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Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Open Pore Natural

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Ibanez created the Artwood Series to be an ode to their rich tradition of acoustic guitars while adding the modern accoutrements needed by today's guitarist. The AW54CEOPN is a visual stunner with a solid mahogany top (with mahogany back, sides, and neck) and an open pore natural finish that really shows off the mahogany's beautiful woodgrain. Addi...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Ibanez created the Artwood Series to be an ode to their rich tradition of acoustic guitars while adding the modern accoutrements needed by today's guitarist. The AW54CEOPN is a visual stunner with a solid mahogany top (with mahogany back, sides, and neck) and an open pore natural finish that really shows off the mahogany's beautiful woodgrain. Adding to its aesthetic charm is a black and white multi-rosette, a cutaway that helps you access the entire rosewood fingerboard, a rosewood AW bridge with bone saddle, tortoise pickguard and chrome die-cast Grover tuners.

The mahogany construction provides you with plenty of warmth naturally, but when you need to plug in, the AW54CEOPN has a Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez's AEQ-SP2 preamp that features a simple 2-band control, which makes adjusting the bass and treble easy. It also has a user-friendly onboard tuner and volume control.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Dreadnought body with cutaway
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Black and white multi-rosette
  • Chrome die-cast Grover tuners with bone nut
  • Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • AW bridge with bone saddle
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Fishman Sonicore pickup
  • Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with onboard tuner
  • D'Addario EXP strings
  • Open pore natural finish
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezAW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (21)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (18)
  • Practicing (17)
  • Recording (11)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WOW- a sleeper keeper. Hard 'hog to beat.

Had low expectations and expected to put it right back. But this seriously rumbles and hoots. Blows away any other full 'hog near its price by a mile. And gives the rest up...Read complete review

Had low expectations and expected to put it right back. But this seriously rumbles and hoots. Blows away any other full 'hog near its price by a mile. And gives the rest up to $1500 a run for their money, including the Martin D-15M and DRS1, which are fantastic but way more boomy of course, so maybe trickier to record. This Ibanez is full, rich, plenty deep, very choral, and you can ping crystal harmonics to boot. Satin finish and plain trim are perfect for this wood. The natural grain is a silky beaut. Fits a bill and will def. be a go-to of mine for years to come. Very surprised and impressed. For this money, you're in for a real treat. Awesome find. Enjoy. (I don't give anything 5 stars unless it's absolutely *perfect imo regardless of money.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Internal cracked bracing

This is my first acoustic guitar. I've played the bass for years and was looking for a good entry guitar to learn with. After reading several great reviews and seeing the guitar in the...Read complete review

This is my first acoustic guitar. I've played the bass for years and was looking for a good entry guitar to learn with. After reading several great reviews and seeing the guitar in the store it was an easy purchase. Within a week I noticed a large split on an internal brace. I took it back to the guitar center and the team there was excellent. They swapped the guitar out on the spot. They helped thoroughly inspect the new one for me. I'm a guitar center buyer for life, but I'll be looking at a different guitar brand when I upgrade.

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(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WOW- a sleeper keeper. Hard 'hog to beat.

By Jason

from DC, VA

Site Member

Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Had low expectations and expected to put it right back. But this seriously rumbles and hoots. Blows away any other full 'hog near its price by a mile. And gives the rest up to $1500 a run for their money, including the Martin D-15M and DRS1, which are fantastic but way more boomy of course, so maybe trickier to record. This Ibanez is full, rich, plenty deep, very choral, and you can ping crystal harmonics to boot. Satin finish and plain trim are perfect for this wood. The natural grain is a silky beaut. Fits a bill and will def. be a go-to of mine for years to come. Very surprised and impressed. For this money, you're in for a real treat. Awesome find. Enjoy. (I don't give anything 5 stars unless it's absolutely *perfect imo regardless of money.)

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez Acoustic Electric

By Mike K

from Dayton, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I picked one of these up from the Dayton Ohio store today and I love it! I was in the hunt for a acoustic-electric guitar for a bluegrass band I recently joined. I have been playing Rock and Roll for over 40 years now and I never really was an acoustic guy. I have a Martin D-40 and I would never take it out of the house for any gigs so I wanted a dependable decent priced A/E. I played some high end Taylors, Gibson's and of course Martin guitars. I grabbed the Ibanez just out of curiosity and I couldn't put it down....... Seriously! Why spend over a grand for a acoustic guitar and worry about it all night long getting beat up at the gig or in and out of the truck draggin it home. Ibanez sure did their homework on this one. Great thick sound, good feel and the darker mahogany finish gives it an old school Robert Johnson look. If something ever happens to this guitar I will definitely buy another one. I'm not knocking the high acoustics but if you need a dependable gigging guitar you might want to seriously check one of these out.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So Far So Good

    By Wyoming Player

    from San Francisco

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Got this guitar today as a travel guitar, so that I don't have to fly with my irreplaceable guitar. I'm very impressed so far. Best sounding guitar in the price range. Stays in tune pretty darn well. Looks good. Floor model's strings weren't balance through the pick up, so I asked salesman to unbox a fresh on. That's the one I bought because the strings were nicely balance through the pick up. Always good to check for string balance before you buy. Definitely give this model a try. Played a gig with it a few hours after I bought it and found it quite enjoyable to play.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exc. price well made sounds great nice action

      By Bluesman

      from Wallingford Ct

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I replaced the strings with a set of Elixir poly web just because they are what I use on my acoustic's. I just like them better than any strings and last twice as long .It played exc. before and sounds even better now. I would still recommend it to anyone looking for a well priced guitar that sounds as good as some higher priced models.Check this one out and see for yourself the guys I jam with thought it cost a lot more than it did and when they played it they loved it.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent price great sounding guitar.

        By Bluesman

        from Wallingford Ct

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I have a 1970 guild that I bought new and it is in excellent shape I always took good care of it. . I was looking for another acoustic guitar to take to practice for a good price that sounds good .When I use the guild all I do is worry about it because I use it to record and play out and in my mind it just cant be replaced . After buying this guitar I don't think I will be taking the Guild any were the sound on this guitar is awesome the action is excellent and the cutaway way lets me get past the 12TH fret .I recorded it direct in thru pro tools and thru my fender blues JR it recorded great both ways haven't played out yet but I'm sure it will be excellent thru a PA also. Try one of these Ibanez guitars and compare it to a higher priced Model of any other brand and you will be very happy with the sound price and how it plays .I know I am a very happy camper and know that if something happens to it unlike the Guild this guitar can be replaced for a good price. I also know I can leave the no name old beater acoustic at home and take this one camping and have something decent to play.

          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Excellent guitar, disappointing service

          By Wayne

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The guitar itself would earn 5 stars. Beautiful instrument that sounds great! I compared it to a $1500 Martin and, admittedly, while the Martin sounded better, it wasn't $1200 worth of better! There really wasn't that much of a difference. However, I had to knock off two stars for the service I received at Guitar Center. I had ordered the same guitar from Musician's Friend for the same price (and free shipping), but it was on backorder and would have taken another month. So I cancelled that order and went to Guitar Center. This was not a new instrument; it was a floor model that had been in who knows how many hands. Yet they charged me the same price as if I had purchased it brand new (same price as Musician's Friend). Nevertheless, I loved the look and sound enough that I went along with the purchase after looking it over for scratches or dents. Unfortunately, I concentrated on the body and the neck and didn't examine the headstock. When I got home I discovered that the back top corner was chipped pretty badly. I sanded it down, stained and refinished it so it's not too noticeable, but it should have warranted some knocked off the price. It wasn't new; it was damaged, but they charged me the same as for new. But since I didn't notice it until I got home, it's my word against their's, so I didn't bother going back to fuss over it. It was disappointing, as I have never had a negative experience at Guitar Center prior to this.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great guitar for price!

          By Jeesh

          from Seattle wa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I would have gave it 5 stars but not picking up the high e string while playing with an amp was disappointing to me. It has a great sound though unplugged.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Internal cracked bracing

            By Jeremy

            from Iowa

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This is my first acoustic guitar. I've played the bass for years and was looking for a good entry guitar to learn with. After reading several great reviews and seeing the guitar in the store it was an easy purchase. Within a week I noticed a large split on an internal brace. I took it back to the guitar center and the team there was excellent. They swapped the guitar out on the spot. They helped thoroughly inspect the new one for me. I'm a guitar center buyer for life, but I'll be looking at a different guitar brand when I upgrade.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              After a Year

              By Tim

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Decent pickup
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune
              • Worth the price

              Cons

              • Finish is wearing off

              Best Uses

              • church venue
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I've owned my AW54CEOPN for about a year now. I play about 5-8 hours a week. The instrument's build quality is nice, and I still love the finish. It certainly is no high end Taylor or Martin, but for a few a sub $500 instrument - I am totally blown away. The only issues this instrument has had - straight out of the box the XLR output wasn't functioning. Guitar center's tech was clueless, so I did it myself. Turns out the plastic switch that activates the output was just clogged with a piece of wood, probably from the guitar's construction - so no biggie. The other issue is that the finish has already worn off from strumming around the pick guard area & sound hole. I use that area for laying down percussive grooves with a looper - but on my other instruments (which are much older... and far more abused) the finish is still in good shape. This doesn't really bother me, but I know there are some people who baby their instruments and this type of quick ware would be a problem for them.

              Overall, this instrument plays great. No fret buzz anywhere. Using a capo it stays in tune great. Low action. I use coated Elixers, or the coated D'Addario's, which make a wonderful sound. This is just simply a fun guitar to play, and I am very happy with the purchase.

              If you are comparing this to any other guitar in the sub $500 range, buy this one - you won't regret it!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it!!

              By Vintacos

              from Findlay, Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I've been playing guitar for 18 years. I've played guitars like first act, Fender, Schecter, Johnson, Ibanez, Martin and Taylor. Taylor and Ibanez are my favorite guitars.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Buy it now.

                By Guitarplr

                from Chatt town Tn

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • Lacks eq of other Ibanez acoustics

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I use this for jam sessions and leading worship at church. Only complaint is you dont have alot of sound control on the guitar. Mids have to be adjusted on your mixer or amp. Took some adjusting to get the rich tone you get unplugged. Man after adjustment it sounds amazing.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pretty good guitar

                By ann

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                It sounds great and looks good

                 
                5.0

                A great find after searching and researching a lot!

                By Manu

                from Atlanta, GA

                Pros

                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I'm an experienced drummer looking for my first guitar to begin my introduction to the guitar world. After visiting several Guitar Center (around 12 visits) to try EVERYTHING that they have and be sure of my choice, I'm extremely happy with this buy; and I'm very picky. There are certainly better guitars out there; but for this price, there are barely –to none- anything better in that price/quality spectrum. You will find unique notes and sound with this one. If by any chance you feel that some notes are muted (due to the Mahogany tendency to warm sound) you just need to plug it to an amp and you will be satisfied. I think that until you decide for your expensive guitar, this is the best choice. …plus is beautiful to look and fell. …plus my wife love its sound! If you are looking for uniqueness, I say go with this one.

                     
                    3.0

                    Indonesian at this price

                    By As46

                    from Maryland Virginia

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Great guitar but im so confused why is it made in indonesia. Ussaully theyre made in korea. I feel cheated really. The picture shows a korean guitar and it shows up a cort indonesian

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Product was good. Greg at Yonkers guitar center was amazing!

                        By Jonny

                        from Yonkers

                        About Me Child

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound
                        • Stays In Tune

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • School Bands

                          Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          Product was good. Greg at Yonkers guitar center was amazing!

                           
                          4.0

                          A gem of a guitar!

                          By Tushar

                          from Brooklyn

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Rich Sound
                          • Stays In Tune

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Recording

                            Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            I was amazed by the build quality and the presence in sound from a guitar in this price range. Easily matches that of a starting Martin or Taylor.

                             
                            5.0

                            I love this Guitar

                            By Michael

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Rich Sound
                            • Stays In Tune

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing
                              • Recording
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              I love this guitar, I have three guitars a Fender Stratacoustic, a Oscar Schmidt, and this guitar.

                              This guitar is my go to guitar I play in my church's worship team and I use this guitar every week, I love the sound and the strings that come with them are the D'addario EXP strings and sounds Great.

                              I would Recommend this guitar over and over again.

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              This is a good guitar.... period.

                              By NoBs

                              from Ne Pa.

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Feel
                              • Rich Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                I've picked this up a dozen times and played it in Guitar Center. I have no idea why its not at home yet.... I have other guitars the latest was a Martin D15M. Love the sound of mahogany. The only negative that I can think of are the bass strings. They sound dead... I also played another Martin D15M at Guitar Center that also sounded dead.. Its the strings. I put Martin M240's ( medium light's ) on my D15M and it brought everything to life. I'd fully expect those strings to do the same for this..

                                 
                                5.0

                                Love this guitar

                                By Jim

                                from undisclosed

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Sweet sounding and easy to play

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I will recommend this guitar for everybody

                                By Ed

                                from New York

                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Rich Sound
                                • Stays In Tune

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                    Are used his guitar every day , this is very good guitar for the money

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