Half of me deals with this announcement with trepidation. The other half says, it's worth getting excited over an acoustic shred guitar. Is there such a thing to begin with- a shred acoustic model? Which model had ever been a flagship in this aspect? Or on that note (no pun intended), which brand name had successfully manufactured them with due success? In any case, this will be new for 2017- Ibanez's AEWC32 with a body depth of only 70mm which should induce speed playing to say the least. The last time I bought an acoustic guitar, I wanted it to ring splendidly which is something fast playing could not manifest. It's only fitting we judge this one in person.