Ibanez AVNB1E-BV Artwood Electro Acoustic Bass in Brown Violin

With Semi-Gloss Finish & Fishman Sonicore Pickup

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Elliot Stent

An acoustic bass is a distinctive instrument, with a unique sound of its own. Producing a rounded, earthy tone, these instruments are in their element when used as part of an entire acoustic ensemble. The Ibanez AVNB1E-BV puts a more portable, modern spin on the traditional acoustic bass, with its ergonomic parlour-style body shape and electro-acoustic design.


The body's back and sides, as well as the neck, are formed from Mahogany. This tonewood produces a deep and rich tone, giving notes all of the warm bottom-end you'll need. The Solid Sitka Spruce top will add a crisp top-end, ensuring that this bass won't get lost in a live or studio mix. Despite its small body, this bass still offers great projection and resonance, even unplugged.


This bass has a cleverly-disguised Fishman Sonicore pickup, able to translate all of this instrument's tonal goodness through an amplifier or PA system. The onboard AEQ-SP2 preamp will ensure amazing clarity, giving the signal a robust push. A built-in tuner also means that you can easily check your tuning on the fly. 

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Here's what Ibanez say about the AVNB1E-BV Artwood Compact Electro Acoustic Bass:

The Ibanez guiding philosophy for acoustics, "a modern approach to acoustic guitar tradition," extends quite naturally to their acoustic bass collection. With tone, style, playability at an incredible value, Ibanez acoustic basses are creatively inspiring tools designed to thrive in wide variety of musical situations.


  • Body shape: Parlor
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany 
  • Bracing: X
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Soundhole rosette: Wooden multi
  • Tuning machine: Cosmo black Die-cast
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Number of frets: 18
  • Saddle material: Bone
  • Strings: D'Addario® EXPBB190GS
  • Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore
  • Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 w/Onboard tuner
  • Output jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4"
  • Battery: 9V
  • Finish top: Open Pore Semi Gloss
  • Finish back and sides: Open Pore Semi Gloss
  • Finish neck back: Open Pore Semi Gloss
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