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Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

Ibanez AVNB1FE Bass

Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the AVNB1FE. The basses, which are fretted and fretless models respectively, feature a 634-millimeter scale with parlor shape body.

“Our short-scale parlor basses offer players compact acoustic options which are better suited for small stages, make for easier trips, and do so without sacrificing low-end tone and presence,” the company writes.

Both models are built with a solid sitka spruce top with mahogany for the body back and sides as well as the neck. They differ mostly in the fingerboard as the 18-fret AVNB1E has an ovangkol board while the fretless AVNB1FE has a cultured maple board. They are each fitted with a Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez’s AEQ-SP2 preamp complete with a built-in tuner. The output section has both a traditional 1/4-inch output and a balanced XLR output.

Hear the basses in Ibanez’s demos:

The Ibanez AVNB1E and AVNB1FE are available now for $499.99 each.

Ibanez AVNB1E Compact Acoustic Electric Bass Specs:

Scale:634mm (24.96″)
Body Shape:Parlor
Body:Mahogany Back and Sides
Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing:X Bracing
Neck:Mahogany
Fretboard:Ovangkol
Frets:18
Soundhole Rosette:Wooden Multi-Rosette
Nut:Bone
Pickup:Fishman Sonicore
Preamp:Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
Output:Balanced XLR & 1/4″
Bridge:Ovangkol
Tuners:Cosmo Black Die-Cast
Finish:Open Pore Semi Gloss

Ibanez AVNB1FE Compact Acoustic Electric Bass Specs:

Scale:634mm (24.96″)
Body Shape:Parlor
Body:Mahogany Back and Sides
Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing:X Bracing
Neck:Mahogany
Fretboard:Cultured Maple
Frets:18
Soundhole Rosette:Wooden Multi-Rosette
Nut:Bone
Pickup:Fishman Sonicore
Preamp:Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
Output:Balanced XLR & 1/4″
Bridge:Cultured Maple
Tuners:Cosmo Black Die-Cast
Finish:Open Pore Semi Gloss

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