375"
  • soundhole rosette: Wooden Multi
  • Bracing: X-M Bracing
  • Body Depth@Joint: 100
  • Body Depth@End: 125
  • Body finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • "Total length(mm): 1077"
  • "Body thickness(mm): 125"
  • "Body length(mm): 515"
  • "Body Width(mm): 412.4"
  • Bridge: Ovangkol scalloped
  • Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantage™
  • Saddle material: Plastic
  • "String spacing(mm): 11"
  • Nut: Plastic
  • Machine Head: Chrome Die-cast tuners (18:1 gear ratio)
  • Other Pickup: Ibanez AP11 Magnetic
  • Preamp (for Acoustic): Ibanez Custom Electronics w/ Volume and Tone Control
  • Controls, Pickup selector: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Endpin Jack
  • String Gauges (from top to bottom): .010/.010/.014/.014/.023/.008/.030/.012/.039/.018/.047/.027
  • Special Strings: D'Addario® XTAPB1047-12
  • Tuning (from top to bottom): 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
  • Recommended Case: FS40DA
  • Recommended Bag: IAB540-BK
  • Other item(s) included: Hex wrench, Bridge pin
  • Batteries Required: 9V x1

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ibanez. This AAD1012E is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

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