Ibanez AAD50 LG Advanced Acoustic Series Grand Dreadnought body Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag
Advanced Acoustic Series
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.
- body shape Grand Dreadnought body
bracing X-M Bracing
top Solid Sitka Spruce top
back & sides Sapele back & Sapele sides
neck AAD / Okoume neck
fretboard Purpleheart fretboard
bridge Purpleheart bridge
inlay White dot inlay
soundhole rosette Black & White multi rosette
tuning machine Chrome Die-cast tuners (18:1 gear ratio)
number of frets 20
bridge pins Ibanez Advantage™
strings D’Addario® EXP16
string gauge .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053
string space 11mm
factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- Scale : 650mm
a : Width 43mm at NUT
b : Width 55mm at 14F
c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
d : Thickness 22mm at 7F
Radius : 400mmR
- a : Length 20 3/8″
b : Width 16 1/4″
c : Max Depth 5 “
Recommended Case MR600AC
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.
After spending years of trial-and-error, Ibanez realized the out-of-the-box X-M Bracing to generate the ultimate sound standing out on the stage. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing, the allocation of tone braces, and finger braces transmit the string vibration efficiently through the bridge to the body. The X-M Bracing creates the clear bottom and crispy treble sound with trimmed warm mid-range, yet provides a wide dynamic range and high response.
Advanced Access Cutaway
Its deep straight cutaway (from 18th fret) and shaved side enable amazing high fret access.
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.
Purpleheart fretboard & bridge
Purpleheart produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end.
Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped 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.